MAC Extra Dimension Foil Eye Shadows Reviews & Swatches

Cop a Pose

MAC Cop a Pose Extra Dimension Foil Eye Shadow ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had good pigmentation both dry as well as wet, but the wet application yielded full color coverage and a slightly smoother, shinier finish. There was slight fallout when initially placed onto the lid with a dry brush. The eyeshadow had a smooth, firmer texture but didn’t feel stiff and picked up easily with a brush. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably and had slight fallout over time.

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Colour Pop ZZZ (LE, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Sequin (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Copperazi (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar).Viseart Mimolette (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Puppuccino (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Quicksand (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Pat McGrath Corrupt Copper (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Straight Up (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Ignite (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Viseart Siren #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.04 oz. – $525.00 Per Ounce

The wet/dry formula is supposed to have “stay-true colour” with “uncompromised colour clarity” and “colour intensity” that is “long-wearing” and “non-creasing.” There are only four shades in the initial launch (hopefully, we’ll see more shades in the future or some made permanent), but they were pigmented both wet and dry, blendable, and had good adhesion with minimal to light fallout.

The pigmentation was always more intense, slightly richer, and the texture smoother and less prone to fallout when applied with a wet brush, but the formula was easily used dry, too, if preferred. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and firmer but not stiff to work with; they had a slight dryness to them that I find present in these gel-powder hybrid type products (as well as baked/mineralized products) that doesn’t interfere with the application, adhesion, or wear.

The formula was consistent, generally, with the original Extra Dimension formula–just shinier, more sparkly, and a bit more vibrant.

 

 

Vio-lit

MAC Violit Extra Dimension Foil Eye Shadow ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep violet purple with cool undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had finer sparkles compared to the other shades and had a shinier finish as a result, especially once blended out or when applied with a wet brush. The pigmentation was nearly opaque even with a dry application but looked less vibrant compared to the pan color as well as compared to the shade used with a wet brush. The texture was smooth, dense and firmer but not stiff to use, and blended out easily on my lids. It lasted well for almost nine hours before fading a bit, and there was a little bit of fallout over time.

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Colour Pop Rest More (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Kat Von D Danzig (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #20 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #9 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Ardency Inn Royal (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #24 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).Bad Habit Andromeda (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar).Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar).Urban Decay Plague (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Electric #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.04 oz. – $525.00 Per Ounce

The wet/dry formula is supposed to have “stay-true colour” with “uncompromised colour clarity” and “colour intensity” that is “long-wearing” and “non-creasing.” There are only four shades in the initial launch (hopefully, we’ll see more shades in the future or some made permanent), but they were pigmented both wet and dry, blendable, and had good adhesion with minimal to light fallout.

The pigmentation was always more intense, slightly richer, and the texture smoother and less prone to fallout when applied with a wet brush, but the formula was easily used dry, too, if preferred. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and firmer but not stiff to work with; they had a slight dryness to them that I find present in these gel-powder hybrid type products (as well as baked/mineralized products) that doesn’t interfere with the application, adhesion, or wear.

The formula was consistent, generally, with the original Extra Dimension formula–just shinier, more sparkly, and a bit more vibrant.

 

 

Gold Metalist

MAC Gold Metalist Extra Dimension Foil Eye Shadow ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark orange-leaning gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation applied with a dry brush, and there was a little bit of fallout during application. With a wet brush, it had opaque color coverage and no fallout during application. The consistency felt smooth to the touch, firmer but not stiff–dry that I find common to these types of formulas (gel-powder hybrid/baked). It wore well for eight and a half hours with a touch of fallout over time.

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Too Faced Island Queen (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Bad Habit Grand Plie (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).Colour Pop Two Birds (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).Guerlain Gold Palette #3 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop TF (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Sinful (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).Sydney Grace Aztec Ruins (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Pat McGrath Liquid Sun (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Coloured Raine Toucan (PiP, $6.99) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.04 oz. – $525.00 Per Ounce

The wet/dry formula is supposed to have “stay-true colour” with “uncompromised colour clarity” and “colour intensity” that is “long-wearing” and “non-creasing.” There are only four shades in the initial launch (hopefully, we’ll see more shades in the future or some made permanent), but they were pigmented both wet and dry, blendable, and had good adhesion with minimal to light fallout.

The pigmentation was always more intense, slightly richer, and the texture smoother and less prone to fallout when applied with a wet brush, but the formula was easily used dry, too, if preferred. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and firmer but not stiff to work with; they had a slight dryness to them that I find present in these gel-powder hybrid type products (as well as baked/mineralized products) that doesn’t interfere with the application, adhesion, or wear.

The formula was consistent, generally, with the original Extra Dimension formula–just shinier, more sparkly, and a bit more vibrant.

 

 

Lunar Metal

MAC Lunar Metal Extra Dimension Foil Eye Shadow ($21.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, blackened teal with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The dry application yielded good color payoff but had to be built up for full opacity with a soft, blendable consistency and just a touch of fallout. The wet application resulted in opaque pigmentation in a single layer that adhered more smoothly and didn’t have any noticeable fallout. The texture was smooth, not at all powdery (a little “dry” in a way but not in a meaningful or negative way), and was easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably, and there was a minimal amount of fallout over time.

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Makeup Geek Houdini (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Patchwork (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Sugarpill Magpie (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Hijack (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Jetsam (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).bareMinerals Deep Sea (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar).NARS Moskova #1 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Orphic (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty For Once (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.04 oz. – $525.00 Per Ounce

The wet/dry formula is supposed to have “stay-true colour” with “uncompromised colour clarity” and “colour intensity” that is “long-wearing” and “non-creasing.” There are only four shades in the initial launch (hopefully, we’ll see more shades in the future or some made permanent), but they were pigmented both wet and dry, blendable, and had good adhesion with minimal to light fallout.

The pigmentation was always more intense, slightly richer, and the texture smoother and less prone to fallout when applied with a wet brush, but the formula was easily used dry, too, if preferred. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and firmer but not stiff to work with; they had a slight dryness to them that I find present in these gel-powder hybrid type products (as well as baked/mineralized products) that doesn’t interfere with the application, adhesion, or wear.

The formula was consistent, generally, with the original Extra Dimension formula–just shinier, more sparkly, and a bit more vibrant.

 

 

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