The lion’s share of the MAC Brooke Candy collection are definitely the amazing lippies, but the other items that sparked my interest were the eye glosses. I’d never used an eye gloss before, but I’d seen them floating around the YouTube-o-sphere, and they always looked so interesting to me.
There are two in this collection — White-Yin and Black-Yang.
Not gonna lie, I’m not quite sure what to think of these… I think they’re made for a very specific kind of look and a very specific kind of person.
I love what Jessica did with some of the other MAC Eye Glosses to create a cool, editiorial, grunge-y look, but no matter what you do, you’ll end up with creased, oily-looking eye makeup, which, obviously, isn’t everyone’s cup o’ tea.
They are also crazy sticky, which I guess makes sense for what they are, but they feel so weird on my eyelids. I just can’t deal with it. As you open your eyes and blink, things just stick together.
I wanted to do a more wearable look using White-Yin, but I think I kind of failed. I had this vision of myself using a shimmery champagne eye shadow all over my lid, then putting the clear gloss on top, and I thought I’d end up with this lovely, angelic eye look, but instead I got… Well, I don’t really know what I got, but I didn’t get that. I don’t hate it, but I definitely don’t love it either.
While I got the shine I was looking for, the eye shadow I put underneath chunked up and got nasty. I just wasn’t a huge fan of how it looked. I might try using it completely on its own without anything under it to see if that gives me a better result.
You couldn’t have any foundation or anything on underneath it, though, ’cause that would get nasty too.
All in all, these eye glosses do exactly what they’re supposed to do, so they’re not bad by any means! But they create a very specific look that isn’t for everyone.
What do you think? Have you ever worn eye gloss before?