Yesterday you asked some great questions about the upcoming MAC Mickey Contractor Collection, which shakes, rattles and rolls onto counters next week, and made some interesting observations in the swatch post.
I’d like to highlight some of your questions and coments here and post a few more swatches to help the lighter lasses among us see what the products might look like on paler Bollywood beauties.
How do the Mickey Contractor products look on pale skin with cooler undertones (pinks, as opposed to warmer yellows)?
“Karen, thank you for posting these swatches and pictures! If you have a chance, Iâ€™d appreciate your answering this question: do you think the Oomph eyeshadow and the Fluidlines would work on someone who is ridiculously pale and cool-toned? Most of the other stuff looks like itâ€™s not for my skin tone, but the shadow and Fluidlines did catch my fancy. Unfortunately itâ€™s not going to be at my local MAC, so Iâ€™d have to order it online and would rather not do that if I know ahead of time they wonâ€™t work for me. Thanks!”
It looks like Oomph appears as a blackened green on cool-toned lighter skin. If you’re looking for a color to create, say, a dark greenish smokey eye, Oomph should do the trick.
As for the Fluidlines, I’m guessing you’ll be able to easily pull both of them off (Siahi and Ivy).
Here are a few swatches of Oomph, the Fluidlines and most of the collection on NW20 skin.
Eyeshadows from left: Oomph, Saffron, Marvel and Rani
Fluidline in Siahi (left) and Ivy (right)
Swatches from left Eye Shadow X 4 Quad in Athma: Jaan, Folie, Vivah and Carbon
Blushes in Gana (left) and Sur (right)
Lipstick in Yash, Lipstick in Mehr and Lipglass in Flesh
Select Moisturecover in NC44, NC45.5, Coral Corrector and Yellow Corrector
What’s the deal with the Select Moisturecover Coral/Yellow Corrector?
“Does the color corrector work on all skin tones?! Iâ€™m NW 15.”
“Have you tried the coral [color] corrector for undereye circles? Would you?”
I scoured the Select Moisturecover box and MAC’s official PR material looking for instructions on how to use the color corrector but didn’t find any. But I’m guessing the yellow one could be used to offset redness (like around the nose and mouth), and the coral to offset purple or green tones (like under the eyes).
What else can you tell me about color correctors?
When a regular concealer just doesn’t get the job done (i.e. doesn’t provide enough coverage), these tinted creams and liquids can be worn beneath concealer, or mixed with it, to target and offset specific tones in the skin.
This afternoon I tried the Coral/Yellow Color Corrector beneath my eyes and around my nose and mouth.
First, the obligatory before pic… Please try to refrain from screaming because I’ve got nothing on here except brow filler, a coat of mascara and Yash Lipstick.
And here’s the coral blended beneath the eye on the left…
Pretty scary, eh?
You can’t really see the purple beneath my eye anymore, but the area still looks pretty dark, doesn’t it?
Next, just to see how they’d work together, I blended the yellow corrector directly on top of the coral, and around my nose and mouth.
The end result!
What’s Siahi Fluildline like?
Seems like a lot of us are excited about Siahi.
“I was hemming and hawing about getting the Siahi Fluidline because colored Fluidlines inevitably end up too sheer for me but thisâ€¦this is BEAUTIFUL. Play with it and let us know how it goes when you use it in a look!”
In a word: AWESOMENESS! I’m really digging this Fluidline a lot. The intense pigmentation, smooth texture and light-catching shimmer give it incredible dimension. I wouldn’t be surprised if Siahi flies off the shelves.
I’m wearing here along with Folie (crease), Jaan (lid) and Carbon (waterlines) from the Mickey Contractor Eye Shadow X 4 Athma quad. Doesn’t it go well with brown eyes?
Ivy (just in case you wanted to see it, too!)
Last, but not least, lip pics!
Lipglass in Flesh
Lipstick in Yash
Lipstick in Mehr (Fun fact courtesy of reader Appu: “Mehr” means “Grace and Kindness” in Hindi)
Yash lipstick on lips; Blush in Sur on cheeks; Blush in Gana on cheekbones, bridge of the nose and temples; Select Moisturecover Corrector in Coral/Yellow beneath eyes; Jaan (lid), Foile (crease) and Carbon (waterline) eyeshadow from the Eye Shadow X 4 Quad in Athma on eyes; Prep + Prime Powder all over face
Lipstick in Mehr
Lipglass in Flesh
Hope you guys found this helpful. If you have any more questions about Mickey, please let me know in the comments.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,