Mac’s Big Bounce shadows are limited edition from the Flighty Collection and I grabbed Black Diamond at Heathrow. At first I thought this would be a glossy eye shadow. It’s consistency is quite different from paint pots. It’s more gel-like than creamy, although you wouldn’t define it as one. I’d say it were a thick gloss with microshimmer that dries to a powdery finish. It doesn’t appear completely matte when it dries, but not glossy either.

This creases very easily so using just this on the lid is pointless. You need to set it with powder for it to last. The colour is more towards charcoal. Its a dark grey base with blue and silver shimmer. However, a sheer coat appears cement grey after application. As you can see in the swatch, it looks quite opaque while applying but it does get lighter as it dries. However, the coverage is buildable.

I don’t think I would buy this again, mainly because the finish isn’t as good as I expected it to be. It’s so sheer and light. You might as well use a powder eye shadow. The shadow by itself doesn’t last too long though.

Photos and swatches below!

 

 

 

 

 

The photo below shows a wet swatch on the left and the dry finish on the right (after blending).

 

 

A sheer coat has been applied and blended.

 

 

The photo below is taken with flash. As above, just one sheer coat.

 

 

Checklist

Name:  Big Bounce Shadow

Colour : Black Diamond

Brand: Mac

Product Amount : 5g

Pigmentation : Sheer to medium.

Consistency: Gel and cream like with shimmer.

Finish and Texture :  It gives a shimmery finish in the end but it is wet while applying.

Fall Out : Minimal fallout.

Crease : Within 2-3 hours

Smudge-proof: After setting, yes.

Waterproof: Yes

Durability : Lasts about 5-6 hours if not set. Lasts very long (almost 10-12) if set with powder.

Shelf Life : 6 Months

Price : $16.50 ~ Rs. 825

Available at : Mac Stores

Overall : 3/5

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  • http://theworldthroughmyretina.wordpress.com/ Zara

    hey this is so cute….never even heard of these….reminds me of mousse! :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yea, its really weird.. mousse doesn’t look wet or glossy, I’d say that’s the only difference.