I’m not sure if anyone remembers my grumbling about the fiasco surrounding the MAC Venomous VIllians collection. I was quite irate at the quantities offered, and the fact that my local MAC store took pre-orders DIRECTLY from their normal stock—-so many items never even made it to the walk-in consumer! That just seems like a horrible way to run things. I bought Supernova, as a holdover for the mineral eyeshadow duo’s I missed. I wondered if the line of colors might handle similarly enough for me to want more shades.
Supernova is a rich, blackened violet, with dark magenta sparkles. Applied dry, it’s very dark, with minimal purple. Applied wet, it’s slightly more metallic and glittery. It has nice pigmentation, though it’s a bit chalky, dry. Applied wet, the sparkle still isn’t as vibrant as I’d have hoped, but it makes a really nice smoky eye! It reminds me a lot of MAC Later pigment(from A Tartan Tale), Much more so than the eyeshadow duo I had hoped it might duplicate.
It wears well, and I haven’t encountered any issues. I do wish it was a bit easier to apply, but for $6, it’s not too bad at all. The packaging DOES feel a bit flimsy, and I don’t know that I’d trust it in my purse, carried around a lot. It’s nice and compact, for my train case, though.
The colors in this particular line of baked eyeshadows all tend to be similar to SUpernova–a blackened base, with colored glitter and a small amount of shimmer. I probably will end up with a few more. I couldn’t tell you how this compares to thier normal eyeshadow, or other line of duo’s though. THis is the first Hard Candy product I’ve owned. I just got three additional shades from their Baked Eyeshadow selection—Space Cadet(green sparkles), Intergalactic(bronze/copper sparkles), and Asteroid(Navy blue sparkles). Those will be reviewed, as I test them. There does seem to be a wee bit of variance in the actual pigmentation, even though all products are quite similar.