“Okay, can I just say that I’m in love with your eyeshadow?”
“Oh, this? Thanks! It’s from a limited edition quad over at MAC.”
“LOVE the satiny tan and frosty orange… They look like great alternatives to brown and beige.”
“They are! And I think the other two shades — there’s a matte coral and a frosty reddish copper — are just as fun and wearable as these.”
“OOH! I’ve been in a rut lately with neutrals and could use a little makeup inspiration. What’s it called?”
“Call Me Bubbles.”
“Call Me Bubbles.”
“Okay… Bubbles, what’s the name of the quad?”
Haha! Sorry, I couldn’t resist. The MAC Call Me Bubbles Eye Shadow X 4 quad ($38) specializes in breaking makeup lovers out of ruts. One of three quads in the new limited edition Shop MAC collection, it hosts four powder shadows in Call Me Bubbles (a light satiny tan), Fresh Daily (a frosty orange), Full of Flavour (a matte coral) and Brash (a frosty reddish copper).
At first glance, I thought these shades might not be very wearable, but I’ve totally changed my tune.
The colors have character and seem interesting to me — sort of conservative with an edge, like jeans and a t-shirt worn with a pair of crazy shoes.
Swatches from the left: Call Me Bubbles, Fresh Daily, Full of Flavour and Brash
Lately, they’ve been replacing my standby neutrals in a couple of different looks…
For an everyday eye look, I’ve been wearing Call Me Bubbles (the tan) applied from lash line to brow bone, Fresh Daily (the orange) swept in the crease, and thick cat eye liner along the lash line (here, I’m wearing Paul & Joe Waterproof Gel Liner in Black). I think the combination of tan and orange puts a neat twist on regular cat eyes.
For a look with a little more color in it, I do the same thing as in the look above, but then sweep Full of Flavour (the matte coral pink) into the crease. Then, for extra shimmer and shine, I pack either Fresh Daily or Brash on my lids with a wet eyeshadow brush.
Oh, and Full of Flavour, the coral matte shade, also doubles as a blush.
This quad’s already made its way into my regular rotation. I think it’s great for days when I just want to wear a little something on my eyes, but don’t necessarily want to go the brown/beige route.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC stores, on counters and also online
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Why are cat videos so incredibly funny?
If scientists can figure out why Adele’s Someone Like You makes people cry, then surely they’re close to figuring out what makes cat videos so frickin’ hilarious.
Thanks, Celine, for sending links to these videos. I laughed so hard I started tearing!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,