M·A·C | Big Bounce Shadow in My Next Indulgence
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★☆☆ ☆ ☆(6/10)
PRICE DETAILS: 5g $16.50 (glass pot with black plastic cap)
BEST FOR: Base color for more vibrant powdered shadows or as a “top coat” to add a little shimmer.
QUICK REVIEW: Big expectations made Big Bounce a belly-flop – almost. But it makes for a brilliant shadow base for color.
the REVIEW(06/03/2011): Darn those great expectations. When I first saw M·A·C’s Big Bounce Shadows online – I thought they would be more like Awake Stardom Shimmer Glow Eye Jelly that has a spongy mousse-like texture and has a brilliantly shimmery finish with medium coverage. My Next Indulgence, described as a “forest green with blue & gold pearl”, was my first choice and was the shade Estee Lauder sent me to review (lucky me). The texture is more like a sheer gel and can be a little difficult to work with if you’re attempting a fuller coverage like I was.
Here are some arm swatches with and without flash.
My first few attempts in trying to build a more vibrant look left me frustrated. When applied to heavily, Big Bounce either disappears or gets splotchy. My impression was: lemon. Instead of tossing it aside for disappointing me initially, I decided to make lemonade.
Here’s what M·A·C Big Bounce Eye Shadow in My Next Indulgence looks like by itself (no flash):
As you can see, it doesn’t have very much punch on its own. I tried several different methods of application – and found that using my fingertip was the easiest (as I have found with most cream/gel shadows). Still, trying to build coverage and intensity with Big Bounce Shadow was near impossible – so I decided to try it as a base under Shu Uemura ME Viridian (Filigree Collection – Fall 2006), a similar rich blue based metallic green.
Please forgive my rudimentary application – I was just doing these photos for reference. As you can see, the area that has the Big Bounce Shadow is deeper, richer and did assist in creating a more dimensional metallic look. I created the look at the top of this post by using this technique and adding Shu Uemura ME Brass Gold (also from the Filigree collection), black eyeliner and a few clusters of Shu Uemura lashes that are similar to their Slim Partial ($13).
the FINAL ROAR!: All my initial expectations aside, M·A·C’s Big Bounce Shadow in My Next Indulgence did help create a pretty parrot inspired eye – and increased the vibrancy and drama of the like colored shadows I applied over it. I’m not inspired to go out and buy every shade – although I would expect the lighter colors would create a lovely diaphanous glow for a softer look.
M·A·C BIG BOUNCE SHADOW DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “Eyes are fresh and luminescent with beautiful sheen washes of vibrant color using new Flighty Eye Shadows. This spongy, mousse-like eye shadow is lightweight, lasts for hours, and imparts a cooling sensation upon application” – M·A·C
M·A·C BIG BOUNCE SHADOW INGREDIENTS: Sorry, this information is not available at this time.
Sources: maccosmetics.com. Product swatch and product images by M·A·C Cosmetics. Other photos by Cosmetic Monster.
**This product was submitted by Estee Lauder International for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information was gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster – and no compensation is received based on the outcome of this review.
MAC Big Bounce is available at select MAC counters, Pro Stores and at maccosmetics.com
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