MAC x Stranger Things The Void Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette

The Void

MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette ($45.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that included three matte shades, which were blendable and easy to work with, albeit a little powdery or sheerer, and five shimmer eyeshadows, which were less fun to work with. The shimmers were thicker, denser, and as a result, stiffer and harder to blend out evenly.

Ingredients

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MAC The Mothergate Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC The Mothergate Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC The Mothergate Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC The Mothergate Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC The Mothergate Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC The Mothergate Dazzleshadow Extreme

The Mothergate

The Mothergate is a darker, reddish-brown based duochrome with shimmer that shifted from blue to green. It had more of a satin-like sheen in reality, as the shimmer seemed to subdue within a few minutes of application.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
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Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC The Void Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

The Void

The Void is a soft, medium black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was particularly prone to fallout, though very easy to blend, so someone who tends to prefer a very soft black may enjoy it for its sheerness.

  • Medium, somewhat pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, moderately powdery
  • Blendable but prone to fallout and sheering out
  • Average-wearing (seven and a half hours)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pillow-soft, matte colour" that is "highly blendable" with "unbelievable slip" that has "stay-true colour" that doesn't fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan--softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow--but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They're thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand's permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC's eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand's range (they're also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Demo Bat Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Demo Bat Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Demo Bat Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Demo Bat Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Demo Bat Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Demo Bat Dazzleshadow Extreme

Demo Bat

Demo Bat is a light-medium, slightly faded spring green with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It initially appeared more metallic but the shine faded within minutes of application to be more subdued.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Code Red Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Code Red Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Code Red Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Code Red Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Code Red Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Code Red Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Code Red

Code Red is a slightly faded, medium-dark reddish-copper with a matte finish and soft, warm undertones.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pillow-soft, matte colour" that is "highly blendable" with "unbelievable slip" that has "stay-true colour" that doesn't fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan--softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow--but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They're thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand's permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC's eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand's range (they're also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Demogorgon Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Demogorgon Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Demogorgon Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Demogorgon Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Demogorgon Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Demogorgon Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Demogorgon

Demogorgon is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It seemed a little stiffer than other Powder Kiss finishes, though.

  • Medium, somewhat pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, moderately powdery
  • Blendable, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pillow-soft, matte colour" that is "highly blendable" with "unbelievable slip" that has "stay-true colour" that doesn't fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan--softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow--but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They're thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand's permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC's eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand's range (they're also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Creel House Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Creel House Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Creel House Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Creel House Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Creel House Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Creel House Dazzleshadow Extreme

Creel House

Creel House is a darker, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a satin finish. The formula is supposed to have a wet effect in intensity but really lost its luster applied as the shimmer seemed to disappear and leave a more satin-like finish behind.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Spores Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Spores Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Spores Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Spores Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Spores Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Spores Dazzleshadow Extreme

Spores

Spores is a very light, golden beige with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Mind Flayer Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Mind Flayer Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Mind Flayer Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Mind Flayer Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Mind Flayer Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Mind Flayer Dazzleshadow Extreme

Mind Flayer

Mind Flayer is a light-medium taupe with warmer undertones and cooler, grayish-bronze shimmer and faint sparkle. It was marginally thinner than other shades in the palette, so it was a bit easier to use but still thicker than most shimmer shades on the market.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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I’ll probably get this if the opportunity to snatch it on sale comes up. It’s more my color vibe than the other shadow palette, I don’t own any MAC pressed shadows, that packaging just looks cool and I want to sit it on my vanity. Sucks about the formula though.

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the powder kiss eyeshadows in my lunar luck collection had an expiration date on it which is odd for Mac, the date is only 6 months. I came here to check if all powder kiss eyeshadows have the same 6 months and it does, yikes.

6 months expiration from the time made or the time I open it? what’s the difference between the air in the factory it was exposed to compared to the air in my home that determines these dates?

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