MAC Ignite Wonder Face Palette Review & Swatches

Ignite Wonder

MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette ($40.50 for 0.63 oz.) includes six, warmer-toned shimmery cheek colors from pale gold to plum. The formula felt new-to-me; it was much creamier, more emollient, and in that genre of cream-to-powder that was still obviously a powder with elements of creaminess. Per MAC, the formula has the most coverage when applied with fingertips and then more buildable coverage when applied with a brush. I found this varied from shade to shade, which is where the palette lost the most points; if you tend to like more pigmented products or you’re comfortable using a lighter hand to adjust for sheerer coverage, I think it’s quite nice.

MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter

MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter

Wonder Who

Wonder Who is a pale gold with warm undertones and a luminous finish. There was a noticeable glow but it did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture, even when worn at higher coverage. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque, so it was more pigmented than actually described, which may be a better or worse characteristic depending on your personal preferences. The denser, creamier consistency made it easier to control how much product was picked up on a brush, though, so I feel like you can apply it with a lighter hand or fluffier brush to get sheerer results. It wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed any fading.

Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Kaja Toy Alien (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Tarte Daylight (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Sin (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Urban Decay Now’s the Time (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Gleam Sheen (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Earth (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).NARS Rêve Salé I (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).

MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter

MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter

Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful is a light-medium gold with moderately warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so it was more pigmented than as described. To get sheerer, more buildable coverage, I’d recommend using a more rounded brush and gently tapping the surface. The powder had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency with no powderiness. The color went on evenly and blended out with little effort, and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before showing signs of wear.

Urban Decay Beauty Beam #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Dior Strobe Gold (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Siren (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Huda Beauty Seychelles (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Dior Golden Glow (003) (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop A Smile and a Song (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced Pineapple Paradise (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Tarte Hi-Fi (-, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Algenist Champagne (PiP, $38.00) is darker, less pigmented, glossier (90% similar). MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

Any Wonder is a medium copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firmer and stiffer to work with, while it felt smooth to the touch, it was harder to grab with a brush and required me to really dig and prod at the surface to get product to transfer to my brush to begin with. As a result, this particular shade wasn’t as blendable as the rest in the palette. The powder itself seemed rather pigmented once I was able to get it onto a brush but definitely was easier to get sheer coverage with due to the stiffness. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Laura Geller Ballerina (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Sephora High Noon (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).MAC Golden Bronze (LE, $29.00) is warmer (95% similar).Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Awesome Blossom (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Pat McGrath Bronze (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Makeup Revolution Liquid Rose Gold (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).YSL Bronze Gold (P, $42.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Kaja Stardust (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).

MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

Girl Wonder

Girl Wonder is a soft peach with warm undertones and a soft, metallic finish. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy, and denser in the pan without being thick–it has a lot more slip than most of MAC’s powders. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture works best with slightly flatter, moderately dense brushes to pick up product. The powder went on evenly and blended out easily, and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d’Ambre (Highlighter) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Becca Year of the Pig (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).Hourglass Absolute Strobe Light (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Sydney Grace PSL Extra Whip (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).NARS Corniche (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Cover FX Moonlight (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Warm Glow (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Main Attraction (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar).Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar).

MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter

MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter

Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders is a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, a little firmer in the pan, so a moderate hand worked best to pick up product; while feathery brushes might work, I just find that a denser brush does a better job of actually getting product onto bristles and doing so evenly (which makes actual application easier). I would say it had more semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation, so it was a little more in line with how it was described. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

MAC Strange New Worlds (LE, $34.00) is darker (95% similar).MAC Into Eternity (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced Peach Honey (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Becca Rose Gold (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar).Flesh Beauty Promise (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tarte Daygleam (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).NARS Rêve Salé III (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).MAC Stride of Pride (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).NARS Surreal (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar).

MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter

MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter

Wonder Years

Wonder Years is a medium, reddened plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. This was the only shade that seemed to have enough shine and shimmer to it to emphasize my skin’s natural texture when worn at heavier coverage. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy without being too dense or too firmly pressed in the pan. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which could be sheered out, or used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage if preferred–but I wouldn’t have called it sheer or buildable as it was described. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Shiseido Berry Dawn (08) (P, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Tarte Tempo (-, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).NARS Realm of the Senses #2 (LE, $30.00) is darker (80% similar).

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