MAC Technacolor Collection Eyeshadow Reviews

The new eyeshadows from MAC Technacolor Collection are so pretty I was literally drooling over every single one of them at the counter! *lol*


B-Rich is an enriched cocoa brown with silver sparkle.

Jeweltone is a bright amethyst with pink and silver pearl. Very pretty and a little similar to Parfait Amour.

Pompous Blue is a punched-up aqua with silver sparkle. This color is the most unique out of the entire collection. It is similar to Ingenue Blue which was limited edition and Bluer Blue from the 2005 Holiday palette.

Zeal is a low-key lilac with silver sparkle.

Lightshade is a creamy light beige with silver sparkle. It is like a glitterized yet less pigmented version of Shroom and will make an awesome base color or highlight color.

Peppier is an upbeat coral with gold sparkle.

Slip Pink is a soft silky pink with pearl. It is a repromote.

Full Flame is a soft ruby pink with silver sparkle.

Blue Edge is a sexy vivid blue with gold sparkle. Great for a smoky eye.

The shadows all come in the Velvet formula but infused with tons of glitter. While some may find the texture of these eyeshadows a little hard to work with, the problem can easily be solved if you use a dense eyeshadow brush like MAC #239 Eye Shading Brush to apply them. You can also use them wet for a more intense effect. I already own Slip Pink and I am getting Jeweltone, Blue Edge and Pompous Blue.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

4 COMMENTS

  1. in earlier posts you used MAC pigments (like frost) as a highlighter for the bridge of your nose and brow bone. what are some shades from MAC i can use as a highlighter that are not shimmery but subtle? or can you recommend other highlighters? thank you!

  2. Hi Phyllis!
    Thanks for posting about the new collection! I’ve been debating on some of the colors because they all look great! What do you think of the MAC 252 brush? I haven’t tried, but a makeup artist suggested I invest in that brush. So far, I’m pleased with my Smashbox brush and my MAC 224 (contour one?), but I wasn’t sure about the 252. Thanks so much again!!!

  3. Hello, just came onto your site, it’s so helpful! I made the mistake this weekend of going to Sephora for a free makeover, because I wound up spending $400 on makeup and makeup tools–when MAC is just across the street from me! I wish I’d come across your site earlier, sigh. Anyway, I’m still a little shocked at the amount I spent, so I was wondering if you could advise on a moderately priced foundation and blush. THANK YOU!!

    thanks,
    wmc
    nyc

  4. hey Kristy, I wrote a review on the MAC #252 brush:

    MAC #252 Larger Shader Brush ($29)
    Unlike other brushes, this one has really firm fibers which makes it great for applying emollient-based products. I use this mostly to apply cream eyeshadows and MAC’s Paints. It can also double as a concealer brush. The only downside to it is when I wash it, I have to rub it a few more times to get all the product out of the brush. Other than that, it is a pretty good brush.

    I personally can do without the #252 brush. If you are looking for a brush to apply powder eyeshadows, I would recommend the #239 Eye Shading Brush ($24). It’s prolly one of the best eyeshadow brushes I have ever used. Here’s a review I wrote:

    MAC #239 Eye Shading Brush ($24)
    I have heard so much about this brush but I have never tried it until today. Now I can see why people are raving about it. #239 is the brush for eyeshadows. It is very versatile – you can use it to pack eyeshadow on your entire lid or swipe it lightly over your crease for some definition. The bristles are very dense yet soft enough so it will not tug your skin.

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