MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

Cozy Up with Tenderly Warm

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set ($32.50 for 0.40 oz.) consists of four shades: Darling Coquette (soft beige frost), Silk Stocking (beige), Rose Light (rose with copper sparkle), and Ever Elegant (copper frost).

Darling Coquette is a soft, darkened beige with a frosted, metallic finish. When applied dry, it has decent pigmentation, and when applied damp, it binds together better and has more payoff. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical is warmer. Urban Decay Juju is a touch darker. Urban Decay Sellout is lighter. MAC Love Connection is slightly rosy. Urban Decay Sin is pinker.

Silk Stocking is a toned-down golden beige with a metallic sheen. This shade is fairly chunky and very metallic. It had so-so payoff when used dry and much better pigmentation when used damp. MAC Retrospeck is a touch darker. Chanel Apprence is similar. Dior Fairy Golds is comparable. Urban Decay Echo Beach is darker.

Rose Light is a light-medium rosy pink with a frosted, metallic finish. The color payoff was good both dry and wet without much change between the two–the metallic finish is more apparent when it is used damp. This shade was promoted previously in February. Urban Decay Bordello is darker, more mauve-hued. MAC Love Power is similar. MAC Da Bling is darker.

Ever Elegant is a rich coppery brown with a soft, metallic sheen. This is the least shimmery/metallic shade of the four. It is also very pigmented both dry and wet–it’s a little deeper when applied damp. Estee Lauder Violet Underground is a bit more red-toned. Tom Ford Illicit is a bit darker and is a cream product. Make Up For Ever #14 is darker. MAC Antiqued is a touch less red. theBalm Racy Kacy is similar.

This was the best set of the three, because there was better pigmentation across the board, and none of the shades had fall out problems.  When I used the four together, it still made my lids look very wrinkled/crepe-y, though.  Ever Elegant looked the best applied, as it wasn’t too frosted/metallic and lacked the really chunky texture that worsens the effect.  All four shades wore for eight hours without fading or creasing (without a primer/base).

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3.5
Application
87%
Total
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MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

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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 wonder if these would work better if pressed like the Armani eyes to kill or loreal infallible shadows. They seem to be the same texture just “loose”

I would say these are chunkier, still, than Armani or L’Oreal. I think they would be better if they were pressed or already crushed up well for you, though!

I’ve pressed Crushed Metallic Pigments in the past, and the end result was a slightly more compressed version of the L’Oreal Infallible shadows. The trick is to mix the pigment with a couple drops of pressing medium, then push it (push it real good) through a sieve before you press it. 🙂

Oh Christine I have such a lovely story concerning those pigments.
I finally managed to get my hands on them (as they have just launched in Germany), so my mum went to our local MAC counter and asked if they already had them and she told the girl at the counter that we saw the pigments on various american beauty blogs and so on and the girl said: You mean, Tempatalia?? And we said, yeah excactly, so the Maccine turned round to her colleague and said: Hey they read they Temptalia, they are pros!
That was great fun and I thought I had to share this with you 🙂

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