MAC Bronze Influence Eyeshadow Palette

Bronze Influence

The MAC Bronze Influence Connect in Colour 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a new, permanent six-pan palette with two matte and four shimmer colours in a neutral color scheme. The formula employed for the new Connect in Colour palettes did not impress me since the shimmers were dry, thin, dusty, and/or powdery with sheer coverage and poor durability, and the mattes were not as blendable as they could (or should!) have been. The new formula is intended to have “one-swipe” pigmentation and is being marketed as VERY pigmented eyeshadows, however the three shimmers were really weak eyeshadows… period.

Ingredients

Retrospeck

Retrospeck is a frosted light-medium gold with mild, warm undertones.

Semi-sheer pigmentation
Thin, somewhat dry, harder to pick up evenly
Applied unevenly, had fallout, prone to sheering out
Poor longevity (5 hours before fading noticeably)

Data Mine

Data Mine is a medium copper with warm, orange undertones and a frosted sheen.

Semi-opaque pigmentation
Thin, crumbly, dry, harder to pick up evenly
Applied somewhat evenly, moderate fallout, prone to sheering out
Poor longevity (6 hours before fading noticeably)

Olive Twist

Olive Twist is a light-medium golden brown with a satin texture and faint gold micro-sparkle.

Semi-sheer pigmentation
Thin, somewhat dry, harder to pick up evenly
Applied unevenly, had fallout, prone to sheering out
Poor longevity (5 hours before fading noticeably)

Overnight Influencer

Overnight Influencer is a cool-toned, dark forest green with a matte texture.

Mostly opaque, buildable coverage
Lightly powdery and slightly thin
Applied fairly evenly but could have been more blendable
Average longevity (7 hours before fading visibly; brand only claimed 8-hour wear)

Bronze

Bronze

Opaque pigmentation
Smooth, not too firmly nor too loosely pressed
Applied and blended out evenly
Average longevity (7 hours before fading noticeably)

Logged Out

Logged Out is a light beige with a matte sheen and delicate, warm undertones.

Semi-opaque, buildable coverage
Moderately powdery, slightly dry with light fallout
Applied fairly evenly and blended out decently
Average longevity (7 hours before fading visibly; brand only claimed 8-hour wear)