Cue the lights! Music! Now Models, hit the runway! And you, vertically-challenged 30-something cat lady girl, hit the hallway! The show is about to begin!!
Straight off the catwalks of Paris and New York (and the hallways of Novato), beside the Fall ’13 Forecast/Lips palette (SO GOOD), comes MAC’s new $40 Fall ’13 Forecast/Eyes palette of six new Cream Colour Shadows in fashion-forward fall colors.
The moderately pigmented, easy-to-build colors in the pocket-sized palette range from rockstar Oil-Slick Black to admin assistant Oyster.
The first time I patted one of these thin, slightly sticky cream shadows on a bare lid, I purred, then oohed and ahed at how easy it was to blend with the other shades. Then I thought, “Now when I walk Tabs, I can pretend I’m walking a Marc Jacobs catwalk.”
BAM! Pop that hip!
Last weekend I wanted to see how these shadows would hold up over time, so I wore them on a Sephora run. By the time I got home and checked my makeup in the mirror about an hour later, I was shocked! — most of the shadow had already faded, and I saw creases in what remained.
The following day, I tried my usual tricks to get these shadows to last longer, like layering a primer beneath them and patting a powder shadow on top, but those only took the wear time up from one hour to about three.
Hmm… Practical? I think not. Maybe good for photo shoots and quick runway shows, or if you’re purposefully aiming for a creased, faded lid look with lots of shine.
PRICE: $40 for a 0.21-ounce palette with six Cream Colour Shadow shades
AVAILABILITY: Available now at MAC Pro stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
Congratulations, friend! You did it. You made it over the weekday hump.
We should celebrate…with sit-ups!
Kidding. I meant frozen yogurt. We should celebrate with frozen yogurt… It’s better.
In other news, is anyone else watching Scandal?
Here’s the gist of it: the gorgeous Kerry Washington plays a lawyer/crisis manager named Olivia Pope whom high-profile people hire for help when they have seemingly impossible problems to solve — problems that usually involve high stakes, affairs, gajillions of dollars, and stuff like that.
I watched the first episode on Netflix last night and thought it was pretty good. Not bad at all.
What are you up to tonight? Whatever it is, I hope you’re relaxing.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,