I just saw on Allura Beauty that MAC is making the Extra Dimension Eyeshadows permanent! You may recall from my Top 10 MAC eye shadows post that I love this formula and one of the shades in my top 10 is an Extra Dimension formula.
I won’t regurgitate Allura Beauty’s post here, but the pertinent details are:
• Price: $20.00 UDD / $24.00 CAD
• Availability: Online April 30th, 2015; in-stores on May 7th, 2015 (North America); May 2015 (international)
• 18 colour collection: all shades have been released as limited edition shades previously, no new shades
MAC describe the Extra Dimension formula as:
Our unique liquid-powder hybrid formula, delivering high-resolution colour and prismatic reflections in versatile finishes with up to six hours of colour coverage.
I personally really like the Extra Dimension formula because it is silky and pigmented, with multi-coloured shimmers that make it more interesting than a regular frost formula – and they can be used wet or dry. Besides eye shadows, the Extra Dimension formula is also available in blush, and bronzer/highlight shades (or as MAC calls them “Skinfinishes”). MAC has released the Extra Dimension formula in the following collections:
• In Extra Dimension 2012 (original collection – the pans are larger with 2g of product vs 1.3g later on)
• Glamour Daze 2012
• In Extra Dimension 2013
• Magnetic Nude 2013
• Alluring Aquatics 2014
• Holiday Keepsakes Eye Kits 2014
I own quite a few of the Extra Dimension eyeshadows already, so I do not feel a pang of lust over this collection, especially since these are now permanent. Below are the promotional images for the permanent collection which I labelled with the corresponding shade names, and when they were released previously. I’ve starred each of the shades I own:
You can check out swatches and ratings of the whole collection on Temptalia’s overview post. I also own a few shades from the limited edition releases that didn’t make the cut into the permanent collection. I noticed that they did not make “Lorelei” from the Alluring Aquatics collection permanent – it was a much loved and well reviewed shade, which I do own. I guess another beigey shade, Sweet Heat, won out. I am also a bit puzzled as to why MAC didn’t re-release “Modern Pewter” which was another much coveted shade, from the original “In Extra Dimension” collection. I don’t own it and I wish I had bought it!
The shades that I will be picking up next year when my No-Buy is over are:
• Sweet Heat
• Smoky Mauve
• Fathoms Deep or Legendary Lure (can’t decide if I would wear a navy or a forest green more)
Now if only MAC would make the Extra Dimension blushes permanent too!
I hope this post was helpful for any of you looking to pick up some of the MAC Extra Dimension eyeshadows. Do you own any Extra Dimension eyeshadows?