June 18, 2013

MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

We've been sitting on this release for a while, so it's a massive relief to finally share it with y'all! Coming from MAC this August are Veluxe Pearlfusion eyeshadow palettes, containing a brand-new formula of shadow unlike the ones we are familiar with from the permanent collection.

MAC say:

''It’s eye shadow innovation like you’ve never seen before. A versatile powder that brings out the pigment’s pure and true colour.
The result is a glamorous, creamy and lightweight hybrid offering two distinctive effects: applied wet for a super saturation
of colour that glistens with metallic brilliance, or dry for sheer coverage with a soft, sparkling finish.''

There are six palettes in this limited edition line-up in an array of colours - today we're talking about Pinkluxe and Smokeluxe.

Pinkluxe* contains five strips of eyeshadow from pale, silvery pink right up to a smokey grey-black. Not everyone will dig the whole pink thing but I think that this would create an amazing metallic smokey eye, and would look very Katy Perry teamed with a slick of eyeliner! All of the shades are packed with pigment and show up really well, although the two lightest shades swatch a little too close together in terms of colour.

Smokeluxe* is a clever assortment of both warm and cool neutrals that pretty much anyone could wear. Both Sinéad and I have been obsessed with this palette for the last month or so and have worn the shades both during the day and at night - like all of the palettes in this collection, the intensity can be be built up with the darker colours depending on your own taste. The eyeshadows are great quality and blend really easily. I have used the middle amber/coppery shade alone with a spritz of thermal water to build up the intensity and the the result was a really pretty, pigmented wash of colour.

I could write another few paragraphs about these eyeshadows but I won't; suffice to say we both got on really well with them and would recommend. MAC prices never seem to stop going up and €40 is definitely steep given the amount of product here, but seeing as a single MAC shadow is up to €15 these days, it's not the worst value for five colours in terms of MAC maths! 

What makes these really unique is the buttery, almost liquid texture - these are very similar to what Estée Lauder (MAC are under EL's umbrella) have done before with their powder-gelée formula. There is a bit of fall-out as they are so shimmery, but overall they are gorgeous to work with and if you are an eyeshadow junkie, a MAC maniac or both, I think you will adore them!


  1. Ermahgerd. NEED THESE. Thanks for the heads up ladies!

  2. I would rather buy ready made palettes like this from MAC, I get totally overwhelmed trying to pick out shades for a palette and end up with 4 of the same shade,all brown :/. Is it just me or is there a look of Bobbi Brown off these?

    1. I thought they were Bobbi brown in the thumbnail before I clicked in! Smokeluxe looks beautiful, would definitely wear those.x

  3. Ooooh Pink Luxe I need you! Those are really pretty colours, and I've never seen anything similar in terms of how they're packaged from MAC. Hurry up August!!

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx


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