MAC Dark Energy #3 is a very cool-toned, very light blue with a frost finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.06 oz.
Dark Energy #3 is a light-medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation and six-hour wear when applied dry. Applying the eyeshadow damp yielded more opaque coverage with a stronger sheen, and it stayed on better at seven hours of wear. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. Fenty Beauty Muva's Boy (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Bassline (P, $4.50) is more muted (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #22 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Moon (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hopper Blue (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Citadel (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Sweet Dreams (17) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Freestyler (P, $8.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Inglot #429 (P, $7.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Smashbox Sky (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Seattle (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). CoverGirl Ice Flame (345) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Milani Bella Sky (08) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Iced Blue (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to have "low-to-medium coverage" when applied dry and "more intense coverage and color" when used wet. Most shades have color payoff that is true to the brand's description: semi-sheer to semi-opaque when used dry and semi-opaque to opaque when used with a dampened brush. I tend to find that they apply more smoothly and evenly with a more metallic finish with a dampened brush as well. Some shades can be a little too dry or dusty and do not apply as well with a dry brush. The wear is typically a bit less than average on me--six to seven hours.