Hand it to MAC to come out with fifteen limited edition eyeshadows all at once. I'll keep this brief since there are a photos to get through. Mega Metal
eyeshadows are a new formulation of pressed eyeshadow created by MAC for the Peacocky collection. They have great texture, color payoff, pigmentation. They are large than regular MAC eyeshadow pans (3.4g, 0.11oz vs 1.5g, 0.05oz), and they are also more expensive, $19.50 each vs. $14.50 each. However, they are a better value.
Math Breakdown (Makeup Geek Out Time)
MAC Mega Metal Shadow $19.50 each for 3.4g, 0.11oz =
$5.37 per gram, $177.27 per oz.
MAC Eye Shadow $14.50 each for 1.5g, 0.05oz =
$9.66 per gram, $290 per oz.
But if you are like me and know that you will never finish a pan. To save $, I would skip lighter, paler shades and go for the richer, more vibrant colors. In summary, get these; you will be happy.
Here are some comps for you. I apologize in advance. I don't own that many MAC perm colors. I don't think I had ever felt before that I didn't have a lot of eyeshadows before, but when trying to comp, I really felt like I was in short supply. I tried to keep these in the MAC world of eyeshadows, but many are LE or HTF (hard to find). I just put this together for those who may have some of these past LE's and may want to skip colors because they own something similar. But if you just love swatches, as I do, go ahead and knock yourself out too.
There went trying to keep things brief. I'll be quiet now. Enjoy the photos. If you missed other swatches and pictures, here are the links:
*Unless noted, all of these eyeshadows swatched are by MAC. Captions label swatches left to right. Formulation is indicated when known. If it's not there, then I wasn't sure (sorry!).
Peek-At-You, Gold Dusk (Pig.), Provence (Pig.), Femme-Fi (VP).
Prance, Shoreleve (VP), Shimmertime (Pig.), Your Ladyship (Pig.).
Dalliance, Retrospeck (L), Creme Royale (VP).
Paparazz-she, Firespot (VP), Off the Radar (Pig.), Rushmetal (Pig.).
Sexpectations, Bravado (VP), Star Violet (VP).
Tweet Me, Jardin Aires (Pig.), Melon (Pig.), YSL Eclat de Givre #2, Pink Bronze (Pig.).
Ego, Gulf Stream (F), Steel Blue (Pig.), Odalisque, Parrot (F), Teal (Pig.)
Dandizette, Silver Fog (F), Blue Flame (VP), Waft.
Noir Plum, Top Hat (SF), Satellite Dreams, Grape (Pig.).
Mating Call, Stars & Rockets, Lotusland (SF).
Top of the Posh, Apricot Pink (Pig.), Revved Up (Pig.), Pink Venus (L), Gateaux (F).
Spectacle of Yourself, Chocolate Brown (Pig.), Goldstroke (Pig.)
Centre Stage, Magnetic Fields (VP), Mauvement (Pig.)
Unflappable, Smoke + Diamonds (SF), Moth Brown (F), Sweet Sienna (Pig.).
MAC Mega Metal Shadow
$19.50 each for 3.4g, 0.11oz are limited edition at MAC counters and www.maccosmetics.com
Pro: Pigmented, large pan, good value, great color payoff, lovely texture.
Con: (For some, the pro might be con) Large pan. Limited edition. Paler shades don't have the same level of color payoff. Pricier than regular MAC shadows (albeit larger).
Overall Beautyburg Rating: A