MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill

I just buy stuff. Anything that catches my eye or things that may be a new addition to my stash, or just because I can’t seem to keep money in my purse. This little treasure was picked up randomly whilst in Las Vegas, just as the A Novel Romance collection had launched. It simply was love at first swatch. The MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill is so unusual that MAC calls it the new generation of texture.

 MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill

The formula of the eyeshadow is very unusual. it feels soft and spongy to the touch and almost like a gel yet it transfers to the skin as a highly pigmented powder. The colour Gilded Thrill is a light bronze gold that can be worn as a sheer wash of colour or built up into something pretty spectacular. Its flawless when applied, and blends into a seamless finish. I’ve been using it as a pop of colour on my eyelid when I wear my shadow in what I like to call a spotlight technique. Think darker inner and outer corners and a lighter colour on the lid. I struggled at first to get the maximum impact from the Electric Cool Eyeshadow. I used my MAC 239 brush to apply but I found that fingers worked best for an intense pop of colour and to build the shadow up on the eye, a synthetic brush is ideal. Although the 239 is amazing for packing colour on, I found that the natural bristles pushed the product around rather than packing it in on the area.

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill

Wear time is great. I managed a full long haul flight and still had pretty sparkles upon landing. It also looks amazing when the light hits the shadow. The glittery pigments when they hit the light really are gorgeous. Its a perfect shade for adding that little bit extra for an evening smoky eye, or to wear as a wash of colour in the daytime.

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill (9)

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill (11)

Have you tried the MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Gilded Thrill, or in any other shade? They are all still in stock on the MAC website, at £15.50 and I am hoping that they are staying as part of the permanent collection.

  • That’s a beautiful everyday shade!
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  • Zoe (@stonefoxinc)

    What a gorgeous shade! I’ve never owned a Mac eye shadow before, this might just be next on my list!


    • Really? Oh wow, you should definitely get a list started!xx

  • This shade looks gorgeous! x

  • That’s a gorgeous shade, no wonder you’ve picked it up!

    • I couldn’t leave it 🙂 xx

  • MJ

    Your description of how these eyeshadows feel is so spot on!! I loved their texture too!!
    I could easily have got all of them, then I narrowed it down to a few, then I ultimately got THE SAME AS YOU!!
    This is real friendship, besides another case of great minds think alike!!
    And this is so cool, because if you think about it we are usually very different when it comes to preferences in make up shades and finishes ^_^

    <3 <3 :-*


    • Well, we must definitely be soulmates then! xxx

  • I didn’t grab any of these from the collection. I did get the Fluidline Stick in Water Willow which was a random choice but a lovely surprise! In that haul I also randomly picked up one of the Mineralized shadow duos in Metallic Spice – the finish reminds me somewhat of the electric cool shadows (very glittery and shimmery) – have you tried that formula?

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    • I think I have tried that formula fron way back when they did the Magic, Mirth and Mystery collection circa 2008. They are super glittery and slightly too much for daytime wear but so light and easy to work with xx

  • Oh what a beauty this is definitely up my street, I love neutrals, browns and beiges with shimmer so definitely need this to add to my make up bag xxx

    • Ah that is so my colour palette too!xx

  • I’m such a sucker for gold eyeshadow, and I have far too many…but of course I want this one as well now…what did I say about you and your blog haha!

    Annabel ♥
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  • I love this colour, it is beautiful.