Review & Swatches: MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in “Brilliantly Lit”

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $18.50

Company’s Description

A soft, lightweight, springy formula delivers hue-rich colour in a modern mode. One touch and you’ll be wired into its sensational blending power. Medium-to-high coverage transforms eyes. Use the 249 Large Shader Brush to provide pro-quality pick-up and distribution.

MAC’s Electric Cool Collection introduces a new eye shadow formula in 12 limited edition shades. This review is for the shade Brilliantly Lit, which MAC describes as a a bright, acid yellow green.

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Packaging: 9/10

Unlike MAC’s standard powder shadows, the Electric Cool shadows come in a slightly glossier compact with a twist-off lid.

Quality: 9.75/10

Brilliantly Lit is a wonderfully bright, electric, yellow-lime with slight shimmer. It is a stunning shade for brown eyes.

MAC claims that this formula is soft, lightweight, and springy. The consistency is similar to Maybelline’s Dream Bouncy Blushes. The shadow is soft to the touch, like a pillow. It will deform under the pressure of a brush.

MAC also claims the color will be hue-rich and gives medium-to-high coverage. This description is spot-on for Brilliantly Lit. The color is intense and pigmented. It also gives medium coverage very easily. I wouldn’t say it will give you completely full coverage, but there is no patchiness to the shade.

Finally, MAC states that the shadow has “sensational” blending power. This is absolutely true for this color. It has the best blending powder of all the shades in this collection. It applies smoothly, like butter, and blends very easily.

This color is just is brilliant applied over bare skin as it is over a primer. It takes almost 4 hours for this shade to crease when applied over bare skin. It lasts over 6 hours with primer. The shade also experiences only slight fading after 3.5 hours.

Ease of Use: 10/10

Brilliantly Lit applies with vibrant color in a smooth, even layer. It blends very nicely through the crease and doesn’t produce fall-out.

Price: 9.25/10

MAC’s standard eye shadows cost $15.00 and contain 1.5 grams of product. The Electric Cool shadows cost $18.50 and contain 2.1 (0.07 ounces) of shadow. Despite the higher price, you’re getting a better deal with the Electric Cool shadows because of the amount of product you get.

Final Grade

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow Box Packaging

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit Swatch

MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Brilliantly Lit Applied

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