Good news for half-asleep ladies who can barely muster a “Hrmph!” after crawling out of bed (hello, I’m there). The new MAC Taste Temptation Eye Shadow X 4 Quad ($40) makes morning makeup much easier on the brain.
The Taste Temptation quad is one of 16-pieces in the soon-to-be released MAC Taste Temptation collection, which graces Macy’s MAC counters (exclusively) for a Black Friday preview sale this Friday, November 23, from midnight to 4 a.m. But if you’d rather sleep during the witching hour (I completely understand), and you’re a U.S. shopper, the quad returns, online at maccosmetics.com, December 6, and then to stores December 23 through January 17.
The quad’s four sheer, cool-toned powder eyeshadows in shades of light violet, purple, blue and black appear dark in their pans, but quite sheer on my NC42 skin. The sheerness of these colors should make the quad a good candidate for hectic mornings when you’re rushing out the door.
One way to wear ’em — just pat the light violet shade, Look at the Eyes, all over your lids before lining your lash lines with one of the three darker colors in the quad.
Cute colors, but I was hoping for a little more drama from this quad… Big ups to MAC for taking risks and playing with different levels of pigment and intensity, but makeup fans expecting this quad to rain pigment down upon their lids might be disappointed.
Not that I have anything against sheer shades, mind you. I think they’re great, especially when I don’t have time for lots of intricate blending.
If you’re fond of cool color tones and eyeshadow finishes that don’t go overboard on shimmer, give Taste Temptation a try.
AVAILABILITY: Coming exclusively to Macy’s MAC counters November 23 from midnight to 4 a.m. (Black Friday); after Friday, U.S. shoppers can find it online at maccosmetics.com December 6, and then in stores December 23 through January 17.
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