This had all the promise of a great collection. Millions of people waited in line, online, while in a little “room” so they could order this cute collection of the MAC Rihanna items that was going to be fabulous. Until it wasn’t. I paid full price for this and I wish I hadn’t. I think I am going to send the eye shadow quads back because I don’t need to spend this much money on eye shadows that are this poorly pigmented. MAC, why do I even bother any more?
Where do I start? There are so many other brands these days that can give me a cute collection that actually has pigment in the eye shadows, and lip glosses that are not just all the same shade every time a new collection comes out. I swear. I have to stop buying MAC. I am unhappy with my purchases. I was really hoping that this time I would come out with a winner. This one promised to be it. The new guard so to say. I waited 2 hours to order this stuff!!!!! This is all I could come out with after all that time…
What I got and why it is so disappointing.
Her Cocoa Eye Shadow x 4
Smoked Cocoa Eye Shadow x 4
Hibiscus Kiss Blush
Penultimate Eye Liner Point Black
The eye shadows look gorgeous, don’t they? Especially Her Cocoa. I was in love with it. But when only a couple of the shades in the $44.00 quad actually have good pigmentation. The same goes for the Smoked Cocoa quad. That is $88.00 for essentially 4 eye shadows. I am not happy. I can normally work with eye shadows that have some pigmentation issues but I expect more from MAC. They are, or were, known for their quality. I think it has slipped lately though. Personally, Smoked Cocoa is just about one of the worst eye shadow palettes I have ever used. I actually like the blush, it is an interesting shade to use. I contour then use the pink over the apples of my cheeks. The eyeliner is a gorgeous “patent” black and looks great on but is hard to make sure it goes on evenly. I will say they have little to no fallout on the eye though.
Her Cocoa x4 swatches
(look at how pigment the first two on the left are compared to the two on the right are)
Smoked Cocoa x4 swatches
(look how light each shadow is and how little pigment there is to each one)
Look with Her Cocoa. The Penultimate liner looks nice, right?
As you can see, some of the eye shadows are lacking in pigment.
Honestly I am not sure if I am going to keep purchasing MAC products. I am a sucker for their items because they look so nice but lately a bunch of items that I purchase lack pigment and I end up feeling the need to return them. These items cost way too much money for me to be disappointed!