MAC's StarFlash Collection
This is the latest eyeshadow collection currently at your local MAC counter. This formula is creamy, highly pigmented with a pearly finish. It has all the power of a pigment and feels like a sliver of velvet. I thought the colors looked familiar until I tested them side by side with their dupes. Talent Pool is nothing like Parrot. This sparked a lengthy discussion at my local counter. Smoke & Diamonds will cause beauty junkies to argue. Is it a taupe or is it gray?
It straddles the line between both.
I would say No.
Star By Night: A mid toned blue. This is very metallic to my eye.
LotusLand is a pinkish lilac. The pigment power is not as strong as the other shadows. It is whispery and pretty. I have posted two photos of Lotusland. The first one is without flash.
Top Hat is described as a dirty indigo. I thought it was a smokey blue violet. The MAC SA's layered this shade with Smoke & Diamonds. It was gorgeous!
Sunset B is a mid tone pink. This is brighter than Pink Papillon. It is less metallic than the Fuchsia pigment.
MAC always surprises me with their pinks. Just when you think that they can not create another unique pink...they go and do just that.
Mink & Sable is an olive shade. However it is more olive than MAC's Sumptious Olive. It is very close to Bobbi Brown's Metallic eye shadow in Forest. Close but not exact. There is more yellow in MAC. There is more shimmer in Bobbi Brown.
Smoke & Diamonds is described as a frosty dirty taupe. It is mouse-like. I have been testing it against Lancome's Erika F, MAC's Sweet Sienna, Becca's Lame, Shu Uemura's ME Brown 850, Prescriptives Smoking Gun, Estee Lauder's Mocha Cup and Stila's Diamond Lil. The shade that comes close is Diamond Lil.
Dreammaker is the sleeper hit of the collection. This is a frosty yellow gold that does not rely on shimmer or spark. There is no coin or metal in this shade which makes it unique.
MAC makes the best teals on the market. Many have said that Talent Pool comes close to Parrot. I think it has way more green and gold in it. There is also a metallic sheen to the formula. My local MAC SA used it as a liner. It was like the bright crystal- clear water in Bora Bora. This is perfect for the remaining month of summer.
Grand Entrance is described as a neutral peach beige. I thought it was champagne-like but without the pink.
Bold & Brazen is a copper with some red and pink thrown in. I thought it was copperplate-like.
Go is described as a frosted bronze. I think it is more a standard mink brown.
Glamour Check is reddish brown. The pigment power on this one is "out of this world" amazing! If you are a brown shadow gal...you need to add this to your collection.
These retail for $14.50 and are currently at your local MAC counter or online. If you are lollygagging on Smoke & Diamonds...you are playing a dangerous game my friend. This will not last long. My other picks for "sell out" status is Dreammaker and Top Hat.