Could the leopard print on the new MAC Mischief Minx palette be any more cat lady? ?
You wanna know what’s even more cat lady, though? I keep calling it “Mischief Manx.”
I would say, “why?!” to this, but we all know why… (It’s because I’m obsessed with cats.)
Mischief Minx is from the new MAC Girls collection, which is available meow, by the way. It’s up on the MAC website and on counters at select MAC locations, which basically means all over the place, but we’re not sure exactly where, so you should probably give your local counter a quick call if you’re interested, just in case.
It’s one of the six $39.50 palettes in the launch, each of which has eight powder eyeshadows in it and one highlighter.
Like a less red version of UD Naked Heat
That’s what I thought of at first glance: Urban Decay Naked Heat.
They’re similar, but this mischievous minx is less red. UD Naked Heat has several shadows in it that are subtle, slightly different variations of reds and orange browns, but MAC Mischief Minx has only one reddish brown shade (Flaming Femme), which is a good thing, I think, because at some point, when you have all of those reds and orange browns up in the mix, every look you do starts to look the same. Those reds and orange browns just kinda take over everything, you know?
Golden browns keep it grounded
The golden brown workhorse shadows in Mischief Minx — Schemer and Been There Done That — also set this palette apart and make that one reddish brown shade, and the whole palette really, soooo much more wearable than Naked Heat.
Like, I’ll bust out UD Naked Heat every couple months, but I can easily use Mischief Minx a few times a week.
Lots of things to love
That versatility isn’t the only reason I like this palette. The shadows feel fabulously soft, and everything, even the mattes, blends like a dream (and, girl, you know that mattes can be tough!).
I also like that the shimmery shades are bright and have *bling* but aren’t frosty (unlike the shades in Power Hungry, by comparison).
Every shadow in the palette, across the board, packs a punch. I didn’t have to resort to any trickery or intense layering to get them to show up on my NC42 skin. And they are intense! — even intense for my skin tone. And if you’re a lighter lass, FYI, these will probably be majorly POTENT on you, so prepare yourself for that right meow!
Anyway, we’re basically talking about love fest all around.
Oh, and the highlighter (Stride of Pride) is an a opalescent orange rose with a gorgeously glossy finish. LOVE.
MAC Teddy and Costa Riche
I’m just sayin’. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,