MAC’s Alice + Olivia collection includes Later ($19.50), a multidimensional off-black. If you swatch this in a store, you will probably not choose this. It was only after I used the product wet that I found its magic.
I have a strong love of black eyeshadows, they can really add some beautiful effects when used properly. I also love off-blacks, those eyeshadows that have either a duochrome or other flash of color. Later is a neutral-with-a-kick.
Later’s magic is a duochrome blue-purple that comes out most strongly used wet. Here it is, compared with two other off-blacks in my collection, Addiction’s Neverland and Guerlain’s L’Instant D’une Emotion.
Shown in strong sunlight, you can see the multidimension color of Later used wet–primarily a purple with touches of blue.
This picture shows Later’s duochrome most strongly along with the glitter bits (Addiction’s Neverland and Guerlain’s L’Instant d’une Emotion do not have glitter).
Like Partylicious, Later was produced in very limited qualities so don’t wait long if you like it. This is not an everyday shadow, but it can be used to create some drama on an otherwise neutral eye (or really amp up something colorful!). As an aside, I skipped the other pigment in this collection (If It Sparkles), a pink sparkle shade, as not something that I’d likely wear. Also, it seems close enough to MAC’s permanent Pink Opal for my purposes.