Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Once again, I have fallen victim to something from MAC.
If you read my posts back when I wrote for Pink Sith, you know that I have a really difficult relationship with MAC. I once compared MAC to the jerky ex-boyfriend who was kept around solely because he was good in bed - once in a while, you just want it! Ha!
Well, I have once again fallen prey to MAC’s devious charms. I bring you the Lady Grey quad from the MAC Me Over collection, which debuted on August 25th in the US:
(With the lid on)
(Ooh, pretty colors!)
(a close up of Lady Grey, who refused to cooperate with my camera)
Oh, she’s a pretty one, ain’t she? I’m not exactly sure why I caved on this quad, but I’m going to blame it on the two bottom colors. There’s nothing like a good green-grey and a bronzey-taupe to get this bunny’s blood boiling!
This palette of shadows retails for $38 USD for the four shadows + the palette itself (and the shadows are not removable, bummer!). That’s something like $9.50USD per shadow, which isn’t terrible. I forget how much MAC eyeshadow singles cost now, but I’m assuming it’s something like $12-13USD , so this palette is a bargain.
As for the actual quality of the eyeshadows: I’ll have to discuss this individually, but I can say that the shadows are on the sheer side. They swatch more sheerly on my arms than they apply on my eyes, so I’m not complaining too much, but I do have to pack on two of the shades if I want some serious oomph. I will say that I think that the shadows are sheer on purpose - the concept of the color scheme made me think of shadowy washes. Still, I’m quite pleased with my purchase.
Now, on to the individual colors!
(With flash: All Races, Tendersmoke, Lady Grey, and Hazy Day)
All Races: A Matte finish, All Races might be the most pigmented shade in the bunch. This is a repromote from a previous collection (the All Races one? I can barely remember), and it is a very cool-toned mauve-pink. In my swatch it looks downright ashy, but on my eyes it gives some nice natural depth.
Tendersmoke: A Frost finish, I believe this is another repromote, but don’t quote me on it. It is pretty sheer, but lovely - a greyed purple with a red metallic sheen.
Lady Grey: A Satin finish, this is the color that made me want the quad. I do wish it was more pigmented, but I’ll live. It is a grey-green with a bit of a golden sheen. I wonder what Karla Sugar thought of it!
Hazy Day: A Veluxe Pearl finish, this is the most pigmented color in the palette. It is a stunning olive-brown with a grey cast that makes it lean slightly taupey. I hope MAC rereleases this color sometime.
(Without flash: All Races, Tendersmoke, Lady Grey, and Hazy Day)
Together, these four colors work to create a subtle eye with a lot of depth and dimension. I would post an EOTD if my eyebrows weren’t so damned wooly - I’m in desperate need for a wax or threading session. Maybe in a day or two I’ll update this post with one! Like I said, if I want some extra color I do have to pack on Tendersmoke or Lady Grey, but I don’t have too much of a problem with that.
So, what do you think? Will you cave on this quad or on anything else from MAC Me Over?