MAC Basic Bitch is a limited edition eye palette that retails for $41.00 and contains 0.28 oz.
MAC Basic Bitch MAC Girls Personality Palette ($39.50 for TBA oz.) is a smoky set of shades that includes eight eyeshadows and one highlighter. The palette features a new eyeshadow formula with four finishes--Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow, and Creamy Matte--that are supposed to have a "creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff" along with a powder highlighter that's described as "lightweight" and has "just the right amount of pearl and pop."
Overall, the formula isn't night and day from the brand's standard powder eyeshadow (and did not seem like they reinvented powder eyeshadow!), but it was noticeably softer, more finely-milled, and the Foiled finishes were denser and very sparkly--almost like an amped up take on their Lustre eyeshadows. The Creamy Matte finish seemed to have more pigmentation and blendability than of the brand's firmer mattes have had. Unfortunately, the quality of each shade varied enough that it was not a slam dunk formulation, but I liked the direction of the formula but would like to see better consistency.
New pressed powder eyeshadow formulas in Satin Shine, Smooth Pearl, Foiled Shadow and Creamy Matte all deliver a creamy, silky texture with superior colour payoff, while a new highlighter formula in Opalescent is lightweight and glides on skin for just the right amount of pearl and pop.