What do you get when you put pearls in a particle accelerator?
I’ll tell you what you get — undersea oysters solving nuclear fusion equations, Ford Fusions with strands of pearls dripping from their rear-view mirrors, fusion cuisine that combines Asian flavors, and knitting (and purling!).
In other words, awesomeness. You get a whole lot of awesomeness.
You may also get MAC, as in the six new MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow palettes ($40 each) in MAC’s newest eye shadow formulation to join the permanent line. Powder shadows that feel like creams, they can be worn dry for a soft, sparkling finish, or wet for something shiny and metallic.
Lawd, I think I may have accidentally inhaled a little too much stray glitter playing with these palettes… The stuff was flying all over the place!
It was kind of weird, truth be told.
I expected these, with their soft, creamy texture, to glide effortlessly across my skin and blend together with a few swift swipes, and most of them did just that. With the palettes comprised primarily of satins and metallics, like Smokeluxe, Brownluxe and Greenluxe, I didn’t have any trubs at all. They were coo’.
When I applied Brownluxe, my heart skipped as I watched the shadow skate across my skin. My 217 barely had to do any work to smooth away every last line.
I actually had to stop myself from over-blending, as the colors melted together like good fondue.
As for glittery shadows, like the ones in the Pastelluxe palette, those deceived me a little. Apparently, their grande glitter flecks didn’t like my brush because glitter ended up all over the place! On my shirt, pants, cheeks.
I’m usually totally down with glitter, but in this case, I think there’s just a little too much of it (yes, I guess there is such a thing), and it’s not easy to control.
I’ll take another crack at it this week to see if I can make it work. I plan to test the individual palettes for wear time and to learn their quirks, but based on Brownluxe, so far, so good. Six hours in, and I still see lots of color and shine.
Don’t really see a lot of creasing, either.
The six palettes join MAC’s permanent collection on June 20 (although they are available now online if you can’t wait).
More looks and updates over the next few days.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you had a nice Monday. No complaints out here. I was able to try a few new recipes today, a tuna and egg omelet for breakfast, a whole wheat chicken wrap (I subbed faux meat for the chicken) for lunch and a chia and berry pudding for my afternoon snack.
They were all really yummy, too, and not even hard to make.
I should’ve taken pictures, but I was too hungry to stop, LOL!