MAC Wash and Dry Swatches & Review - Green Clean and Golden Rinse


mac cosmetics wash and dry review and swatches

MAC Wash and Dry

MAC recently released their highly anticipated Wash and Dry collection. This summer-perfect collection has some of the most colorful packaging we've seen since the Proenza Schouler release. The finish and weight of the packaging is similar to that collection. As I suspected, this collection has sold quickly both through MAC as well as retails such as Macy's, Nordstrom, etc. 

I received two pieces from this collection to share with you!

MAC Wash and Dry Swatches

mac cosmetics wash and dry review and swatches
L to R: Green Clean, Golden Rinse

Now that the weather has gotten intermittently better, I've been able to start taking some of my shots outside in natural light again. I think that they generally come out more accurate this way, which is always a plus for you guys! All products were swatched on clean, bare skin.

mac wash and dry green clean eyeshadow swatches
MAC Wash and Dry Green Clean Eyeshadow Trio (swatched from top to bottom)

MAC Wash and Dry Green Clean Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Trio Review

Product Type - shadow trio (veluxe pearlfusion formula)
Shades - (top to bottom) iridescent light green sparks; metallic golden lime; dirty matte brown base with olive shimmer
On the Eye - The finishes and formulas on these seemed to vary between the 3 shades. The top was a drier formula that resulted in an iridescent layer of sparks, but not much coverage. The middle had a beautifully smooth, buttery formula with lovely coverage. The bottom had a drier base with a layer of shimmer over it, similar to MAC's Beauty Marked.
Price - $27.50 (retail)
Final Thoughts - For anyone familiar with MAC's veluxe pearlfusion formula, you know it can be hit or miss at times. I think this trio is actually quite well coordinated and capable of creating a beautiful eye look when all 3 shades are used together. While the top color is probably best used as more of an embellishment than for coverage of any kind, the middle color will cover beautifully and the bottom color would very easily be smoked out. The middle shade reminds me of the beautiful green in the Rick Baker Spider Queen shadow palette--absolutely stunning! I think if you're looking for a piece from this collection and you're a fan of MAC's veluxe pearlfusion shadows, this particular trio could be a great choice. 

MAC Wash and Dry Golden Rinse Studio Sculpt Defining Bronzer

Product Type - bronzer (studio sculpt formula)
Shade - peachy bronze
On the Skin - silky formula; decent pigmentation; smooth application and semi-matte almost satin finish
Price - $35.50 (retail)
Where to Buy - MAC/
Final Thoughts - This has a very light, smooth formula with moderate, but easily buildable pigmentation. The color is actually really interesting. In the pan it looks like a chocolate brown with a peachy-pink tone. Once applied, the peachy tone comes forward and it's almost ever so slightly more peach than bronze overall. Very, very pretty. On a cool-neutral medium complexion like mine, it's more of a cheek color than bronzer. I'll be interested to see how it looks on fairer and deeper complexions! Very pretty and the compact itself is a perfect collector's piece from this launch.

Have you purchased anything from the MAC Wash and Dry collection yet? What were you most excited about?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own.


  1. I just got my order in, and I debated on that trio. It's pretty but I wasn't sure since (like you said) the formula can be hit or miss.

    1. Hopefully you love everything you got!


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