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MAC Powder Kiss Eyeshadows Critiques & Swatches (Half 1 of two)


Fall in love

MAC Fall in love with Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($ 20.00 for 0.05 oz.) Is a lighter, deep pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had almost opaque pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture that was slightly powdery but did not tend to fall out or drop fallout during application. The eyeshadow was applied well to the bare skin and slightly faded out at the edges. It stayed good for eight hours before noticeably fading.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

Kaja Ruby Skies (PiP,) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia B3 (Norvina Mini Vol. 3) (LE,) is shimmery, lighter (90% similar) .Sugarpill Level Up (PiP,) is lighter (90% similar) .Wet ‘n’ Wild your 15 minutes are not up # 3 (DC, $ 2.29) is lighter (85% similar). Color Pop Poodle (P, $ 4.50) is warmer (85% similar). Color Pop Concierge (PiP, $ 4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Rose (LE, $ 29.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sugar Pill Melody (PiP,) is lighter, warmer (80% similar); Smashbox Candy (LE,) is lighter, warmer (80% similar); MAC Passionate (P, $ 17.00) is warmer (80% similar).

Formula overview

$ 20.00 / 0.05 oz. – – $ 400.00 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “pillow-soft, matte color” that is “highly mixable”, with an “incredible slip” that is “true to the original color” that does not fade, wrinkle or dry out the lids. Most of the shades were pigmented, but some were semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan – softer and more pliable than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow – but had more lubricity for better adhesion and miscibility on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before noticeably fading.

They’re thinner and slightly more powdery than the long-deprecated Matte2 formula, although it looked more like this finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permanent eyeshadow range. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than many MAC eyeshadows. Hence, they have been improved and are a nice addition to the branded range (they are also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow Swatches.

ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (corn) starch, aluminum starch, octenyl succinate, dimethicone, silicon dioxide, nylon-12, cetearylethylhexanoate, zinc stearate, polymethyl methacrylate, ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, caprylylglycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Plant plant plant

MAC Factory Factory Factory Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($ 20.00 for 0.05 oz.) Is a lighter, medium red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good paint coverage that adhered well to bare skin as the paint was applied evenly and faded out well along the edges without losing its intensity or coverage.

The consistency was soft, smooth and velvety without being dense – it was like a mixture of a firmer mat and a very powdery mat with better slip and better adhesion. After eight hours of wear, there were signs of fading.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) (PiP,) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sakura (191CM) (PiP,) is lighter, cooler (90% similar); Anastasia B1 (Norvina Mini Vol. 3) (LE,) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Color Pop Daiquiri (PiP, $ 4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Color Pop Stay Golden (P, $ 4.50) is lighter, more subdued, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Heart (PiP,) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Color Pop Hunger (LE, $ 6.00) is shimmering, darker, warmer (85% similar). Hudda Beauty Mauve # 9 (PiP,) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Color Pop Dynasty (PiP, $ 6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar); MAC 25 (LE, $ 17.00) is more subdued, warmer (85% similar).

Formula overview

$ 20.00 / 0.05 oz. – – $ 400.00 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “pillow-soft, matte color” that is “highly mixable”, with an “incredible slip” that is “true to the original color” that does not fade, wrinkle or dry out the lids. Most of the shades were pigmented, but some were semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan – softer and more pliable than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow – but had more lubricity for better adhesion and miscibility on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before noticeably fading.

They’re thinner and slightly more powdery than the long-deprecated Matte2 formula, although it looked more like this finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permanent eyeshadow range. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than many MAC eyeshadows. Hence, they have been improved and are a nice addition to the branded range (they are also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow Swatches.

ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (corn) starch, aluminum starch, octenyl succinate, dimethicone, silicon dioxide, nylon-12, cetearylethylhexanoate, zinc stearate, polymethyl methacrylate, ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, caprylylglycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Matured

MAC Ripened Powder Kiss Soft, matt eyeshadow ($ 20.00 for 0.05 oz.) Is a dusty, medium-dark, rosy purple with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payout but was more prone to fading out so I had to build up the coverage with a second or third layer for more extensive coverage.

The texture was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but it melted with and built up well which made it easy to work with. It carried well for eight hours before it visibly faded.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

Huda Beauty Tease (PiP,) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Stone (PiP,) is darker (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Imago (P, $ 6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Color Pop Trophies (LE, $ 4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Bybel (LE, $ 12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Fusion (PiP,) is darker, warmer (85% similar); MAC Rose Before Bros (P, $ 17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar); NYX Skinny Dip (P, $ 4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (PiP, $ 19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Quadrille # 1 (LE,) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).

Formula overview

$ 20.00 / 0.05 oz. – – $ 400.00 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “pillow-soft, matte color” that is “highly mixable”, with an “incredible slip” that is “true to the original color” that does not fade, wrinkle or dry out the lids. Most of the shades were pigmented, but some were semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan – softer and more pliable than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow – but had more lubricity for better adhesion and miscibility on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before noticeably fading.

They’re thinner and slightly more powdery than the long-deprecated Matte2 formula, although it looked more like this finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permanent eyeshadow range. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than many MAC eyeshadows. Hence, they have been improved and are a nice addition to the branded range (they are also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow Swatches.

ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (maize) starch, aluminum starch, octenyl succinate, dimethicone, silicon dioxide, nylon-12, cetearylethylhexanoate, zinc stearate, polymethyl methacrylate, ethylhexylglycerine, water, AquaEau, caprylylglycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Lens blur

MAC Lens Blur Powder Kiss Soft, matt eyeshadow ($ 20.00 for 0.05 oz.) Is a deeper berry with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a semi-opaque, buildable paint cover with a soft consistency that was slightly powdery but felt more pliable, almost velvety to the touch, but wasn’t as dense as I expected.

The eyeshadow was applied well to my lid as the color was evenly and spread around the edges with little effort. This shade stayed well on for eight hours before showing signs of wear.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

Color Pop The Sagittarius (P, $ 4.50) is brighter (95% similar). The colored Raine Ladyship (P, $ 6.99) is darker (95% similar). The Color Pop Heron Chic (LE, $ 4.50) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia C4 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE,) is lighter (95% similar) .MAC Absurdly Pretty (LE, 17.00 USD) is shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar) .NARS Exxxcess (LE, 19, $ 00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar); Color Pop Stuck On You (LE, $ 4.50) is more subdued, cooler (85% similar); Pat McGrath Venomous Void (LE, $ 25.00) is darker , warmer (85% similar). Anastasia B4 (Norvina Vol. 3) (LE,) is lighter (85% similar). Figgy Figgy Pudding (LE, $ 16.00) is warmer (85% similar).

Formula overview

$ 20.00 / 0.05 oz. – – $ 400.00 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “pillow-soft, matte color” that is “highly mixable”, with an “incredible slip” that is “true to the original color” that does not fade, wrinkle or dry out the lids. Most of the shades were pigmented, but some were semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan – softer and more pliable than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow – but had more lubricity for better adhesion and miscibility on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before noticeably fading.

They’re thinner and slightly more powdery than the long-deprecated Matte2 formula, although it looked more like this finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permanent eyeshadow range. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than many MAC eyeshadows. Hence, they have been improved and are a nice addition to the branded range (they are also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow Swatches.

ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (maize) starch, aluminum starch, octenyl succinate, dimethicone, silicon dioxide, nylon-12, cetearylethylhexanoate, zinc stearate, polymethyl methacrylate, ethylhexylglycerine, water, AquaEau, caprylylglycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Give a glam

MAC Give a Glam Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow ($ 20.00 for 0.05 oz.) Is a deep brown with cooler undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that felt more velvety to the touch and had a distinct glide – not powdery at all, but not dense either – that was easy to work with.

The eyeshadow is easy to apply to bare skin and is easy to fade around the edges without fading out the product (unless I wanted to!). It took a good eight hours before it faded slightly.

MORE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Everywhere (PiP) is shimmering, darker, warmer (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rott # 2 (PiP) is darker (95% similar). To Faced On the Grill (PiP, $ 16.00) is cooler (95% similar); NARS Moshpit (LE, $ 25.00) is warmer (95% similar); Anastasia Deep Brown (P, $ 12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar All Nighter (PiP,) is cooler (90% similar); NARS Coconut Grove (DC, $ 25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty As (PiP) is shimmery, warmer (90% similar); MAC Earthy Scent (LE, $ 17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Unapologetic (P, $ 12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula overview

$ 20.00 / 0.05 oz. – – $ 400.00 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “pillow-soft, matte color” that is “highly mixable”, with an “incredible slip” that is “true to the original color” that does not fade, wrinkle or dry out the lids. Most of the shades were pigmented, but some were semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan – softer and more pliable than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow – but had more lubricity for better adhesion and miscibility on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed good for eight hours before noticeably fading.

They’re thinner and slightly more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it looked more like this finish than the current, matte finish in the brand’s permanent range of eyeshadow shadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than many MAC eyeshadows. Hence, they have been improved and are a nice addition to the branded range (they are also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow Swatches.

ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (maize) starch, aluminum starch, octenyl succinate, dimethicone, silicon dioxide, nylon-12, cetearylethylhexanoate, zinc stearate, polymethyl methacrylate, ethylhexylglycerine, water, AquaEau, caprylylglycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

We hope you can support Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thank you so much!

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