First things first: I have accidentally typed the words, “MAC Nudes & Metallica,” one too many times this afternoon.
Second thing: get your butt back in that chair! I know, I know… Another neutral collection for eyes, lips and cheeks?!
But check it. There’s an Olivia Pope-esque elegance to the nine pieces in the MAC Nudes sub-collection, so don’t whip your ponytail just yet. These are the kinds of neutrals I’d wear to a corner office gig if I had a Prada and Gucci budget.
Nudes, the quieter neutral half of the new MAC Nudes &
Metallica Metallics collection, is available now exclusively at MAC Pro stores.
The blush and the four splendid, expensive-looking eye shadows feel soft, like tracing fingers across silk sheets, and the satin finish breathes life into the sheer pink and tan shadow shades, each of which comes in a warm and cool tone.
As for the four creamy Lipsticks, MAC’s Amplified finish gives them a slight sheen that’s sure to garner some attention (although if your lips are very pigmented like mine, you might want to blank them out first with concealer to accentuate the nuances among the colors).
Are you ready? Let’s get Nude…
I don’t really consider the Nude collection “no-makeup makeup” because even though these shades are neutral, I still feel like I’m wearing color on my eyes, lips and cheeks. I like that.
I do lurves me some colorful makeup, though, so I’ll probably weave in a rich lipstick or a couple of eye shadows from the Metallics sub-collection when I wear these, to spice things up.
Nudes may not make your heart skip a beat if you’re into bold, brash looks that push boundaries, but hey, if we were chatting over fro-yo and you mentioned that you wanted to wear makeup but didn’t want to go the uber-natural Bobbi Brown route, I’d suggest this collection, for sure.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,