OK, each time I sit right down to do my make-up and say to myself, “Karen, don’t do smoky eyes,” I find yourself doing smoky eyes, so at this level I’m pondering that I ought to simply inform myself to do smoky eyes and assume that by way of the energy of reverse psychology I’ll do one thing aside from smoky eyes. 🙂 Let’s see if that logic holds. LOL!
Today I used Sun, Tan and Repeat, a duo chrome teal shadow from MAC Mirage Noir,, to see the way it performs.
First off, it appears to be like awfully just like MAC Club, one of my favorite MAC shadows of all time. They’re truly surprisingly comparable, so it’s possible you’ll not want this one if in case you have already Club. They’re primarily dupes to my eye… Practically. They’re dupe-esque. Or dupe-like. I believe it’s important to look actually carefully to see the variations between them, or be like a complete eagle-eyed colour hound.
Sun, Tan Repeat pops a bit extra on lids… It’s a bit brighter and extra teal (tealer?) than Club, so it appears a tad extra cheerful than Club, which has these deeper charcoal tones… Club is moodier.
Sun, Tan and Repeat can also be shinier than Club, so in the event you all the time find yourself making use of Club with a moist brush to amplify the shimmer, then ST&R could possibly be a worthy addition.
Here’s it in motion…
Something else I’m noticing: I desire ST&R’s texture. It’s MUCH softer and creamier than Club.
ST&R, by the approach, appears to be like actually lovely in the event you line your lash strains with a deep, darkish forest inexperienced or a blackened inexperienced liner. You might do an iridescent liner, however I desire a matte end as a result of I like the distinction of the matte in opposition to the shimmer, so that you get that additional fascinating ingredient. I’m sporting it right this moment with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Invasion on my lash line and water strains (though I’m undecided if I’ll be utilizing this explicit shade on my water strains once more as a result of my left eye is all watery now… I believe I’m destined for a lifetime of solely sporting sure MAC liners and Chanel Stylo Yeuxs on my water line).
The rosy brown lipstick I’m sporting can also be from Mirage Noir. It’s a re-promoted lippy from the everlasting assortment known as Twig, which is technically a Satin, however it appears to be like like a Matte.
It’s tremendous easy — I’m speaking NO settling into my lip strains in any respect — and I like the colour, however my lips really feel a tad parched at the second…
Incidentally, I believe that is a type of rosy brown lipsticks that may operate as a nude for some pores and skin tones as a result of it isn’t too pink.
Now, smoky eyes is perhaps a little bit an excessive amount of glam for what I’ve to do the remainder of this afternoon, which is take the child to the park and then to TJ’s as a result of I noticed in their May Fearless Flyer that they’ve a cauliflower gnocchi I’m dying to attempt, however I determine that so long as I maintain the pores and skin tremendous chill (MAC Face and Body with a lightweight dusting of MAC Mineralize Loose/Foundation), I’ll be cool.
BTW, I awoke this morning with this music caught in my head, and I’ll be damned if I’m the just one singing “Islands in the stream” to myself this afternoon. 🙂
Your pleasant neigbhorhood magnificence addict,