When I received the MAC Power Hungry Eyeshadow Palette I was absolutely thrilled because the colors in this palette looked incredibly wearable. If you missed my overall review of the MAC Girls Eyeshadow Palettes, be sure to check it out here.
The MAC Power Hungry shadows have good pigmentation. However, if you are looking for a crazy pigmented palette where you might need to blend and blend and blend – you will NOT enjoy this palette. If you are looking for an eyeshadow palette where the shadows are less pigmented, but can be built up – you will really enjoy this palette. The shade, Something’s Fishy, applied MUCH better when I used my finger instead of a brush.
I absolutely love that this palette has a matte cream shadow (perfect for setting my eyeshadow primer and applying as a brow-bone highlight) and a matte brown transition shade. If an eyeshadow palette does not have BOTH of these things then I will NEVER use it. I also love the color choices – there is a little something for everyone (some cooler eyeshadows, a gorgeous bronze, etc).
The highlighter is very pretty and somewhat subtle. It is not glittery or chunky at all. However, it is a very yellow gold. I found that this particular color did not really suit my skintone.
THE BOTTOM LINE
As I stated in my overall review of these palettes, I am a huge fan of the packaging. The card with the shade names is fun, but I do wish the shade names were somewhere on the palette. I love the huge mirror and the fact that you get 8 eyeshadow palettes and one highlighter. I feel like this could be the perfect travel palette! Based on the color selection and pigmentation, I plan to wear this palette to work. I think it is a great palette to create very beautiful but wearable eyeshadow looks!
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