MAC make some really good eye shadows – I have a lot of their powder shadows and also some of the mineralised shadows and paint pots. The shadow I am going to review today is something new from MAC and is part of the Electric Cool Collection.
The Electric Cool Collection is Limited Edition and has 12 shadows in its collection. It hit stores a couple of weeks back, and if you want one I wouldnt hang about – the MAC Limited Editions dont tend to be around for long!
This is what MAC has to say about this collection:
Your new eye fashion power source. Electrifying pigments fuse with high frost for maximum colour wattage and texture. 12 limited-edition shades flip the switch for off-the-grid looks. Spark it with Superwatt. Amp it with Highly Charged. Shock it with Fashion Circuit.
This is Superwatt:
Limited Edition Eye Shadow
£14.50 for 2.1 g
High frosted, pigmented shadow with mutli coloured shimmer.
Neutral shadow of shadow – perfect for a range of occasions and wear, packs a punch in terms of sparkle.
Texture of the shadow is a mixture of powder and cream – hybrid shadow.
Very easy to apply and blend- its also fairly heavily pigmented.
Wears extremely well with primer
4.5/5 from me
Gosh, I do love my sparkley, shimmery shadows, but I am not a fan of chunky glitter. I find glitter is obnoxious and while its great for 12 year olds, I dont think I can pull it off! Shimmer on the other hand is one of my favourite finishes in terms of shadow – I can’t get enough of shimmer shadows.
Thats why when I saw these shadows at the MAC counter, my heart nearly skipped a beat and I HAD to stop and swatch them. All of them. At this point I wanted them all, but of course that was obsurd, so I narrowed it down to one, trust me it was near impossible deciding which one!
Finally, Superwatt became mine! Its a gorgeous shade of light brown with bronze, with a subtle taupe tinge and contains lots of multi coloured sparkles. The pigmentation is fantastic – no need to pack this on, and it can be sheered out if necessary too.
I love the texture of these shadows, they are like butter and remind me somewhat of the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill shadows and the L’Oreal Infallible shadows,but it should be noted the MAC shadow is wetter in texture than both the Armani and the L’Oreal. These MAC shadows are spongy and mould into what ever shape you create out of them. Your brush marks will remain the shadow – the shadow is extremely soft.
I noted that this contains aloe leaf extract in it and castor oil – so perhaps its these two that give the shadow its creamy texture?
I find this shadow to be easy to work with, it applies smoothly with a synthetic brush and its easy to blend. For me the wear was not good without primer, it creased and faded after only a few hours -but bear in mind I do have oily lids. With primer, this shadow wore very well and lasted around 9-10 hours before fading a little and I experienced no creasing at all.
The packaging is clear at the top allowing you to see the shade, and the top screws on, as opposed to being a flip top.
All in all, I do love this shadow, its the perfect shadow to wear to work or out in the evening and it had a beautiful complex texture and formulation which I love!
Here are the ingredients – warning there are lots of them!
If this shade is not for you, but the texture sounds interesting, do go and check these out at your local MAC counter – and don’t hang about, don’t forget these are Limited Edition so they will not always be available. Here is the link again to the MAC website.
4.5/5 from me!
I am heading away next week, and I am going to have a cheeky look in the airport at some of the other shades!
What do you think of this shadow? Have you seen these shadows at MAC? Do they interest you? Let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading,
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