If you were wondering why I love pale, shimmery golden shadows like MAC’s Dare to Bare Mineralize Eye Shadow (and I don’t know why you would), lemme break it down for you.
They never make me feel bloated or sausage-y (unlike my skinny jeans). They never bite me (unlike my moody tabby cat). They never show up unannounced, seemingly out of nowhere (unlike those annoyingly stiff chin hairs that always crop up when I’m driving).
All they want to do is love. My favorite ones, like Dare to Bare, get my day started right, because they’re potent fatigue fighters, meaning that they help me look less tired.
And I sure needed the help today. My noisy new neighbors (the Finch Family) are early risers (you know, tryin’ to get that worm), and boy! — they’re loud.
I mean, I get it. Every new day is a reason to celebrate, but can’t we wait until 6:30-ish or 7? Come on, guys, cut a girl some slack.
Thankfully, I Dared to Bare this morning. It’s from the MAC Tropical Taboo collection, which landed on counters today. There are six Mineralize Eye Shadows in the release, but this one’s gorgeous mix of cream, violet and gold caught my eye first.
I want to decorate my bedroom in these colors… I think that’d be so soothing and conducive to good sleep.
When you mix Dare to Bare’s colors together with a wet brush (I use a 217 spritzed with Fix+) and buff that on lids, the colors melt together in a cool way. On my lids, I get a shimmery, peachy pale gold with violet accents that I can see sometimes out of the corner of my eye when I turn my head or blink.
Really, really pretty, and I think that it’s that subtle violet that distinguishes it from similar MAC standards like Ricepaper.
Additional MAC Tropical Taboo makeup worn in this look:
- EYES: Feline and Orpheous Kohl Power Eye Pencils
- CHEEKS: Mineralize Skinfinish in Adored
- LIPS: Lip Pencil in Hip ‘N’ Happy, Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Divine Choie and Cremesheen Glass in Calypso Beat
Dare to Bare’s violet side also opens the door to pairings with pale purples. Today I wore it all over my lids with MAC Shale lightly swept into the outer corner, and I think the two looked really pretty together.
I also looked considerably less tired, so woo-hoo!
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Onward to Friday!
And it couldn’t come soon enough… I’m tapped out. Pooped. Tired.
Got any plans this weekend? It’s supposed to be scorching hot here, so I’m hoping to make it to the pool. Water babies, put your hands up!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,