No, I have not taken up the science of metallurgy, nor have I purchased mining rights along a river someplace. This post is not about mining, blacksmithing, alchemy, mineral rights, or trumpets or trombones or other instruments in the brass section (go French horn!).
I believe this MAC Pro Longwear Fluidline is called “Brassy” because of the new MAC Is Beauty collection to which it belongs, which has references to beauty salons and, you know, “getting your hair did,” and low-lights, and that kind of thing. I’m assuming that “Brassy” is in reference to what can happen sometimes to your hair.
Mind you, I’m not totally sure about that, but I’m making an educated guess. I think the name has to do with brassy-colored hair, which I’m guilty of having when I don’t go in to get my highlights touched up often enough. My hair turns brassy.
When I tried to explain this phenomenon to El Hub, he looked thoroughly confused, like I was saying that my hair turned bright gold.
“Brassy’s a thing, babe!” I had to tell him. “Girls will know what it is.” 🙂
Brassy, a metallic golden bronze, is one of 16 Pro Longwear Fluidline gel liners in the new MAC Is Beauty collection, and I can’t recall ever seeing it before.
I like to line my upper lash lines with it and do a reverse eyeliner cat eye flick, where you use a lighter color on your upper lash lines (instead of a traditionally darker color like black or brown), coupled with a darker color on your lids.
I think what sets it apart for me is the way it catches the light. It just makes eyes light up and look brighter, wider and more awake.
It’s a good one for warmer skin tones, but gals with lighter and cooler skin tones should also give it a try. I bet it will look really pretty with blue and green eyes.
Other products I’m wearing in this look…
- MAC Eye Shadow in Brule
- MAC Eye Shadow in Omega
- MAC Eye Shadow in Brun
- MAC Eye Shadow in Vanilla Extract
- Hourglass Film Noir Pencil in Eclipse
- Eylure Texture No. 154 lashes
- Sephora Colorful Blush in Flirt It Up No 06
- Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzer in 02 Naturel
- MAC Lipstick in Real Redhead
- Diorskin Nude Air Serum Foundation in Honey
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Tan
It should also be mentioned that texture-wise, the Fluidlines aren’t all alike. I think Brassy feels smoother than some of them, and it doesn’t go patchy. It also lasts all day, doing its awesome brassy thing. 🙂
PRICE: $16 (one of 16 Pro Longwear Fluidlines in the MAC Is Beauty collection)
AVAILABILITY: Part of the new MAC Is Beauty collection, available online March 31, and coming to MAC counters and stores April 2, 2015 through May 14, 2015
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,