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MAC x Stranger Things The Void Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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The Void

MAC The Void Eyeshadow x 8 Palette ($45.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that included three matte shades, which were blendable and easy to work with, albeit a little powdery or sheerer, and five shimmer eyeshadows, which were less fun to work with. The shimmers were thicker, denser, and as a result, stiffer and harder to blend out evenly.

Ingredients

The Mothergate

The Mothergate is a darker, reddish-brown based duochrome with shimmer that shifted from blue to green. It had more of a satin-like sheen in reality, as the shimmer seemed to subdue within a few minutes of application.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Wishful Winking (P, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Photosynthesex #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Wishful Thinking (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Sponsored (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Glaminatrix Peacock (P, $8.77) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).
  • Terra Moons Illusion (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” with “silky smooth glide” and a “wet-like metallic texture.” The pigmentation is supposed to have “one-swipe saturation,” and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and “molten” while others had a subdued sheen (which didn’t seem fitting with the “Dazzleshadow Extreme” name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

The Void

The Void is a soft, medium black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was particularly prone to fallout, though very easy to blend, so someone who tends to prefer a very soft black may enjoy it for its sheerness.

  • Medium, somewhat pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, moderately powdery
  • Blendable but prone to fallout and sheering out
  • Average-wearing (seven and a half hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Too Faced Bad to the Berry (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Gameplayer (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Buxom LBD (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Chanel Mystere et Intensite #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Hard Magic (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Lancome Midnight Purple (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Woof (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Carbon (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Black Lace (304) (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Fauna (DC, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “pillow-soft, matte colour” that is “highly blendable” with “unbelievable slip” that has “stay-true colour” that doesn’t fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan–softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow–but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They’re thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC’s eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand’s range (they’re also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Demo Bat

Demo Bat is a light-medium, slightly faded spring green with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. It initially appeared more metallic but the shine faded within minutes of application to be more subdued.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Mistletoe (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Stoned (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath VR Emerald (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Up and Up (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • JD Glow Non Chalant (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Tree Line (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Merciful (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Green Mango (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Emerald #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Jade (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” with “silky smooth glide” and a “wet-like metallic texture.” The pigmentation is supposed to have “one-swipe saturation,” and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and “molten” while others had a subdued sheen (which didn’t seem fitting with the “Dazzleshadow Extreme” name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Code Red

Code Red is a slightly faded, medium-dark reddish-copper with a matte finish and soft, warm undertones.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Ciate Ignite (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Buff (222CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Sienna (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop On a Stick (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Summer Heat (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Chaser (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Harvest (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Cinna-moan (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Elixir (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Viseart Cognac (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “pillow-soft, matte colour” that is “highly blendable” with “unbelievable slip” that has “stay-true colour” that doesn’t fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan–softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow–but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They’re thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC’s eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand’s range (they’re also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Demogorgon

Demogorgon is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It seemed a little stiffer than other Powder Kiss finishes, though.

  • Medium, somewhat pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, moderately powdery
  • Blendable, light fallout
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Too Faced Sweet Fig (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NARS Sunbathe (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop R and R (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Crash (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Blackbird Cosmetics Imogen (DC, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Embrace (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Petalette #1 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Stone Age (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • LORAC Rose Bud (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “pillow-soft, matte colour” that is “highly blendable” with “unbelievable slip” that has “stay-true colour” that doesn’t fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan–softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow–but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They’re thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC’s eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand’s range (they’re also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Creel House

Creel House is a darker, navy blue with strong, cool undertones and a satin finish. The formula is supposed to have a wet effect in intensity but really lost its luster applied as the shimmer seemed to disappear and leave a more satin-like finish behind.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Rendezvous (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Sephora Diving In (254) (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Paralyzed (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Gamma Ray (DC, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors A Moment (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sephora Astral Blue (383) (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Victoria Beckham Beauty Midnight (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Ministry (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” with “silky smooth glide” and a “wet-like metallic texture.” The pigmentation is supposed to have “one-swipe saturation,” and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and “molten” while others had a subdued sheen (which didn’t seem fitting with the “Dazzleshadow Extreme” name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Spores

Spores is a very light, golden beige with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” with “silky smooth glide” and a “wet-like metallic texture.” The pigmentation is supposed to have “one-swipe saturation,” and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and “molten” while others had a subdued sheen (which didn’t seem fitting with the “Dazzleshadow Extreme” name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Spores

LELimited Edition. $20.00.

Mind Flayer

Mind Flayer is a light-medium taupe with warmer undertones and cooler, grayish-bronze shimmer and faint sparkle. It was marginally thinner than other shades in the palette, so it was a bit easier to use but still thicker than most shimmer shades on the market.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Foolin’ (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Silver Moon (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Phytosurgence Oxidized Olive (P, $17.07) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Devotion (Deep) (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • LORAC Time Keeper (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Dior Moonlight #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Transform (LE, $4.50) is lighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. – $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” with “silky smooth glide” and a “wet-like metallic texture.” The pigmentation is supposed to have “one-swipe saturation,” and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn’t emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and “molten” while others had a subdued sheen (which didn’t seem fitting with the “Dazzleshadow Extreme” name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

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