My MAC additional dimension collection

I mentioned a while back that I love the then still limited edition MAC additional dimension finish, as well as I was super excited when it was announced that they were making it permanent.  Today, I’ll swatch my collection of additional dimension items, which include eye shadows, as well as blushers as well as a bronzer:

Extra dimension formula is described as a “liquid-powder hybrid” with most eye shadows having a shimmery surface – some do have more obvious glitter or frost.  They can be used dry or wet for higher intensity however I’ve never used them wet – I will have to try that eventually. worn dry, I discover them to be exceptionally pigmented as well as smooth (all my swatches are done dry).

My collection of additional dimension items were bought over the program of 3 years, starting with the launch of this surface in 2012, simply called “In additional Dimension”.

Eye shadows:  I own 12 additional dimension eye shadows as well as I’ll show them here in chronological order in which these were released, as well as I’ll indicate the shades that have made it into the permanent collection with an asterisk.  All colour descriptions taken from MAC’s official launch notes.

In additional dimension 2012 (original collection – the pans are larger with 2g of product vs 1.3g later on)

Rich Core* – filthy aubergine
Grand Galaxy* – filthy mid-tone violet
Havana* – filthy copper brown

Glamour Daze 2012

Ready To Party* – pale lilac
A natural Flirt* – iridescent light pink
Stolen Moment* – dark taupe

[MAC released a 2nd “In additional Dimension” collection in spring 2013 however I was “being good” as well as didn’t purchase any type of from that collection. only Smoky Mauve from that collection made it into the permanent selection, as well as it’s a shade that I’m interested in getting eventually! Ooooh however I wish I’d bought some of the blushes from that collection!]

Magnetic nude 2013

Silver Dawn* – filthy grey mauve

Alluring Aquatics 2014

Soul Serenade – deep plum brown
Lorelei – golden beige
Sea Worship* – tarnished olive

Holiday keepsakes Eye Kits 2014

Just Gleaming – peachy nude
Stolen Moment* – dark taupe (duplicate) – I included the original 2012 version to see how they compare side by side (pretty spot-on!)

Here are some comparisons of the packaging between the different collections:

They’re all made in Italy:

Comparison of the brown and taupe-y shades:

My favourites are: Stolen Moment, Havana, Lorelei as well as Silver Dawn.

Blushes / Bronzer: I own 2 blushes as well as 1 bronzer in the additional dimension surface – they’re not as shimmery as the eye shadows, more of a satin surface however very smooth as well as simple to blend. These weren’t made permanent however I hope MAC will one day! The Clinique Cheek Pop blushes remind me of this finish.

Magnetic nude 2013
Autoerotique – filthy coral rose

Alluring Aquatics 2014
Sea Me, hear Me – beige pink
Aphrodite’s shell – golden bronze with a touch of fine shimmer

When I was editing the swatch photo, I thought I had reversed Autoerotique  and Sea Me, hear Me so I re-swtached them, but nope, this is correct.  Both shades apply quite in a different way compared to the pan colour – Autoerotique is more pink whereas Sea Me, hear Me is much more nude / warm.

My top 2 eye shadow shades to purchase from the now permanent range are sweet heat (soft peach pink) as well as Smokey Mauve (pinkish muted mauve).

You?  Are you a fan of the MAC additional dimension finish?

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