August 4, 2014

MAC A Novel Romance Electric Cool Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

MAC A Novel Romance Electric Cool Eyeshadows

The MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow get a relaunch in the MAC A Novel Romance Collection later this month. Originally the MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow formula was launched in 2012 so we get all new shades to choose from in this relaunch of the formula.

Let’s take a peek!

MAC A Novel Romance Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC A Novel Romance Electric Cool Eyeshadow

Originally when the MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow formula was promoted I think many users, including myself, though they were some kind of reformulated Big Bounce Eyeshadow release but MAC actually went in a nice direction with them upon launch.

MAC A Novel Romance Electric Cool Eyeshadow  Swatches

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Swatches (Superwatt, Glided Thrill, Gilded Thrill)

MAC Gilded Thrill

MAC Gilded Thrill Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Pure Flash

MAC Pure Flash Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Superwatt Eyeshadow

MAC Superwatt Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC dubs these as a lightweight formula with “electrifying pigment”. Most will find that these are a little too sheer and too shimmery for their liking. I always thought the Electric Cool formula was more about a color wash with a ton of sparkle versus the incredible pigment that MAC says they have. They have a sponge clay-like texture with a nice bouncy formula that feels creamy. They aren’t a powder shadow and can be applied easily with your finger should you like! They kinda have a similar texture to Buxom’s Stay There Eyeshadow formulation but are a bit more spongy or even Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow. They wear well on my drier lids and I didn’t have issues with the shades fading or creasing nor are they too frosty but they do have a ton of shimmer. You can’t really use two shades together in my experience as they tend to go muddy and I find they do not make a great base for powder. But colors worn individually give eyes a nice hint of tint and a ton of sparkle!

MAC A Novel Romance fotd

mac novel romance fotd

Wearing Glided Thrill

They are unfortunately smaller and more expensive than a regular size MAC Eyeshadow.

If you hadn’t tried MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow on the first release now is your chance to experience them. And fans of the shadow will be quite happy to see them being released. Just beware they do contain a ton of sparkle but don’t really have a ton of pigment to go along with that ride!

These launch later this month with the MAC A Novel Romance Collection at MAC counters or online at maccosmetics.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Chynna

    “Just beware they do contain a ton of sparkle but don’t really have a ton of pigment to go along with that ride!”

    Thank you for wrapping up with that – it’s enough to make my decision for me. Lovely colors, but I don’t need a ton of sparkle in my collection right now. πŸ™‚

  • MakeupTray

    UGH!!!! I bought these already and now I wish I didn’t. I am very pale and these seem to shimmery and sheer. They look great on you but I bet they will disappear on me.

  • kellly

    I like the looks of these! I have always loved shiny and sparkly and for sure am going to check these out!

  • Faye

    Flash Electric Cool has a very pretty shimmer! A Novel Romance is my favorite MAC Collection thus far.