MAC Wonder Woman: Pigments & Reflects Glitters Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman: Pigments & Reflects Glitters

MAC PIGMENTS ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) and MAC REFLECTS GLITTER ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) are also included in the collection. The shades are: Bright Fuchsia (bright magenta), Marine Ultra (vivid marine blue), Reflects Bronze (sparkling rich gold), and Reflects Pearl (white glitter with pearl sheen).

All four shades are permanent shades available at MAC PRO stores. Supposedly, for licensing costs, these are priced ta $21.00 compared to the normal price of $19.50. Unless the packaging wins you over or you don’t have a PRO store nearby (and don’t want to order over the phone), I wouldn’t get these.

  • Bright Fuchsia is a brightened medium-dark fuchsia with fuchsia-pink shimmer. It has rich pigmentation and goes on smoothly. This shade is not eye safe.
  • Marine Ultra is a medium-dark ocean blue with a matte finish. It comes together very nicely and smoothly when applied. This shade is not lip safe.
  • Reflects Bronze is a coppery bronze glitter. This shade is not eye safe.
  • Reflects Pearl is a silvery-white glitter. This shade is not eye safe.

my thoughts on the formula: Both pigments and glitters are multi-use products, though their boxes come with safety warnings if they aren’t safe for a particular area of the face (usually eyes or lips). I noted the safety for each shade above. Both products are best used wet or over a tacky base (especially glitters). Glitters can be used in hair products (for glittered hair), nail polish, and lip gloss–just to name a few non-eye usages.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: Normally, I find pigments in the B+/A- range, but the bump in price and product quantity staying the same pushes it down to a B. I’m personally a little disappointed to see four shades from the permanent line being pushed in this collection. I’m also not sure why MAC always includes Reflects Glitters in collections clearly for regular consumers (not professional artists) if they’re not eye safe.

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MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Marine Ultra Pigment

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Reflects Bronze Glitter

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Reflects Pearl Glitter

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters


MAC Bright Fuchsia Pigment


MAC Marine Ultra Pigment


MAC Bronze Reflects Glitter


MAC Pearl Reflects Glitter

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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 purchased Reflects Pearl a while ago for an eye look, got home and realized it said “not eye safe.” I called the PRO store, and they told me it was fine to use on the eye as long as you use a tacky base or mixing medium.

I use the reflects glitters over paint pots quite often. I have no problems with glitter getting in my eyes. I always get compliments when I do this!

Oh man, the packaging has definitely suckered me in! I am definitely getting Reflects Pearl; I think it would look killer on the cheekbones and I use the glitters on my eyes anyway.

I know, right? I think they MUST be cosmetic grade and they are certainly finely milled enough (compare to Eye Kandy glitter). I guess they just don’t want to be sued if someone dumps the whole jar in their eye and rubs it around. Almost everyone uses it on their eye area I think 🙂

It depends on the product, and MAC doesn’t reveal why something is or isn’t eye-safe. For instance, glitters can be unsafe for eyes because the grade or the cut of the glitter can actually scratch the cornea and cause permanent damage. Personally, it’s this kind of reason that I stay away from using MAC’s glitters on the eyes. Bright Fuchsia is *probably* (but I do not know, so do not take it as a fact) unsafe because it has a dye that’s a known irritant (can cause an allergic reaction).

My eyes almost sealed from the reaction I had to MAC’s bright, red-based pinks (including pigments like Bright Fuchsia). They swelled up, burned, and felt as though they’d been punched repeatedly the next day. I wouldn’t recommend trying an unsafe-for-eyes color unless you have the next day off! 🙂

I just bought my first reflects glitter in December as part of one of the Tartan Tale sets. The MAC artist did not tell me the glitter is not eye-safe and I have been wearing it on my eyes and noticed that my eyes are irritated the next day. No wonder. I would take “not eye-safe” seriously.

Dissapointed!! Love the packaging and was looking forward to buying one but I only like 2 (bronze and reflects pearl) and I’ve got them both. Reflexes pearl was jury released here in uk at Christmas in the tartan tale collection!! Not happy 🙁

I honestly don’t know what I would use any of these for (except for Marine Ultra) since they’re not eye safe. The fuschia is gorgeous, but if it’s not eye safe it’s useless.

All of Mac’s red pigments/Chromalines/Chromagraphic Pencils are not considered eye safe, I presume because of the red dye potential eye irritant issue. I know this cause I just bought a pigment and the paer thingy inside said so. There are some other things that are technically not okay for the waterline according to the mgrs at my Mac store – such as Black track fluid line. However, I’ve used BTFL on the waterline plenty of times on myself and others & I know Christine has too, and never had a problem. Also, the other day at my Mac store, manager and 3rd key both used Bright Fuchsia pigments on their eyes and were completely fine. Most people won’t have a problem with the red pigments, but a small percentage will; as such was the case with Jennifer’s post from 1/27. So, to cover their behinds, Mac has to put out the disclaimer. I plan to buy the bright Fuchsia and use it on my eyes.

Hi christine, what is the difference between bright fuschia pigment and process magenta pigment. I have proc. Mag. And MAC is selling wonderwoman bright fuschia in its goodbye section online. I’d like to get both unless they’re exactly the same. Thank you!! Mumtaza

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