Friday, July 26, 2013

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Smoky Mauve - Review


About a month or so ago, I was shopping with my friend and as usual we walked into MAC. I actually wanted to get the Soft Ochre paint pot that I have been wanting for the longest time but they always seem to be sold out of them. (sad face) Anyway, while I was in the store I thought to look at the new collection and this particular eye shadow caught my eyes so fast that I barely looked at the other stuff in the collection.

Flash Photography
Smoky mauve is a cool tone purple, silvered-taupe-mauve with a metallic/frosted finish. It's pretty complicated to explain but it is absolutely beautiful. As I said before, it really did caught my eyes at first glance so when I swatched it on my hand, I was not disappointed at all. It is beautifully pigmented and very smooth to the touch.

Natural-light Photography
This comes in the large eye shadow pan which is similar to the pro long wear eye shadows from MAC.



Natural-light Photography 
The picture above is the swatch of the eyeshadow dry in the natural light. The picture below is the same swatch but with flash.
Flash Photography

This also can be used both wet or dry but I personally prefer it dry, because using it wet means taking an extra step which in my opinion is not necessary with this eyeshadow. The results are not that different from each other as you can see in the picture below.

Top: used dry
Bottom : used wet
I think this eyeshadow is very versatile and can be used alone on the lid for a more natural wash of colour, and of course it can be worked into the crease with a darker colour such as a brown or grey for a beautiful smoky eye look.

I apply an eyeshadow base like the Urban Decay Primer Potion or the Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base and then apply this on top and it stays on my lids until I need to take off my makeup at night. So the staying power for me is amazing like almost any other eyeshadow I use.

This eyeshadow retails for about $25 (Canadian dollar). I was told by the person at MAC that this is a limited edition colour or maybe collection ( I don't really remember) so I am not really sure if you can still find it in the stores anymore but you can find it in the MAC website.

Have you tried anything from the Extra Dimension Collection?

Love, Dina

2 comments:

  1. Nice review. I have not tried anything in there range yet.

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