MAC x Star Trek Midnight & To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “cobalt blue with pearl sparkle.” It’s a blackened navy blue with lighter blue sparkle. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry, which was mostly opaque when applied damp. It applied more smoothly and evenly when I used it with a damp brush than dry. The color lasted for eight hours with a little fall out over time. Hello Kitty Kitty-Chan (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tempete Bleu (LE, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Dose of Colors A Moment (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Swing (116) (P, $29.50) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Stila Vivid Sapphire (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vega (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Chill Out (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Abyss (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Vega (PiP, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Bluebird (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Stargaze (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Subzero (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Catrina (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Persona Independent (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Illamasqua Alluvium (P, $25.50) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Midnight (01) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom (PiP, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Dior Reveuse (271) (LE, $31.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “reddish copper pearl with sparkle.” It’s a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a glittery feel that felt as smooth as it could be and went on that way (no chunky sparkle or thick, uneven product). It wore well for eight hours with light fall out over time. It was opaque both wet and dry, though damp application yielded slightly deeper color overall. NARS Hammamet (Right) (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Riding High (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fortune Kookie (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Romeo (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Coppin Ice (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Guava Mint (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Party Plan (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Cinder (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia B2 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Gorgeous Glowing Beauty #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Ray (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Danae (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Flare (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC La Vida Mocha (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Garcon (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Celestial Eyes (Enhance) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Reputation (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Ambre (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Cahuenga (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Mace (255M) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Star Trek collection will be available online on August 25th and in-stores September 1st (North America). There are two more shades–Bird of Prey (dark olive green pearl with sparkle) and The Naked Time (taupe pearl with sparkle)–that will also be released.

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MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment
MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment

MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment
MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment

MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment
MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment

MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment
MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment

MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment
MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment

MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment
MAC To Boldly Go Pressed Pigment

Pressed Pigment
MAC
$21.00/0.1 oz.

76%

Average

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These look much better applied damp! I already have dupes ( Hello Kitty Chan and Chanel New Moon) so will skip, although both are pretty, esp. To Boldly Go

I’m glad these got decent grades, as I thought the Midnight swatch didn’t look so great initially. I’ll probably buy Midnight and Bird of Prey (I can’t resist a good olive – which lol I totally forgot to mention in the comment last night on the post about what products you can’t resist)

I feel disappointed with the collection! It looks like eyeshadow with the Star Trek logo stamped on it. I was hoping for something more like the Trolls collection where they pressed the shape into the powder. I would have LOVED if they’d pressed the logo into all of the powder products. It would have looked so cool. They just don’t feel super special.

Yeah I agree I would have liked a little more effort put into this collection. Not just with the packaging but with the colors too, metallic silver and gold in a sci-fi collection? Groundbreaking.

I’m a sucker though and Star Trek has been a huge part of my life since childhood, so I’m going to buy at least a couple pieces that suit my style (shimmery face powder, olive eyeshadow, and sparkly deep purple lipstick yes pls).

While I LOVE both shades, even the blue (shocker!), it’s the sumptuous looking To Boldly Go warm copper that is tugging on my poor wallet! That shade would make for a gorgeous whole lid one’n done shade!

I like the look of Midnight in the pan but I have a ton of MAC’s pressed pigments that I barely use…not sure why though. I found a way to like them after initially despising them (I’m still a little bitter about the Face & Body collection ones lol) but I just don’t reach for them often enough to want to invest in more.

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