I’m back! I just noticed that it has been a month since my last blog post (sorry about that). I was traveling for a month and a half and had all this content planned for the blog, but while on vacation, I just wanted to chill and soak everything in. Anyway, expect a lot of new content on here in the following month. Now back to one exciting release of this summer, the Mac Electric Wonder Collection.
I was debating if I should post this review since the collection has been out for awhile. Decided to do so because I already tested everything before I left and I had all the swatches ready for you guys.
Mac released their Electric Wonder Collection as this year’s summer collection. It was inspired by natural and bronzed glowy makeup which is a staple for so many people in summer. As always, they did such a great job with the packaging design. It is marble themed with white, pink and golds. Very aesthetically pleasing but also sturdy.
The Electric Wonder Collection has everything from eyeshadow palettes, to bronzers, lipsticks and glosses. Mac also released two LE brushes with the same marble design which are stunning.
There are two eyeshadow palettes in the Mac Electric Wonder Collection that come with 12 shadows. The warmer toned palette is called Natural Vice (sold out) and the cooler toned version is Desert Lighting. Both palettes include matte, shimmer and satin shades.
The quality of both palettes is really nice. There really wasn’t a shade that was patchy or powdery. The formula is easy to work with and performs well on the eyes. As I love a good warm toned eyeshadow palette, of course Natural Vice is a favorite, but if you like your cooler tones, Desert Lighting is a great option too.
Mac Natural Vice Eyeshadow Palette
Swatches of the Mac Natural Vice Eyeshadow Palette
Mac Desert Lighting Eyeshadow Palette
Swatches of the Mac Desert Lighting Eyeshadow Palette
The Ignite Wonder Cheek Palette features six highlighter type powders that you can use either as a highlighter or as a shimmery blush depending on your skin tone. The formula of the palette reminds me of their three pan highlighter palette. It is creamy and gives an intense non frosty look on the cheeks. I can use the lighter shades as highlighters and the deeper shades as blush toppers (these are quite glowy but don’t accentuate any imperfections).
Swatches of the Mac Ignite Wonder Cheek Palette L to R: Wonder Who?, Some Kind of Wonderful, Any Wonder, Girl Wonder, Seven Wonders, Wonder Years
There are five lipsticks in the Mac Electric Wonder Collection that come in satin, lustre and matte finish.
Feelin’ Sedimental (light corally beige in satin finish)
Let’s Mesa Around (light bubble gum blue pink in satin finish)
The Naturalist (warm peachy nude in lustre finish)
Life in Sepia (muted mauvey brown in matte finish)
Natural Born Leader (warm plum in satin finish)
Swatches L to R: Feelin’ Sedimental, The Naturalist, Let’s Mesa Around, Life in Sepia, Natural Born Leader
Let’s Mesa Around
Life in Sepia
Natural Born Leader
There are also five Lipglass shades in the Mac Electric Wonder Collection in:
Marble Faun (white with gold pearl)
Nature Freak (bright yellow gold)
Coral of the Wild (light coral nude)
Rock Starz (cool bronze)
Make Me Mercurial (berry with slight pink)
Swatches L to R: Marble Faun, Nature Freak, Make Me Mercurial, Rock Starz
Make Me Mercurial
Favorite shades from the lip products in the collection include Make Me Mercurial, Let’s Mesa Around (the perfect pinky sheer nude) and The Naturalist (great if you like your peachy nudes).
Mac Next To Nothing Bronzing Powders in Canyon Dreamin’ and Sun-Soaked Strip
Mac Iridescent Powders in Serenity Seeker and Into Eternity
Mac released two bronzing powders in their Next to Nothing powder formula which I’m a big fan of. The Next to Nothing Powder has been a big favorite of mine to use as a setting powder. It is very light and silky smooth and doesn’t make your skin completely matte. The bronzers in the same formula are as lovely and creamy as the powder version. They blend seamlessly on the skin and look very natural and not powdery at all.
Canyon Dreamin’ is described as a yellow brown. It is the lighter shade of the two and a tiny bit cooler than the other shade. Sun-Soaked Strip is warm light red brown so it gives a more bronzed look on the skin.
The Iridescent Powders in Serenity Seeker and Into Eternity are described as bronzing powders but they are actually either highlighting powders or glowy blushes depending on your skin tone. I can use Into Eternity on it’s own as a blush and Serenity Seeker as a deeper highlighter. They both give a multidimensional glowy finish without any chunky shimmer or glitter.
Swatches L to R: Serenity Seeker, Into Eternity, Canyon Dreamin’, Sun-Soaked Strip
And lastly, the brushes. There are two brushes in the Mac Electric Wonder Collection. 126SES is a duo fibre face brush that you can use for diffused powder applications. 234SES is a good eyeshadow blending brush that you can use to blend shadow in the crease. Both feel super soft and well made, plus the marble design is just stunning. They are definitely a collectors item.
Bottom line, I think the Mac Electric Wonder Collection is a stunner. Mac did such a good job with the packaging design and also the shade range. They are right on point for a summer collection. If you were thinking of getting anything from this collection, I highly recommend the Next to Nothing Bronzers, Iridescent Powder in Into Eternity, Eyeshadow Palettes and the brushes.