Tuesday, 16 October 2012

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows Review & Swatches: Gilt By Association, Smutty Green, Blue Flame

I came across the MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows when i had stopped by the MAC Pro Store and ended up purchasing a few!

These are slightly different to the normal mineralize eyeshadows because they have a black base with a semi matte/satin finish with micro-fine glitter. Using just one of these eyeshadows can create a simple, yet smoky eye. The shimmer in these eyeshadows are finely milled and doesn't look like a disco ball on your face! The black base can sometimes appear chalky but it depends on how you apply the colour. I like patting it onto the eyelids using a MAC 239 brush. 

The pigmentation isn't super dark when using it dry but the eyeshadow is much more intense when applied wet and i normally use the MAC Mixing Medium. It makes the colour bolder and stronger. The shimmer looks slightly different when using it wet, and almost appears metallic.

Blue Flame
Left: Dry Right: Wet
Gilt By Association
Left: Dry Right: Wet
Smutty Green
Left: Dry Right: Wet
Left-Right: Blue Flame, Smutty Green, Gilt By Association. Taken without flash.
The eyeshadows adhere very easily to the skin and i normally use the Urban Decay Primer Potion, however i have noticed some fall out when using it dry and the glitter does tend to get a bit messy. I would suggest doing your eye makeup first, and then do the rest of the face because it gives you a chance to clean up under the eye area and not have to re-do your base.

I do love the MAC Mineralize eyeshadows and how the intensity can change by using it wet. The only thing that does bug me is the fall out! The fab thing is that you can just use one colour to create a smoky eye.

They retail at £16.50 and can be purchased HERE

Have any of you tried these?

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