MAC’s Cream Color Base in Pearl ($16.50) makes colors really pop, taking eyeshadow to a brighter, bolder, and more diva-superstar level. With Cream Color Base, your eyeshadow is like an A-list celeb; without it, it’s like Jen Bunney from The Hills. It’s one of those products that every eyeshadow junkie needs to have in her makeup bag.
Pearl’s a soft, pale gold-colored product with just a touch of shimmer. Layered beneath powder eyeshadows, it intensifies color. To the touch, it feels like a cream blush. The picture below shows 1) MAC Parrot eyeshadow by itself and 2) applied on top of a layer of Pearl:
Pretty, yah? Pearl comes in a standard issue blush pan, so what I do is pick up the product from the pan with a synthetic flat brush like the MAC 239 and apply it directly onto the lid area (not the crease or the browbone), while trying to avoid applying too much. It’s easy to overdo it with Pearl. Too much can cause caking and lead to the product migrating around the eyelid.
If your lids are extra oily, you might want to prime the area first with a layer of eyeshadow primer like Laura Mercier Eye Basics.
At $16.50, Pearl’s a great bargin, because not only can you can use it as an eyeshadow base, but it also works well as a highlighter for your face or lips. You can apply it to bare skin or underneath (or on top of) foundation or powder to play with different looks and textures.
And the pan is ginormous. MAC Cream Color Base is one of my favorite MAC products, and I recommend it to people all the time. I hope you give it a try!
Purchase MAC Cream Color Base in Pearl online or at your favorite MAC counter.
I worked from home today. Look who stopped by for a visit!
He bossed me around…
got up in my grill…
and then took a nap before demanding his pay for the afternoon (a plate of Friskies).
How’s your Friday’s been? Mine’s been peaceful and mellow, and tonight I’m going to watch a movie. All the talk yesterday about Patrick Swayze and Dirty Dancing gave me the itch to watch it for the 123,445,643 time, so tonight I’m hitting the video store.
Do you have plans for tonight? I hope it’s something fun!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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