I went and swatched yesterday. After an intense session of going back and forth, I settled on four: Electroplate, Pure flash, Superwatt and Love Power (Pink one??). I could only afford two (well really I didn't want to buy anything but I couldn't resist) and so I hummed and hawwed.
Thoughts: Love power...sooo pretty but once I saw it in direct light it turned this pink color kinda like swish which I loathe. I skipped.Credit: Temptalia.com
Swish is third from left, second from right.
Pure flash: Love that it is a mix of pigment and flashy sparkles that catch the light. WANTED IT SO BAD but convinced myself I would have a dupe (I am thinking one of the MUFE AC I think #13). It is also dupe-able in terms of the base color but still so pretty. The MUA said she used it on a lot of people as highlight on the face and under the brow as well as a base color (it would be killer with a soft purple-tinged brown like shale in the crease) - I MAY JUST HAVE TALKED MYSELF INTO IT!
Superwatt: This one I thought would be really dupeable but it really isn't. Such a unique shade amongst mac's many golden-tinged shadows. I ended up getting this one. (No-brainer for me: I LOVE GOLDS AND SILVERS!)
Electroplate: Very unique. Nothing quite like it in the mac perm range. I ended up with this one as well.
The MUA went into great lengths informing me that these can tilt and break and you can just smoosh them back together. I found that if my hands were a little damp (read sweaty or just cleaned) I couldn't open the jars (I told her so) and that it was a problem for me because I have arthritis and so they are not overly user-friendly. I was shocked that it was so little content for the price point which is why I DON'T NEED PURE FLASH!
End of my life story.