MAC Divine Night: Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow & Lured to Love Mineralize Blush

MAC Divine Night FOTD

Another holiday collection is coming to town! MAC Divine Night (availability in Belgium: November 2nd) is a collection of mineralized products, and today I have Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow and Lured to Love Mineralize Blush to share with you!

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow packaging

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadows contains 2 grams (0.06 oz. RRP in Belgium: 22,50 euros). It is very easy to pick the two shades up separately with a full-size eyeshadow brush, so it’s like getting a duo!

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow

The lighter shade is a sparkling light-to-medium yellow gold with big specks of silver glitter. Swatched dry, it is pretty sheer, and the powder doesn’t seem to lie flat on the skin (I’m sorry if this grosses you out, but it reminds me a little of fish scale). It is a little more pigmented and even when swached wet, and it can be coaxed into looking almost even on the lids.

Gilded Night light shade swatches. Left: dry. Right: wet.

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow light shade swatch

Besides the fact that it refuses to look completely even, this shade doesn’t really adhere to the skin without a primer. I always use one, so I wouldn’t count it as a big problem. However, it’s good to know if you don’t!

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow closeup

The darker shade of Gilded Night is an almost-black with big specks of silver glitter. It is on the sheer side when swatched dry, but it is actually very smooth and pigmented wet!

Here is how it swatches. Left: dry. Right: wet.

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow dark shade swatch

I know it is very often the case with mineralized eyeshadows, but I have to mention this anyways: Gilded Night pretty much has to be used wet, and the lighter shade simply isn’t that easy to work with even with a wet brush. I find myself either struggling to pick up enough pigment, or overdoing it and ending up with way too much product caking up on my lids. There is more fallout from both shades than what I would like to handle. I started with my eyes when I did the look. After I was done with the eyes, I had to first wipe my face with a micellar water and then pick up the loose glitter with scotch tape. Even then, you know the drill with this much glitter: it never truly goes away. The last straw was finding post-application fallout halfway underneath my eyes: not cool, people. Not cool!

To be fair, I have never liked any mineralized eyeshadows, and Gilded Night might actually be in my good book. Besides the color combination, I like how I can pick the two shades up separately. The sparkle is pretty amazing, and I have no issue with lasting power over a primer (I can see slight signs of fading around the outer upper edge after 7-8 hours, but it does not crease). However, the amount of work I had to do to coax the lighter shade into looking “almost even” as well as the fallout are a deal breaker!

For the look, I used the gold all over my lid before picking up the black with a wet pencil brush. I lined my eyes with the black the same way I would with a gel liner and brought the color into the outer third of the “crease.” I blended the two shades together and added some more black (dry) to my outer third. Finally, I used a pencil liner on my upper waterline and between my lashes, as well as highlighting my inner corners with the lighter shade of Hourglass Dune (I was thinking about using the gold shade dry for that purpose, but at that point I would have had a bit of a mental breakdown if I had even more fallout to clean up).

Here are some closeups of the eyes:

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow EOTD

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow EOTD closed

Now let’s move on to Lured to Love Mineralize Blush (3,2 grams/0.10 oz. RRP in Belgium: 24,50 euros)!

MAC Lure to Love Mineralize Blush packaging

Lured to Love is actually my first mineralized blush, and I am glad it is not as shimmery as I thought it’d be!!

MAC Lure to Love Mineralize Blush

MAC Lured to Love Mineralize Blush is a soft peach coral. As I said, it is not shimmery. The finish has more of a satin sheen instead. It is very soft and finely-milled, which makes it highly blendable. The amazing thing is it is not so blendable that it blends to nothing, which is a problem I often encounter with extremely finely-milled blushes.

MAC Lure to Love Mineralize Blush closeup

However, the softness does come with a problem or two. First of all, the brush kicks up SO. MUCH. EXCESS. I personally think it’s hard to find a blush brush that is softer than my Le Métier de Beauté Blush Brush, so the amount it kicked loose was surprising. Second, it slightly emphasizes the pores. It also has somehow shorter wear time (it looks faded after 6 hours).

Lured to Love definitely stands a better chance working for fairer ladies. On my skin tone, it shows up enough, but I can’t build it up further. I would say that all in all, it is a lovely blush if you don’t mind the excess and slightly shorter wear time!

Here is how MAC Lured to Love Mineralize Blush swatches. Left: built up. Right: blended out.

,MAC Lure to Love Mineralize Blush swatch

Here is the whole look with Gilded Night Mineralize Eye Shadow and Lured to Love Mineralize Blush:

MAC Divine Night look

MAC Lured to Love FOTD

MAC Gilded Night FOTD

For my lips, I wanted something that would work with the coral blush without attracting too much attention, so I went with Dior Spring Ball Addict Extreme (the lipstick I have worn the most times this year)! I’ll also admit I’m tired of pairing a stronger eye with a nude lip. I’d like to try to throw something a bit more fun into the mix sometimes!

Does either Gilded Night or Lured to Love speak to you? Do you like mineralized eyeshadows/blushes in general?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

 



  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    I think the blush might be a little light for me but the eyeshadow looks great !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jill, I think the blush might be OK in real life! It is definitely pigmented enough on me in real life, but blushes always look more muted in photos.

  • Diana

    <3 the blush! I saw this on Temptalia as well and I love it, it's perfect for me. I'm also very impressed by the eyeshadow. I would never have thought it'd give such an amazing color pay off!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Diana, I’m sure Lured to Love will look stunning on you! You can get decent color payoff with Gilded Night if you use it damp, but still there will be quite a bit of fallout!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    I am SO glad that the blush is not shimmery! And the eyeshadow looks really lovely too. Gold and black always look nice together.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, Lured to Love is amazingly un-shimmery for a mineralize blush (which is perfect in my book)! I’ll definitely want to wear a similar look soon, but hopefully with something that doesn’t require so much cleaning up!

  • Lily

    The eyeshadow texture would kill me! I’d be so annoyed that I’d then kill the Eyeshadow. Lol! I love how it looks on you but it can be easily done using other brands. Too much trouble for something mediocre.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lily, I know what you mean. By the time I was done with my eyes, I practically needed a nap LOL I’m definitely doing something like this again with eyeshadows that are less fallout-prone!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I love the gold eye shadow on you! But I hate those mineralize eye shadows, LOL. The texture is just so, so annoying, and I have no time for using things wet all the time.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Larie! I’m not a fan, either. They look good, but the fallout and so on is just so much work!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I’m one of the few that doesn’t mind using shadows wet I think hahaha. I don’t find it takes any extra time at all, especially if you have the right brush. In fact I find it easier to blend that way! I love this look on you Sunny! Very festive and holiday party!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I don’t mind using eyeshadows wet, either! I still prefer ones that are pigmented and smooth dry though ;) Yeah I’ll definitely do something like this again, maybe with eyeshadows that don’t produce so much fallout!

  • http://www.themistymom.com/ Shari

    The mineralize eyeshadows never spoke to me, tbh. I find them so gritty and lacking in pigmentation! I never bothered trying them on damp, though, probably would be best! I love how you made the shadows work on you though – and beautifully at that! I swear, your eyeshadow skills are covetable, Sunny! I only wish to apply them as good as you, someday!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Shari! I think I’ve tried similar placement in the past, so when I saw the two shades I thought I might want to do it again ;)

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    The colours are gorgeous! I have no issues with the blush but can’t remember to wet the brush to use the mineralize shadows. The payoff is phenomenal when the effort is made though.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Liz, I’m still waiting to find mineralize shadows that are pigmented when used dry, but no luck so far! Most of them are so sheer!

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    I think the eyeshadow looks quite cute in the pan, but with everything you describe about putting it on, it sounds like a big hassle! The whole thing looks sophisticated on you. xx

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sofia, yeah it was a lot of hassle! You can definitely duplicate the look with much less pain!

  • http://beautyandtheeyeliner.wordpress.com/ Natalie

    I’m not a big fan of the mineralized eyeshadows either, I haven’t tied the blush yet. The shadows looks beautiful on you at least!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Natalie! I can see how the different finish and intensity when used damp make them interesting, but all that fallout irritates my eyes.

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    i love the loook!!! gold and black,,must try, but maybe not with this duo

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenn, you should! It’s a really great color combo. I’m sure you have shades in your stash that you can use as well!

  • Andie

    I’m not a fan of those shadows… but dang, girl… you look good! So pretty! I love how it’s stark but also subtle. So pretty on you!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks so much, Andie! It’s definitely possible to use the black all over the lid and the gold as highlight as well. I like the color combo a lot, but unfortunately the texture is difficult to work with.

  • ValleyDoll

    The eyeshadow looks really good on you :-) !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Eva! I’m pretty sure I can recreate the look with less hassle though ;)

  • http://www.swatchandreview.com/ Swatch and Review

    I love the shadows on you! They were way too shimmery for my skin. And that blush… to die for!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Julie! My eyes are about the only place where I wear shimmer well LOL

  • Krystle Kouture

    I love the black shadow when swatched wet!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yeah it’s very smooth and pigmented that way!

  • peggy timmermans

    Hmmmm… i only like the blush. I’m not a big fan of these glittery harsh colours.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I wouldn’t mind if there weren’t so much fallout to be honest!

  • marciaf

    I’ve never liked the mineral products from MAC but this looks lovely on you. I might go check these out now.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Marcia! Lured to Love is decent, but Gilded Night is not that easy to work with. I heard there are better-performing ones in the batch though!

  • Memoiselle

    OMg Sunny, I just love your eye make up. You look gorgeous and sexy :) and I love that blush, it’s such a nice everyday nude pink shade.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Meryl! You should check Lured to Love out! It’s got a lovely soft texture!

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  • fancie

    Lured To Love is pretty subtle on you but I think it would make a pretty everyday blush. It didn’t work for me at all. Gilded Night looks so pretty in the pan and I love the look you created using it! Just sucks the quality isn’t really there

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Fancie, yeah that’s what I thought. Lured to Love isn’t something that will show up too well on darker ladies. I really wish Gilded Night were easier to work with, because the combo is really gorgeous!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    I really love the eye look you created! I’ve never been fond of the Mineralize E/S either, but this one is nice because it allows you to get two distinct colors easily and they look really good on you!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Kristen! There was so much fallout though! It was a bit of a pain to work with.

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