MAC – Magnetic Nude – Amorous Alloy Extra Dimension Eye Shadow: Photos, Swatches and Review

One of my favorite parts of the Magnetic Nude collection are the Extra Dimension Eye Shadows… They have that wonderful liquid-powder Extra Dimension texture so they apply like a dream and wear really well. The colors in this collection are beautiful and work for all skin tones and seasons.

There are a total of five Extra Dimension Eye Shadows in the Magnetic Nude collection but I will only be reviewing three, and all separately, just because I want to change it up a bit! A Natural Flirt was previously released with the Glamour Daze collection, so that review can be seen here. I have not purchased Platinum Love yet, but I may… If I do, I’ll review it soon! This review is for one of my favorites, Amorous Alloy.

Amorous Alloy

MAC describes Extra Dimension Eye Shadows as ” a liquid-powder eye shadow with prismatic reflections. Impact ranges from sheer crystalized light to a highly polished metallic effect. Lasts up to 6 hours”… Translated, that means these are a smooth creamy feeling liquid-powder texture eye shadow with highly reflective particles. Used dry, they are more sheer, while 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. Now even though it says these are a liquid-powder, they’re really more of a super finely milled powder in which the particles adhere to one another tightly, giving it that incredibly smooth, creamy, cool texture. I do feel like MAC’s claim for these only wearing 6 hours is a bit off… Maybe without a primer, but when I use a Pro Longwear Paint Pot (any color will work, but I tend to use Painterly as a neutral base), these stay on with no creasing or fading for more like 8-12 hours!

For application, if you want to use these dry for a softer look, I suggest using a MAC 239 or 242 brush to pat this eye shadow onto the lid. If you want to blend it into the crease, try a MAC 217, 224, or 286 brush. You can even smudge these under the lower lash line with a MAC 219, 214, or 212 brush. If you want a more intense, metallic finish, try applying damp… For this method, lightly wet your brush with Fix + Spray or Water Based Mixing Medium. For the lid, try the 242 brush, for under the lower lash line, try the 212 brush.

Amorous Alloy Label

 

The Magnetic Nude collection was released on Thursday, December 26th online at www.maccosmetics.com and at stores and counters. At most locations I’ve been to, Amorous Alloy is still in stock, but it seems to be sold out on the website right now. These Extra Dimension Eye Shadows are the smaller size ones (they’ve also been released in larger sizes in the past). These contain 1.3 g / 0.04 US oz of product and sell for $19.50.

Amorous Alloy 1

 

Amorous Alloy 2

 

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight. Amorous Alloy swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural sunlight.
Amorous Alloy swatched dry on NC15 skin.

Amorous Alloy:   This Extra Dimension Eye Shadow is described as a “deep terracotta copper”… It’s a medium-dark, warm coppery color with reddish-terracotta undertones. The finish ranges from a soft sheen to a truly metallic look, depending on application. Color payoff is great and looks pretty much like it does in the pan, while coverage is equally fantastic. It felt creamy and smooth to apply, whether I was patting it on my lid or blending into the crease. Wear time by itself was a little over 6 hours before any creasing or fading occurred, and closer to 10 with a Pro Longwear Paint Pot. 

Dupes:   The closest permanent dupe for this is Mythology Eye Shadow, but it’s still considerably lighter and more coppery/orange.

Overall Rating:   4.8 / 5

Application:   5

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   5

Wear Time:  4

Packaging:   5

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