I would repurchase if i ran out. I love all the MES duos and this is the perfect everyday colour. The texture is great compared to the trios which are gritty and tend to fallout. I took one lippie off as i usually go for more vibrant looks with shimmery pastel pigments but this is really great for work though.
First of all, I love the name of this eye shadow. The colors of the duo is so beatiful with a hint of gold. The hint of gold reminds me of sunset. Way so beautiful!!! LOVE IT!! Love the cool tone brown with slightly green. The colors are buildable. You can get either a everyday look or a smoky look. It looks gorgeous on me. Would I buy this product again? WHY NOT!
God i love MAC.
This eyeshadow duo is half a deep, shimmery brown, and the other half is a shimmery really light gold with a tiny bit of green. They're both highly pigmented, and the texture/consistency of this duo is a lot smoother, softer and more buttery than most of the other mineralized duos.
I am disappointed! The description of the product was sumptuous but it does not look very good on me. I am C2 so I'm very pale with lots of undertones. This color gives me a bit of a greenish tint. Although I love the quality, I won't be buying it again.
I like the MSF eyeshadows as a general rule. The colors are generally beautiful and I love the almost metallic finish you can achieve when they are used wet. Illusionary/Burning Ambition has got to be one of my favorites to date. The chocolate/golden combination is neutral and timeless. I find that when applying these MSF it is better to press them onto the eyelid rather than sweeping the brush across the lid. This way there is less fallout. I also use Rae Morris' advice and have a tendancy to do my foundation after using these eyeshadows. That way there's no random sparkles where there shouldn't be. I like the way these shadows apply easily and blend well and stay put all day. They last well into the evening on me when I prime my eyes with a MAC paint.
The packaging is fairly sturdy and is just a bigger version of the normal MAC eyeshadow pod, which is rounded and black with a clear domed window with the MAC logo on it. This is great because the MSF's are generally really pretty to look at.
this is my ultimate favorite must go to eyeshadow. I couldn't have put two better colors together myself. Its very easy to duplicate but I'd rather keep with this because it is perfect.
I was kicking myself when I didn't buy a backup but this is being re-released sometime just before Christmas or in early 09 so I'm ensuring to get 2 more.
The perfect amount of color payoff, if worn with UDPP it stays on all day and makes my brown eyes sparkle.
This is broken up into 2 colors - a butter yellow light lemon frost with a deep chocolate. I love to apply the lighter color to my lid and put the darker color on the outer corner of my lid or in the crease.
If you're starting out with eyeshadows this is your must have.
I love this duo... It wasnt until recently when i went through my stash that I discovered this duo. I had totally neglected it until now and I have no idea why. The brown side is a really rich, pigmented shimmery brown. The other side of this duo is a kind of like a white goldish color that also has a lot of shimmer but in a good way. The color just pops. I think i can just live with this duo if i did not have anything else. Its good for work and going out.
As for the lasting power, i found it to fade gradually throughout the day so a primer would help. I found that all shadows dont last on me without a primer so this is normal.
Oh my gosh. I love this duo so much from MAC. I hate that its a limited addition. Beautiful light gold shimmer colour and a beautiful dark golden brown. These two eyeshadows look amazing together. Blends well and never chalky. Also a really good deal for MAC eyeshadows under 20 bucks for two eyeshadows!!
UPDATE: Still LOVING this soooooooo much. One of my favorite eyeshadow combos ever. I'm so glad that MAC brought this back and its not limited edition anymore:D:D
How lucky I was to have gotten this LE color in a swap. I looooveee the color combination. I wore it for the 1st time today and my husband loved it as did a friend of mine. They both commented on how beautiful the colors are. Too bad it's a limited edition...what will happen when I run out???