MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics: Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow x4 The Shining Hour palette review

MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics: Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow x4 The Shining Hour palette review

The MAC Make-Up Art Cosmetics collection is one of the larger releases I have seen from the brand. It launched online last week and is a collab between MAC and three prominent designers/artists. I received a couple pieces to review, starting off with the gorgeous Dazzleshadow x 4 palette collab with Kabuki (Magic).

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

If you’ve never tried Dazzleshadows, they are a bit finicky but definitely worth the work. These are a sort of creamy pressed powder pigment that is glittery as… F. I tested both dry, wet, bare skin and over black and I’ve found the best way to use these ones.

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

All four are limited edition shades, shown above swatched dry.

  • Humoresque: Light burgundy pearl with teal reflects
  • Last Dance: Light pink pearl with duochromatic violet reflects
  • Heaven Loves You: Gold pearl with gold reflects
  • Letty Lynton: White pearl with white reflects

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

The first two I tried, Last Dance on the lid and Humoresque on the outer corner, I applied dry and experienced a lot of fallout and minimal payoff … then I spritzed Fix+ on my brush and applied damp for a much better look. This application is over just primer. I realized after this look that these shadows NEED a dark base.

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

Same two shadows over a black shadow. Look at the difference!

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

I used Last Dance mostly on the center and inner lid and blended Humoresque into the crease and outer V.

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

Patted on damp, blended over a black base. KILLER!

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

That application worked so well, I didn’t even bother using the white and gold shimmers on bare skin. Here I put Letty Lynton on the center and inner then Heaven Loves You on the outer 1/3.

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

This is my (sad) attempt at a cut crease. I love the multi-dimensional look of these shadows. Like I said, worth the effort.

MAC Cosmetics Make Up Art Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow palette Shining Hour

The Kabuki Magic Dazzleshadow x 4: The Shining Hour palette is available online now and hits stores Jan 26!

 

*Press sample

 

 

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  • Oh wow, these really pop over a black base! The look with Humoresque and Last Dance, love!

  • The darker base works soooo much better!

  • Oh fuck those are really pretty. I love a shimmery, flakey glitter, so these look like they’d be right up my alley! How have I not tried a Dazzleshadow yet?!