Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Product Review: Manish Aurora Eye Palette x 6

At a Glance:
Price: US$38 / Rs2500
Weight: Total 5.0 g 0.17 US oz
Made in: China
Ingredients: Talc, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol [+ / - Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI42090), Carmine (CI75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI77510), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Red 40 Lake (CI16035), Ultramarines (CI77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140)]

Product Description:

A compact of six shades that convey the brilliance of the designer, Manish. The gold-coloured compact has a fuchsia lid decorated with heart-shaped gems dropped in the middle of a golden petal burst pattern. The outer carton features illustrated elements of Indian culture. Limited edition.

Actual Product Pic:

Pigmentation & Color (Plus Swatches! :D):

There're 6 colors in this palette:
Nylon - Pale gold with icy metallic shimmer - Frost, Permament
Going Bananas - Soft lemon yellow - Frost, LE - Repromote from C-Shock
Playful - Bright clean pink - Satin, LE - Repromote from Barbie Loves MAC
Bitter - Vivid bright golden green flecked with shimmer - Velvet, Permanent
Electric Eel - Vivid bright blue flecked with shimmer - Satin, Permanent
Deep Truth - Very real truthful dark blue - Frost, Permanent

All 6 colors have rather decent payoff, with Nylon and Going Bananas having excellent pigmentation.



This blush comes in the beautiful tiny palette (only about 3.5 inches long) with lovely crystal hearts embedded unto the surface!

The mirror!!

The brush it came with is quite stiff and dense... which makes it a little hard to use!

I love the box it came in too! :D

The overall feel of the palette is quite solid, but the insides were not as finely crafted as it should be!

The edges of the mirror are clearly visible from the top, which is not so appealing. The shadows were not uniformly pressed as well, the sides seem to "overflow" to the top! hmph!!

I'm sooo glad that MAC didn't throw any nasty Lustres into this palette (which they're really fond of doing everytime!)!! All 6 shadows go on smoothly, with Deep Truth requiring a little more blending because it's a little more chalky than usual (just a little).

Time Test:
Like all MAC shadows, these shadows lasts the whole day with a base, which is great! :)

Price & Availability:
This product is priced at US$38 for 6 shadows and a pretty palette, which is worth it! :D 4 out of the 6 colors are permenant, you can actually purchase those separately if you missed this LE palette out. This is available at all MAC counters / Pro Stores /

The possibilies are endless with this palette!! i can do a colorful, neutral or smokey look with it! :D

My $0.02:
I knew i HAD to get this palette because i've been wanting to get the Nylon, Electric Eel, Bitter and Deep Truth eyeshadows for the longest time ever! Like most palettes, this offers a great deal because if you were to purchase the shadows individually it would have costed ALOT more! Furthermore the packaging is so pretty! haha! This is one of the best palettes IMHO that MAC has released so far within this two years because all 6 shadows have rather good pigmentation and texture, and no lousy Lustres! :D

In a Nutshell:

A super versatile palette that looks really pretty! :D

Likes: Lovely packaging, good pigmentation and texture, lasts long
Gripes: LE, Insides of the palette a little roughly made
Repurchase: Yes! But it would be impossible! lol! :D

4.5 Stars ! Near HG Stuff!!

Credits: Product photo from Swatch from

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