Wednesday, 8 January 2014

MAC Sweet Heat Extra Dimension Eye Shadow from the Magnetic Nude Collection - Review and Swatch

My hubby got a me MAC gift card for Christmas and I dipped into it a little bit this week. One of the things that I bought was the limited edition MAC Sweet Heat Extra Dimension eye shadow from their Magnetic Nude collection which came out recently. I wasn't planning to buy it, but the salesperson showed me this and well, I liked it. I thought it looked cool. She suggested this would work well as a pop of colour and shimmer on the inner corner or as a highlight. I agree with all of that and I think it also works well as a lid colour. It's described as a liquid-powder eye shadow.

This was the first Extra Dimension eye shadow from MAC that I have purchased. It is $22.50 Canadian and $19.50 U.S. The pan is 1.3g or 0.04 oz. A regular MAC eye shadow is 1.5g so you are getting a bit less here and you are also paying more for the "extra dimension". This was an impulse buy but I do really like the colour - it is described as a soft peach pink. It's very vibrant and creamy. The colour blends easily, it's smooth and long wearing. MAC is claiming that it lasts up to 6 hours. I wore this one day with a clear primer and it lasted the whole 17 hours that I wore it until I took it off. I think MAC is underselling themselves here.

Here are a couple of swatches. I think anyone could wear this colour. It's a no brainer shade. I do think that $22.50 is a bit much since the regular eye shadow line in the pro refill pan has been reduced to $12 Canadian each now. That's almost double the price. I don't regret this purchase (use of a gift card cushioned the blow) but I think there are other lovely shades out there that are similar for less money. I love my MAC though.
I am planning to put together some Top 10 lists for MAC eye shadows soon so I hope you stay tuned! I love reading other people's Top 10 MAC lists so hopefully you will like mine.
Packaging: 10/10    
Pigmentation: 10/10
Easy to Work With: 10/10
Longevity: 10/10
Colour Stays True: 10/10
Texture: 10/10
Price: 3/10
Ingredients: 8/10
Travel Worthy: 10/10
Attractiveness of Product: 10/10
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 (only negative is the price)
Would I buy this again? For the price, this one is the only one I'll be getting 

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous, but I do agree on the price issue! Still, it looks like a very pretty, very well-made shadow. :)