Sometimes I wish I had more eyes, like a Beholder from Dungeons & Dragons or Argos from the Greek myth. Then I could use my peripheral vision to catch Tabs trying to sneak up on me from behind, and I could simultaneously wear more than one of the nine new MAC Metal-X Cream Shadows ($20 each), although that would probably result in some very scary looks and time consuming faces of the day.
Do you remember the Metal-Xs from 2008? Gosh, that seems like so long ago… Anywho, there was a shade called Gilded Ash that I fell in love with then, so I was pretty stoked to hear about these nine new shades.
MAC changed the design on the pans and upped the price from $16.50 to $20. My meager eyes and I plan to spend more time with these next week and will let you know how we think they stack up against the older versions. For now, here are pics and swatches on my NC42 skin.
Red Hot Copper
Swatches from the left: Cyber, Virgin Silver, Fusion Gold and Palladium
Rusty (left) and Red Hot Copper (right)
From the left: Venetian Tarnish, Vintage Coin and Gold Carbon
First impressions? I’m a little unsure about the lighter shades in Cyber, Virgin Silver, Fusion Gold and Palladium. They appear awfully nuanced on my skin, but I’m hoping those darker shades in Rusty, Red Hot Copper, Venetian Tarnish, Vintage Coin and Gold Carbon kick so much @ss as an eyeshadow base. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,