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MAC Electric Cool Collection – Superwatt Eye Shadow

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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.

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The whole collection – Double click to enlarge

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.

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The collection closer up – Double click to enlarge

This is Superwatt:

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The clear top – typical MAC – Double click to enlarge

Summary:

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

 

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The box – Double click to enlarge

Review:

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.

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The gorgeous shadow – Double click to enlarge

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.

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A swatch in natural light and no flash – Double click to enlarge

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?

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Swatch with flash – to show you the sparkles more than the actual shade – Double click to enlarge

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!

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Ingredients…. – Double click to enlarge
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Ingredients – Double click to enlarge

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.

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The gorgeous shadow – Double click to enlarge

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!

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The collection closer up – are they not gorgeous?! – Double click to enlarge

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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Grace

  • The texture of these shadows sounds interesting. I love the Armani ones but as these are cheaper I will check them out for sure. Thanks Grace :-)

    Kelly

    August 20, 2012

  • Your’e welcome my lovely, let me know how you get on! :-)

    admin

    August 20, 2012

  • Some of the shades of these look gorgeous – I love shimmer shadows too, I am going to have to have a look at these when I am next in town! God – you have added something else to my never ending wishlist! haha

    Emily

    August 20, 2012

  • Sorry Emily!! Let me know what you think of these after you have checked them out!

    Grace x

    admin

    August 20, 2012

  • Great……..! Anything has been added to my “want” list!! I need to stop looking at makeup blogs! I am so skint!! :-)

    Nikki

    August 20, 2012

  • Haha – dont shoot the messenger! I am sorry for adding to your wishlist and making you more skint! haha xx

    admin

    August 20, 2012

  • That bottom row looks right up my alley! Love the look of these :)

    Alana

    August 20, 2012

  • Ah, glad you liked them. You must take a look at them in person, they are all gorgeous!! :-) Thanks for your comment my lovely xx

    admin

    August 20, 2012

  • Ive gt a review on four of these babies comin up n these were the reason I asked ppl hw they apply cream/mousse eyeshadows x

    aqeela

    August 21, 2012

  • Hi Aqeela – really looking forward to seeing your review on these babies. I am most defo a fan, as you have gathered! :-)
    Thanks for your comment xx

    admin

    August 21, 2012

  • The eyeshadows look so pretty!

    xoxo
    Madiha

    Madiha Tabbasam

    September 24, 2012

  • Hi Madiha

    Thanks for your comment – the shadows are all lovely, its such a shame they were limited edition!

    All the best
    Grace x

    admin

    September 24, 2012

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