MAC In Extra Dimension

MAC, In Extra Dimension, displayNow this is just unsubstantiated musings on my part, but it sometimes seems like Estee Lauder Corp. shares product innovation among its brands. Estee Lauder has been making such a splash with their Illuminating Powder Gelee (which has appeared as both eyeshadow and face powder), and MAC just released a new (limited edition) “liquid-powder hybrid formula, a completely new technnology that combines the smoothness of a cream, the blendability of a liquid, and the wear and ease of a powder.” No complaints from me — for anyone who missed out on Estee’s powders, this seems like a second chance.

The Extra Dimension Eyeshadows are $20 each (larger size pans) — and yes, I swatched these dry, with no base or primer. Young Venus is a pale, sparkling frosty ice-pink. Blue Orbit is sparkling frosty periwinkle. Lunar is blackened sapphire — a black base with sparkly/frosty blue shimmer. Grand Galaxy is a sparkling/frosty blue-purple grape. Rich Core is more of a red-purple (also sparkling/frosty). Sweet Heat is a high shimmer, very frosty rosy copper. Havana is a satin/frost warm tobacco brown with no sparkle. Modern Pewter is a frosty shimmery green-silver-gold metallic. Warm Thunder is a sparkly/frosty cool, steely, almost bluish silver. Dark Dare is satin/matte black with a few tiny sparkles.
MAC, In Extra Dimension, eyeshadow, swatches, Young Venus, Blue Orbit, Lunar, Grand Galaxy, Rich Core, Sweet Heat, Havana, Modern Pewter, Warm Thunder, Dark Dare, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
The three Extra Dimension Skinfinishes are $28 each, and — surprisingly — they’re eye- and lip-safe. Superb is beige-pink with silver multicolored sparkles (click here to compare it to Estee Lauder’s first — and unnamed — powder gelee from fall 2011). Whisper of Gilt is warm pale gold with silver shimmer, and doesn’t really have a counterpart from Estee Lauder. Glorify is burnished copper (click here to compare it to Estee Lauder’s spring 2012 Topaz Chameleon).

I swatched these first lightly (because they can be so intense), then heavily (to show the color):
MAC, In Extra Dimension, Skinfinish, swatches, Superb, Whisper of Gilt, Glorify, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
MAC, In Extra Dimension, Skinfinish, swatches, Superb, Whisper of Gilt, Glorify, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
This collection also repromotes two of the “split-personality” brushes from the Semi-Precious collection (photos here): the 128 split-fibre cheek brush ($32) and the 234 split-fibre eye blending brush ($22.50).

Products are available at every MAC counter and free-standing store, though if that’s inconvenient (or your local counter is sold out of something) I’d recommend Nordstrom.comicon (free shipping at any price!).

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10 Responses to “MAC In Extra Dimension”

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve never commented on here before but I had to on this. Aren’t you a little late posting about this? The skinfinishes are sold out at every counter I went to and also online. These are nowhere to be found except on Amazon for a ridiculous price. I love your website its just no one is going to find these.

    I had to place an order from Bloomingdale’s and Nordstorm a few days ago for them!

  • Rebecca says:

    I’m so happy with Superb and glad I bought it. It’s gorgeous… but I do wish I had bought Grand Galaxy. It’s the only shadow that called to me.

  • Anna says:

    Some people are just so rude. These swatches are beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to post them!

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Hey Elizabeth, I’ve been asking myself the same question. Lately, at my local counters, the new MAC collections sell out the same day they launch. So if I don’t have swatches up *before* the collection releases, am I even doing anyone any good? But given the rate at which MAC has been repromoting colors (and knowing that collections release later in other countries), I decided to run the post anyway. At the time I published it, all three MSFs (and almost all of the shadows) were still in stock on

  • Misato-san says:

    to me they are useful even if in USA some of them are sold out. Because this blog is opened worldwide and because MAC sometimes repromotes some products in other collections :D

  • Sarah says:

    Rude much? Not everyone lives in the US. This collection hasn’t been released everywhere yet.

    Great swatches as usual! :) Modern Pewter is calling my name.

  • Sylvie says:

    I think it is great that you are posting MAC swatches again. I perfectly understand how you feel in your last reply: 4-5 years ago, I was excited about every collection and always bought something but I started feeling jaded, especially since, like you mentioned, the items were often repromotes or just too similar with what I had already accumulated. In fact, I often use your swatches to determine if an item in a new collection is worth getting. They are so clear and standardized that I can easily compare two products that you have already swatched before… the next best thing to going shopping myself. :-P

  • Chris says:

    I really like Glorify and Sweet Heat. It’s too bad I’m flat broke. :(

  • These shadows are amazing! The colors are super saturated and I love the idea that they’re a liquid-cream-powder in one. And you can swatch like nobody else! :)

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