I never got into the MAC craze. When I started beauty blogging, it seemed like MAC-fever had died down a bit and been replaced by lust for brands like Nars and Urban Decay. Oh, sure, I bought from the special collections like the rest of the lemmings. But I figured MAC’s permanent collection was passe. So when I read my friend Danielle’s post on permanent MAC items about a month ago, I was suddenly griped with the desire to figure out what this MAC stuff was all about, anyway.
I purchased three permanent eyeshadows– Cranberry (a red with bluish undertones and pink shimmer), Copperplate (the most wonderful soft matte grey you ever did see), and Sumptous Olive (a frosty antique gold with olive overtones). I’ll spar you my swatches as you can easily google excellent ones, but suffice to say that one of the things I noticed right away is how differently the colors in these shadows shows up when swatched than in the pan.
I placed Sumptuous Olive all over the lid, and dragged it under the eye. Then, I put Copperplate in the outer V and crease. I paired it with some Laura Mercier soft dark pink lip gloss, a little shimmery bronzer (by Milani) and lots of mascara. (Cranberry isn’t used in the look below).
I really like MAC’s permanent eyeshadows, and a big shout out to Danielle at Bloomin’ Beauty for finally convincing me to put aside the shiny new toys and try some tried and true products. There is a reason that folks keep going back to MAC over and over again. Their creamy formula, incredible staying power, reasonable prices, and colors with depth, dimension and subtlety are truly worth exploring. I think I may just become a MAC devotee after all. I’ve always been a late bloomer!
I’m back from my months long work trip to NYC. I miss the city (it’s home) but it’s wonderful to be back in Hawai’i and finally feel able to have a regular blogging schedule again. I’ll show you all the booty I got in the city next post!