Was it only last year when MAC confused us all as they began to phase out and discontinue the entire collection of the truly superb matte2 formula? Some were lucky and acted quickly and were able to find whatever matte2 stock their freestanding store or counter had remaining. I was not so lucky, despite having two pans of Blanc Type at my disposal. It was not long before I panned BOTH and suddenly I found myself having to find something similar as my holy grail was now 'seemingly' wholly gone.
Sad as I was, I asked about the possibility that they might have any remaining stock every time I found myself in a MAC store. Until four months ago when I was STILL searching for something comparable when a lovely, pale Ivory shade caught my eye and had me thinking that I had finally found something useable. I flipped the little black pot over and the label read BLANC TYPE. Oh happy day! Within minutes, I was already out of the mall and on my way home, holy grail in hand. Today I had become the modern day makeup Indiana Jones.
This resurrection comes with a caveat, however. Those that loved it so, once spouted praises of its buttery texture, silky smoothness, incredible blendability as well as rich color payoff. Nothing can ever be perfect but MAC had come close. Unfortunately, the caveat, the price we're forced to now pay is that this new batch is NOT the same. The two I had before were incredibly soft and kicked up obscene amounts of product with every use but the pigmentation was phenomenal. It was a 'one dab will do ya' product. This new one feels stiff, has no kick up and I find that I have to work the product out of the pan and onto my brush. I am terribly disappointed.
I will remain hopeful, though, that maybe this is just mine and I am eagerly waiting to see if the full shade range returns to the stores and website. At $6 a pan, my new Blanc Type wasn't a budget killing disappointment. The color remains the same and I can make it work and I would most likely repurchase it again, and should the remaining colors be released, I will most likely repurchase the colors I have and add the ones I missed. Now we just have to wait on MAC to do the right thing...
Original 2011 post: I never understood the hype around using a highlight shade on your browbone, especially when I would see women with severe shimmer racing stripe syndrome ie. porn stars, strippers. Then I received this in a swap and I understood. A MATTE highlight is the trick! It can sometimes pull a little too pinky if I pick up too much shadow and it has a little bit of a fallout problem (which is easily cured). I wear this almost everyday, either as a highlight or as a base, my favorite look being the pin up look with my favorite crease shade (Bobbi Brown hot stone) and winged eyeliner. Don't forget the red Lippie!!