MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4  which is part of the newly launched MAC Cinematics Collection.

Price : Rs 1200 for 2.8 g 

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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My take on the product

 

MAC Cinematics Collection for Fall 2011 features 8 eye shadow duos of interesting color combinations. The one I picked up in no. 4 which has a Deep forest green (Veluxe Pearl) / Mid-tone ochre brown (Matte) eye shadow combination.

The duo comes in standard MAC palette packaging – transparent lid with magnetized open/shut mechanism except the eye shadows are glued to the palette instead of the transferable magnetized pan of the regular line. The packaging is classic MAC and I really like that it has a transparent lid which makes locating these very easy.

Duo no. 4 was the best duo of the lot in terms of color payoff and texture. Both eye shadows have soft smooth texture and are well pigmented. They blend with ease and can be used in a variety of looks. The staying power is quite amazing – they stay on without creasing (without primer) on my oily lids for 7+ hours easily. They have almost no fall out. To sum up, the formula is the best one would expect from MAC !

 

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 The shades :

In all honesty, I wanted this duo right the moment I saw the teal-forest green shade! The ochre shade didn’t seem very workable but after trying it out, I can say its one of the most useful eye shadows I have in my collection! MAC describes the shades quite accurately here, the green in a Deep forest green with a gorgeous Veluxe Pearl finish. It can be used alone  for an intense green eye or used with a brown/black for a smokey eye. The Matte Ochre shade is a brilliant shade for blending out darker shades in the crease. I have used it with brown (Bourjois eye shadow no. 9) as well as the Deep forest green from this duo and it gave a seamless transition in the crease with both eye shadows. You can see the different ways I have used these eye shadows further down in the post.

This is definitely one of the best from MAC and priced so well too. The quantity is almost regular sized and the price comes out much lesser had these been purchased separately at the regular price. The shade pairing in unusual but works quite well. Highly recommended!

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Look 1 : Forest green shade all over lid and on lower lash line, blended out in the crease with the Matte ochre brown  shade

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Look 2 : MAC Smolder smudged on lid with Brown Bourjois eye shadow, blended and sheered out with Matte ochre brown shade.

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Look 3 : MAC Romp on lid, Deep forest green shade from this duo in outer corner, crease and lower lash line

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duo 4 : Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 Overall Verdict

 

MAC Cinematics Double Feature eye shadow duos come in 8 interesting combinations and no. 4 features a Deep Forest green eye shadow with a Veluxe Pearl finish and a Matte ochre brown shade. The texture, pigmentation, staying power of these eye shadows are excellent. The shades may seem like an unusual pair but can be used together as well as separately with a variety of looks. Both shades are equally workable and at Rs 1200 this duo is a steal! The only con I can think of is that the eye shadows are glued so it’ll be difficult to remove them and transfer to a bigger palette if one wants to do that.

Highly recommended!

Rating : 4.8/5

 

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35 Comments

  1. November 24, 2011 / 2:49 pm

    Woww Ankita..these look sooper amazing…loved the shades and how you’ve used them…Great review!! 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 25, 2011 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks Kimi!

  2. November 24, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    I loved the second Look the mostt!! 😀 You use green lenses???

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 25, 2011 / 5:23 pm

      Yup 🙂

  3. November 24, 2011 / 3:32 pm

    Forest green shade seriously beautiful n I loved looks 1 n 3 a lot!

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 25, 2011 / 5:25 pm

      Thanks Taps!

  4. November 24, 2011 / 4:03 pm

    both of them look so pretty! would love it if you do a tut on the first one! 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 25, 2011 / 5:40 pm

      Will do it next week Deepika 🙂

  5. November 24, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Loved all the looks Ankita. Superb.
    I went to MAC Andheri yesterday and the SA (Dipti) their had all the lovely words to tell about you and your blog. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:41 pm

      Thats so sweet 🙂 Thanks!

  6. November 24, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    the colors are so gorgeous…
    luvd it esp d ur applications!!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:45 pm

      Thanks Sunaa 🙂

  7. November 24, 2011 / 5:28 pm

    Loved the green and gold EOTD!!! Whats the lippy u r wearing in that pic Ankita??

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:46 pm

      Its Lancome La Laque Fever – Rose Daria Anuradha 🙂

  8. November 24, 2011 / 6:28 pm

    Thats an amazing green Anki…my fave colour

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:48 pm

      Its a gorgeous green 🙂

  9. November 24, 2011 / 6:50 pm

    Me too loved the second look a lot..simply stunning and i so agree with you Matte ochre brown is perfect for blending in the crease area!

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:49 pm

      Thanks Parita 🙂

  10. November 24, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    luved the 1st n second look. i’ve already told u bt the green looks amazing.;) it sooo complements ur eyes n skin tone. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you so much Jyoti! 🙂

  11. November 24, 2011 / 7:35 pm

    so nice shade……………… nice on u :D……… specially the 1st look is awsom…………………………

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks Ani 🙂

  12. November 24, 2011 / 8:47 pm

    wow, beautiful!

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 2:33 pm

      Thanks Bharti!

  13. Anandhi
    November 24, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    I m in Luuuuuuuv with the second look Ankita.. what lippie u r wearing?

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks Anandhi, the lippie is Lancome La Laque Fever- Rose Daria

  14. Vid
    November 25, 2011 / 12:30 am

    the 2nd one is tooo tooo good.how did u blend it so well ankita 🙂 plz post step by step tutorial of it

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks Vid 🙂 Will do a tut soon.

  15. November 25, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    this is absolutely gorgeous … you are looking like a diva 😀 😀 ….

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks Rashmi 😀

  16. November 27, 2011 / 12:20 pm

    😀 ! These are some great use ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 27, 2011 / 2:41 pm

      You’re welcome Eden Avalon! 🙂

  17. ,Elaine
    December 13, 2012 / 7:39 am

    So how do I purchase this duo??!

    • Corallista
      Author
      December 13, 2012 / 11:56 am

      Hi Elaine, this was a limited Edition product, its not available at MAC anymore.

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