MAC is just releasing a Pro-only collection called Nudes & Metallics, which consists of coordinating eyeshadows and lipsticks. Essentially, the Nudes collection includes four light-to-dark shades in soft finishes. As the name suggests, the Metallics are richly pigmented, metal-shine colors. Although I do not typically buy much MAC, this pro release had the promise of satisfying my craving for neutrals with a twist, so I invested in the eyeshadows of this collection.
Details on this release are little hard to track down. According to Temptalia, the collection is MAC PRO store (4/18/13) and PRO Online only (mid June 2013). Non-PRO members should buy from a Pro store now, because non-pro members do not have access to the MAC Pro online site.
This review considers MAC PRO’s Metallic eyeshadows–Love’s Lure, Crimson Tryst, Deep Fixation, and Brazenly ($15 each). These have a Veluxe Pearl finish–really, the softness, finish, and highly metallic quality of this group is extraordinary. These Metallics give consistent, rich payoff of the type that gave the Veluxe Pearl finish its great reputation so many years ago. It’s back, and it’s Pro.
MAC Love’s Lure is a metallic deep red with raspberry undertones.
Love’s Lure outdoors:
MAC Deep Fixation is a high-shine metallic brown:
Deep Fixation outdoors:
MAC Crimson Tryst is a very complex color with berry and fuchsia:
Crimson Tryst outdoors:
MAC Brazenly is an amazing deep purple duochrome. The color is so deep that it works for all ages, it avoids classification as a summer bright because it is so close to black.
Here are the swatches:
MAC Metallics swatched:
Here’s the set tilted down so you can see some of the duo chrome effect:
These are accent colors, that can be used to add some on-trend dash to a summer look. Really nice–if you get only one, get Brazenly. It’s a really good non-black. The Nudes released in parallel in this same collection are reviewed here.