This came out in the stores yesterday so I went and checked it out after work. Overall I was a little disappointed but I still managed to pick up the 3 pigments. Below are the reviews:
MAC describes this as a “deep violet with gold pearl”. To me it’s like a plummy version of Ruby Red pigment. It is fairly shimmery and even though I have not tried it on my eyes, I am sure it would make a really pretty smoky eye. I will try to do a look with this color over the weekend and post pictures.
This is a “light neutral with gold pearl”. It is very frosty and slightly gritty. The color is a little similar to Vanilla except more neutral and it makes a really pretty highlighter. I wore this today under my brow bones and inner corner and it brightened up my eyes a lot.
Described as a “mid-tone pink coral”, this is my favorite product from the entire collection. It is very shimmery and the color is nothing like any of the pigments I own – it is indeed a mid-tone pink coral, kind of like a pink version of Goldenaire pigment. Plus the color is very versatile and can be used as an eyeshadow, blush and even lip color. I wore this today on my entire lid and I *loved* it!
Softsparkle Eye Pencil ($13.50)
These come in 5 limited-edition colors:
Reflecto: Mid-tone blue with silver pearl
Nightsky: True black with silver pearl
Ultra-Chill: Pale mint green with silver pearl
Peacocked: Rich turquoise green with silver pearl
Iris Accents: Violet with silver pearl
All the colors are really pretty and my favorite is Ultra-Chill. They go on really smooth but I find the silver glitter a little too gritty which might be irritating to those with sensitive eyes. Plus the color came off right away after I rubbed it once. I ended up passing on these.
Nail Lacquer ($10)
I have always been a sucker for nail polishes with glitter so when I first saw these online, I was really psyched. But when I saw them at the store, I was very disappointed. The colors turned out to be a LOT darker than the pictures – not my cup of tea!
4 Sweetie Cakes Eyeshadow Quad ($35)
This contains 4 new shades:
Almond Icing – grey with pink pearl
Gateaux – pale pink with frost
Sugar Blue – greened teal with pink pearl
Demi-Sweet – plum with blue pearl
They looked really really pretty online but totally blah in person. The colors are way too sheer and muted for my taste. Plus they are pretty similar to some of the existing shades. Almond Icing is like Vex; Gateaux is like Pink Freeze; Sugar Blue is like Aquadisiac; Demi-Sweet is like Nocturnelle. I don’t recommend getting this.
Image credit: MAC.