Friday, July 29, 2016

MAC Star Trek Collection | Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow & Trip the Light Fantastic Powder: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
In celebration of the Star Trek 50th anniversary and just in time for the new Star Trek Beyond movie, MAC has a gorgeous limited edition collection (available September 1st) featuring an array of intergalactic colors. Today I have a few shadows and powder from the collection to share with you. To see some swatches, click.......
MAC Star Trek Collection
MAC Star Trek Collection | Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows
MAC Star Trek Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow ($27.50 CAD):
These eyeshadows are housed in a 3-gram round compact with a clear lid embossed with the Starfleet insignia and the number "50" to commemorate the 50th anniversary. The inner rim of the packaging has a shiny silver finish (as opposed to the traditional all-black design), which makes everything look just a bit more futuristic.
MAC Star Trek Collection | Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow in "The Naked Time"
MAC Star Trek Collection | Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow in "To Boldly Go"
MAC Star Trek Collection | Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow in "Midnight"
All three shades I have here are super shimmery and the formulation is buttery and smooth beyond belief. "The Naked Time" is a cool-tone gold. This one is mostly shimmers and sparkles, so it probably works best as a glitter topper. The formulation of this particular shade reminds me a lot of the Urban Decay Stardust shadows.
"To Boldly Go" is a stunning soft copper shimmer. The color is just packed with pigments and shimmers. Lastly, "Midnight" is a shimmery dark blue in a black base. I was afraid that this one was going to be a bit sheer but I was pleasantly surprised. Although not as intense as "To Boldly Go", the color builds to an opaque coverage in just a couple of swipes.
MAC Star Trek Collection | Pressed Pigment Eyeshadows
MAC Star Trek Collection | Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in "Highly Illogical"
MAC Star Trek Trip the Light Fantastic Powder ($39.50 CAD):
This is a gorgeous cheek powder packaged in a large round compact with a clear lid, also embossed with the Starfleet insignia. The shade "Highly Illogical" is made with swirls of gold, plum, and champagne shimmers. You get a total of 6.5 grams of product and the formulation is very soft and fine. The texture is slightly drier compared to your usual powder, taking on a more baked-powder feel.
The beautiful streaks of color provide a nicely pigmented but easy-to-wear peachy bronze. I think this shade can work as a blush, a highlighter, or even a subtle bronzer for those with fairer skin.
MAC Star Trek Collection | Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in "Highly Illogical"
MAC Star Trek Collection | Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in "Highly Illogical"
MAC Star Trek Collection | Trip the Light Fantastic Powder in "Highly Illogical"
Availability:
MAC Star Trek is available starting September 1st online and in stores at MAC.
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