MAC Big Bounce Shadow Review

Of late, it has been hard for me to find a shadow that really lasted on my eyelids.  With the summer days being super long and there being a tendency to bounce from place to place on the weekends means that sometimes, even my favourite Urban Decay Primer Potion doesn’t do the job as well as I’d like it to.

I had high hopes for Big Bounce Shadow because I know that it has Isododecane in it which is the ingredient that most primers use as well.

Unfortunately, because it’s coupled with other ingredients, it just doesn’t have any lasting power on its own, and I’ve found that with most products like this that have shimmer in them, the lasting power just isn’t there.

I found that the shadow creased on its own, but wore really well with a primer.  The best wear that I got out of this was using a primer underneath, and then topping the Big Bounce Shadow with another powder.  It’s kind of a lot to do and the effect is that you do look like you’re wearing a lot of eye makeup.

Because the shadows are kind of watery, I found that the best way to apply them was to use a synthetic eyeshadow brush, and keep the eyes closed until the shadow was fully dry.  With this I got crease-free wear until about lunch.

I also didn’t love the colours this shadow came in.  There were no easy to wear neutrals and it would have been nice to see some of MAC’s iconic colours in the mix. These are available at the MAC counter.

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