What are you able to do with the new MAC Shiny Pretty Holiday 2018 collection, and why do you have to have an interest? That’s the $64,000 query. This week I’m attempting to determine it out by carrying the assortment in numerous seems. Yesterday was my first one, and right here’s the look I did at present, this one with glittery eyeshadow.
Day #2 of “Getting to Know the MAC Shiny Pretty Things Holiday 2018 Collection.”
Wait — let me rephrase that. It’s day #2 of “Glitter-Palooza 2018!” as a result of there’s loads of glitter on this launch, and there are 5 Shiny Pretty Shadows for $21 every.
The focus of this look is shimmery olive Make a Wish.
MAC Make a Wish Shiny Pretty Shadow
I’ve been loving on MAC since roughly the Cretaceous Period, and I’m fairly certain these Shiny Pretty Shadows are a brand new components, as in not seen earlier than (at the very least not in my recollection).
The very first thing I discover after I contact Make a Wish with my finger is how a lot it looks like the MAC Pressed Pigments from Heirloom Mix 2014 Holiday and Summer 2013. It’s virtually as delicate as a cream, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a dry powder, and it feels ever-so gritty (nevertheless it’s so not annoying), most likely from the glitter.
The flecks come in numerous styles and sizes, and since they aren’t uniform, it’s like shattered glass. I feel it’s VERY cool and NOT refined. You can undoubtedly see this glitter from throughout a small room, and it seems purposeful, like a modern fairy floated by and sprinkled magic mud in your face. Also, you may’t actually see it in these pics, however there are a couple of random items of glitter sitting on high of my lids and my cheeks. It’s extra apparent after I flip my head aspect to aspect. I can see how some people won’t like this impact, however I do. It’s not loud, and the glitter bits aren’t so large that they veer into cheesy territory.
Regarding the uneven-ness of the items, a.okay.a. the grit, the glitter doesn’t harm or hassle my delicate eyes in any manner. My eyes don’t water in any respect, which is one thing as a result of usually EVERYTHING makes me tear up.
It’s sufficient to do a glance with simply the shadow alone, or you possibly can layer it on high of different eyeshadows, which is what I did right here.
I’m carrying Make A Wish on high of shimmery olive MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Silver Dawn, which is a shimmery olive. I tapped it immediately on high with a flat eyeshadow brush. Then, I loaded the brush up with extra eyeshadow, moist it with MAC Fix+, and dabbed it in the middle to accentuate the glitter and the shine impact.
Make a Wish is unquestionably value a glance, particularly when you put on greens, khakis and olives.
There are numerous pressed glittery eyeshadows on the market which can be largely glitter suspended in a sheer powder base (good for urgent on high of an present base of eyeshadow so as to add extra dimension and complexity to an eye fixed look, like Urban Decay Moondust Shadow in Diamond Dog), however this isn’t like that.
Make a Wish has an opalescent base (though it isn’t shiny like a frost), and it’s pigmented, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly not opaque. It has an edge to it, nevertheless it nonetheless seems approachable, I feel. It’s surprisingly wearable. If it had been a full-on, frosty opaque shadow, I most likely wouldn’t prefer it as a lot. It could be an excessive amount of for my 40-something-year-old @ss. LOL! Whereas this looks like juuuuust the correct quantity of shine and pigment for a barely big day…so like dinner and a movie or a purchasing date together with your BFF.
As for the remainder of what I’m carrying, every little thing on this look is MAC. There’s Studio Fix Foundation in NC42 combined with Strobe Cream (worn as a base and beneath my eyes), Saddle Eye Shadow, Fleur Power Blush and Babetown Lipstick (additionally from the Shiny Pretty Things Collection) on high of Spice Lip Liner.
I’ll have swatches up quickly, however the different shadows feel and appear comparable.
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,