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MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment
MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment

MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “black plum with plum pearl.” It’s a blackened purple with cool undertones and a pink shimmer that gives it a more frosted finish. Applied dry, it is less shimmery and goes on unevenly with so-so color payoff. Applied damp, it is more even and more pigmented, but it is hard to blend. The texture was fine but dry, so it wasn’t my favorite pigment to work with. It lasted for eight hours applied. L’Oreal Purple Priority (758) (P, $7.99) is more shimmery. MAC Past Midnight #2 (LE, $21.00) is brighter. Ardency Inn Purple Hearts (P, $32.00) is less shimmery. NARS High Society #3 (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less shimmery. MAC Starless Night (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Pretty It Up Pigment ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “olive with pearlized pigments.” It’s a medium-dark bronze brown with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted, sparky finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff applied wet or dry, but it is easier to work with damp, as there’s minimal fall out and the product goes on very smoothly. It wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. This shade was released as part of a holiday set, but the texture of the version in this collection is much finer and binds together a lot better. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (P) is darker. Colour Pop Mooning (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Stun (LE, $18.00) is darker. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. MAC Collective Chic #2 (LE) is darker. bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is darker. Makeup Geek Utopia (P, $6.99) is chunkier. Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Chanel Initiation (827) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze (P, $28.00) is less sparkly, cream product. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is similar. Giorgio Armani #6 (P, $33.00) is less sparkly. Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter ($24.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “fine white glitter with pearl sheen.” It’s pretty much as described–it’s very fine white glitter that when applied over a glitter adhesive looks more like a wet sheen than particles of glitter. This shade is part of the permanent range, and none of MAC’s Glitters are eye safe. As it is a loose glitter, it is best applied over some sort of adhesive base. I was rereading the description for MAC’s Glitters for this post, and MAC actually said it “can be applied directly to the skin.” When one does that, the product is messy to work with, and while some of the glitter sticks, a good deal of it doesn’t. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment
MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment

MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment
MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment

MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment
MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment

MAC Pretty It Up Pigment
MAC Pretty It Up Pigment

MAC Pretty It Up Pigment
MAC Pretty It Up Pigment

MAC Pretty It Up Pigment
MAC Pretty It Up Pigment

MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter
MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter

MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter
MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter

MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter
MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter


MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow, MAC Quarry Eyeshadow, MAC Pretty It Up Pigment,
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow, MAC Omega Eyeshadow, MAC Vapour Eyeshadow,
Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment, MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter

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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I must sound like a broken record but I do like Pretty It Up. I like this sort of colour so much that I have about 4 or 5 dupes for it, all in pressed shadow form (so much easier and less messy to use). I may ask for a sample of this but doubt I’d buy a full sized container.

I think ‘Evil Stepmother’ is similar to the ‘Black Poodle’ pigment from MAC’s Arhie’s Girls collection. 🙂

I remember when Mac pigments/glitters were less expensive. I know in this set they increased the price because of the packaging so it’s even more of a sting!

I think with these tie-ins, there’s also an added cost because of royalties – MAC can just take the name and movie-tie in and not have to pay for it and, of course, guess who gets socked in the wallet for those costs too…

Christine, this eye look is absolutely beautiful! Probably one of my faves I’ve seen! I especially love the inner corner with the white pigment-it makes your eyes pop! It stinks that the pigments aren’t technically eye safe and that they don’t stick too well-do you happen to know a shadow that’s a similar shade to this?

Bummer..I was really hoping “Evil stepmother’ would do well! Oh well..more room for something else! “pretty it up” is ok ,but not that unique for someone who really isn’t into pigments. Fingers crossed for the rest of the collection. I was hoping this one would do well to balance out the brights form the Toledo collection. But, i am certainly not in need of anything. So, grateful to have you to review this because I would have probably disappointingly bought a lot of it just because it “looks” pretty!

Love the eye look you did. The Evil Stepmom and Pearl Glitter are pretty to look at, but performance isn’t so great. Pretty It Up is gorgeous!

You know what, funny story. I never heed warnings about makeup not being eye safe (because I’ve never had any trouble with neon or red dye), but I can tell you from experience that one time I was too hasty in removing Reflects Gold glitter from my eyes.

I ended up scratching the surface of my eye and spent the whole night soaking my eye in chamomile until it stopped hurting. I still use the glitters, but I’m REALLY careful about not getting ANY of it in my eye. Really, y’all. It hurts.

Well…phooey. I was hoping these would be better, especially evil stepmother. Your eye look is beautiful. The pop of bright white in the corners looks so lovely.

They do – it’s listed on the packaging and/or included warning insert, and it’s listed online. They’ve always listed it in the box as an insert or on the actual box (from my experience). MAC is one of the few brands that is usually been pretty good about including relevant warnings on their pigments/glitters (some aren’t safe for eyes or lips).

“Please note: Glitter is not eye safe and is not recommended for use on this area of the face.” (on MAC website)

That Pretty it Up shade is quite nice, but easily dupable for a lot less money. As I get older I find my patience for loose shadow products decreases. Overall this collection is proving to be pretty ho-hum. There was so much they could have done with this, I feel like they missed the mark. Then again, I feel like a broken record when it comes to MAC and missing the mark lately. Sigh…

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