How different are MAC Spellbinder Shadows? They are black, ionized pigments magnetically charged, fusing the loose powder together. The 8 shades are on the darker side. They do feel like velvet and colour pay-off is excellent. You can tell how pigmented they are just looking at the swatches. They are seriously intense and you get this kind of colour without even having to use a primer.
If you like pigments but dislike the time it takes to use loose pigments, then check these out as they are easier to use. MAC Spellbinder Shadow retail at RM88/0.8g. This is a limited edition collection.