Thursday, 6 August 2009
Accidental weekend shopping
I’m slowly growing my MAC eyeshadow collection and here are two more single eyeshadows I bought to add to my palette. These are both in the frost finish which I have to say look gorgeous in the pan and when swatched, but when applying, in reality, they are not brilliantly pigmented. I think I would get much better pigmentation using over a paint pot rather than my usual Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Having said that, I do really like these eyeshadows, and find the colours of each of them quite universally flattering. I’m not usually one for pink eyeshadow, and if I’m honest, when I bought it, I didn’t realise it was pink! I was looking at the eyeshadows specifically on the hunt for an every day golden/beige tone for the lid, and a lighter colour for the highlight. So this post is a little bit of admission to my stupidness really for not observing these colours properly in natural light! I thought they would both be a little lighter and totally missed the pink tones in Hush, when I left the shop I thought the assistant had given me the wrong shadows. In a way though, I’m glad because I would have automatically dismissed Hush on the grounds that it’s pink and I never wear pink eyeshadow, but actually I like it, both on the lid, and I’ve found if I apply it lightly, it works as a highlight too. I will at some point post a picture of the look I created with them. I will be more careful in future though, if I had seen the shadows in proper lighting I would have no doubt opted for completely different ones. I’m not sure if this is a problem many other people have with MAC stores, or if the one I visit just has terrible lighting! I’m thinking I will go to check out the new collections elsewhere just in case. I’m feeling quite overwhelmed by four new collections on the website! I think I’m leaning towards buying one of the Graphic Garden palettes or the Pearlglide eyeliners at the moment.