1 Aug 2014

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Lorelei Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Lorelei Review, Swatch and EOTD

Recently Raji and I had decided to have a girl’s day out in Phoenix Market City, Chennai. Our first destination was of course the MAC store. I had a badly performing eyeshadow Oomph, from the Mickey Contractor collection which I wanted to show to the MUA and ask for her suggestions about how to make it work. I also wanted a neutral daily wear eye shadow. I had a few shades like All that Glitters, Wood winked and Soba in mind. First I saw Wood Winked but I was not so sure about buying it since it was a bit shimmery than my expectation. Then the MUA showed us a new eyeshadow from the latest limited edition collection i.e., the Alluring Aquatic Collection – Lorelei. She applied wood winked on my left eye and Lorelei on the right side and asked me to decide. Both Raji and I found Lorelei to be better suited for every day makeup and I instantly picked it up.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Lorelei
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Lorelei
What MAC says about Alluring Aquatic Collection:

Sirens of the deep inspire an aquascape of shades, as waves of tarnished olive, seafoam and darkened plum surrender to water’s enticing spirit. Sultry eyes take on a subtle radiance, while luminous Extra Dimension Blush washes over cheeks, creating a goddess glow. Under the sea, nails glisten in aquatic chrome and metallic Nail Lacquer, as Lipstick, Lipglass and Lip Pencil dive deep into colour. Limited-edition teal packaging, dramatically accented with sheer water droplets.

Packing:

The eyeshadow comes in a beautiful metallic teal blue packing. The carton as well as the eyeshadow pan is in the same shade. It is a refreshing change from the usual black packing. It looks as if there are water drops on the cover and the pan. It looks so beautiful that I have preserved the carton also this time. The pan has a transparent lid and the shade is visible without having to open the pan. I love everything about the packing.
 
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Lorelei
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Lorelei
Price: Rs. 1500 for 1.3g.

It has a shelf life of 3 years.

What I think about MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow Lorelei:

MAC Lorelei
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Lorelei
Lorelei is a beautiful golden beige eyeshadow with a velvety finish. It can be used as an overall lid color as well as a highlighter shade. The pigmentation is good and I did not notice any fall outs. I use it all over my eyelids and it does not look too glittery. It does not scream for attention but makes my eyes look bright and lively. 

It does not go patchy or uneven while applying. It applies smoothly and blends like dream. I did find a bit of creasing towards the end of the day but nothing that a good eye primer cannot take care of. It stays put for a long time. I wear it for almost 8-9 hours a day and I still can see the eyeshadow on my lids by the end of the day.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Lorelei
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Lorelei
Swatch:

MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Lorelei
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Lorelei
 On my eyes:
MAC Lorelei
MAC Alluring Aquatic Collection Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Lorelei
The pros:
  1. Good everyday shade
  2. Multipurpose eyeshadow
  3. Doesn't have any fall out
  4. Stays put for a long time
  5. Decent pigmentation
  6. It doesn't look OTT even when I wear it to office as an overall lid color
  7. Applies evenly and blends well
  8. Doesn't cause any irritation to the eyes
  9. Work's well with almost all skin tones
  10. Attractive packing

Cons:
  1. I hate myself for saying this, but it does crease a little bit but nothing major. I can always manage it by using an eye primer.
  2. Expensive.

Indian Beauty Maniac’s Rating
4/5

I hope you liked my review. If you want to get this eyeshadow you have to rush to the near by MAC Store since it is a limited edition one. I see it out of stock on the MAC website already. Please share your views through your lovely comments.

Thanks,
Nisha

About Nisha Nisha is a software professional who loves makeup. She is a lipstick hoarder and occasionally blogs here at Beautifying you

My comments I read that Lorelei in German means Temptress whose singing lures men to death. Isn't it a good reason to buy this eye shadow?? 

It is indeed a gorgeous color suited for every day. It is subtle yet striking. Loved reading your review as always Nisha. Eager to see more. :)

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