A million thank yous, MAC Lightness of Being, for lightening my metaphorical makeup load and reminding me that I don’t actually need six separate pans of eyeshadow up in the mix to have fun.
Look for the 29-piece MAC Lightness of Being collection online at maccosmetics.com starting Dec. 23, 2014, and in stores Dec. 26, 2014, through Feb. 6, 2015.
GIRL, you know how it goes. Sometimes I just get so caught up in the process (Why, yes! That third transition shade in the crease is a perfectly sane idea!) that I forget that uncomplicated makeup can be just as much fun.
The more I play with this collection (also got some swatches here), the more I see the point of these pastel shades.
Since the values don’t vary that much from each other, I find that I’m not having to spend forever and a day blending them together.
And to quote the great Tony the Tiger, that’s grrrrrreat!
The shimmery finishes have also been pretty agreeable. The frosts and pearls haven’t needed as much blending and babying as mattes often do.
For this look here, I’m only using two shadows, one of them, shimmery brown Mineralize Eye Shadow in Force of Nature, from the collection, and the other a permanent collection fave.
Mineralize Eye Shadow in Force of Nature, a shimmery brown with a half pearl/half frost finish ($22)