Guilty pleasure No. 437: Butter sugar sandwiches
A layer of butter topped with sugar and sandwiched between two slices of soft, melt-in-your-mouth fresh Wonder Bread.
Oh, whatever! You know you loved those, too.
Loaded with fat, sugar and other carbs, they’re the perfect junk food trifecta (although not exactly the healthiest snack in town). Buttery manna from heaven.
When I was a kid, every afternoon when I got home from school, my babysitter would make one for me, and I’d eat it while watching Scooby Doo.
Gosh, I just got so hungry all of a sudden. Why don’t I fix us both a butter sugar sandwich (they really are quite good), and then we’ll play with the buttery yellow eyeshadow in the new MAC Eye Shadow X 4 quad in Colour Added ($38).
It’s the yellow pan in the picture below, and the color shares the same name as the quad.
I think it’s my favorite of these four shadows…
Doesn’t it remind you of a golden pat of butter with grains of sugar melting on top? Or is that just me?
Wait until you see it on skin! It does this shifty thing in the light, one minute going from a satiny, light yellow butter color, to a richer yellow gold, to a golden beige. It’s kinda neat, and I don’t think I have anything quite like it in my eyeshadow collection.
Believe it or not, it’s even pretty wearable, too, just like the rest of the colors in this limited edition eyeshadow quad (one of three in the new Shop MAC collection).
In the quad, light yellow Colour Added is joined by a satiny neutral called Laundry Daze (essentially a beige), a slate gray called Self-Serve and a shimmery turquoise called Pre-Packaged.
The turquoise and yellow shades are generous with pigment but don’t throw their weight around, and I really like the effect.
By putting together two neutrals with two user-friendly brights, MAC’s created a quad for makeup lovers who crave a little color, but don’t necessarily want to wear LOUD NEON BRIGHTS!
And kudos to MAC for selecting colors that mix together so well. Layering yellow Laundry Daze with blue Pre-Packaged results in a subtle green (see it there in my crease?). I also like the smokey, sultry blueish gray created by blending Pre-Packaged with deep gray Self-Serve.
That’s what I’m wearing along my lower lash lines in the pictures above.
I think all four of these shadows perform admirably, blending easily with very little fallout, and with colors that stick with me all day long without creasing or fading.
Now, this particular quad may not appease someone hooked on cutting edge colors, as it’s relatively mellow for MAC, but I’m a big fan. I think if you wear a lot of beige and gray but are interested in exploring more vibrant colors, Colour Added could be a great place to start.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,