Average Rating 4.3/5
Review by stephani99
I can only guess from the scathingly negative reviews I've seen here lately that people are trying uber-bright colors (like the ones from C-Shock as mentioned a couple reviews down- I mean come on now. Didn't the collection name give you an clue? I mean duh) and reviewing the ENTIRE line based on one or two shades or formulas that didn't work for them. That's brilliant. And totally useless.
Yes, MAC has some very bright shades that don't work for everyone and applied the wrong way will make anyone look like Bozo. But they also have some of the best neutrals and nice matte shades out there. Most are nicely pigmented which means you get what you pay for, but some aren't as much as others (look at the Lustres if you want to see what I'm talking about). If you're still in doubt, go to a MAC store and ask, that's what they're there for. They'll be more than happy to help you find what works for you and how to apply it properly. (No, I don't work there in case you're wondering but I do own dozens of MAC e/s and out of those, only a couple go beyond the neutral range.)
Additionally, they're roughly the same size as UD shadows, I have both and like both equally well, but MAC is cheaper (and they recycle, how many other companies do that?). And you wanna talk bright and/or glittery? Look no further than UD. Same with L'Oreal HiP. 3/4 of MAC shadows looks tame in comparison.
I'll get off the soapbox now because MAC isn't even my favorite brand, but please, take the time to look and actually try different shades AND different formulas before you decide bash an entire brand or a product as a whole, "ladies," because you're only making yourself look bad (and more importantly, ignorant), not the product. And in case you didn't know- namecalling is adolescent. Grow up a little. Thanks.