I’m an NC42, and I’m in my 40s, and the final rave I went to was on New Year’s Eve in 2001 (OMG!), however I nonetheless have a factor or two to say about the entire purples in the brand new MAC Girls Raver Girl Palette, Lipsticks and Lipglasses, which I took for a spin at this time. Raver Girl is one in all three new MAC Girls mini-collections.
First query: What does purple must do with raves or raving? Is it an influential colour amongst dancing youngsters? Back in my day (she stated, instantly relationship herself), it was all about dayglow the whole lot and large portions of glitter.
If you’re a younger whippersnapper, would you please break it down for me? I’m genuinely intrigued.
I acknowledge that this might have been person error, as a result of I’m out of form sporting darkish colours in my crease, however I really feel like Rave-Cave and Wild Card, the darkish purples in the $41 Raver Girl Palette, aren’t straightforward to mix out. I used a pencil brush to use each of them in the outer nook and inside the crease on my hooded lids to deepen my eyes, and then I feathered the perimeters with brilliant purple 120 BPM.
Some elements ended up wanting much less blended and patchy than others. In the longer term after I put on this palette — and I’ll put on it once more as a result of I do prefer it, even with my mixing points with the darker shadows (which, like I stated, may simply be a matter of me needing to observe) — I’ll follow utilizing these shades as liners.
It’s bizarre, but it surely looks as if each time MAC comes out with a brand new batch of MAC Girls merchandise they alter and evolve the formulation, as a result of they get higher and higher with every new iteration. The final batch of Girls palettes were just messy and kicked up so much powder, however that didn’t occur this time with Raver Girl. I skilled hardly any fallout or messiness from the Raver Girls shadows in any respect, and the mid-toned and lighter colours had been a breeze to mix, which was nice!
I used to be nervous that the purples in Raver Girl would irritate my delicate eyes, as a result of my eyes would water all day lengthy after I wore older variations of the Girls Palettes (particularly ones with purple), however I mushed and smudged darkish purple Wild Card like BAM-BAM-BAM on my higher lash line and had no issues with it. And I REALLY acquired in there, man.
Bottom line: Raver Girl is sweet — like actually, actually good — and if the opposite two palettes (Smarty Pants and Pretty Punk) are of comparable high quality, this would be the finest batch of MAC Girls but.
There are additionally two Raver Girl Lipsticks and two Lipglasses (offered individually from the palette), and I really feel foolish in all of them besides scorching pink Bracelets Galore gloss. The others are a tad too frosty and an excessive amount of on the corpse-y facet of purple for me, and I simply can’t pull them off. If you’ve got a severe edge to your look, you’ll be able to in all probability go there higher than I can.
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,