Two things I recently realized about MAC Arena eyeshadow ($14.50):
- If you say the words “MAC Arena” fast enough, it sounds like you’re saying macarena.
- The color looks a billion times hotter on the skin than it looks in the pan.
Arena’s a permanent member of the MAC eyeshadow line, but I never really paid her much attention before.
I guess I just thought she looked kinda uninspiring in the pan. With colors like Freshwater (a bright and shimmery blue) to distract me, Arena simply got overlooked.
Thankfully, I’ve come to my senses.
Arena applies as a shimmery golden peach — a subtle look — but the color packs enough peachy goodness to stand out in a crowd.
So far, I’ve mainly worn her as a wash on my lids, where I think she really brightens my eyes. Perfect for
one two-minute eye makeup days.
MAC Arena on lid with flash
MAC Arena on lid without flash
Now I’m wondering how Arena will work with more complicated eye looks…
I bet she’d look good as a highlighter on the brow bone; paired with gold, peach or brown eyeshadows at the inner corners of the eyes; or with a thick black cat eyeliner and some bold red lips.
Swatch with flash
Swatch without flash
Are you a fan of MAC Arena? What colors do you think would work well with it?
Gimme, gimme Chimichurri Chicken Wrap!
I got my orange dreams on at Jamba Juice today. Did you know they’re serving pre-made wraps and salads now? I picked up this thing called a Chimichurri Chicken Wrap. Girlfriend, it’s the bomb diggity! Seriously. It has chicken, crunchy veggies and comes with a really yummy lemon-basil sauce. Maybe I was just *that* hungry, but I swear it was a symphony of flavors in my mouth.
NOTE: Cali residents who order one with a Jamba smoothie get $2 off the combined price of the meal.
The magnificent Chimichurri was the highlight of my day, LOL! What was the highlight of yours?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,