MAC • C-Shock - Going Bananas • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||30%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
i waited for ever for c-shock to be realeased and couldnt wait to get my hands on going bananas but was quite disapointed when i used it because it was quite sheer and needs to be layered on to see any color at all.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this was a total disappointment! i was looking forward to a beautiful yellow and it ended up going on really sheerly and its hard to layer (for me anyways).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I should mention I am a GGG, NC/C 40. Going Bananas in the pot is a pretty medium sunny yellow color. I thought this would be a muted chrome yellow minus the matte & chalkiness. Wrong! Going bananas on my skin is a highly frosted pale yellow. I mean the frost was just SO ugly. All wrong for my coloring. In fact, I can't really see anyone wearing this color successfully unless you use it as a highlight color. It's nothing like I thought it'd be... And the quest continues for a pretty sunny yellow that isn't too frosty or too chalky...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Woot, C-Shock FINALLY arrived in the UK yesterday and the nice MAC lady let me sit down with some applicators, some wipes and all the colours and play with all the products for something like half an hour - bliss! (You can tell I'm a *really* regular and well known customer in there eh :-) .... "Going Bananas" is a really pretty, really pleasantly textured and blendable, medium lemon yellow. I suffer the same problem with this as I do with most other yellows I've tried (Chrome Yellow, Rose Blanc) in that it just kinda "melted" into my very sallow NW20 complexion giving something more like a sickly cast than a "colour pop". That's nothing against the shadow itself whatsoever, just I really couldn't pull this one off.... the only yellow I've found that works for me is "Gorgeous Gold", the green pearl in that one is enough just to "lift" the colour and stop it from looking sickly on me, and if you're similarly pale and sallow to myself, I recommend checking out GG in preference over this... folks of other skintones, this is a very soft and pretty shadow probably well worth checking out.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Not real impressed with this one. I have about 80 MAC shadows and this one sure seems to be lacking in quality as compared to my other ones. The color makes me look a little sick - I much prefer Rose Blanc from Strange Hybrid, or gorgeous gold. I did find one good use for this shadow which saved it from a lower rating - if I use it as a base wash, it adds brightness and light to the colors I wear over it. It makes Cranberry wearable on me, which is a feat all in its own.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
In the pot, this looks like a very bold, true yellow. It doesn't look quite as bold as Chrome Yellow, but it still looks like it's a decently solid color. Unfortunately, such is not the case. The color payoff is terrible and there's hardly any pigmentation at all. Swatched on my bare skin (NC25), it hardly has any definable color at all unless I'm in the sun or under a very bright white light, and even when using Overcast shadestick as a base and packing the shadow on over it, it shows up a very soft yellow and extremely pale. This shadow is not what it appears to be at ALL. Very disappointing. If you want a non-matte yellow shadow that actually looks YELLOW as opposed to a nondescript kind-of-yellow faded out hue, then hit up a Pro store and get Bright Sunshine.
All this being said...the product isn't inherently horrible. If you're actually looking for a pale yellow with a little bit of a shimmer to it, you'll probably like Going Bananas. It's just very misleading and its color when applied is nothing at all like its color in the pot.