MAC Bare My Soul Eye Shadow X 4 ($44)
Because I generally try to avoid bubbling vats brimming with bacteria, I’m not the type to spend my summer nights hot tubbing (unless it’s with RyGos or J-Ren). But if I were, my dream scene would look something like this:
So totally feeling this makeup!
I was so excited about the MAC Temperature Rising collection’s highlighted skin, metallic, glossy lips and strong focus on smoldering eyes that toe a slightly menacing line between seductive and spooky that I tried to paint a picture of it over the phone to my mom (who never wants to talk about makeup), and the best I could come up with was, “The girl in the promo pic looks like Nelly Furtado sitting in a hot tub at night under a heat lamp wearing Mrs. Roper’s jewelry. Oh, and she’s sandwiched between two dudes from Magic Mike.”
Eye Shadows, counter clockwise from the green pan: When In Rio (a deep green with a copper pearl and a Frost finish), Friendly (a deep bronzy chocolate with a Veluxe Pearl Finish), Romantico (a light taupe bronze with a Veluxe Pearl finish), and Bare My Soul (a frosted gold with a Lustre finish)
With three neutral powder eye shadows and a single smokey green pan, Bare My Soul ($44) must be a hit among cool, stylish mallards… It has a brown, a taupe, a gold and a coppery green.
Quack! See, Mallard duck colors. The slightly shiny finish even says, “I’m a mallard duck, yo.”
What do hot mallards have to do with MAC Temperature Rising, the release to which Bare My Soul belongs?
Absolutely nothing, far as I can tell. Well, the mallard part doesn’t, but the colors sure seem conducive to summery smokey eyes with copper, gold, bronze and brown.
I’ll use the taupe and gold for dusting all over my lids (and/or highlighting) and the chocolatey bronze and coppery green for deepening and smoking out my look.
Swatches from the left: Romantico (a light taupe bronze with a Veluxe Pearl finish), Bare My Soul (a frosted gold with a Lustre finish), Friendly (a deep bronzy chocolate with a Veluxe Pearl finish) and When in Rio (a deep green with a copper pearl and a Frost finish)
The coppery green, also known as When in Rio — jinx! You owe me a Coke if you thought, “That’s a Club dupe.” It reminds me a lot of MAC Club on my NC 42 skin, except a little more brown and less red.
MAC Bare My Soul Eye Shadow X 4
I swear these powders feel softer than the powders in the past few limited edition quads, but I’m not totally sure why… Sure do like it though.
AVAILABILITY: Coming May 16 to maccosmetics.com and May 23 to MAC counters and stores
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,