One of the items I regret missing out on was *MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eye Shadow from last summer’s Alluring Aquatic collection. Therefore, I was more than happy to find out that MAC brought it back in this year’s In Extra Dimension collection. What’s better: they made it permanent, too!
Here’s the deal with MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (1,3 grams/0,04 oz. 22,50 euros in Belgium)…
1. This murky bronzy olive with a metallic finish has an extraordinary texture as well as color payoff. You can use it wet if you want to achieve that full-on bling, but even dry it works 100% well.
2. It is incredibly blendable and buildable. You can either create more of a sheen or build it up for a solid and opaque finish.
3. The shade is a chameleon. Depending on the light and what you pair it with, it could pull a lot warmer or cooler.
4. It applies easily with a brush or a fingertip. There are no rules here!
MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eye Shadow closeup:
MAC Sea Worship Extra Dimension Eye Shadow swatch dry/damp:
I have seen it look very different on different skin tones, so it’s probably a good idea to swatch it in person!
For the look, I applied the cream shadow from Tom Ford Midnight Sea before layering Sea Worship in the center of my lid as well as over my lower lash line:
All in all, MAC Sea Worship is the type of single eyeshadows that I deem as “worth it” because the quality is excellent, and the shade is highly complex. If you see it at a MAC counter, swatch it and you might be pleasantly surprised!
EDIT 14th July, 2015:
After posting a photo of Sea Worship on Instagram this morning, I got two very good questions (PS: In general, asking questions on Twitter/Instagram will get you an answer faster. If you’re not on those, don’t worry because I will get to your questions when I moderate the comments. I try to do that twice a week):
1. Is Sea Worship similar to Sumptuous Olive?
My answer is not really! Here you see MAC Sea Worship, MAC Sumptuous Olive, and Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird:
Here you see a comparison swatch:
In comparison, Sea Worship doesn’t look nearly as warm or bronzy/golden!
2. Is Sea Worship similar to one of the Burberry eyeshadows?
Shade-wise, the closest eyeshadow Burberry has to Sea Worship would be Khaki Green. Still, it’s a mile away! However, this reminds me that the texture is indeed comparable to Burberry Nude Wet & Dry Glow Shadow. They are great dry and damp, plus you get to really either sheer them out as a wash or build them up for something bolder.
What limited edition pieces do you wish were permanent? I can’t pretend I don’t feel bitter about not laying my hands on the Chanel Topkaki, even though I know I probably don’t “need” it!