I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Mine is quite busy because hubby is away so I have some more work to do at home but also I have to fill out thousand pages of documents for the new job. A little hint here, I will be working for the government. When the contract arrived, my eye balls jumped out of my skull, really, you can't imagine how many forms and how many questions it takes to get a governmental position. I have to make my way through those until Tuesday *sigh*.
Then I went for shopping, got some more pink champagne which I am sipping while I write these lines. I also purchased one more MAC Dazzleshadow although I was trying to stop myself from doing it. Two of these I purchased earlier are today's topic and it is a mixed bag so why take risk then right? It must be because they are so gorgeous... Let me show you Boom Boom Room and Let's Roll.
|MAC Dazzle Shadow Boom Boom Room, Let's Roll|
MAC Dazzleshadows are a new formulation released now as limited edition with MAC Le Disco Collection. It is supposed to be between their pressed pigments and normal eye shadows. I am not a big fan of their pressed pigments. I reviewed some of them last holiday (here) . They look gorgeous but blending 2-3 colors is very hard and there is significant fall out during the day. Dazzleshadows on the other hand have finer glitter, not as chunky as pressed pigment and most of them have duo chrome effect which leaves you in awe once you swatch them. I don't know about you but when I see something twinkling and changing colors on the back of my hand I am like "Shut up and take all my money!!".
Lucky enough the first time I saw Dazzleshadows, hubby was with me. When he is around I can't go all that crazy and he was so nice and wanted to get me one of the shades so I got another shade and could walk away without much damage on the bank account. He also became a very good make-up shopping companion, that is only at times he doesn't get bored. This time he selected Boom Boom Room for me and said "this one is sheerer but very unique". Which is exactly true. Boom Boom Room has an interesting combination of a pink base and a mint green glitter on top. Let's roll is more opaque. It shifts from peach to pink, so the duo chrome effect is subtler.
|Close-up: MAC Dazzleshadow Boom Boom Room and Let's Roll|
|Swatch (with and without flash): MAC Dazzleshadow Boom Boom Room, Let's Roll|
Let me start with Let's Roll. That color ladies and gents, is to die for. I love pinky coraly shades on the eyes. Do you remember this post about wearing coral on the eyes? Now that I can wear subtle corals, I was ready for the next challenge. Bring it full on! Glittery coral, yay! Let's Roll is one of the smoothest of the line, you can see the glitter under the light (like the flash photo above) but normally not that much. During the day fall out from this one is insignificant, so yay! Super in love with this shade and recommend to everyone, especially ladies with green/hazel eyes.
|In-action: MAC Dazzleshadow Let's Roll|
I posted the products from this makeup at Instagram here. I have Chanel Rouge Allure 144 Conquise on the lips and Tom Ford Cheek Color Flush on the cheeks. I like wearing corals with, well, corals. Is it strange? ;-)
|FOTD with MAC Dazzleshadow Let's Roll|
MAC Dazzleshadow in Boom Boom Room was the first one which is the first shade that sold out in Germany. The reason probably is that it has a unique combination of the base and glitter color. How unique we will see in a second but during application, I was not moved by this shade. It was sheer and didn't want to build up. Both of the shades I presented here are applied dry. So there is also that option to go wet and more intense but firstly, I was rushing in the morning, secondly, I was going to work and didn't need full on glam. During the day I found out that the base shade became sheerer and the glitter was awkwardly standing on its own scattered on the lid. It was not all that bad but I was expecting better from the way it swatched.
|In-action: MAC Dazzleshadow Boom Boom Room|
Then I was like wait a minute, have I seen this combination somewhere? When I pulled out Urban Decay Moondust in Solstice, it was clear. They are
almost dupes so here is a comparison in case you were wondering. The funny thing is that Solstice has a better color shift, the base is more opaque and it costs less. It also has more product. So if you missed on Boom Boom Room, really there is nothing to worry about. I think Solstice produces a bit more fall out but I tested it again ( I am wearing it at the moment) and all I can say is that it is not bad. Just a slightly more than Boom Boom Room.
|Comparison swatch: MAC Dazzleshadow Boom Boom Room vs. Urban Decay Solstice|
Check out mel-et-fel for Let's Boogie and She Sparkles and swatches of many other shades from the line at Cafe Makeup.
Final thoughts: I love the finish of new MAC Dazzleshadows but Boom Boom Room is a little sheered than I thought it would be, also it is a dupe of UD Solstice which I already owned. Let's Rock on the other hand is pure love for me. All in all, nice but could even be better.
Have you checked out Dazzleshadows? What do you think about duo chrome on eyes?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.