The Extra Dimension Collection has 3 Skinfinishes, 2 re-promote brushes, and 10 new eyeshadows. At first glance, the products remind me of the Metal X collection. However, these are not exactly the same as those eyeshadows. These particular eyeshadows are similar to Estee Lauder's Pure Color Eyeshadows. They feel creamy to the touch but has a powder finish.
Lunar is a dark navy with shimmer. This is quite pigmented and goes on pretty smooth.
Grand Galaxy is a beautiful violet with a lot of shimmer. I was fond of the shade but it was too shimmery for me.
Havana is a neutral brown. It's a nice shade but nothing particularly exciting.
Sweet Heat is a rosy bronze that is very similar to Laura Mercier's Rose Rendezvous and Superb Skinfinish.
Rich Core is a burgundy that is not as dark or intense as I expected it to be.
Modern Pewter is a silvery green with a hint of grey on me. It looks beautiful in the swatch but was lacking the depth and intensity once applied on my lids.
Young Venus is a light pink with lots of shimmers.
Blue Orbit is a baby blue with lots of shimmers.
Warm Thunder is a nice gray with shimmers.
Dark Dare feels almost like a matte and has no shimmers.
The image below gives a better idea of how shimmery each of the shadows look in real life:
Personally, I think the stars of the collection are the 3 Skinfinishes. The texture is buttery smooth and is not crazy shimmery. I already knew I wanted Supberb but also tried out Glorify and Whisper of Gilt out of curiosity.
Whisper of Gilt is a golden beige on my NC25/30 skintone. It surprisingly did not look too yellow and gives a beautiful glow on the cheekbones.
Superb is very similar to Laura Mercier's Rose Rendezvous (reviewed here) from what I can remember. There is no doubt this is a popular shade.
Glorify is a bronzy orange that does look terrifying both in the pan and in the swatch. However, when I applied this with a skunk brush and a light hand, it gives a natural sunkissed glow.
Overall, I thought MAC's Extra Dimension is a nice collection. The texture of both the eyeshadows and Skinfinishes are very nice. With that being said, I did not bring home any of the eyeshadows. I tried on Modern Pewter, Grand Galaxy, Rich Core, Warm Thunder, and Havana. While the colors are beautiful, there was a bit of shimmer migration all over my cheeks by midday. I was not impressed. On top of that, the colors started to fade even with the use of a base. At $20USD a piece, I was expecting buttery smooth texture and longer staying power.
Bottom Line: This is a collection worth checking out. If you're on a budget, pick up at least one of the Skinfinishes ($29USD). I recommend Superb since it will be flattering on most skintones. Glorify is a real surprise so don't rule it out before trying it on yourself. Whisper of Gilt is not a must-have but is definitely a nice highlighter. I was not particularly blown away by the eyeshadows ($20USD) but if you really want to pick some up, my top picks are Grand Galaxy, Lunar, and Sweet Heat. You can use Sweet Heat as a highlighter as well since it's so similar to Superb. Why not save yourself an extra $9 right? The only downside is that Sweet Heat packs a lot more shimmer compared to Superb.
What are your thoughts on this collection? What did you take home?