MAC Electro Flash Collection Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo Review and Swatches

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($17.50)
These come in two shades – one that features a mélange of three shades and one that provides a complementary or contrasting solid shade. Both provide medium buildable and lightweight application with a pearlized frost finish.

Like the previous Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos, these are super pigmented and can be used wet or dry. Texturewise, most of them are really smooth but certain ones do tend to come off a little chunky.

* Odd Couple – Warm gold with lavender and bronze veining/Purple mono. I *love* the gold in this one but the purple looks like something you can easily find a duplicate of.

* Two to Glow – Dirty bronze with pink and orange veining/Orange mono.

* Polar Opposites – Dirty purple with silver, indigo and pink veining/True silver mono. This is one of my favorites from this collection and the dirty purple is definitely the most unique out of them all. The silver mono reminds me of MAC Azreal Blue pigment.

* Sea & Sky – Silvery pale blue with deep blue and silver veining/Bright blue mono. The bright blue looks very similar to MAC Blue Flame eyeshadow and the pale blue reminds me of MAC’s Aire-de-Blu pigment.

* Love Connection – Pale beige with gold and blue veining/Warm gold mono. This is also one of my favorites in the collection. It is a great combination of neutrals that will look good on any skin tone.

* Fresh Green Mix – Golden olive with blue, gold and aqua veining/Lime mono. This is a great combination of greens. If you like greens, definitely get this!

* Hot Contrast – Dirty red with silver and black veining/Black mono. The red in this one is a gorgeous burgundy but the black is merely a solid black that is nothing but boring.

* Play on Plums – Peachy gold with pink and bronze veining/Bronzed burgundy mono. Yet another favorite of mine, the two shades look more than beautiful next to each other and the bronzed burgundy is very similar to MAC Coco Beach pigment.

* Pink Split – Dirty rose with bronze and pale blue veining / Pink with gold pearl mono. This duo is so pretty and perfect if you like pinks!

Onto the swatches!

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  1. i really love the silver in polar opposites. i’ve been looking for a good silver and gold. i wish they made a duo with those two colors.

    which ones do you find have chunky glitter?

  2. i got the odd couple, i found the gold in odd couple to be slightly chunky:( and i think the purple is more…blue when its on:(

  3. Nowadays every company is going for mineral stuff and copying products each other. I’m curious how long this hype would last.

  4. I’ve been itching to try Hot Contrast and Odd Couple, but the MAC stores I’ve been to have been sold out for the moment. The burgundy in Hot Contrast looks so pretty, and purple is my a-faaaaaavorite eyeshadow color, so that’s a plus, too! I might snag Sea and Sky, though I have a feeling the darker blue might be a bit overwhelming on my pale skin- it might look better on those with darker skin who can pull off such jewel tones. Love the review, though!

  5. I got 4 of these and absolutely love them! Odd Couple, pink split, polar opposites, and hot contrast. I find that when I put the purple alone with painterly as a base, it turns bluish purple, but when i put a light eyeshadow before putting the purple on, it turns out more purple. Also love putting the silver side of polar opposites on my waterline, but I’m wondering is that safe?

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