MAC Shiny Pretty Things Shadows Reviews & Swatches

01/11

MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow | Look Details
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow | Look Details
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow | Look Details
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow | Look Details
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow | Look Details
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow

Just Chilling

MAC Just Chilling Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium silver with cool undertones and a sparkling, shiny finish. This shade had more shine than glitter compared to the other shades, though it was still plenty glittery on the lid. It had a very brightening effect when used on the inner tearduct or lash line. The consistency felt as smooth as you’d expect something packed with glitter would–not like silk but not gritty–and yielded nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer.

I applied it to my lid using a pressing motion, which helped to minimize fallout while achieving even coverage. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before creasing in my fine lines a bit and had noticeable fallout over time, though there was a significant amount of sparkle/glitter still on my lid (and most of the color was present).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

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Ingredients

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01/06

MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow

Joy To

MAC Joy To Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a rosy, brown base that flashed blue-to-purple most of the time; it looked like a grayish purple when I applied it to my lid, though there was a warmer base that came through at certain angles. It was packed with glitter particles and had a slightly sandy consistency, but it was sandy in the least awful way–I could tell there was a ton of glitter in the eyeshadow, but it didn’t feel gritty or chunky.

If you know me, I’m not a fan of using my fingertips for application as I can’t get much precision that way, though I certainly tried these that way but found that using a flat, synthetic brush (like MAC’s 242S) worked just as well as fingertips and gave me the precision I wanted to cram three of these shades on my lid. I pressed and patted the product onto my lid, which had minimal fallout during application, but when I went to blend the edgse a bit, there was a little more fallout and some sparkles traveled.

It creased faintly after six hours of wear, though it didn’t progress much beyond a faint line running my deeper crease area, with light to moderate fallout; after 10 hours, there was additional fallout but it looked like about 75-80% of the glitter was on my lid as the look had plenty of sparkle and impact at the end of the day.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

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Ingredients

01/06

MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow

Major Win

MAC Major Win Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium pink base with warm undertones and lighter pink and silver glitter. It looked a bit lighter and icier most of the time after I had applied it to my lid. The texture was as smooth as I’d expect given how much glitter was in it, and the glitter felt softer, less gritty. It had medium, buildable pigmentation (best applied with a dampened brush over a glitter adhesive for maximum coverage in a single layer) that adhered well by pressing and patting into place with minimal blending along the edges. I was able to use a flat, synthetic brush with the formula, though fingertips worked well for larger areas.

There was slight fallout during application, and then there was some more throughout wear, though a lot of it seemed to stay directly underneath my area and did not venture much beyond that area. There was still a significant amount of glitter still present on my lid after eight hours–at a glance, I thought it all remained as it was still quite sparkly, but there was definite fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

Browse all of our MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

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01/06

MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow

Make a Wish

MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, chartreuse green with strong, warm yellow undertones and green and silver glitter. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer or if I had used it with a dampened brush. The texture was fairly soft, smooth, and not too loosely-pressed in the pan, though it obviously had a lot of glitter, which I could feel by touch. I found this shade applied particularly well with very little fallout when pressed and patted onto the lid, both with fingertips and a flat, synthetic brush. It wore well for eight hours overall, though there was a noticeable amount of fallout present (it seemed like 80-85% remained on my lid).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

Browse all of our MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

01/06

MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow

P for Pink

MAC P for Pink Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and multi-colored pearl and silver glitter. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a touch more patted on top or fully opaque when used with a dampened brush in the first place. This shade shifted a bit less, but it seemed to have more multi-colored sparkles/reflects and flashed pink and gold and silver to my eye. The consistency was fairly smooth, though packed with fine glitter, and blended out along the edges without having tons of fallout, but there were some particles that spread beyond (like into my crease) even when I was trying to be careful.

It started to crease faintly after six hours, but it did not seem to get much worse over time, and there was slight fallout present at six hours and more after eight hours. The eyeshadow still had a lot of sparkle and shine present on my lid/inner tearduct after eight hours, though.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

Browse all of our MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I agree with Nancy. It’s a really unique shade. The base colour shifts from pink to purple depending on the shade it’s placed over plus multi-coloured sparkles and a long wear time – gorgeous!

I’m not normally a fan of glitter finishes but there’s something about these, especially P for Pink, that makes me curious. I think it’s the fact that the glitter is very dense and at the same time multi-coloured. I may have to give these a try… Maybe…

I think this eye look is so incredibly stunning, Christine. It makes me want to buy them all regardless of performance. They are decent anyway. Your blending talent is beyond excellent. I could buy the same shadows, apply them in the same place and they would never look like they do on your eyes. Just gorgeous.

Concur with Deborah. I tell myself, look at the ratings, don’t, but then you see the look and say, “Oh my stars!”.

Make a Wish caught my eye, but first I’ll be checking out the dupe list to see if I have anything close enough already. The MAC holiday collection is so pretty this year I really want something from it, but man, I’m really getting overwhelmed with not just my own makeup collection – but how fast releases are coming out these days.

Well, these are just stunning – gorgeous shades that would suit a lot of diverse complexions and, for a glittery eyeshadow, very well done. When I looked at the dupe lists for the shades, most of the other brands were rating anywhere from C to F. So MAC has done a really good job on these.
I loved the silver shade, as it is so hard to get right.
Beautiful eye look too Christine.

Whew! I am so happy to see that these did so well considering that they are literally a pressed glitter! Far nicer than MAC ‘s own Dazzleshadows, though. Obviously, I’m also feeling a sense of relief that the one I bought *before* you reviewed these did so well that it received the coveted “Temptalia Recommends” status!

It’s an interesting trend this year with metallic with micro glitter to bump up the shine factor eyeshadows. I feels like there everywhere being sold as a new formula but are an easy sell for easy eyeshadow look. 🤔☺️

I have the Jouer Skinny Dip and Jeffree Stars Thirsty palettes.

I took a chance and got 3 of these right after they launched on Ulta. Only swatched on my arms, but so shiny and pretty! I use primer, and I’m planning to use fingers to press these on my lids as a sparkly toppers. If they wear well, might have to go back for the gold and silver.

I purchased Joy To and Make A Wish when they came out. Joy To has a beautiful base shade that shifts to pink or purple depending on the shade it’s applied over. It was so stunning that I caught myself looking in the mirror a number of times afterwards to check the colour and effect. I have only worn Make A Wish twice. I like how vibrant the shade is when first applied though it lost that intensity within an hour or two and the sparkles lasted longer. I’m going to try applying it with a wet brush as you advised, Christine. I’m really liking the shade so seeking refinement for longevity’s sake. I’m going to hold in the other shades as I have the pink/gold and silver shades covered by Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadows.

Thank you for reviewing these eyeshadows, Christine! Your look is stunning!

I just noticed the PiP designation – permanent in palette? – is this new? It sure is helpful, Christine! I’m intrigued by these shadows but the fallout potential of some of this is off-putting. Still, they are so tempting for the holiday season. I really like P for Pink and I usually run the other way from anything “pink” for the eyes. Make a Wish might come home with me too, if I can make room for it among all my similarly hued shadows!

Hi Mariella,

Yes, we’ve tried to go back and automatically identify shades that are permanent but only in a palette vs. shades that are permanent and can be purchased individually (based on my reviews, e.g. if I reviewed it individually as well as in a palette, then it’s actually permanent, but if it was only in a palette review post, then PiP). Of course, because this is automated, there will be some errors but surely more accurate than before (everything under “permanent”). There are a few brands (like MAC singles) that I have to go through manually to readjust – it’s on my list of things to do.

Well, I think it’s terrific! Honestly, you constantly strive to make the site better! If you want to add to your list of things to manually readjust, could you add the KvD Monarch palette to the list – so far as I can tell, it is now discontinued but it is still showing as “permanent”.

As are Chrysalis and Interstellar. Took a chance on Monarch, after C’s rec, and it’s the only brown based palette I can use easily. All the rest blend into mud. I think that old timey observation has steered me away from all palettes that are strong on browns. Naked 1 is a blooming’ disaster!

I grabbed P is for Pink & Joy To today and I’m a bit underwhelmed. P is for Pink is beautiful and I can see the bass color under all of the silver glitter but it’s a bit sheer for my liking. Joy To I can barely see anything on my lid but silver glitter. Idk if it’s my skin tone or what. I see it just fine when swatched but by itself on my lid almost nothing. I think the overall formula is great but I wish the base was stronger. I really want it to be more like the MJB See-Quins bc you get a strong base and a lot of glitter. Joy To is really pretty swatched over ND Blur Dahlia but I don’t wear shades like that enough to justify a $21+ glitter. I may try to exchange it for Major Win but I didn’t get it originally bc it’s similar to PM VR Pink so I’m not sure if I should exchange or just return.

Could be your skin tone, what it’s paired with, or even just the angle of your lid space, I think? Joy To looks purplish on my outer lid area (where I wore it) but definitely not silver (otherwise my look would have had no dimension, lol).

Major Win doesn’t have much more pigmentation than Joy Toy and less than P for Pink (which had more pigmentation to me than either Major Win or Joy Toy). I would describe these as more all glitter than a combo of eyeshadow/glitter like the MJB See-quins formula. The glitter here is a lot finer, too, so I think the MAC formula can look shinier/wetter but the larger particles in the MJB can look more twinkling.

I had in the inner third of my lid, and I didn’t have anything under it – not even primer. I did have the mattes from the Mini Lila palette in my crease. I was just playing around before I washed my face for the evening. I’ll try to give it another try tomorrow or so.

Thank you for the tip on Major Win, if I end up deciding that Joy To is truly a no go, I won’t try to exchange it for anything else. The sales rep was like “they’re so pigmented” so I think I expected more base color mixed in with the glitter.

Also, I was wondering how you decide to recommend products over others. I checked the FAQs, but I didn’t see it (I could have overlooked or I’m not looking in the right spot). I was curious b/c some of these shadows rated as pretty average, but you recommended them. Is it because in terms of ease, these are pretty easy to work with given the amount of glitter packed in it?

Hi Jessica,

It’s in the Review FAQ – it my personal recommendation, not tied to any particular metric or rating threshold; it is 100% subjective:

TEMPTALIA RECOMMENDS
This feature was added October 2012, so it will not be seen in earlier reviews. It is a designation awarded by the Author to particularly worthwhile products and the recommendation is subjective. The recommendation is not awarded purely because of a grade, as there are many highly rated products that will not have this designation. Whether a product is or is not listed specifically as “Temptalia Recommends” has no impact on the overall rating.

The best way to explain why a product is recommended is that it is an overall look at how well a product performs, how interesting/unique it is, where it falls against competitors, if it is of particularly good value, and the like. It’s the difference between a product you know is good and a product you love and want everyone else to love and have and adore. It’s the answer to, “But would you buy it? Would you recommend it? Do you think it’s worth it?” It’s for products that stir us, move us, and truly impress us.

oh goodness. These are all gorgeous and I love every one of them except for Make A Wish. At 50, as much as I love gliter, I feel a little hesitant about it or I risk looking like a disco ball with legs . (sigh) Are there any of the other 4 that you might recommend for me? Or, that any others have tried? I think my pic should be on here but just in case it isn’t, I have green eyes, blonde hair and fair skin. Geez, I’m such a sucker for all of the holiday releases each year. Christine, thanks for wading through all of this for us….I don’t know how you make it through all of the choices.

I am interested in the Joy To, but already have UD Ether and Intergalactic. I was wondering if anybody knows if they are too similar to Joy To. I haven’t used MAC products before. I tend to stick with UD and Smashbox.

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