One of my first MAC purchases that I thought was a huge mistake for two years. I just picked it up again last week and teamed it up with Vanilla as a base, Amber Lights in the crease and a little Embark in the corner and I have been very happy. It can really brighten up your face - it makes you look like you are standing in candlelight. I team it with Sandy B lipstick with Chanel Nude liner. Subtle but sweet.
Not in love... I sometimes use it as a crease color and liner but it's too boring for my collection. It's a dark, brandywine chocolate color that has too much red for my pale complexion. I wouldn't repurchase.
This color has the same consistency as the gold color, Retrospekt and for some reason, the top of the shadow hardens to the point I have to scrape the top layer off. I'm a PPP so Gleam really doesn't do much for me, maybe as a wash but that only washes me out. The glitter chunks are pretty large and won't stay on unless you use a creme shadow underneath or a paint. I wouldn't repurchase.
Love the color, it's beautiful for coloring, a persons eyes, the ocean - but not as my eyeshadow. I enjoy having it in my fleet of approx 60 MAC shadows but still have not successfully had a place fun enough to wear it to and I can't find a buddy eyeshadow to make it work with. I would say that you can use it as a liner because as a crease color, it screams "1982." But......I love the bright colors and am determined to find something to pair it with, any suggestions would be very welcomed.
A very light, frosty white-pedal pink shadow great for the lid.
I usually team this color up with purples, if you need ideas on how to use this color creatively - see my posting on Creme de Violet - if anyone decides to duplicate the look, I would love to hear how it went and any suggestions.
I'm a PPP, and I have successfully tried this color with almost all 60 of my MAC colors and I still cannot make it work for me. It just makes me look sickly and the glitter chunks are way too big and don't stay on for very long. Probably one of my worst purchases but I can see how the color could look good on someone tan or with medium or darker skin. UPDATE:I tried this color again yesterday and still can't make it work. It's a shame because it really is a pretty color.
This color is not for the faint of heart. It is not something that I would normally reach for but since I had the artist "go crazy" on me one lonely evening, I walked out with a whole new group of colors I would've never looked at twice. Rule is a highly pigmented, deep, burnt sienna orange color that looks scarier than it is. Very pretty for summer.
I love purples (fair, blonde, brown)but this one makes me look like I have a black eye no matter how I use it. I love it in the pan and haven't really gotten a chance to play that much with it because I tend to favor Creme de Violet so much. I'll team it with my new golds and update.
I bought Nehru twice and both times it broke. I used to use it as a liner before I discovered Carbon(the blackest black MAC has). Carbon does more for me. Wouldn't repurchase.
Love this color and use it as an outer crease color and define with colors like purple, green, oranges, wow....with the oranges, it gives me a sunset look. Very flattering on a PPP.
Probably not a color you will use everyday if you are a PPP. I use this in the summer only when I have more color. If you want a summertime look- this this out, it's fabulous: 1: Nylon mixed with paradisco all over 2: Rule (bright orange- trust me on this-don't go by the pan) in the crease with Raizin (dark burnt orange) in the outer crease 3: Top off with Carbon as a liner both top and smudged on the bottom Lips: Huetopia (again, trust me- don't go by the tube) with Crystal Beach over it with Spice liner Blush: Margin or Style
A peachy color with large bits of gold glitter that are gone within a matter of hours unless you use a MAC paint or creme eyeshadow as a base to make it stick. If you are running out the door and want a minimalist look- team it with Orb or Vanilla and some mascara. I like Jest better.
A rich, deep, royal-purply blue. It goes on very dark on pale skin so I use it as a outer corner accent color and a liner (but sparingly and make sure you tap off any excess, it has a tendency to leave its trail on your cheeks) I use it for a dramatic eye. I get some major compliments every time I use it with the following combo: Lid: 1: Orb all over 2: Kool creme eye shadow (metallic light purple) rub a small amount onto your finger and just apply it to your lid- NOT the crease 3: With your finger, put Pink Freeze only on your lid Crease: Creme de Violet (probably THE most vibrant purple at any counter) Outer corner: Contrast Finish up with contrast liner (wet the brush) This is not for the office but is a real "going out" look.
A very light, silvery-cream color that would be nice as a highlighter. I am a PPP NW20 - the color is a little too frosty for a base color and I can't find much to go with it. Someone suggested to pair it with Satin Taupe (crease) - I will try that out. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
A light yellowy-gold color that is very chunky. I find this color difficult to work being that the top of the eyeshadow has hardened somewhat. I have over 60 MAC eyeshadows and there are a rare few that harden for some reason and need a good scraping from time to time and this is one of them. Instead of retrospek, I suggest Goldmine (more gold/orange) or Gorgeous gold (more yellow)