Holiday 2017 Makeup

MAC Jade Jagger

December 21, 2017

MAC has launched two new limited edition color collections for the Holiday season this month. On December 14, the long awaited MAC x Patrick Starrr and MAC Jade Jagger capsules simultaneously made their debut. Out of the two, I decided to purchase some of the Jade Jagger range because I’m a big fan of MAC’s mineralize products and fresh shades always excite me. As a tribute to her rock ‘n’ roll heritage, British jewelry designer Jade Jagger brings her free spirit and eclectic lifestyle to this eight-piece wardrobe encapsulating her love for the Mediterranean. In harmony with Jagger’s jewelry line featuring lustrous finishes, deep golds and jewel tones in pearlized pigments, the collection shares all the cool glamour of the designer’s vision.

Up first I have the Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad in Golden Shine. This is a beautifully coordinated compact consisting of deep golden tones that creates a nice, cohesive neutral look. Golden Shine is really amazing in color and the baked powder formula minerals provides a nice, multi-dimensional and natural-looking finish. The colors are heavy on the shimmer/sparkle factor and prone to fallout. I recommend using a good primer or some kind of emollient base to minimize cleanup on the cheeks afterwards. Ranging from sheer to semi- opaque pigmentation when used dry, the colors amplify to opaque coverage and apply much better with a dampened brush. Dry, the colors do not nearly apply as smoothly and evenly as they do dampened which also makes them easier to blend and diffuse without sheering them completely. Due to their baked formula, the shadows are stiffer in texture but still easy to work with (with the exception of Champagne). When dampened, the shadows stay put and wear for a solid eight hours with little to no fallout. When dry, they last from five to seven hours depending on the shade and experienced little to mild fallout.

Closeup image of the colors

A look at the color selection and descriptions as I see them

  • Champagne – is a warm, light gold with soft yellow and orange undertones and has a pearl sheen finish. This shade is sheerest out of the four
  • Golden – is a warm, medium copper with orange undertones and has a metallic finish. This shade has opaque coverage
  • Rose – is a warm, medium to dark copper with rosy undertones and has a metallic finish. This shade has semi- opaque coverage
  • Brown – is a warm, deep brown with red undertones and has a satin finish. This shade has semi- opaque coverage

Swatched on the arm. The following swatches are applied using a dampened brush as the colors were nearly impossible to properly swatch on the arm when dry.

Next up I have the Mineralize Skinfinish in Satin Shimmer. This is a gorgeous, warm shimmer and matte golden bronze that has a luminous finish and looks very natural on the skin. It has sheer-medium coverage and built to full coverage really well with about two layers. Texture is soft and smooth. The powder applies evenly and blends out nicely despite the somewhat larger shimmer particles. Wear time is pretty good, lasting for nine hours before subtly fading.

Closeup image of the color

Swatched on the arm

Comparison swatch of the Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow.

I also purchased the Mineralize Blush in Moon Shimmer. It’s a specially designed blush that consists of two parts to bring both color and dimension to the face in one swipe. One half is a warm, light to medium soft peach with subtle brown undertones – and the other half consists of a warm, medium brown with rosy undertones. Overall, the texture of the powder is fairly smooth and blends out nicely although the peach half had a bit of shimmer to it which made that section a little less smoother in feel, but not rough by any means. General pigmentation could be dubbed as medium opaque, however both colors can be layered to full or sheered out to just a veil without feeling heavy. I really like how lightweight this formula is and it’s very easy to achieve luminous color coverage just with light layers. Lasting power went beyond the nine hour mark.

Closeup image of the color

Swatched on the arm

Lastly I have the Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Sunset Pearl. This is a warm, medium nude pink with peachy undertones and has a medium-high shine finish. Previous Mineralize Rich Lipsticks I have the tried had more of a sheerer coverage to them as to where Sunset Pearl has medium pigmentation that is buildable to a quasi- full opaque. It has a nice, creamy consistency that felt lightweight on the lips in comparison to a traditional cream lipstick formula. The Mineralize Rich Lipstick feels more like a balm and with MAC’s Multi-Mineral Moist Complex provides instant moisture keeping lips hydrated over time. This shade wore for a good four hours before reapplication was needed.

Swatched on the arm

Swatched on the lips. For skin tone reference, I am not wearing any foundation and am completely barefaced here. My skin tone is medium with pink undertones.

My overall thoughts on the collection are that I really like everything I purchased. The shades are wearable and I’m 100% obsessed with the Mineralize formula used in every item. While the baked formula can be hit or miss, there is always a way to work around it – for instance with the eyeshadow quad which lacks in pigment when used dry, but amplifies when used damp. I really love the colors and have been wearing them quite regularly. If you don’t mind wearing jewel tones I suggest opting for the Burning Nights quad instead as I’ve read this contains much more pigment and is a little easier to apply.

Currently the MAC Jade Jagger collection is only available at MAC.

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