|Romantico, Bare My Soul|
Friendly, When In Rio
ROMANTICO (Veluxe Pearl) is a light taupe brown with shimmer. This is the stand out shade of the palette for me. It has a beautiful texture and blends beautifully. Romantico is very complex -- with subtle pink and green shimmer. MAC Patina is lighter and cooler, Urban Decay Suspect is lighter and more orange.
BARE MY SOUL (Lustre) is a shimmering gold with a copper undertone. The texture and pigmentation is outstanding especially compared to other Lustres.
FRIENDLY (Veluxe Pearl) is a deep chocolate briown with gold shimmer. It has great pigmentation and blends easily.
WHEN IN RIO (Frost) is a blackened red brown with teal frost. This eyeshadow is beautiful but has a slightly drier texture than the others. It is similar to MAC Club. When In Rio has a darker, cooler base and the duochrome is more apparent.
|Top to Bottom: When In Rio, Friendly, Bare My Soul, Romantico|
I was literally counting down the days until the Temperature Rising collection released, which was May 16th online and May 23rd at stores/counters. Unfortunately this quad sold out in a couple hours online so I had to wait until I could purchase it at my local counter. As I'm sure most of you know, this is limited edition and can be purchased at MAC locations while supplies last.
This is an amazing quad! I haven't purchased one in quite some time because in the last couple years MAC has released a series of flops... most with lackluster or poor quality. I'm pleasantly surprised that they put together such a winner! This quad is $44 while the typical price for a quad is $40... you're obviously paying for the packaging. It is bronzy in color and feels a bit rubbery like NARS packaging. Unfortunately it scratches quite easily... which drives me crazy!
I love that it has two Veluxe Pearls, as they are my favorite finish! The colors work well together and you're able to create a variety of different looks. You couldn't use this quad exclusively, as there isn't a highlight shade included. All the eyeshadows wore about 8-9 hours with minimal creasing and fading.
Overall this is a beautiful quad and definitely worth picking up if the colors appeal to you... I think it would be universally flattering!
Have you purchased anything from this collection? What is your favorite MAC quad?