MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadows – Review, Photos, Swatches

Product Breakdown:

The MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadows are a cream/powder hybrid formula that is creamy, silky smooth and buttery. Today I’m reviewing 2 of the most wearable eyeshadow shades: Sweet Heat, a soft peachy neutral; and Rich Core, a deep, moody eggplant.

Pigmentation:

The 2 Extra Dimension eyeshadows I own are incredibly pigmented even when dry, however for an insanely pigmented, opaque level of coverage with a beautiful metallic, high-shine finish they can be applied wet. All swatches are dry.

Sweet Heat

MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat Hand Swatch 1 MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat Hand Swatch 2 MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat Eye Swatch 2 MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat Eye Swatch 1

Rich Core

MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core Hand Swatch 2 MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core Hand Swatch 1 MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core Eye Swatch 2 MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core Eye Swatch 1

Ease of application:

The cream-powder formulation of these shadows mean they glide onto your skin buttery smooth, and blend out like a dream. It is a cinch to achieve a beautiful single shadow look, or to seamlessly blend a multi-shadow look.

MAC Extra Dimension Eye Look
Here is a very simple look I achieved by blending a little bit of Rich Core over the outer third of my eyelid, after applying Sweet Heat all over my eyelid.

Longevity:

When applied over a good eye primer (I use Urban Decay Primer Potion) these last all day and all night. On bare eyelids they last quite well, but I did notice a tendency to crease slightly after around 6 hours.

Packaging:

These eyeshadows come in standard MAC packaging – a round black compact with a clear lid. What makes the presentation of these eyeshadows so incredibly beautiful is the product itself. The eyeshadow pans in the Extra Dimension collection are pressed into an intricate, wave-like design that takes my breath away.

Sweet Heat

MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat 1 MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat 2 MAC Extra Dimension Sweet Heat 4

​Rich Core

MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core 1 MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core 3 MAC Extra Dimension Rich Core 4

Please note: the colours in the shaded pictures are quite true to life. The sunlight really threw the colours off.

What they say:

Introducing a new liquid-powder hybrid formula with prismatic reflections that instantly sculpts, highlights and models the face to the desired effect – Extra Dimension. Two formulas to try: The three shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinish and the ten shimmering tints of Extra Dimension Eyeshadow. This cool, creamy, silky, near-fluid formula creates a luminous, visually arresting, well-defined finish.

Available from:

MAC Counters, MAC Pro stores and Online.

RRP:

$50.00 AUD
This product was provided for editorial consideration. Makeup Utopia has no affiliation with any companies mentioned and has received no remuneration for posting this review. All opinions are those of the author.
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