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Exceptional, sparkling shadows offer a mix of unique colors and finishes that stand out from the crowd, providing maximum shelf appeal. Rich pigments adhere to the lid, remaining true to the color you see in the pan, imparting eyes with beautiful, twinkling sheen. Innovative liquidform ‘bridge’ texture creates the perfect union of a cream and powder. Unique formula creates a multi-dimensional, reflective surface leaving lids looking dazzling yet delicate. Performance driven liquidform texture allows for superior adhesion and performance, minimizing fallout and giving a brilliance not found in a traditional pressed eye shadow.
- She Sparkles: light gray with silver sparkles
- Last Dance: peach beige with pink sparkles
- Let’s Roll: red bronze with sparkles
- Try Me On: deep blue green with sparkles
- Say It Isn’t So: dark gray with pink sparkles
- Can’t Stop, Don’t Stop: deep plum purple with sparkles
- Let’s Boogie: black with sparkles
- Boom Boom Room: light burgundy with emerald sparkles
- I Like 2 Watch: mid-tone brown with gold sparkles
- Slow / Fast / Slow: bronze with red sparkles
- Get Physical: purple with light blue sparkles
- Feel the Fever: deep blue purple with pink sparkles
The Dazzleshadows come in small pans but otherwise look just like regular MAC shadows.
The formula is described by MAC as being an “innovative liquidform ‘bridge’ texture” that’s a cream-powder hybrid. When you use these with a brush, they don’t feel different from a normal formula, but when you touch the pans with your finger, you can tell they have more creaminess to them than regular MAC shadows. They are not nearly as creamy as ColourPop’s eye shadows, though. That said, the formula glides over the skin surprisingly smoothly, considering how jam-packed these are with shimmer and glitter.
Each shadow has great pigmentation. They’re not opaque, but look nearly so because of the plentiful colored shimmer in each shadow. And, true to MAC’s claims, these give off an exceptionally sparkling finish.
Unfortunately, what I don’t find to hold true is MAC’s claim that this formula minimizes fall-out. Rest assured, you will get shimmer everywhere. And even though the shimmer particles themselves are on the small side, they love to cling to dear life on your skin, so you can’t just brush them away lightly with a powder brush after application. You have to take a makeup remover and remove the shimmer thoroughly. So don’t bother applying your foundation first because it will have to come off after applying these shadows.
I tested this formula out with a damp brush too. A full-on foiled application didn’t quite work because it made the shades turn more into watercolors. And it honestly didn’t help that much with reducing fall-out either because once the shadow dried, it still dropped shimmer particles onto the cheeks.
I also find that the Dazzleshadow formula doesn’t last nearly as long as the regular MAC shadow formula. These shadows started to crease after a few hours, even when applied over primer.