A smaller collection than usual, MAC’s latest offering for summer is ‘Flighty’ which is all about creating bold colour on eyes. The promotional shot is pretty impressive and I have to say I love it a lot. It totally reminds me of Amazonian tropics and peacocks… I’m not too sure if that’s what was intended though! The main product in the collection is Big Bounce Shadow, a creamy fluid formula that’s intended to create a big result. “Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually spongy watercolour whipped mousse cream shadows that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow. A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily.”
The formula is very liquid and fluid, meaning you have to use it sparingly and carefully to not end up with eyeshadow all over your face. It applies like a cool cream and blends well, as well as building up a stronger colour with layers. It does take a while to dry so it’s best to apply when you have time to hang around and create a strong result. What I do really like are the subtle shimmers and sparkles that catch the light and create a 3D effect. I’ve been using shade ‘Luxury Torch’ which is described as a ‘violet with gold pearl’, which is a colour I wouldn’t normally use but it really works with a strong black liner for a smokey, sexy look.
The only thing that’s annoying is the fact that it’s in a giant pot, meaning you have to be uber careful and stingy with the amount you pick up either on your finger or brush. A little goes a long, long way! These shadows are available in 16 different colours from teals and greens, to purple and blues so you can create a rainbow of eye looks at your pleasure. Priced at £13.50 I don’t think it’s overpriced either as you do get a huge pot to keep you going for a while. Get down to your nearest MAC counter pronto though as they’re only available for a limited time. (Probably before they’re re-packaged in a year and launched as something else!)