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Five complementary shades that glide on and blend beautifully for infinite day-to-night looks: frost white pink, bright frosty pink, deep violet, blackened purple with purple pearl and blackened plum.
This review is for the Veluxe Pearlfusion eye shadow palette in Pinkluxe, which releases with MAC’s Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Collection for Summer 2013. This palette includes shades of frost white pink, bright frosty pink, deep violet, blackened purple with purple pearl and blackened plum.
This palette contains a frosty white-pink, a frosty pale pink, a shimmery violet with a lighter purple flash, a deep purple with lighter purple shimmer, and a black-plum with sparse purple shimmer.
The top two colors in this palette have a flaky texture to the glitter while the next two shades have a shimmery, non-flaky finish and the bottom shade has a nearly matte finish.
MAC states that you can apply these eye shadows wet for a super saturated, metallic effect, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish. The frosty colors in this palette aren’t nearly as translucent and weakly-pigmented as the ones in the Pastelluxe palette. They actually give off decent color and vibrancy and improve in finish when applied wet.
The middle purple shade has a duo-chrome characteristic to it and good pigmentation. It loses some of its vibrancy when applied wet, so I’d suggest keeping this color to a dry application.
The second-to-bottom, deep purple shade isn’t opaque at the base when applied dry, but becomes more bold when applied wet.
The bottom shade is effectively a black color and, despite not being very shimmery, does become more pigmented when applied wet.
For $40.00 you get 0.14 ounces (4 grams) of product. In a MAC eyeshadow quad, you pay $40.00 for 0.19 ounces (5.6 grams) of product. So, you are getting less product for the same price when you buy the Veluxe Pearlfusion palettes.