You know, whenever anyone mentions Patrick Starrr, my mind immediately goes to the MAC glam-bassador’s over-the-top makeup style, and so when a dude at the gym last Wednesday night asked during the stretching part at the end of HIIT class if we could do the “Patrick Starrr,” I just automatically assumed he wanted everyone to bust out their falsies and bake their contours. (As one does at the end of a particularly brutal set of lunges, naturally.)
Turns out homeboy was talking about another nickname for the “corpse pose” — ya know, the one where you literally just lie there on the floor?
Ha ha ha!
But you can’t blame my brain for going there! Patrick’s been doing his thang with MAC for the past few seasons, and he’s all over the place. Why wouldn’t he be a gym reference, too?!
MAC Patrick Starrr Oh No She Beta Don’t/Patrickstarrr Kit ($21, coming September 6, 2018 to maccosmetics.com and select counters)
His latest MAC collab? — two fall kits, each with an eyeshadow quad and a liquid lippie. I’m wearing the one called “Oh No She Beta Don’t,” which to me sounds like it would be an awesome intro to a Ru Paul song from back in the day.
The other one is called “Boy About Town.”
My breath stopped short at the sight of the shimmery golden purplish taupe in the Sugah Mama eyeshadow quad, since it looks so much like a powder version of one of my fave discontinued cream shadows, MAC Lilacked (RIP).
I tried it on, and gah! — it’s so deliciously toasty and taupe-y and sparkly. Picture an extra shimmery Satin Taupe with the tiniest flakes of golden glitter.
I had a little fallout with the darkest blackened brown eyeshadow when I smudged it on my outer corner and swept it into my crease, but the three other shades (including the purply taupe) did just fine.
The liquid lipstick, by the way, is deceptively dark. I put on a layer before leaving the house to pick up Connor on her first day of preschool because I wanted to smother her with kisses without leaving her cheeks all marked up with lipstick, and the Retro Mattes don’t transfer. I swear, as I walked out the door, that lippie looked like a straight-up peachy tan nude.
Fast forward 15 minutes. I was standing outside the preschool watching Connor through the window as she played with the other kids. Side note: It became apparent that she’s either gonna be the mayor of her class or a mob boss… Really, it could go either way.
Anyway, I briefly caught a glimpse of myself in the window’s reflection and saw Karen circa 1995 staring back at me because that lippie had morphed from a peachy tan into a deep reddish brown.
It was at least three shades darker than it was when I left the house and super intense. Very MAC Paramount. Nineteen-year-old Karen would’ve wholeheartedly approved!
More MAC Patrick Starrr
This kit has Patrick’s signature drama, for sure, and as far as new fall makeup goes, it’s still neutral enough to wear to work or school. That said, you could also boost the drama even more with false lashes, some glitter and a killer contour… I mean, if you wanna go the full-glam route. 😉
You’ll probably like it, especially if you like cooler tones. Although I swooned much harder over the Me So Fleek kit last spring, Oh No She Beta Don’t has potential.
❤️❤️❤️ 3 out of 5 hearts.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,