samedi 11 juillet 2015

MAC Woodwinked

*slightly* overexposed shot

another *slightly* overexposed shot

this one is slightly underexposed #newbiephotographerproblems

Last year my friend gave me a MAC voucher for my birthday. This, along with a lipstick (Rebel) is what I chose, and let me tell you, it was hard. MAC eye shadows are like potato chips - it's hard to have just one. 

That said, I'd been looking at blogs, and more blogs, and more blogs, and I remember Laura from Liparazzi bringing it up in her make-up routines, and it stuck with me as being an easy, good-to-wear, everyday shade. So when I did go to MAC, I swatched a bunch of eyeshadows, but at the back of my mind, it was this one that I wanted, so when I finally got to it and tried it out... well, it was pretty much love, right there.

I've been using this for almost a year now, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that it is all it's been advertised as. The formula is veluxe pearl, which, from what I can gather, means that it applies well and the glitter is tastefully milled (as opposed to having chunks and chunks of it so that by the end of the day, you look like you face-planted in some 3-year old's arts and crafts project.) It gives the eyes a very subtle definition, and a nice sheen when the light hits it. It can be used as a nice wash of colour, or built up for impact; all over the lid, or as a crease colour, it's incredibly versatile.

For my pick as my one and only MAC eye shadow, I think this was a good choice. I can't promise it'll suit all skintones, but on me, it's good, and I feel confident that I will keep on wearing it for a long time. One of my favourite ways to wear it (echoing the whole Burberry SS15 look, if you remember that) is to slap it all over the lid and pair it with a dark red or a vampy lipstick. It is simply fabulous.

Because it is MAC, it's £13 a pop, which is pretty eye-watering. BUT if you do want an eye shadow from these guys (and you're not a professional make-up artist) this is one of the contenders.  

Do you have a favourite MAC eyes shadow?

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