Da bling has quite a strong gold undertone to the pink once applied on my lids. At first I thought it looked a little like Swish, but swish is a true bright pink where as da bling is a mid tone pink with gold undertones. It's strange because I didn't notice the gold until I looked in the mirror and noticed how washed out I looked a little later...right away I knew it was the eye shadow. It's almost as if it oxidizes from pink to pinkish gold. Same thing happend when I tried Clinique's strawberry fudge eye shadow duo a few years back. The goldish pink shade just doesn't work well with my skin. If you like Clinique strawberry fudge then try this...it's not the same but it does have similar tones in it that would work for some people....just not me.
I remember my hesitation at adding this shade to my collection, as it looked like a shimmery bright fuschia-pink in the pan and just not my cup of tea. As the months and years went by and I would scramble for a nice shade which would lend a gentle pop of warmth, I turned to Swish but didn't get the color payoff I wanted. Then one day I grabbed Da Bling by mistake and was rewarded with a decent color payoff, no garish or overly bright pink on my NC35 Eurasian skin, but a warm, believable blush of color which made the rest of the shades I had applied on my lids awaken as if by magic.
I could see how on paler skins this shade might be a bit on the bright side, but only if a primer is used and a lot of e/s is layered to get the color payoff. I have never had this issue on my skin because I am darker, and am thankful for it. There are frequent occasions when I may notice a slight flatness or lack of dimension in my lid e/s application regardless of the shades used...Da Bling ALWAYS corrects this, without fail. I love this layered over the following MAC e/s shades at the inner to mid-lid:
This also tones DOWN Cranberry and just makes it look feminine and lovely.
LOVE love love this shade. HG status. I hit pan and have repurchased already.
This is the first Mac eyeshadow I've ever tried, and I really liked it. I wasn't too crazy about the color, because it was more red than pink, and I thought it was more pink. I still love it though, because it's highly pigmented, and it last all day.
Of the MAC shadows I've tried, this one was the most disappointing (the others were great!). It's a frost finish so it's not quite as pigmented as the other finishes and it's a little chalky. It is a really pretty shade of pink but you need to build it up a bit. If I could go back in time, I probably would have picked a different pink.
First at all: I don't like pink shades but I had to have one, so I bought Da Bling. Nothing special. Light pink, easy to apply, perfect for everyday look, if you like pink shades.
Da Bling was recommended by a girl at the Pro store and I LOVE it! For quite a while my go-to look had all that glitters on the lid with a little Da Bling in the crease and outer V. This builds up very nicely, has great pigmentation. I have almost hit pan on this baby :]
Pink Pink is always my fav shade. for some reasons, the colour from the pictures on maccosmetics.com do not show up right. I thought the swish was prettier but I went to the store and try this on and ended up loving it. :) I use this with Parfait armour.
Out of all of MAC's colors, this is the ideal pink shade (and one of my favorites!) with a lot of pigmentation and versatility. I love it because itís easy to build and can provide a small pop of color in any look. As with other eyeshadows, I highly recommend a good primer with this one as it doesnít show up very well on its own. Da Bling doesnít have a shimmer or matte consistency; it more or less falls in between the two. If you find this doesnít work well on your eyes, try using on your lips with a clear gloss (for an image, you may visit my blog at the link below) or on your cheeks as a blush.
Some of the ways I like to wear Da Bling ...
(for images of these looks, feel free to visit my blog: www.myeyeshadowconsultant.com)
- Da Bling on lid, Cork in crease
- Pink Freeze on inner half of lid, Da Bling on outer half of lid, Rose pigment in crease, Cranberry in outer v
- Da Bling on inner half of lid, Haux on outer half of lid, Swiss Chocolate in outer v
- Da Bling on lid, Nocturnelle in crease, Vanilla to highlight
- Da Bling on lid, Humid in crease, Plumage in outer v
- Apricot Pink pigment on inner lid, Da Bling on outer lid, Firespot (or Orange) in crease
- Woodwinked on lid, Da Bling in crease
- Da Bling on lid, Sable in crease, Mystery to define crease
A perfect everyday pink. It's light but not pastel, it's colour but not bright or loud.
Can be worn on all skin tones because it's not cool like a fuchsia like Swish is and though it leans warm, it doesn't so much that cooler skintones can't wear it.
This was one of my first eyeshadows and it is still a favourite of mine. It's pigmented but the colour isn't supposed to be vibrant" so don't be mislead. Perfect everyday colour.
Only reason i wouldn't repurchase is because i don't fancy pinks on me. Even tried is as a dramatic highlighter on a purple looks.
However this is one pink e/s i can pull of without looking sick or barbielike. So if you like pinks on the lid, i would recomment this!