May 16, 2012

Review, swatches & Tutorial: MAC Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo 1 is one of the 4 duo palettes MAC released in their Reel Sexy collection

It holds two unnamed shadows: 

Coral with yellow pearl (veluxe pearl)
and Clean purple (matte)


Peachy color is easily duped with MAC's Melon pigment, they are not identical, but close. I didn't  find any dupes for the purple with quick search, Vibrant Grape is much colder and more purple, Burned Burgundy much darker etc.

The peachy shadow is easy to work with, it blends well and all. The matte purple isn't. I had hard time swatching it, because it was hard to get any color out of it. However, it works on lid much better!

Great duo to own, colors fit together very well.

Here's a small wearable tutorial with this palette!

Start with priming your lid and then adding the peachy shadow to 2/3 of your lid:

Then apply the purple to outer corner & crease:

Take blending brush and blend the purple:

Mix some peach to the purple with blending brush:

Apply highlighter (any light color you prefer, gold-toned would be the best):

Apply a hint of black shadow to outer corner to bring more depth:

Blend well, and then apply purple for lower lashline:

Draw quite thick black lining halfway to the lid:

Blend with black shadow:

Line your waterline with black, add some black to lower lashline too:

Add mascara:

And add falsies if you prefer, and look is finished!

Benefit Poreless primer
Make Up Factory Oilfree foundation
MUFE Bronzer
MAC Fleet Fast blush
MAC Lightscabade MSF

Make Up Factory primer
MAC Dynamic Duo eyeshadows
Makeup Geek Corrupt
Makeup Geek Ice Queen
Joe Blasco black gel liner
Red Cherry #217 lashes

MUFE lip liner #23
MAC Private Screening Cremesheen glass


  1. It's beautiful!!
    The colors are so gorgeous!
    and brought to life thanks to your skills!

    I have read a big part of your blog and I'm so amazed!! You are a genius!! I still don't even know how to blend shadows together to make themlike you do (it just removes all the color -_-)

  2. Ps: my favorite looks are the ones with all the face (lips and all) wig and clothes!!
    They are so wonderful!!
    Well even your "normal" looks are wonderful too but I prefer the magic of what we don't often see ^^

  3. Gorgeous look!

  4. Really really great! Love the colours! :)

  5. Wow, it's very beautiful. I thought i don't need this Duo, but now i think, i should buy it too. The peachy color is just amazing! naalita

  6. Beautiful look, the shades are great! :)

  7. Its really great!!! The peachy shadow remember me Expensive Pink

  8. as always perfect finish, very professional, thanks for sharing!

  9. Those two colors look exactly like Expensive Pink and Fig.1. Lovely makeup!! I am certainly going to try it :-)

  10. Congratulations for yours makes. I loved it!
    Kisses from Brazil.

  11. oh, this look is so sexy! I love your blending... Girl, you have amazing eyes! :*

  12. Gorgeous, I really like these colours and I have some in my stash that are similar. Going to try this look soon :D

  13. I love this look! It's beautiful.

  14. Such a gorgeous colour combination. I wish I hadn't sold my Melon pigment now!

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