Love That Look’s 12 Starflash Eye Shadows ($15), four Pearlglide Eye Liners ($15), makeup brushes and mascara (the brushes and mascara belong to MAC’s permanent line) were expected to arrive at the end of the month. Instead, they dropped last Thursday.
Starring frosty MAC Starflash!
The uber-frosty Starflash Eye Shadows headline this show, focussing tons of attention on the eyes, BAM!
There’s nothing subtle at all about these powder shadows, so be prepared for bling when you wear ‘em.
How I might wear Starflash
I like frosty shadows in moderation and probably wouldn’t wear an eye look using Starflash alone, as super frosty eye looks tend to overload my bling-ometer. I prolly would, though, apply ‘em on the lid, outer V or use them as liners, sweeping a matte color into the crease for contrast. That sounds pretty to me.
Swatches on NC35 skin
From left to right: Smoke & Diamonds, Dreammaker, Fashion, Glamour Check!
Unbasic White, Ego, Fashion Groupie, Grand Entrance
One-Off, Rated R, Style Snob, Strike a Pose
Black Russian, Fly-by-Blu, Molasses and Rave
Some thoughts on the collection…
- The bright Starflash shades shine in this collection, applying smoothly and with lots of vibrant color. A few that stand out: Rated R (a frosty yellowish green), Fashion Groupie (frosty violet) and Strike A Pose (a shimmery cobalt blue).
- If I had to pick just one Starflash shadow to take home with me it would probably be shimmery blue Strike A Pose because it strikes me as one of the more flexible shades of the bunch. I can see it going well with a wide range of blues, greens, golds and bronzes. I might try pairing it with MAC Paint Pot in Delft (a shimmery teal with golden pearl), MAC Eyeshadow in Amber Lights (a shimmery, peachy gold), MAC Eye Shadow in Club (a shimmery duochrome that flashes blue, green, brown and gray) or MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked (a warm, shimmery gold).
- But I’m less inspired by the neutral and lighter Starflash shadows, which look somewhat chalky on my skin. I think lighter-skinned lovelies may have better luck with them, though.
- As for the Pearlglides, they’re some of the smoothest, creamiest MAC liners I’ve ever tried — a really great way to bling-out your lash line — but be aware that they aren’t recommended for use on the waterline because they contain tiny bits of glitter that can irritate the eyes.
Smoke & Diamonds, Dreammaker
Fashion, Glamour Check!
Unbasic White, Ego
Fashion Groupie, Grand Entrance
One-Off, Rated R
Style Snob, Strike A Pose
Black Russian, Fly-by-Blu, Molasses, Rave
What’s your take on the collection? Are you lovin’ the look?
I’m tempted by Strike a Pose … but I haven’t pulled the trigger (yet). I might go back for it if I’m still lusting in a few days.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,