May 22, 2024

The MAC electric cool Eye shadows sparkle like a Tesla Coil

wearing the MAC electric cool Eye shadows from the MAC A novel romance fall 2014 collection, coming soon
Look ma, no…brushes!

Da, fata. put down that 217 and 224 ’cause you’re not going to need ’em with the MAC electric cool Eyeshadows ($21 US, $25 CAD).


Aptly named, these cream eyeshadows are, in fact, very cool — in a figurative sense. I don’t detect a cooling sensation on my lids when I wear them, but their marshmallowy formula is easy to apply and blend.

And that’s pretty cool. (*Does lazy girl makeup dance that bares a striking resemblance to the snake.*)

Hear I’m wearing the electric cool Eye shadows in Coil (lids and blended into the crease), Gilded thrill (center of the lid) and Pure Flash (inner corners)
The electric Cools are kinda like Chanel’s $36 illusion D’Ombres at a lower price point ($21). eight limited edition shades are on their way with the MAC A novel romance collection.


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Not so much about precision, these shadows live for lived-in, (perhaps even) slightly messy eye looks, and they’re great if you want to create a quick, high-impact eye with a single product.

I think of these eight as two sides of the same family. On one side, there are what I like to call the glitter top coats — champagne Pure Flash, soft rose love Power, light taupe Superwatt, gold Gilded Thrill, coppery bronze Coil and black Blacklit.

Electric cool Eye shadow in Pure Flash
Electric cool Eye shadow in love Power
Electric cool Eye shadow in Superwatt
Electric cool Eye shadow in Coil

Electric cool Eye shadow in Gilded Thrill
Electric cool Eye shadow in Blacklit
Dramatic on their own, they’re much more about glittery bling than pigment intensity. Sometimes, I’ll just pat and blend them on my lids with a finger and add liner and mascara. maybe also falsies, when I’m feeling it.

Other times, I’ll layer them on top of a powder shadow to add extra sparkle.

The other side of the family is smaller, just two shadows — switch to Blue, and purple highly Charge. They’re like the rocker chicks/smokey eye cousins. They derive their drama from major shimmer and pigment (but not from glitter).

Wear them on their own or atop a black base like MAC Blackground paint Pot. just pat them on with a finger for an instant cool girl smokey eye.

Electric cool Eye shadow in switch to Blue
Electric cool Eye shadow in highly Charged
Of course, you could use also brushes to apply these shadows, and if you do, I recommend flat, dense brushes like the 239, both application and blending (for these, I’d skip the domed and tapered brushes).

Electric cool Eye shadows in Pure Flash, love Power, Superwatt and Coil
It’s just that whenever I touch them with a 217 or 224, glitter goes flying everywhere! — up into brows, my lashes, my cat’s fur, my nextdoor neighbor’s garden…

I dunno… For some reason, the fluffier brushes don’t get along well with this cream shadow formula (when I use them).

Electric cool Eye shadows in Gilded Thrill, switch to Blue, highly Charged and Blacklit


As for wear time, WHOA. With these, I can absolutely skip the primer. Bare lids are fine. I get from 8-10 hours of wear with very little creasing or movement (as long as I don’t pile it on).

On my cheeks I’m wearing Chanel Malice Blush, and on my lips I’m wearing MAC good Kisser Lipstick topped with MAC Bared for You Lipglass (both from A novel Romance)
PRICE: $21 US, $25 CAD
AVAILABILITY: limited edition; available August 14 online at; August 21 – October 2 in North American stores and counters; pe plan internațional în septembrie
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