Morning, ladies. How was your night?
I spent mine chillaxing around the apartment, which I think I needed. I did a little reading (Sookie Stackhouse; I’m on Book 4) and fooling around with makeup (BIG surprise!).
This morning I’d like to answer two of the questions a few of you asked about MAC Style Black. The first question comes from Faye.
MAC Style Black Mineralize Eyeshadows: How’s the fallout?
QUESTION: How was application quality for the shadows? I hesitated to get these because I’ve had issues with the Mineralize shadows in the past — they always seem gritty and hard to blend, with fallout. How are these? – Faye
I actually find them pretty easy to blend, but fallout is a common concern when it comes to MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadows.
The two Style Black ones I’ve tried so far, Young Punk (the shimmery purplish black) and Gilt By Association (the shimmery blackish bronze), apply smooth, and I haven’t experienced much fallout with either one.
By applying all of my eye makeup first — before concealer, foundation and everything else — I think it minimizes the impact of minor fallout with these.
Here are a few more things you might try to improve your results with these and other Mineralize shadows:
- Use a flat, firm shadow brush with a small brush head. I like the MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush ($25). I think it works better for me than fluffy brushes like the MAC 217 Blending Brush ($27). Fluffy brushes will distribute shadow over a wider area, while firmer brushes will deposit denser color in a smaller area and will generally provide better control.
- Press to apply. With my firm eyeshadow brush, I’ll use a gentle pressing motion (as opposed to a windshield wiper motion or small circles) to really pack the shadow onto my eyelid.
- Start with a creamy base. A wet, creamy product like MAC Cream Colour Base will give Mineralize shadows something to adhere to, and I get better results from them here than with non-creamy primers.
MAC addicts, do you use any tricks or tips when you apply MAC Mineralize Eyeshadows?
What the heck is that lipstick?
Readers Sooji and Amanda asked about the shimmery pink lip color I wore in this Style Black face of the day. That’s MAC Syrup ($14). It’s part of MAC’s permanent line and one of my favorite MAC lippies to wear with eyeshadows in purple or blue.
I also think it goes well with pink blushes like MAC Dollymix, Dame, Pink Swoon and Well Dressed.
Mine are 100% NOT exciting — just packing and more packing. What are you up to today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,