MAC Cosmetics x Julia Petit Eyeshadow Duos: Sagu and Moving Sand review

MAC Cosmetics x Julia Petit Eyeshadow Duos: Sagu and Moving Sand review

Last week, you got an overview of the MAC x Julia Petit collection. Today, you get a sneak preview of two (of three) eyeshadow duos from the collection, both with limited edition shades.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Sagu Eyeshadow Duo

SAGU DUO EYESHADOW 
Druzy – dirty mauvy purple (Lustre)
Black Plum – deep blackened plum (Matte)

When swatching, I noticed that Druzy was a bit “loose” feeling and there was some fallout. Black Plum seemed very pigmented and buttery.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Sagu Eyeshadow Duo swatch
Druzy definitely has a coarser texture, meant to be used only as a glittery pigment I think.
Black Plum is a pretty colour, not as blendable as other mattes but not too chalky.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Sagu Eyeshadow Duo 1
Using Druzy on the lid and Black Plum in the crease, the Druzy shade just migrated up into the crease within minutes. There wasn’t much fallout but you do need to pat this one to build it up.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Sagu Eyeshadow Duo 2
Black Plum was a bit tough to blend out but it did not crease or move ALL DAY.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Sagu Eyeshadow Duo 3
Alternate lighting to show the glitter reflection.

THOUGHTS: I’m on the fence on this one. I like Black Plum enough but Druzy wasn’t a shade I would use a lot.


MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MOVING SAND DUO EYESHADOW 
Mumu – soft nude brown (Matte)
Noite – black with pearl (Lustre)

 

Mumu has a gorgeous texture and is very pigmented and soft. Noite on the other hand was dry and rough. I’ve used lots of shimmers and lustres and this was just a sub-par formula (and you know I love my MAC shadows).

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo swatch
Mumu, such a gorgeous camel matte shadow and it swatches like a dream. Noite on the otherhand is patchy. I had to do 3 passes to get this colour build up.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo look 1a
Mumu in the crease, it was pretty easy to blend out (I was having some serious dry skin issues this day so it really does blend out well despite it looking patchy). The colour is so pretty!

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo look 1b
Noite on the lid, it took me forever to build up the colour and the glitter kept floating everywhere, much like Mineralize shadows. I can only assume this performs better as a wet shadow, although this was never mentioned in the press materials. I also used Druzy from the other duo in the tearduct. It’s a really nice glittery highlight shade.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo look 2a
I tried again with this duo to see if I could get better results. Mumu, again, performed beautifully, shown here lid to crease.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo look 2b
Noite, when applied lightly, just adds a bit of texture and depth over top of another shadow.  When used in this capacity, it’s not bad.

THOUGHTS: I prefer this colour combo over the first one as I think it is more versatile, but the texture of Noite is just not good.

MAC Cosmetics Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo look
Full face look using Mumu lid, Noite crease. Seriously great light smoky eye.

Also wearing:
Face Atelier Foundation (as always)
Clarins Lip Comfort Oil
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Anastasia Medium Brown Brow Pencil
Illamasqua Motto Brow Powder

Although I’m not very impressed with the shadows, I still plan to grab the Lustre Drops and lipsticks on March 19!

  • yay sneak peek, but these are just rough considering mac does make good shadows. i am super tempted by the cinderella palette!

    • The Cinderella palette is beautiful! I didn’t get anything from that collection (yet) but I am sure I will.