MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($27.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades that range from golden beige to copper. This eyeshadow formula is supposed to give “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear. The other thing I’ve noticed with the Veluxe Pearlfusion palettes has been an inclination to repeat shades (either intentionally or they just have ended up very similar to a previously release).

Warm Wash #1 is described as a “white with orange-gold pearl.” It’s a light beige with warm, golden micro-sparkle and shimmer. It is very sheer applied dry, and then semi-sheer applied damp. It was somewhat buildable on the lid to semi-opaque coverage with a fairly dampened brush, and it lasted for eight hours. Guerlain White Sand (LE, $32.00) is a cream product. Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is similar. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE) is lighter. Chanel Poesie #2 (LE) is lighter. MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Trusted Instinct #1 (LE) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (P) is similar. Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE) is similar. MAC Amberluxe #1 (P) is similar. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #2 (P) is lighter. Cle de Peau #119 (LE, $45.00) is similar. MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE) is lighter. MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Smokeluxe #1 (P) is lighter. MAC Greenluxe #1 (P) is lighter. MAC Brownluxe #1 (P) is lighter, less sparkly. MAC Dew (LE, $16.00) is similar. MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Warm Wash #2 is described as a “copper gold bronze.” It’s a muted, copper brown with warm, orange-red undertones and larger copper sparkle over a metallic finish. The texture was flaky, where the sparkle tended to separate from the powder base, which made dry application particularly frustrating (lots of fall out), and even damp application, while certainly closer to full coverage, had fall out over time. The color lasted for eight hours without creasing. Colour Pop KathleenLights (LE, $5.00) is less sparkly, cream. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #3 (LE) is darker, less sparkly. Sugarpill Penelope (P, $13.00) is brighter. LORAC Unleashed (P) is lighter. Makeup Geek Grandstand (P, $9.99) is less glittery, more muted. Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is darker, cream. Tarte Candlelit Dinner (LE) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever ME728 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (P, $21.00) is lighter, less sparkly. LORAC Nude #2 (LE) is less sparkly. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Urban Decay Half Baked (P, $18.00) is lighter, less sparkly. bareMinerals Louder (LE) is darker, less sparkly. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Warm Wash #3 is described as a “peachy orange.” It’s a slightly muted, medium orange with warm, gold and orange pearly shimmer. The finish wasn’t fully metallic, but it was a little more reflective than a true pearl finish, I think. It had very sheer coverage applied dry, and it was semi-opaque when applied damp. It wore well for eight hours. Anastasia Orange You Fancy (LE, $12.00) is darker. Kat Von D Platonic (LE) is lighter. Makeup Geek Sin City (LE, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Casino (LE, $5.99) is yellower. Make Up For Ever I724 Rust (P, $21.00) is darker. Dior Sundeck #3 (LE) is similar. Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (LE) is similar. Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is darker. MAC Fresh Daily (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Chessa (LE, $16.00) is darker. Chanel Pearl River #4 (LE) is similar. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Mimosa (P, $14.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Warm Wash Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Warm Wash #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Warm Wash #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Warm Wash #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Warm Wash #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Warm Wash #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Warm Wash #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Permanent Press #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #1 (inner lid), Warm Wash #2 (middle of lid), Warm Wash #3 (outer lid),
Permanent Press #2 (crease), Permanent Press #3 (crease), Permanent Press #1 (brow bone),
MAC Practice Makes Perfect (inner lash line), MAC Sudsy (outer lash line),
MAC Colour Matters (waterline)

MAC Permanent Press #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Warm Wash #1 (inner lid), Warm Wash #2 (middle of lid), Warm Wash #3 (outer lid),
Permanent Press #2 (crease), Permanent Press #3 (crease), Permanent Press #1 (brow bone),
MAC Practice Makes Perfect (inner lash line), MAC Sudsy (outer lash line),
MAC Colour Matters (waterline)

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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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It’s funny, whenever you give something poor marks for pigmentation, I know that I will like it. I’m super pale, so the lighter and less pigmented the colour, the better it works on my skin tone. Also, loving Mac’s collections lately!

Apparently I will be needing to break out the Too Faced Glitter Glue for this one. That’s okay. 🙂

I like the color how you popped some color in there. But I wish this would have performed better. This would be a nice palette for summer travels. This whole collection just is becoming a pass for me. I am going to shoot for the highlight powder and maybe a gloss or two. But, I am certainly not going to stress on any of it! Thanks for taking the time and energy for such a thorough review as always!

i think it’s hilarious how colourpop and makeupgeek get much better reviews than a huge company like mac. blows my mind. do they even try anymore?

Sometimes they really nail it, sometimes they fail. Like last summer’s major collection was fantastic.

A shame – why bring out a collection when some/most of it is really poor? Thank you for your honest reviews Christine, they are really helpful.

Hi Christine,

this looks like the top 2 shades from the Bao Bao Wan collection.
How do they compare ? They look the same to me from the pictures

Thanks for all your efforts 🙂

Isabel

That middle shade would have been stunning if MAC used slightly finer glitter. It looks really chunky. Like it’ll be a mess during application and leave glitter everywhere. I hate that!

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