MAC x Star Trek The Naked Time & Bird of Prey Pressed Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had medium coverage applied dry, and it had full coverage when applied damp. The texture was smooth, lightweight, and blendable on bare skin, though some of the sparkles separate from the base powder when I worked to diffuse the edges of the initial application. The color lasted well for eight hours with minor fall out. Tom Ford Beauty Metallic Denim #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sandcastle (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Danessa Myricks Starship (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Canter (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop High Season (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Sugar Frost (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora First Light (29) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Jungle #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Peach Sorbet (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Famous (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Fringe (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Golden Mink #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Visionaire #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop The Gemini (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Dior Coral Canvas #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Golden Hour (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Banana Frost (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a dirty, dark green with neutral-to-warm undertones and multi-colored sparkle with dominant gold glitter. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry, and it was totally opaque when applied damp. The texture was fairly blendable, though it did not apply as evenly as desired to bare skin. The color wore well for eight hours with some noticeable fallout, but it was less than you might expect, given the amount of sparkle in the shade. Giorgio Armani Onyx (05) (DC, $39.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Python #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Legendary Lure (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Bottle Green (15M) (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Stila Mystic (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (85% similar). Dose of Colors Palma (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Luxurious Boot Camp (DC, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (DC, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Zodiac (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

MAC Pressed Pigment ($23.00 for 0.10 oz.) is supposed to have buildable coverage with a wet/dry formula that is “blendable,” wears “eight hours,” and has “extreme adherence” due to the “cream-like” texture. In general, they have semi-sheer to medium coverage applied dry and semi-opaque to fully opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture is smooth, almost wet but still a powder, and is fairly blendable, though the glitter tends to diffuse beyond the base color when blended. I typically get around eight hours of wear with little to moderate fall out.

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment

MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment
MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment

MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment
MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment

MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment
MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment

MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment
MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment

MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment
MAC Bird of Prey Pressed Pigment

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment | Full breakdown here

MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment
MAC The Naked Time Pressed Pigment | Full breakdown here

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Katherine T. Avatar

These are kind of pricey, wish they had done 1/2 the size for 1/2 the price, but both are really pretty! I have dupes for both of these, so I got To Boldly Go instead

Melanie Avatar

Can you describe how you made the look above? It’s GORGEOUS, but I’m wondering how you did the crease. Is it just Bird of Prey diffused and blended out? Is it a mix of the two colors? Did you work in an additional shadow from your collection?

Thanks!

Alice Avatar

Based on other swatches I saw online I thought BoP would be more olive, but I’m still glad I bought it as I don’t really have a similar green (on my skintone it looks nothing like UD Zodiac). Also I’ve never bought a MAC pressed pigment before because I was afraid I would be allergic like I am to their regular shadows, so I didn’t realize how HUGE they are! This is gonna last me forever 🙂

Kylie5 Avatar

Normaly I Do not wear Green eyeshadow but this Look is so beautiful and very good for Brown eyes. I already have the naked Time and now I will buy Bird of Prey, too.

Laura Avatar

The Naked Time is honestly one of the best things I’ve bought this year. Like it’s probably “boring”, but it’s SO useful. I was searching everywhere for a warm neutral, not super opaque, shimmery shadow for a quick eyelook on those mornings you just don’t have enough time for anything else. This is that perfect shadow! It really wakes my eyes up and still looks fun without being troublesome at all. Aahhh I just love it so much.

Tracey E. Avatar

Beautiful eye look, Christine. I’m also in the camp of wishing for smaller sizes however, as a Green Bay Packers fan, I may get more use out of them. Need to check my stash to see if I have a dupe for the gold Naked Time.

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