M.A.C. Cosmetics Big Bounce Shadow in My Next Indulgence Review

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).

Shu Uemura Fall 2006 Filigree Collection Shadows: (Top L-R) – ME Viridian, ME Olive (Bottom L-R) ME Sepia, ME Brass Gold. There was also P Azure which was a pearled baby blue.

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.

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.

Where to buy MAC Cosmetics

MAC Big Bounce is available at select MAC counters, Pro Stores and at maccosmetics.com


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