MAC Past Midnight #2 is a moderately cool-toned, very dark purple with a pearl finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.06 oz.
Past Midnight #2 is described as a "blackish purple with violet pearl base." It's a violet purple over a blackened base with a satiny sheen. It had very sheer pigmentation when applied dry, and when applied damp, it was semi-opaque but still not great. The texture was very dry and a little stiff to work with. It showed some signs of fading after six hours of wear. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P) is similar. theBalm All the Way Annie (P, $16.00) is also similar. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $18.00) is darker. NARS High Society #3 (LE, $24.00) is more matte. L'Oreal Perpetual Purple (P, $7.99) is similar. See comparison swatches.
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.