Henceforth, 2015 will be forever etched into my memory as “The Year MAC Did Bladerunner Cell Phone Meets Atari 2600 Packaging for Their Eyeshadow Palettes.”
Gotta love the retrofuturistic vibe!
Buuut, as far as the eyeshadows themselves? Well, I was wondering…is it just me, or does it seem like some of the MAC holiday palettes have fallen short over the past few years? Like they just haven’t risen to the same level of quality as the singles in the permanent line?
I wore the Enchanted Eve Navy Eyeshadow X 6 Palette today ($39.50; limited edition and coming to the MAC website Oct. 18 and to MAC stores and counters Oct. 22) and spent what felt like an unusually long time building up the colors. The powders feel harder and rougher than the eyeshadow singles in the permanent line, and it leads to choppier application and just generally more difficulty blending.
I had better luck with the MAC Enchanted Eve Eye Face Palette/Cool the other day, but even with that one, the powders don’t quite feel up to permanent collection standards to me.
I had an ultrasound checkup this morning and went to the doctor’s office wearing this blue smoky look… (Baby Girl had a massive modeling session, but more on that in a few.)
Needless to say, I wasn’t terribly upset that the lights were turned down low in the ultrasound room because my lids looked kinda dicey.
I definitely like the idea of getting six MAC permanent collection-caliber shadows for $39.50, but here, I don’t know…
So, the ultrasound! This was a big one (I’m about 20 weeks now) where they check the baby’s development, and from what I could gather chatting with the ultrasound tech, Baby Girl is doing well. Her scheduled launch date is between March 6th and the 9th. 🙂
The lab tech had to take 314 (!) pictures because Baby Girl kept wiggling and moving around. Every time we’d try to get a snapshot of her face, she’d put her hands and arms up to block us. Seriously, the kid would NOT stop moving. My appointment ended up taking twice as long as usual, so now I’m wondering if she’s taking after her tabby uncle and his kitty modeling diva tendencies.
I have a feeling I’m going to be surrounded by divas prety soon…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. If you need any recs for MAC permanent collection colors, lemme know. There are a bunch of ’em I love and wholeheartedly stand behind.