MAC Stairs to the Stars is a very warm-toned, dark plum with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $25.00 and contains 0.02 oz.
MAC Stairs to the Stars Spellbinder Shadow ($25.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a slightly blackened, reddish-burgundy with warmer undertones and fine, shimmer finish that looked more satin-like applied dry and more metallic applied wet. The texture was incredibly finely-milled and soft to the touch.
There's nothing that really suggests that they could (or should) be used with a dampened brush, but they were so dismal when I initially swatched them dry, I thought, while we're here... and there's a massive improvement when working with it with a dampened brush (just water). The pigmentation was semi-sheer applied dry and opaque applied wet, while I had light fallout working with it dry, I had no fallout working with it wet and it still had all the blendability of a great powder eyeshadow. It wore well for seven hours before fading noticeably applied dry, and it wore for a full eight hours well when I used it with a dampened brush.
(Because this wasn't advertised as a wet/dry formula, the rating is only for the product used dry.)
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Black, ionized pigments are magnetically charged, fusing the loose powder together so it magically maintains its form and dimension with a rich, meteoric metallic finish. Specially designed in shiny black packaging with multicoloured glitter and the M∙A∙C logo in rose gold.
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, [+/- 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)]
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