Thursday, December 29, 2011

MAC Metal-X

The second of the new MAC collections is the one that is designed for the eyes.  Metal-X is a cream eye shadow formula that was originally released as a limited edition product back in 2007 and now is again being released as a limited edition collection in the end of 2011.  I know that this product has tons of fans so I am wondering if MAC is considering releasing this in their permanent or pro line.  Based on the description on their website and the swatches that Temptalia has posted, this product formula looks as though it is very close to Illamasqua's Liquid Metal.  This means that it will be a full pigment eye shadow but will be much more high maintence in application than a traditional cream formula.

"After a stunning 2007 debut, the molten magic and liquid metal of  Metal-X Cream Shadow is back, better than ever!  Gilt-loaded, platinum-popped - 9 shades in all.  Metal heads look forward to the return of extreme multi-dimension and shine!"  The words 'liquid metal' are even in the product description so I imagine that this product is very close, if not exactly like, the Illamasqua formula!

Metal-X Cream Shadow - A cream to powder metallicshadow that provides liquid metal effects.  Goes on smoothly, blends like a charm.  An extremely luxurious highlight/finish for eyes, cheeks, and skin.
- Cyber - metallic silver with silver pearl
- Virgin Silver - white with silver pearl
- Fusion Gold - light pinky beige with gold pearl
- Palladium - metallic ash
- Rusty - dirty peach gold
- Red Hot Copper - warm copper
- Venetian Tarnish - golden tarnished bronze
- Vintage Coin - metallic olive green
- Gold Carbon - metallic taupe

I read all about these shadows on the Temptalia blog, I haven't gotten up to the counter yet.  She states that the formula is more high maintence than a traditional cream shadow, a fact that didn't surprise me based on the description from the company.  If you want a cream shadow that is easy to apply and can be applied and blended quickly with fingers, then the MAC Paint Pots would be the best bet for you.  This formula is more pigmented and would better if you want a highly pigmented finish and a more dramatic eye look.

My favorite shade is the pink gold shade, the Fusion Gold.  Gold Carbon is very pretty also, I would it as a shadow or a liner which is also the same way that I would use Vintage Coin and Venetian Tarnish.  Overall, the golds are my favorites in this formula.  Cyber is also a great shade and I would use it for a dramatic silver gilded eye look.

Now onto the MAC and Daphne Guinness collection!

photo courtesy of MAC

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