I always think MAC over-does it with warm toned browns. I only own one and me being the platinum, olive toned nc35 that i am , I really dont need many warm colors, i feel that cool toned colors look way better. I'm guessing it's harder to make cool toned browns because I never seem to find a brown that does NOT have red in it! It's a freaking mission. Anything with red makes me look swollen and tired, which is why I treasure a good brown. I treasure Showstopper. Probably the coolest brown MAC has, making it like the brown sister of shadowy ladi; on me it's a nice dark brown with a tiny purple tinge. It's one of those that looks brown whne you first see it but if you put it next to a bunch of other browns, it looks purple, you get me? I also like using it in my eyebrows since anythign with red makes them look, obviously, colored in, and im a cool-toned anything love (secret: i actually use Shadowy lady on my brows sometimes). I picked this up with the All Ages, All Races, All Sexes after I missed out on it from Smoke Signals (it first came out with Liza PM quads) and couldnt be happier. Matte formula, not the most blendable but it's still workable and a great e/s to ahve in your kit.
frost formula, not gritty at all. beautiful blackened green with a lovely sheen; not shimmery or sparkly but a glowy sheen. i love how dark greens go with SO many colors (browns, dark reds, purples, yellows, lights greens, blues) and this one is no exception. great pigmentation and smooth formula. a new favorite for sure!!
LOVE THIS! i only own like 3 perfumes because im more of a makeup lover but the perfumes i have i love dearly. i own alien, angel and two other random ones. i feel like alien is Angel's more conservative and less sexy sister, but still hot. does that make sense? they share some qualities but Alien isnt as provocative. that's the best description i can give. i adore this as much as i adore Angel but in different ways.
im not picky with concealers. as long as they have enough coverage to cover my nasty undereye circles im happy. it comes peachy tones to the conceal blue tones that undereye circles have. it covered mine, so im happy :)
i really like this pencil. I bought it because i wanted to put it on my waterline for that trendy not-as-harsh-as-white awake look. unlike topaz from stila this doesnt have an opaque consistency, but more like UD's yeyo, meaning i had to pass the pencil a few times for it to actually show up and make a difference in how my eyes look. it looks good but it did take a few swipes. I love it in my tearduct, but i coulda just used an e/s that i already have (well a million e/s tbh LOL). i love this as an e/s base though, that's for sure. it doesnt move and it serves as a great base for e/s to pop.
silvery mauve. frost texture (not the amazing type of frost like Satin taupe, but not crappy whatsoever). good lasting power when wearing a primer (soft ochre is my fave). this is very cool toned and i LOVE cool-toned eyeshadows. if you found Satin taupe to be a bit warm for you, this is your best bet (perhaps because there is no brown LOL). loooks GORGEOUS paired with shadowy lady (since SL is very cool toned as well). Will prob get a backup because I cant stop staring at myself
wow. gorgeous shimmery dark dark dark purple with red shimmer. super pigmented and looks amazing with baby pink eyeshadows for a playful and girly smokey eye.
Palettes -MAC - Royal Assets 6 Cool Eyes Holiday 2007
lauralikes 12/24/2009 10:53:00 PM
this palette is amazing. if you love cool tones, this is a must. this is the epitome of sexy cool toned shadows put together. the pigmentation and formula in every single eyeshadow is amazing; suprising since most palettes tend to have one or 2 notorious crappy shadows. queen's jewel (the purpley blue) is gorgeous, a shimmery VP with great pigmentation. the rest are really amazing and flow together so well. you can use the 2 pink and shadowy lady (first column); or the silvery, purpley and queen's jewel (second column) for two different smokey looks, but OF course (since these all coordinate so well) you can mix em all together! i'm sure these are at CCO so definitely check this palette out. amazing stuff!
this mascara is great; your lashes but to it's biggest and fullest potential basically. I think I just found my new HG because it's affordable and works better than most HE mascaras i've tried.
this is my ALL TIME favorite brown shadow. I bought a TF palette that had a shade called Full frontal, so i went to buy the full size version but it was a duo, so the other part was some mustardy ugly yellow! no way i was going to buy that. so i looked every where for a dupe of the dark side in the duo, and DIRT BAG is the dupe (or the same exact color im sure)!!! enough of that. this dark brown has a bronze/purple color do it that makes it not have that unflattering red (for some of us). this e/s is amazing for a brown smokey eye. just add it to your lid and soften the edges and bam! sexy brown smokey eye. absolutely LOVE this color... and the texture. TF is so underrated, people dont realize how pigmented and smooth their colors are!
this quad is so nice! the only reason why i take off one lippie is that the color combo might be a bit too girlie/ teeny but that aside, it's really great. Almond icing- reminds me of vex so much (without the green though). great texture and nice pink sheen. gateaux- is a pearly pink, very true. no orange, peach or mauve. a very classic pink with amazing pale shimmer, not glitter or anything obvious. sugar blue- while it isnt bad, it doesnt have the best texture. it has silver glitter which kinda falls off and the blue itself isnt the most lasting. if you pack it on over a nice base the blue has hope but the glitter...blah. demi- a purpley mauve with a great texture and finish. i am not the biggest mauve fan, but this one is very bearable for me which is why i like it. it's more plummy than mauve.
While this color isnt bad, i wont be repurchasing because there are so many other better browns in MAC's line. the color itself is great for a brown smokey eye, or for a natural but defined crease. the pigmentation is nice because well...it's a satin, but since it's a satin (like many other satins) it's not the most blendable.
This brush isnt bad, i just dont use it as much as others. for the lid, the 239 is way better as it packs on color way more intensely and with more precision. for the crease...come on now. 217, 222, 219, 224, but this one... no so much. it's an oval shaped, fluffyish brush, it just feels awkward in the crease. for a wash- 227 or 217 cover your whole eye in a matter of 1 stroke! maybe if you want a first mac brush you'd be interested, but i'd definitely pick up the 217 instead since it is the most multi-taskfing brush.
im not gonna lie, there is not much to say (the pictures are super accurate and self-explanatory). it's a pearly cool-toned hot pink, kind of like show orchid but without the blue irridescence, but the same kind of pink. I love this because i love hot pinks that lean toward the cool side rather than the red side
probably the greatest black base in history (better than the black paint pot for sure). if i could compare it to tar i would, but that would make it sound gross, which it is not. it's amazing. it's a gel-cream so it is smooth but the finish itself is more on the sticky side, making it an amazing base. pigments and shadows adhere to this like you wouldnt believe, and if you apply a decent amount (not a whole bunch) this will NEVER crease. make sure to let it dry for a good 20 secs though. If you just put on the chromaline itself it would also work for a sexy, edgy rocker look because this is THE blackest black. the blackest black-ness makes it such a good canvas because it's blunt, to the point...it's just black (not a purpley black, not a dull black- aka almost gray-, not a navy or greenish black). a true, tar-like, black base. LOVE THIS ( $16.50, mac PRO only)