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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.

MAC Moth Brown Eyeshadow Swatches, Comparisons, Dupes

NARS Lhasa, MAC Moth Brown, Urban Decay Mushroom

Possible dupe ideas: NARS Lhasa, MAC Moth Brown, Urban Decay Mushroom

I try not to get pulled in by the MAC limited edition product hype, but I do love my purple/taupes, so when the recent MAC by Request collection was released, I ordered one product – the eyeshadow Moth Brown.   It’s already sold out (though available overpriced on Ebay) so instead of a review, I have comparison swatches for you today.   The two most similar shades in my stash are – luckily – both permanent: NARS Lhasa, and Urban Decay Mushroom.
Swatches are done without primer, with a sponge – tipped applicator. Click to enlarge.

swatches - NARS Lhasa, MAC Moth Brown, Urban Decay Mushroom - sunlight

NARS Lhasa, MAC Moth Brown, Urban Decay Mushroom – sunlight

As you can see, the color family is the same, and the shade is very similar in all three eyeshadows. The biggest difference is the level of pigmentation – Lhasa is fairly sheer, Moth Brown has medium pigmentation, and Mushroom is very pigmented.  If you apply Lhasa or Moth Brown over primer they will – of course – appear more opaque and pigmented.

Everyone has different ideas of what is close enough to constitute a dupe, but I personally would consider Lhasa and Moth Brown almost-dupes; different in swatches, but identical on the eye.  Because Mushroom is more pigmented (and has more metallic shine), I don’t think it’s a dupe, though they might be close enough that you don’t want to own both.

Would you consider any of these three eyeshadows dupes?

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