Review & Swatches: MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots

Glitter & Ice Paint Pots

Limited Edition
Release Date: October 27, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

MAC’s Glitter & Ice collection includes 3 limited-edition Paint Pots:

  • Let’s Skate: Pale pink with pearl
  • Morning Frost: Shimmering champagne taupe
  • For Effect: Black with pearl

Packaging: 9.25/10

Paint Pots are housed in clear glass jars with white, plastic, twist-off lids. The packaging is on the heavier side because of the glass, but is designed well and will keep the product from drying out if you keep the lids tightly closed.

Quality: 9.5/10

When I first saw these Paint Pots (before swatching them), I was a little apprehensive. MAC has previously released very shimmery Paint Pots that ended up being weak in color and chunky when it came to the glitter.

To my delight, these Paint Pots were nothing like those. All 3 of them have good-to-great pigmentation and color. Of the three, For Effect is the weakest: it comes off as a glittery grey instead of an intense black. But Let’s Skate and Morning Frost are absolutely beautiful. Let’s Skate is a milky, translucent pink with light pink shimmers. Morning Frost is a taupe-champagne with a sheen finish. Both are beautiful on the lids, but Let’s Skate was particularly stunning when actually worn.

These Paint Pots are very long-wearing, particularly if you put a primer underneath.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

These are smooth and glide onto the skin easily. You can apply them with your fingers or a brush and can use them alone or as bases.

Price: 9/10

You get 5 g for $18.50 compared to $17.50 with regular MAC Paint Pots. Like I’ve stated previously, it bothers me that there is a bump in price for the packaging, so I have to lower the score in this category.

Final Grade


Glitter & Ice Paint Pot Box Packaging

Glitter & Ice Paint Pot Packaging

Glitter & Ice Paint Pot Names

Let’s Skate

Morning Frost

For Effect

Let’s Skate, Morning Frost, For Effect
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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Mmmmmmm! Love these! A little iffy about Let’s Skate though, since for some reason I can’t get cool, light pinks to look good (on lips OR eyes!). If you get the chance, could you do a look with Let’s Skate?

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