This Just In: MAC SpellBinder Eyeshadows + Giveaway!

MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow Swatch and Review

Alright folks, this might be one of the most unique, possibly borderline gimmick, products that has come out of the beauty world in a long while. I feel like MAC has been on fire this year with new innovations, and the Spellbinder Eyeshadows most definitely fall into that category! Magnetically charged with ionised pigments that fuse together for maximum payoff and zero fallout? Trust me, I was skeptical.

MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow Swatch and Review

MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow Swatch and Review

MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow Swatch and Review

Tailwind Visual Marketing Suite

MAC claims the Spellbinder Shadows are ‘deeply mesmerising’, and ‘cling to the lids like velvet’  – what they can’t possibly describe (and which I might not be able to either!) is how unique this makes the texture off the pigment in the jar. See that pattern on the loose shadow? That’s created with the magnetised pigments meaning that regardless if you swipe your finger, brush or use half the pot, the pattern stays the same. Cool bonus party trick? Definitely, but does it effect the wear of the shadows positively?

Colour Payoff & Performance

I was so wowed by these that I just assumed that they must be just like MAC’s regular pigments with crazy cool patterning. On the contrary, these have a blackened base, give the colour something to really pop off of. All the shades are currently dark and sultry – but I would love to see the technology span into some lighter metallics! Currently, these are limited edition, but I am hoping MAC releases them permanently.

I tested three shades, and all performed well past my expectations! They apply easily with brush or fingers, and blend out perfectly! A lot of the time dark shadows go muddy and patchy as you blend out the edges, but these had a beautiful give to them that would make even the most novice smokey eye attempts a breeze. I was impressed at how versatile these were in terms of softening out the look as well; If you’re afraid these might be too dark for you not to worry because they buff out really nicely with a soft brush! I wore Higher Power washed over the lid {shown below} to Thanksgiving Dinner earlier this week just softly buffed over the lid as a one-shadow look and loved how it turned out. Talk about easy!

I know what you’re all wanting to know though: Do these ‘loose’ pigments have a ton of fallout? And the answer is NO! I really expected to have dark specs everywhere, given the nature of the shade and the style of product but the magnetized particles actually work! Genius! I’m guessing this is also what helped my shadow last all day minus the use of primer or base, without creasing.

MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow Swatch and Review


The Shades

There are 8 shades in the Spellbinder Collection. They are limited edition, but let’s cross our fingers and hope MAC expand on this!

  • Mysterious Influence Olive golden green
  • Higher Power Plum based brown
  • Cosmic Clash Deep green
  • Aphrodisiac Cobalt blue
  • Blue Karma Dusty teal
  • Retrograde Greyed black
  • Gravity’s Pull Deep purple
  • Dynamically Charged Taupe bronze


The Swatches

MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow Swatch and Review

GIVEAWAY & How You Can Win One for Yourself

I am giving away one, brand new, MAC Spellbinder Eyeshadow in Higher Power to one lucky winner! Please read the rules carefully and enter using the form below! I do check and validate all entries, so don’t get disqualified on a technicality!

OPEN WORLDWIDE. You must be 18+ to enter.

Giveaway runs from now until Oct 24th 11:59pm PST. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 3 business days to respond before a redraw.

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Charlotte Tilbury CA


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  • Pepper P. Faber

    Oh and I love getting makeup at Sephora, Shoppers, MAC .

  • Pepper P. Faber

    I love the dynamically charged and the higher power. Great colours looks close to an old shadow I loved (I wish I could remember the name). I could only find it at the MAC at the duty free in the airport. Great give away. Nice blog post.

  • alysse

    I love ordering from sephora and MAC mostly because i like it delivered to my door 😉

  • Marine Kasparyan

    They look gorgeous!

  • sandra maia

    I love buying makeup from Sephora

  • Caryn Coates

    I love buying makeup from Shoppers Drug Mart or Sephora

  • rotem

    wow i love this shinny look

  • I like to buy from Shopper’s Drug Mart

  • Sandra

    I prefer buying make up from sephora

  • Chantelle Silverquill

    Sephora- love these products

  • Marta K

    Kiko! But mainly because it’s the one brand that has more stores around me!

  • Christina Rayment

    My favourite place to buy makeup is Sephora 🙂

  • Anastasia

    My favourite place to buy makeup is sephora and online 🙂

  • liz

    mac and online

  • Davina Joy

    Usually Priceline, sometimes there are good specials there.

  • Melissa Black

    Love Sephora and London Drugs

  • Δανάη Γρηγοριάδη

    I usually buy my makeup products from sephora!

  • Natasha

    I buy most of my make-up from discount chemists, cause I loves me a good bargain hunt! ^_^

  • Eva Kiraly

    I love buying my make-up from my chemist, they spoil me rotten and give me the best!

  • Louise M

    MAC just opened in the shopping centre beside my house, be still my beating heart 😀

  • Alex Nikolaidou

    Sephora and MAC!

  • sara rai

    The Bay, Sephora and Shoppers.

  • Debbie Yoder

    i usually buy at Walgreens

  • buing

    I like to buy at Sephora and local drugstores lol bc I’m cheap

  • Alice L

    I usually buy makeup online, because I like the variety!!

  • Kelynnma

    I love to buy my makeup from MAC, Sephora, and online.

  • Zoi Portokalidou


  • Ti

    omg this is so cool!!

  • Tava

    MAC, the new Urban Decay store, Sephora, Murale, the Bay but also Superstore, Rexall & London Drugs and whenever I see something colourful because there is always a hidden gem to discover!

  • Fiame17

    These shadows look beautiful! I usually buy my make up at the store.. I love to swatch and I love to spend hours there, it relaxes me lol!

  • Stefana Pop

    Sephora and MAC 🙂

  • jemrah

    Shoppers Drug Mart 🙂

  • nana

    Usually the mall~

  • Jodie Jansen

    I love buying makeup online. Except foundation😂

  • Ruby Grace

    my favorite place would have to be ulta

  • Naj 246

    Always online.

  • Elizabeth

    I normally go to Nordstrom for cosmetics but occasionally I shop at Ulta as well.

  • sambows

    I usually buy my cosmetics at shoppers drugmart

  • brittnie f

    Definitely online!! It’s usually much more expensive in store

  • Emma Maria

    Oh wow! That certainly does look magical. I am just starting to build my makeup collection (very slowly) would absolutely love to win this Mac eye shadow in that shade. Thank you for the opportunity! 😀 My favourite place to buy makeup is a shop called Mecca Cosmetica.

  • Lucille Lanuza

    I usually buy at the drugstore.

  • Amanda R

    Mac & then Sephora, sometimes Ulta.

  • shannon fowler

    I go through phases. I alternate between sephora, mac, and ulta.

  • Sam Dorne

    I like to buy it online because there is more selection and better deals

  • Natalie Mezzadonna

    these look so gorgeous! my favorite place to buy makeup is sephora and ulta

  • Robyn B.

    I love to shop at Sephora for my make up.

  • My favourite place to buy makeup is Sephora!

  • I usually get it at the drugstore, but if I’m in the city I make sure to stop at Sephora. I order online too.

  • Starla

    Such a beautiful color! My favorite place to buy makeup is Sephora. I love the variety!

  • azkaban

    Amazon. 😉

  • Kimberly Camille Tiu


  • Antonella C.

    Usually I buy at Sephora or places like kiko or other local beauty store!

  • Evangelia Kollia

    I love MAC stores and Sephora!!

  • Thea

    I buy makeup in the local store and sometimes on-line. I love to buy Mac makeup in Sephora.

  • bilqees bano

    I buy from store or shop

  • I usually buy my makeup online. I also like Sephora!

  • Amanda Patterson

    I love shopping at Ulta the most because it is so much closer to me than Sephora, but I love Sephora when I have a chance to go!

  • BobbiJo Pentney

    I like buying my makeup at shoppers, so many options.

  • Wendy Lange

    I buy from Sephora too!

  • Trillina Palemi

    I love sephora

  • Kate S

    Lately I buy everything on Amazon, it’s easier and cheaper.

  • Jane Leybag

    I love to buy make up online, specifically on facebook online sellers. Because i think it’s very convenient and easy access on the sellers specially if your active on facebook just like me.

  • 12carebear

    My fave place to buy makeup is online , this way I can shop in peace when my toddler is asleep and get what I want and then have it shipped right to me

  • Shannon ONeill

    I love shopping at Ulta!

  • Chris g

    i love sephora!

  • julie_bolduc

    I usually buy it on Amazon

  • Addie

    I really love buying makeup at Ulta and the high-end stuff at Bloomingdales when they have sales!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I buy my makeup at Sephora and CVS(:

  • Darby

    I love CVS

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    Online at Sephora !

  • Alicia Cortez

    I shop online at Mac and sephora. Every once and a while I might pick up something at Target or Walmart.

  • Rebekka

    I prefer to do my shopping online.

  • Sam Kuykendall

    Love mac cosmetics! Hate that its so expensive, Sephora has to be one of the best places to shop because of the variety of brands/products and the coupons they give out.

  • Sherl Bastien

    Online and walgreens…Macy’s too

  • sassy

    I can’t believe how pretty all 3 shades are :)) Online shopping for makeup is my favourite (beautybay & cultbeauty & spacenk) but when I have the time I love MAC & douglas

  • Raine Dawson

    I buy online everywhere from Sephora to Indie companies. I also still love buying something at Target when I go, it’s fun to see what’s new and it’s cheap enough that if I don’t like something I’m not out a lot.

  • Jesserie Enomoto

    I love to buy make-ups at Sephora or just at our local drugstores for even a cheaper price! <3

  • dorofte alexandra

    I love to buy make up in stores where i can test the product

  • Rajeeva Jayaratne

    there is no fav. place.

  • Cristina Popescu


  • Charlotte Lopez

    I love having options when it comes to makeup

  • DeeG131

    I shop for most of my makeup at Target and Sephora. 🙂

  • Tainan Lu

    Shoppers Drug Mart

  • DeeDee

    I love Sephora online

  • Elizabeth

    Sephora hands down!

  • Molli Vandehey

    sigh, i own no makeup, i buy wherever is close, i need a better plan

  • lisa bolduc

    I buy my make up sephora. It’s right across the street from my work

  • monica b

    I buy most of my makeup at Sephora!

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I buy most of my makeup at Ulta or Sephora. Occasionally I’ll pickup something at the drugstore, in a pinch!

  • Tina F

    at MAC and Shoppers

  • cloestamour

    shoppers drug mart, I know nothing fancy about that but they have a great selection of Maybeline cosmetics.

  • meredithfl

    I usually get mine at Walmart. I don’t get a lot of extra time to go to Ulta or Sephora.

  • Bube

    Amazon 🙂

  • adriana

    I love shopping at Ulta.

  • Nerea

    I love buying makeup on Sephora 🙂

  • Xyz


  • Judy Thomas

    Online.I like to shop around and get good deals.

  • HelloHoustonMedia

    I shop at Sephora!

  • Ashley turicik

    I love buying makeup on amazon

  • Heather ツ

    ULTA, I like the mix of drugstore and higher-end.

  • Cátia Santos

    OMG. :O I love it!

  • Meegan

    I love shopping at Sephora! For the most part the people that work there are very helpful!

  • lil_dreame


  • WebMDiva

    I love shopping Sephora online. It’s my addiction. But I’m finding myself spending a chunk of change @ Birchbox & Ipsy too. Makeup problems.

    (Your eyelashes are everything, btw.)

  • pinksuzanne

    My favourite place to shop for makeup is Sephora. They have great service.

  • wcs53

    Shoppers Drug Mart – always helpful

  • Sanam Hana

    My favourite place to buy makeup is Amazon.

  • I love to buy from Dermstore and Nordstroms when possible because of the free and fast shipping and amazing customer service. Seriously, both are great! Dermstore almost always has 20% off or coupon codes available too.

  • bianca roman

    i honestly like buying my makeup at dillards and belk!

  • Lisa Brown

    I like to buy makeup in drug stores

  • Valeria Beccari

    In th city where I live there are loads of great makeup stores, so I go there whenever I need to~~ :3

  • Mary Maria

    I love the spanish websites Maquillaia and Primor

  • Lulu

    I almost always buy my makeup offline. There are 2 great beauty/makeup stores in my city, Sephora and another local one. I usually spend hours there)))

  • Marina Pedro

    Perfumaria ou na Mac

  • Tereza Cityscape Bliss

    I usually buy make-up in Boots, Selfridges or just Grand Central shops in Birmingham – sometimes I venture on Depop or eBay for things I can’t get anywhere else!
    Thank you for the giveaway, fingers crossed!!💕​

  • Sara Santos

    I love to buy make up in stores where i can test the product and be advised by experts.