For the second part of my review of the MAC Cosmetics Wonder Woman Collection, I now focus on eye products, namely the eye quads, eyeliner, mascara, and the pigments. I am quite excited as I am thinking – how could you pull off a Wonder Woman look? ( Well, Karen did an awesome job of doing such! Love her! )
The MAC Wonder Woman Collection has three eye quads, namely Defiance, Lady Justice, and Defiant -
Okay, before I start, let me just share with you something – the moment I opened the quads, they’re just too shiny for words ! Haha! a shiny gold-plated surface surrounds the pans! Haha!
Defiance Iridescent white pink (Veluxe pearl)
Paradise Island Soft warm pink (Satin)
Star Studded Mid-tone violet pink (Satin)
Real Drama Dark burgundy with pink pearl (Satin)
The MAC Wonder Woman Defiance Quad is all about the pinks. Paradise Island and Star Studded can look great as lid colors, the really dark Real Drama shade can intensify an outer V color, while Defiance is a very sheer, but nice pearly white pink color that is an excellent brow highlighter.
This quad’s performance is okay-okay for me. It’s not exactly pigmented to the nth level – it goes on normally okay. For more color, you would need to apply an additional layer. I must say that I love the color combinations of this one when you’re out for a fun, fresh look. It also reminds me of retro makeup, when pastel pinks ( and yellows, and even greens for that matter ) were really big during the 1970s.
Lady Justice Bright silver with white pearl (Frost)
Insurmountable Dirty blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Bold Babe Deep metal blue with white pearl (Frost)
Deep Truth True dark blue (Frost)
The MAC Wonder Woman Lady Justice Eye Quad, on the other hand, is all about blues. Shimmery blues, that is. I was thinking that this can quite pull off a pretty shimmery blue smoky eyes look.
The two last shades of the pan ( Bold Babe and Deep Truth ) can be played for a shimmery smoky eye, while Lady Justice, by default, can look good as a brow highlighter ( or a base color pulling off a bold look with the shimmery blues on the crease, let your imagination run wild! )
My only gripe with the quad is that it takes so much effort in my part to swipe, and swipe to get enough product show up on my lids. I mean, it can be a good thing for some eyeshadows to be sheer for those beginners who are afraid of instantly pigmented colors – let them build up and see the beauty of packing up colors, but I believe that shimmery shades should stay pigmented from the start, because they look really unattractive when they aren’t.
So there, I ended up packing more and more color until I saw results. Well, patience is a virtue? Heehee!
Now, the last quad of the collection that I’m featuring is my absolute favorite – the Valiant Quad -
Manila Paper Pale frost white gold (Veluxe Pearl)
Valiant Light lime with yellow pearl (Frost)
Diana Undercover Dark forest green (Satin)
Spinning Transformation Deep olive bronze with yellow
I believe that the MAC Cosmetics Wonder Woman Valiant Eye Quad must be the most coordinated eye quad amongst the three. I love it because they’re full of green shades, which makes brown eyes pop out.
I tell you, they make the perfect green smoky eye makeup! I will be sharing a look I made with this quad soon ( okay, blame it that I love earth tones and neutrals! this got me again haha! )
There are so much looks that you can create with this quad! A lid-crease-outer V accent, and even a dark to light gradient smoky eyed look. The darkest shade Diana ( the third color from the left ) can be the darkest shade nearest the lash line for a smoky eyed look, or can accent the outer V, Spinning Transformation ( the darkest shimmery shade on the pan on the right ) is a stunning khaki shade, as it compliments Manila Paper ( the golden white shade ) and Valiant ( the shimmery apple green shade ) – two lighter shades on the pan.
As for the texture and quality of this quad, this is still not yet on the very pigmented spectrum, as it goes semi-sheerly on your lids. Need.to.patiently.pack. Hehe
Okay, if you ask me which quad I’d pick? It’s quite obvious – I love the Valiant Quad! Haha!
On to the pigments of the MAC Wonder Woman Collection,
Reflects Bronze Sparkling rich gold
Reflects Pearl White glitter with a pearl sheen
Marine Ultra Vivid marine blue
Bright Fuchsia Bright magenta
I was about to say that Bright Fuchsia, Reflects Bronze and Reflects Pearl White looked lovely, but unfortunately, they aren’t eye safe! Now, I’m wondering where to use this for unless I’m attending costume parties. Marine Ultra is understandably not lip safe because of its shade – ultramarine blues are really not lip safe at all! Oh well, I shall play with Marine for my eye looks, then!
Another item in the collection are the Opulash Mascaras –
MAC Opulash Mascaras give you that really well-defined mascara that spoils you with volume and length. With the shades below –
from left to right -
Army of Amazons Green
I figured that the black is the one usable for everydays, while the other colorful shades would be really fun to use for fun or adventurous days. I’m okay-okay with it, not totally thrilled with colorful mascaras as me having Asian eyes, I need all the blackest mascaras in the world to define my lashes and eyes!
Last but not the least, we have the MAC Wonder Woman Special Edition Penultimate Eyeliner. Now, why do I call it special edition? Lookie lookie :
Just look at it – it’s so chubby! Hahaha! As compared to the regular, finely-tipped calligraphy pen-like MAC Penultimate Eyeliner, this MAC Wonder Woman edition reminds me of a white board/permanent marker! Truly! Looking like that, it would definitely apply product on the lash line pretty thickly. This is a matter of preference, if you like applying thick liners. If you like them thick ( with those having monolids ), then this is a dream product. It offers the ease of application for bolder eyelining, methinks.
Overall, my pick for this set would be the Valiant Eye Quad! Haha! How about you? What have you been lemming for lately?
Note : Products were sent by company for review purposes. Comments are 100% all mine and are in no way, biased.