Generally, I like to shoot with my big, scary camera, because there’s something about being a small girl carrying a big, scary camera. Nobody ever questions you. Like, I could go anywhere with that big, scary camera, and nobody messes with me. It’s true. It’s absolutely true.
But there are times when I don’t want to carry a big, scary camera with me, and that’s when I carry my little Sony point-and-shoot.
The Sony DSC-RX100 is one of my favorite cameras of all time. I’ve shot with several, and this one is my ride-or-die. It’s small, sturdy and portable. Mine is the first generation model from four years ago, so it’s been through quite a lot. There are newer models with more bells and whistles on them (here’s the brand new version), but I’m still very happy with this one.
I can take it anywhere, so if I need to go incognito, it’ll fit it in the palm of my hand. And it takes GREAT pictures — almost as great as my big, scary camera — and that’s because it has a 1-inch sensor, which in non-photography talk means that it lets in more light and captures more detail than the small sensor on an iPhone.
MBB Fun Fact: I use it for all of the swatches on the blog because it’s easy to handle, and I like the way it captures color.
Anyway, I’m talking about this right now in a longwinded way because of the new MAC Point ‘N’ Shoot Eye Shadow X 4 palette from the Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton collection.
It has four cool-toned mattes, which I would normally be ecstatic about, but they seem kinda patchy and sheer…
MAC Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton
Available online October 27, 2016
Available in-store November 3 through December 15, 2016
Point ‘N’ Shoot Eye Shadow X 4 ($32) — Real Fantasy (Matte), Hard Currency (Matte), Influential (Satin), Point ‘N’ Shoot (Matte)
Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21 each) — High Heels, Chateau M, Self Portrait
MAC Studio Nail Lacquer ($13 each) — Monte Carlo (Creme), Call Time (Creme), Berlin (Creme)
Liquid Eye Liner in Boot Black ($21)
Upward Lash in Upward Black ($23)
MAC Limited Edition Photographs by Helmut Newton “…celebrates the erotically charged and elegant work of legendary photographer, Helmut Newton. A regular contributor to Vogue and Vanity Fair, Newton is known for his precise, glamorous and empowering photography of women. This limited-edition color collection captures the photographer’s provocative, exquisite taste, dressing wine-stained lips in sultry rogue while darkening eyes in the black and white shades of his signature aesthetic. Nails are lacquered in colors inspired by Monte Carlo and Berlin, two of his homes. A selection of Newton’s most iconic photographs adorns the bespoke packaging — his work remains as distinctive and influential as ever.”
And MAC Senior Vice President/Creative Director James Gager says, “I have always greatly admired Helmut Newton’s work — the precision and glamour of his images, as well as the strength and elegance of the women that he photographed. It is an honor to be able to create a makeup collection that captures his provocative vision in a MAC way.”
I’m stoked about the three Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours in the release because you can’t really go wrong with the Retro Mattes. They’re always opaque, intensely pigmented, easy to put on, and you can see ’em from across a room.
The collection also has three re-promoted nail polishes and a Boot Black Liquid Liner and Upward Lash mascara in Upward Black.
It’s a small collection, but anything photography related always, always grabs my attention.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,