MAC Dark Energy #4 is a very cool-toned, medium black with a satin finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.06 oz.
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Dark Energy #4 is a sooty black with cool undertones and a satin finish. Unfortunately, while the rest of the palette was decent, this one was a major let-down due to a very dusty, thin texture that was hard to apply and blend out on the skin, as it would adhere to some places but not others. MAC Nutcracker (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Black Tie Beauty (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Black (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Black Velvet (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome It list (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Jazz #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop The Capricorn (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Catwalks (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mink Mirage #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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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.