MAC Stolen Moment Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

MAC Stolen Moment Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Stolen Moment Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

Today, we’re taking a break from Japanese Makeup Week to talk about MAC Stolen Moment Extra Dimension eyeshadow.  MAC just released quite a lot of Holiday 2012 products – I think there are three separate collections.  I bought just one item, Stolen Moment eyeshadow from the Glamour Daze collection.

Stolen Moment is packaged in standard MAC packaging.  The pan appears to be the same size as a regular eyeshadow, but it actually contains less – 1.3g, while a regular MAC eyeshadow has 1.5g.  It also costs more; $19.50 for an Extra Dimension eyeshadow vs. $15 for a regular eyeshadow ($12 for a pro pan). MAC’s price increases have been talked about a lot in the beauty blogging world; I for one find myself buying less and less MAC the more the price goes up! That said, this is a fantastic eyeshadow, and for me, it’s worth the steep price.

MAC Stolen Moment Extra Dimension Eyeshadow swatch

Stolen Moment is described by MAC as a dark taupe, and I agree with that description.  It is a really lovely color, a mix of purple and grey with a hint of brown.  It has a high-sheen, shimmery finish.  the texture is great – soft, smooth, and pigmented.

I have several recent taupe acquisitions – Stolen Moment, the taupe from the Majolica Majorca palette I reviewed yesterday, and Addiction Flack Back (which I will be reviewing later this week).  I swatched them all together, along with MAC Moth Brown and Urban Decay Mushroom.  I was very pleased to see that each shade is noticeably different – no dupes! Here are the swatches:

Taupe eyeshadow comparison swatches - Addiction Flash Back, Majolica Majorca BR799, MAC Moth Brown, MAC Stolen Moment, Urban Decay Mushroom

Addiction Flash Back, Majolica Majorca BR799, MAC Moth Brown, MAC Stolen Moment,
Urban Decay Mushroom

Overall, I would definitely recommend this eyeshadow – even at the inflated price.  It’s both a great color and a great quality product.  And, even better – it’s not sold out everywhere yet! I found it available this morning at Macy’s.  It is sold out at MAC online and at Nordstrom (my preferred place to buy MAC), but you might still be able to find it at a counter.