MAC Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Eye Shadows: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

At last… MAC has brought back Extra Dimension eye shadows for a limited time with the Glamour Daze collection! These are smaller than the previous Extra Dimension eye shadows – this time they’re in the normal sized eye shadow pots – but a little bit goes a long way!

The Extra Dimension formula is somewhat new… These are described as a “liquid-powder eye shadow with prismatic reflections” and MAC says that the “impact ranges from sheer crystallized light to a highly polished metallic effect“… Translated, that means these are a smooth, almost creamy, liquid textured eye shadow with reflective particles. Used dry, they are more sheer, and layered or applied with a brush dampened with something like Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium, they look much more intense and frosty/metallic.

I got more than the 6 hours of wear that MAC claims these give, but I applied them over a Paint Pot to ensure there was no creasing… By the time I got home after a 10 hour day, I had very minimal creasing, and that was using a darker color, so I’m impressed! I even smudged some under my eye as a soft liner with a MAC 219 brush and it did not travel or end up settling in lines under my eye. Extra Dimension eye shadows also blend beautifully if applied with something like a MAC 217 brush. The color also packs on well and evenly with a flat brush like a MAC 239.

Since the Extra Dimension eye shadows are limited edition with the Glamour Daze collection, and they’re a new and different formula, you want to get your hands on these while you can! They’re available now at MAC counters, stores, and online at www.maccosmetics.com. Like the rest of this collection, the packaging is special for holidays and a glossy black. Extra Dimension eye shadows contain 1.3g / 0.04oz of product and sell for $19.50.

Swatches applied dry
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Swatches applied with a damp brush
Photo taken outdoors on NC20 skin

A Natural Flirt

A Natural Flirt:   A Natural Flirt is described as a “soft peachy nude”… It’s one of the lighter colors in this group of Extra Dimension eye shadows. To me, it’s a light, yellow-golden type of nude. It’s not terribly opaque when applied dry or without layering… it looks much better when applied damp. I’ve actually used this as a highlight for the face too, applying it just above the cheekbone. It’s VERY close to the Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Highlighter, although a bit lighter.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Divine Blue

Divine Blue:   This Extra Dimension eye shadow is a “midtone aqua”. It’s a more blue type of aqua, that’s very reflective and almost metallic once applied… Especially if used damp. Applied dry, it’s not all that opaque or intense. It works well on the lid, in the crease, or even as a liner. I used this applied damp under my lower lashline the other day for a pop of color and it looked awesome! Since it’s a brighter type of color, it’s suitable for all skin tones, but I find that it really stands out on medium-dark to deep skin.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   3

Color Payoff:   3

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Evening Grey

Evening Grey:   Evening Grey is a “steel silver”… It’s a medium-dark grey-brown type of silver that’s shimmery and has a very metallic finish when applied damp. What I find really unique about this eye shadow is that the shimmer particles are multi-dimensional and contain warm, cool, and neutral tones. It works well in the crease, on the lid, and as a soft liner or a highlight for the inner corner of the eye. It’s highly pigmented and opaque whether applied dry or damp.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Ready to Party

Ready to Party:   This is a “pale lilac”… To be honest, the photo and swatches don’t do this eye shadow justice. It’s hard to describe… It’s a very pale, iridescent, cool, pinkish lilac. It has the same multi-dimensional sheen that Evening Grey has, and definitely looks more bold and more like a true lilac shade when applied damp. It also looks fantastic applied dry. Since it’s a lighter eye shadow, I prefer to use this on the lid or as a highlight on the inner corner of the eye.

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Swatches applied dry
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Swatches applied with a damp brush
Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight on NC20 skin

Round Midnight

Round Midnight:   Round Midnight is a gorgeous “dark burgundy”. It’s a deep, plummy type of burgundy with some warm brown undertones. It’s softer and not quite as shimmery as some of the other Extra Dimension eye shadows, but the shimmer it does contain has warm tones to it. Round Midnight felt smoother than the other colors in this collection, and it has amazing color payoff and coverage both damp and dry. It’s a great color for a smokey eye, or can be used in the crease or as a liner.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Stolen Moment

Stolen Moment:   This Extra Dimension eye shadow is described as a “dark taupe”. It’s a medium, neutral taupe with hints of brown, gray and warm plum. The pearly shimmer is multi-dimensional and contains both warm and cool tones. Stolen Moment is a truly unique color and my favorite in this whole collection! It went on with great coverage and color payoff when applied dry or damp and shares the same extra smooth texture that Round Midnight has.

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Stylishly Merry

Stylishly Merry:   This is one of the bolder colors in this line of Extra Dimension eye shadows and is described as a “midtone dusty violet”… Huh?! I dunno about the “dusty” part, but it’s definitely a medium fuchsia pink that has a pearly-metallic finish. The texture for Stylishly Merry is really smooth and blends beautifully. It also has good pigmentation and coverage applied dry, although it’s bolder and more opaque when applied damp. Since it’s such a bright color, I like using this mostly on the lid, or in the crease to blend out a smokey eye. It’s a very flattering eye shadow for all skintones!

Overall Rating:   4.3 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   4

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Tall, Dark & Handsome

Tall, Dark & Handsome:   Tall, Dark & Handsome is a “black with pearl”. It’s a soft black with fine, pearly, multicolored micro-shimmer. It has a very smooth texture and blends so easily! The color payoff and coverage are fantastic both dry or damp, although it’s slightly more frosty when applied damp. I must say, this is my new favorite black eye shadow!

Overall Rating:   4.7 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:   5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Advertisements
1 comment
  1. AaeKay said:

    Love love round midnight! Tall, dark and handsome also looks wonderful! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: