MAC Jeanius Collection Review, Swatches, Photos
I’m loving MAC Jeanius just because the eyeshadows are terribly cute. Love the denim imprint don’t you?
What has you most excited about the collection? I honestly can’t say it was the shades that got me hyped as the lippes and lipglass aren’t too uneventful and I’m a little worried the shadows will make my aging eyes a bit too tired looking…so it was def the packaging that got me going!
Here’s a brief babble about the MAC Jeanius Collection.
Well, disappointing news, the entire denim design on each shadow is a complete over spray. It’s slightly embossed but once you swatched the shadow both the button and the design of the denim will disappear fairly quickly leaving you with the imprinted lines of the “jean” design but not the actual image of it.
But…the show must go on!
Shadow formula seems to jump around a fair bit here and some shades have a more powerful formula than others with more pay off, more shimmer in some cases, and more fall out. Really depends what shade you’re using.
Diva in Distress stood out for me and felt very Urban Decay micro-glitter like to me and can probably be duped if you have the shade Mary Jane in your stash. MAC calls it a mid-tine grey with silver pearl but it feels more like a light blue gray denim to me with silver sparkle. Fall out will probably be an issue with the looser formula as well but I find the shade very pretty and soft so I’ll be looking forward to using it.
Motorhead will make someone a very happy smoky eye however I personally lack the skill for it plus I feel like the shade will really emphasis dark circles and fine lines sadly but used sparsely I might be able to pull it off. The texture on this is solidly packed so kick up and fall out shouldn’t be an issue. The shade is a rather stunning true denim blue.
White Jeanius is a pearl-ish white with a bit of a frosty, sparkly finish. This is also loosely packed but not nearly as bad as Diva in Distress, again fall out may be an issue here and combing the shade or contrasting with another however as a highlighter you might love it.
And finally my least favorite Stovepipe Black is what MAC dubs black with cooper pearl…hmmm to me it feels like black mixed in with a bit of denim gray. This should be a smooth even ride although it feels like a semi-matte formula to me so blending might prove a bit of a chore.
What do you think of the shadows?
What do you find appealing about them?
I also tried out MAC Blush in Overdyed. This is actually a pleasant addition to my collection as I don’t have such a bright shade of magenta in my stash. It’s a satin sans sparkle or glitter and adds a nice glow on my cheeks.
Overall, MAC Jeanius has some disappointments for me but it’ll be a popular collection I suspect.
What do you think?
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