MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in Odd Couple

by PJ on Monday, January 25, 2010

in -MAC, 2008 Summer, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow, stash focus

As many of you might already know, I don’t buy products from MAC very often. The main reason is that makeup products from Japanese brands appeal to me a lot more. But, once in a while, some items do attract my attention.

MAC’s Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo in Odd Couple was from the Electro Flash collection back in July 2008. As far as I know, the Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos in this collection were limited editions in the US. But they seem to be regular items in the UK.

I was back and forth about Odd Couple for quite a while. I swatched the colors at the counter for several times since a few months ago, and I was speculating that the warm gold might be too bronze for me. Plus the violet was very similar to the one in Shiseido Maquillage’s Forming Shiny Eyes in 52. The lilac veins in the warm gold were what made me decide to get it in the end, as they created an interesting lilac undertone.

I was surprised at how understated the warm gold turned out to be. It is not too warm, too bronze, or too vibrant. It goes on sheer in the beginning but it can be layered. I do think the lilac veins tone down the bronze quite nicely, and the lilac undertone does show up on the eyes.

I like wearing the violet close to the lashlines as a lining color. The shade is warmer and more purple than how it looks in the photo above, and it is less shimmery than the warm gold. The vibrancy of the shade lasts well.

I am glad that I did go for it. The warm gold with lilac veins is a shade I didn’t have, and it turned out to be more wearable than how I expected it to be. I certainly think I will be paying a little more attention to future Mineralize Eye Shadow releases in the future.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

miss wiggle Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Woo! ATouchofBlusher reviewing a MAC product?! ;)

I will admit MAC does come out with some lovely products, but it's always the packaging that pulls me back, tee hee! ;D


Anitacska Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Odd Couple is just so pretty, love it! :) In fact it was this eyeshadow that made me stop at the Mac counter for the firs time that I used to just walk past before (it was full of trendy young girls and at 32 I felt quite old and intimidated, lol), and got me hooked on Mac and especially the mineralize products. I now own almost all their mineralize eyeshadows (except for some older ones like Whim and Teal) and have a huge collection of MSFs and mineralize blushes too. :)


PJ Friday, January 29, 2010

Hi Miss Wiggle,

It is indeed a little bit surprising, isn't it? :)

Yes, one thing that appeals to me about Japanese makeup is certainly the packaging. Obviously, the overall quality is good too. I personally think that, with eyeshadows, for example, the ones from brands like Lunasol and Coffret D'Or are generally better than those from MAC.

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


PJ Friday, January 29, 2010

Hi Anitacska,

One Mineralize Eye Shadow item that I didn't manage to see in person (I wish I did) is Eccentricity from the Colour Craft collection (which I believe you have :)). I think the color combination is very beautiful and that the colors should suit me.

(It's interesting that the two MAC items I have been drawn to recently have words like "odd" and "eccentricity" in them…)

Thank you for posting your comment again! :)


Anitacska Friday, January 29, 2010

Oh yeah, I love Eccentricity! :) Very pretty.

Lol at your choices. :)


PJ Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hi Anitacska,

Maybe someday I will get to see it in person. We'll see! :)

Thank you for stopping by again! :)


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