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Sneak Peek: MAC Bangin' Brilliant Blushes & Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches

MAC Bangin' Brilliant Eyeshadows
MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Eyeshadows

Here’s a quick peek at the new and permanent blushes (all five) and powder eyeshadows (12 of 14) from the
MAC Bangin’ Brilliant Collection. The blushes are actually eyeshadow-sized (I double-checked that!) and will be the same price as the eyeshadows.


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Abbey Avatar

MAC is still one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas (they last much better on me than the buttery shadows like Makeup Forever), and these look beautiful. And I love that they will be permanent!

Julia Avatar

As long as the pot will fit an acceptable blush brush, I think the sizing is a great idea. The smaller size at a smaller price means you can pick up more colors 🙂 Bright Response reminds me a lot of Becca Tigerlily.

Question – is the blush formula the same acrross the Bangin’ Brilliant pots (are the blush powders different from the eyeshadows)? I was thinking that Suspiciously Sweet and Fashion’s Field day would make great blushes, too!

Katherine T. Avatar

OMG, look at that pigment!!! Are these MAC shadows???? My jaws have hit the keyboard! Even the 4 blues look stunning. In the Shadows is my kind of blue, but I have enough dupes. Zinc is probably the best matte royal blue I’ve seen in ages! If it scores half way decently, I’m getting it for sure. And Suspiciously Sweet is stunning, looks like it could double as a blush. And the blushes are pigmented too. And everything’s permanent too (whew). Great job MAC! Where were these when they had their 15% off sale??

CeeCee Avatar

I wonder if they intended for the blushes to be eyeshadows but they contain carmine so technically need to have that “may not be eye safe” warning like most dual purpose products

kjh Avatar

Clever girl (no offense, Erin.) but, if you have a carmine problem, would you want it on your cheeks anyway? Most of these are fab, esp the blues. Decent blues, wow.

CeeCee Avatar

I’m not allergic to carmine (or the other red dyes some people can have a reaction to) but I think it tends to be specific to the eyes. Meaning they can wear red blush or lipstick but not red eyeliner.

Taylor Avatar

Hi, did MAC let you know when these will be released? I’ve been watching the site since they were announced. Ruddy is to die for!

Savannah Avatar

Wow! Suspiciously sweet looks really nice, I’m into it looks like the perfect deep wine color and I’m hoping oh my mocha isn’t too similar to antiqued because that would look great as a liner for the lower lash line! Even the blues look amazing and I already have enough bright eyeshadows that I hardly ever wear… I’m excited to see how well these perform 🙂

Helen Avatar

I don’t know if I got it, only 12 of the 14 shadows are permanent or everything from the collection is permanent but you are missing two shadows?

Dustin Avatar

Fashion’s Field Day is pretty… I ASSUME (bad idea I know) these will launch in Pro Pan form as well? But I haven’t heard any mention of it – have you gotten any information saying yes or no to that?

vivaglamdiva Avatar

My understanding from friends there is that the eyeshadows may be the initial debut of the reformulation 🙂 (hence why the permanent collection was major discounted months ago)

Katherine T. Avatar

I don’t have a lot of MAC shadows, and after they discounted many to $6, I was praying/hoping they were going to re-formulate. If this is what the new formula looks like, I’m in!!

Claire L Avatar

Love those! It’s nice to see Mac bring out some good shades, I think they’re feeling the competition from smaller brands!

zVintageFashionizta Avatar

I wont wear most of these colors but I admit they look so beautiful and very pigmented. I am glad to hear they will be permanent because now I can use my empties; I will be purchasing the Zink Blue and possibly the new shade of Black that is supposed to be released with this colection.

Katherine T. Avatar

Huh, MAC has a black besides Carbon ?? J/K, glad there’s a new black coming out (finally!), and I don’t think it can look any worse than Carbon

Hollie Avatar

At the Macy’s near me they had all but 4 or 5 of the eyeshadows available. I bought Ruddy, I’m into it and Up at dawn. The pigmentation was excellent. I waiting for Oh my mocha to come in. They said the rest should be on the truck after the holiday.

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