MAC Cosmetics Sweet Heat

MAC Cosmetics Sweet Heat

4.5

11 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$$

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on 10/28/2018 2:44:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have 4 of MAC Extra Dimension shadows, and I love them as simple "one and done looks".. Sweet Heat is a gorgeous bronze, with a rosy champagne undertone, super pretty, and works perfect with my overall look I like, which is glowy natural. They give off a look in the pan of super mega frost, but once applied they transform to a gorgeous sheer metallic glowy, but of course can be built up.. I wish MAC would release some more shades in the pink, mauve, neutral category, hopefully they will... Definitely recommend.

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on 3/2/2018 9:11:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

NC20 neutral olive skin here, brown eyes. I really like this eyeshadow - it's the second Extra Dimension eyeshadow from Mac that I own (the other one is A Natural Flirt). These look super-metallic in the pan, but translates as sheer shimmer on the skin. I would describe the color as rose bronze with a coffee-and-milk base color. It's easy to use as a wash of color all over the lid and give it a glow, which makes up for an easy everyday look. It's a color that is easy to use sheer or build it up - it depends on which rush you use. It's not a unique color, but it's one I just happen to really like. I can't say that it is "more dimentional", IMO, than other shimmery MAC shadows, which can be a little disappointing, because the way they look is quite mesmerizing

The texture of this particular color is slightly stiff, but it's not chalky - just slightly difficult to pick up, but I'm OK with that. As most MAC shadows, it lasts a long time. One think I don't particularly enjoy about the Extra Dimension line though is: the shadows are not packed into a pan, but are attached directly to the bottom of the plastic container, thus: no depotting. I'm not mad about the packaging, but I would like to have the option to buy this in a pan - a pro pan would lower the cost, and one could actually store this in a palette, and save the environment some plastic packaging. This is why I give it 4 starts; otherwise, I really, really like it


on 8/19/2017 1:29:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Coppers/Peaches/Bronzes can be tricky for me--the wrong shade will make me look like I'm sick, but there are few things I love more makeup-wise than a summer bronze eye. Sweet Heat is fantastic.

I'm NW15 with blue eyes, and this is a shade I've reached for over and over again this summer. The color is a peachy-copper, which is more forgiving than some of the more orange-y bronzes and coppers (think Woodwinked). It has a metallic finish, which I amp up by using it wet. My favorite way to wear it right now is on the lid over a neutral matte, like Omega or Wedge, or with a blue eyeliner.

The texture is nice too--I've realized that Frosts like Naked Lunch seem aging on my maturing skin, but the Extra Dimension shadows don't have that effect--they're flattering and metallic, rather than shimmery or frosty. Over a primer, Sweet Heat fades a bit after 8-9 hours, but doesn't crease.

Packaging-wise, this is fine, but I wish MAC would release the Extra Dimension line in pro pans in addition to pots. That's a relatively minor gripe though.

I like this a lot--if you're like me and somewhat fearful of coppers or bronzes, this is worth a look.

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on 8/7/2015 9:42:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I missed out on getting Whisper of Guilt, I heard this was the exact dupe for it so I went for it. I use it only as a highlighter. For reference I am an NC42-44, I love how natural of a glow this gives. It's very pigmented so I can def build easily for a more striking highlight. The consistency is very creamy and it glides on my skin like butter and blends easily. I see it lasting for a while but I would def repurchase, simply gorgeous

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is a unique eyeshadow for its sheen, almost looks like foiled. Very pigmented, I can skip primer and color appears great and stays. These are the kind of shadows I splurge spending on Mac coz mostly of the shadows are dupable. The Sweet Heat has bigger size too! This will last me forever so I won't repurchase.


on 7/17/2012 2:59:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I got this shadow a long time ago and I still love it. It is a peachy skin tone with lots of shimmer. It is crazy pigmented. I always saw reviews that said,"You only need one swipe." I was surprised by the pigmentation. I could tap my finger and I got a sheer shimmer and if I rubbed once or twice it would become an intense peach shimmer.

The shadow is not the best for taking pictures because shimmery shadows tend to reflect light which on camera can make your eyes and shadows look kind of washed out because it would look whitish from the shine and reflection.

This MAC shadow is not the normal MAC eyeshadow size. Instead of the typical 1.5 grams, you get 2 grams which is much bigger in my opinion. It doesn't sound bigger but with my naked eye I would guess it was double the usual shadow and was surprised to find out it was only one-third more product.

This product is pretty pricy. It costs 28-50 dollars. Normally its around 35 dollars.

Overall, I loved this shadow because of how well it looks just by itself and how nicely it goes on. It is pretty powdery so I thought I'd just warn you in advance.


on 7/17/2012 12:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought Sweet Heat (and a back-up) to use as a highlighter more than an eyeshadow as I missed out on the Superb highlighter from the MAC In Extra Dimension collection.


Now onto the eyeshadow, it is a light peach/champagne color. The eyeshadow is very shimmery. The shimmer is not glittery, but more of a sheen and provides high shine which can definitely be layered for more intensity. The texture is smooth and unique in a sense that it feels like a mix of powder and cream. However, it is not too creamy where it felt like cream on my cheekbones (I am not a fan of cream blushes since it disturbs the powder already on my face). I apply this product with a small stippling brush similar to MAC 188.


As I mentioned, I bought this eyeshadow as a highlighter and haven't used it as an eyeshadow. In comparing it with Superb (from when I tested the sample on the MAC counter), the texture of the two are very similar. Sweet Heat is a great dupe for Superb. The *ONLY* differences I noticed between the two is that Sweet Heat is a smidge warmer and is more pigmented.


I would definitely re-purchase should MAC choose to release this type of formulation again.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love this new formula! Very shiny (almost metallic looking) but easy to apply with no fallout. It lasts all day without creasing (I apply Kett airbrush makeup on my lids as a base). The color is gorgeous! A beautiful peachy nude that I use as my every day go to lid staple (other colors I have used in this way are MAC Grand Entrance, Naked Lunch and Sunday Best but I like that Sweet Heat has more color to it and a better finish while still being subtle enough for an everyday look).
I am pale with yellow undertones and dark hair (reddish brownish black)

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on 4/25/2012 10:27:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I'm in love with all of the In Extra Dimension eyeshadows. This color is the perfect my lids but better shade. A shimmery, golden peach color that gives me a sophisticated 'nude' eye. I love the formula of these shadows and find them easy to apply and blend. Last all day without creasing too.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Sweet Heat is a golden copper pink with a very shimmery finish. If you have pale skin and dislike orangey shades, stay away!

I have tan skin and looooove it! It's kinda similar to All That Glitters, but a little bit less warm and more shiny. The texture is amazing! I always use a base and the Extra Dimension eyeshadows stay all day without creasing.

I *would* buy it again, but I have so many eyeshadows already that I know I won't need to buy it again.

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