Release Date: October 27, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores
MAC’s Glitter & Ice collection includes 6 limited-edition Mineralize Eye Shadows:
- Fresh Ice: White silver melange
- Snow Season: Soft taupe melange
- Hold That Pose!: Pale mauve melange
- Frozen Blue: Blue silver melange
- Shimmermint: Pale green melange
- Winterized: Dirty purple with silver, indigo, and pink melange
These shadows come in standard MAC packaging but are larger than normal eye shadows. The compacts are plastic and come with snap-shut, flip-up tops. For Glitter & Ice, the plastic is white instead of MAC’s standard black.
Despite previous collections’ less-than-excellent mineralize shadows, the 6 in this collection are actually pretty good.
Overall, these colors go on evenly and have decent pigmentation. I swatched each color first dry, then with a damp brush. The shadows are a little more pigmented when swatched wet. MAC’s color descriptions are accurate and, as with all mineralize shadows, these are shimmery.
The least impressive of the 6 is Shimmermint, which is weaker in color and pigmentation than the other 5 shadows.
Ease of Use: 9.25/10
The finishes are fairly even and you can intensify the color with multiple layers. These shadows work both dry and foiled.
You get 3 g for $21.00 compared to 1.5 g for $15.00 with regular MAC shadows. Assuming the quality is good, you’re getting a deal with the mineralize shadows.