Here’s to hoping that these four new Large Eye Shadows from MAC are the closest I ever come to having snakes on top of my eyes!
Not that I have anything against snakes (of the reptilian variety). My aversion to slithering creatures doesn’t extend to snakes. It’s more of an anti-worm policy (they’re so slimy and squiggly, YUCK!). I’m definitely not anti-snake.
I actually think they’re pretty cool and inspiring, really. All sleek, graceful and frightening at the same time, kind of like Grace Jones in Conan The Destroyer.
And speaking of Conan, these snake-patterned 0.10-ounce pans are also pretty huge (twice the size of MAC’s regular 0.05-ounce pans).
Playing with these, here are some things that come to mind…
- Once Upon a Time: A fairly standard issue metallic vanilla that blends crazy good (well). Sure, it’s not unique, but I still think it has the makings of a fab workhorse highlighter and/or a brightening lid shade.
- Aztec Brick: Shiny like a new copper penny! I love this color, and its bunny tail-texture and off-the-hook pigment, but my pan actually popped out of its case the first time I opened it (the horror!). I hope it was just a cruel twist of fate and not indicative of something else.
- Carbon: A matte black for smoking out eye looks or lining lash lines. It’s a re-promote from the permanent line.
- Altered State: Like Aztec Brick, this bluish purple feels kitten soft to the touch. I think that may be why it arrived partially crumbled. If you’re thinking about this one, don’t lose your receipt, just in case it suffers a similar fate.
I’ve worn all four of these shades on top of primer, and each one lasted from 8-9 hours with very minimal fading and creasing in my fine lines.
Score one for fine lines, snakes and MAC!
PRICE: $21 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively online at maccosmetics.com
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,