MAC Style Black Collection Eye Products Reviews

The two Cream Colour Bases ($16.50) featured in this collection are both great for creating a smoky eye. Black is a creamy black and makes a fool-proof base color for any smoky eye look. Bat Black is a deep burgundy color with sparkles from the permanent Pro line and it is *hot*! Just like all CCBs, the texture of these CCBs is super creamy and does have a tendency to crease and migrate on oily skin. I only recommend using these as a base for powder eyeshadow.

The Mineralize Eye Shadows ($19) are all really pretty and remind me so much of the Night Series eyeshadows from NARS. Cinderfella is a frosty silver black color. Young Punk is a black with magenta sparkles and probably the most unique in the collection. Gilt by Association is a golden olive black and has the best pigmentation out of the four. Blue Flame is a midnight blue that reminds me of MAC Blue Flame Eyeshadow that was limited edition. Like all Mineralize Eyeshadows, the color payoff is not the best when applied dry. Fallouts can be another problem. They are best when used wet or packed on top of a creamy base.

The Greasepaint Stick in Black ($17.50) is a new product from MAC and definitely one of the must-haves from this collection! It is a crayon that comes in twist-up design and the color is a gorgeous black with blue sparkles. It also goes on very smooth and super pigmented. The tip looks slightly too big to be used as an eyeliner (unless you are going for a thicker line) but as a base for powder eyeshadow, especially the Mineralize Eyeshadows in the collection, this is perfect (check this for proof)! Plus once it dries off, it will not budge. I cannot wait to do a smoky eye with this!

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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,, 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.


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