Being the right-hand human to an international plus-size kitty supermodel can be a real chore if you’re not, you know, in the mood to be your cat’s minion/punching bag.
To my feline employer, I’m merely a toady, a gopher, but there’s more to being a successful pet assistant than having opposable thumbs. It’s a multifaceted job requiring a diverse skill set, dagnabbit, and ideal candidates are people with layers — just like the new $21 Large Eye Shadows from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection.
Blueish gray Showgirl and soft white How to Marry, two of the four shades in the limited edition launch that arrives on counters this Thursday, might look like standard issue shimmers in swatches, but wait until they get on your lids.
Like Marilyn, these Large Eye Shadows are larger than life! Each of the $21 0.1-ounce pans contain twice as much product as MAC’s regular $15 eyeshadow pans, which contain 0.05 ounces each.
Thing is, these babies love buffing, so start by pressing either one on your lids with a firm, flat eyeshadow brush or finger (side note: this part’s kind of important, because I’ve noticed that if I skip the firm brush/finger part, these shadows exhibit significant fallout), and then swirl a domed, fluffy brush like the MAC 217 on top of the shadows to lift away some of the pigment.
What remains is a semi-opaque wash of shiny color and tiny glimmering flecks of shimmer. Although the effect’s kinda quiet in these pics, I think it’s much more obvious and super pretty in person, especially if you like your glitter on the understated side.
These are eyeshadows that scream, “Hey, world! I’m more than just a glorified gravy opener!” and whisper, “Yes…glitter can be quiet and classy.” If you love eye looks that softly shimmer, spend some time with either of these two shades.
PRICE: $21 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming to MAC counters and stores October 4 (that’s this Thursday!)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Loopy for Looper!
Fellow sci-fi fans, if you haven’t seen Looper yet, see it! — because I LOVED IT, all caps and bold with extra exclamation marks!!
It stars Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (I try to actively block out the fact that he’s the same age as my younger brother whenever I start to drool over him) and the lovely Emily Blunt.
Without revealing too much of the story…it’s the year 2074, and the technology for time travel exists, but its use is strictly forbidden.
The only people who use it are mobsters, and they use it solely to send their victims 30 years into the past to be killed by hired guns called loopers (apparently, getting rid of bodies in the future is a real pain in the @ss).
Joseph and Bruce play the same character, a looper named Joe, from different eras. Joseph plays Joe circa 2044, and Bruce plays the older Joe from 2074. When loopers are “retired” by their mobster employers, they’re sent back in time to be killed by their younger selves, a process called “closing your loop.” Mayhem ensues when a looper either fails to close his own loop, or chooses not to.
I know it sounds a little confusing, a la Inception, but it’s actually a pretty tight story. And once it grabbed hold of me, it didn’t let go!
I was on the edge of my seat from beginning to end, and it kept me guessing the entire time. There were at least two times during the movie when I felt like jumping up from my seat in the theater and yelling, “TWIST!” LOL!
I actually think I’m gonna try to drag El Hub to see it with me a second time because I liked it that much!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,