MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio review

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio review

There are three Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trios in the MAC Wash and Dry collection:
Permanent Press – white beige, calm brown bronze, black with gold pearls
Green Clean – pale white green, lime, deep khaki with gold pearls
Warm Wash – white with orange gold pearl, peachy orange, copper gold bronze


MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio 1

The packaging is a full-wrap gradient teal to orange to yellow foil finish.

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio 1

If you’ve never tried the Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow formula, it’s very different from other MAC shadows. It’s softer, has a bit of a creamy texture, is very, VERY shimmery and even a bit delicate and fragile. When I went to swatch it with a heavy hand, the shadow broke up a bit.

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio swatch

Top to bottom: black with gold pearls, calm brown bronze,white beige

I was surprised at how little fallout I had with these considering my last experience with this formula wasn’t great. The black shade has gorgeous gold pearl reflects that aren’t chunky at all.

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio 3

I used the bronze on the centre of the lid into the crease, added the black in the outer V and blended in, I then added the white beige to the inner corner of my eye.

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio look 2

I applied these dry, but I have heard applying with a damp brush deposits a deeper, darker colour. Be sure to pat these on instead of furiously blending or you will wipe away the gorgeous glitters of the black shade!

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio look 2

And may I suggest picking up a pack of Shadow Shields when using looser shadows like this? It creates a perfect angle!

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio look 4

Here I used alternate lighting to show the true shimmery nature of this formula.

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio look 4

You can really see the gold pearl here, using more direct light not diffused studio lighting.

MAC Wash and Dry Permanent Press Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio 3
Overall a pretty soft smoky look. You can definitely switch it up and go bolder with the black on the lid and create a bunch of different looks with this trio. I will also be trying the white beige as a cheek highlight!

The MAC Cosmetics Wash and Dry collection launches May 21 online and at all MAC locations in North America.

Check out my other MAC Wash and Dry reviews!

 

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