Wearing Street Art Eye Shadow on my eyes; In The Abstract Highlighter and Optical Bronzer on my cheeks
How does that song go again — “These
boots heels aren’t meant for walking, because that’s not what they do”?
Something like that… You know what kind of heels I’m talking about. Most of us have at least one pair in our closet. Heels that look great on the shelf but hurt like hell when you take more than a few steps in ‘em.
Don’t tell El Hub (shhh!), but I, uh, have a few heels like that in my closet. I call them my “look but don’t touch” shoes. Beautiful to look at, but they’re completely useless attached to a pair of feet.
That’s what I thought of today while playing with the pretty pans in the new MAC Art of Powder collection. The arresting designs emblazoned onto each of the three limited edition powders ($38 U.S./$46 CDN) are works of art in their own right.
So. Damn. Beautiful.
But when I try to transfer that beauty from the pans to my skin, well, that’s another story…
And it’s a complicated tale. One with two different endings. You see, it’s not like these powders don’t bring it. I think all three of them feel softer than cashmere, and I doubt anyone could have milled the grains in the bronzer or highlighter any finer. Even the flecks of shimmer in the Street Eye Shadow, with the way they softly illuminate my lids, are worthy of a house like Chanel.
I’m just bummed that some of the colors don’t register better on my NC42 skin. The pastel eyeshadows and golden highlighter are barely visible on my warm tan.
Street Art Eye Shadow, $38 U.S./$46 CDN
In The Abstract Higlighter, $38 U.S./$46 CDN
Optical Bronzer, $38 U.S./$46 CDN
Swatches of the Street Art Eyeshadow
Swatch of In The Abstract Highlighter
Swatch of Optical Bronzer
Lighter lasses should have better luck wearing these than I do, but I still might hang the open palettes on my wall.
PRICE: $38 U.S./$46 CDN each
AVAILABILITY: Coming September 29 to North American MAC counters, stores and also online; internationally next month
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
(Hopefully) These boots are made for walking…
Speaking of shoes, have I mentioned my quest to find a pair of gray boots that I can actually walk in? Right now I have my eye on this pair by Blowfish:
The heels are a manageable 2.5 inches high, and I like the look of the sturdy wedge.
I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but I’ve told myself that if I stick to my workout goals for the rest of the month, these bad boys are mine!
I’ll do whatever it takes to get my bum on the treadmill, ma!
Anywho, time for a quick bowl of tomato soup and pita chips for lunch. How’s your Wednesday coming along?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,