M∙A∙C is featuring two Pigments ($19.50) with its new Leopard Luxe collection, one of the three new Fabulous Felines. I have never purchased Pigments before. I am not one of the M∙A∙C devotees, who must purchase every new collection, but I do like certain M∙A∙C items - a lot!
I decided it was time to get my feet wet with M∙A∙C's pigments, despite the fact that no self-respecting cat likes wet feet. I started to purchase Lithe and decided to "spring for it" and order Old Gold too. Both have a frost finish. I saw the shades on Karla Sugar's The Next Best Thing to Going Shopping Yourself, so I knew what to expect.
On my skin, Lithe looks lighter and sheerer than Karla Sugar's swatch, but Old Gold is a ringer. I applied both with an eye shadow brush and took my photo in shade because the Pigments would have blinded you in a full-sun photo. Lithe is a very pretty peachy gold. I wore it to work today; it's definitely not blinding. Old Gold is a great name, and I love the shade. It will have limited use for me unless I apply it very lightly and blend it really well. Still, I am taken with the shade. I think there must be a little right-brain artist screaming to overtake my dominant left brain.
I mentioned yesterday that loose shadows are messy. I'm sure there's a knack to using them. It's not one of my skill sets - yet. Maybe one of you can comment and suggest a way to use them without ending up with a tenacious powder in my bathroom sink. The Pigments do hold; they last on my eyelids all day. I can see why so many love them, and I'll probably purchase more of them when M∙A∙C tempts me with shades I can't resist - or collections named after cats.
I also ordered a Superslick Liquid Eye Liner ($17.50), Marked for Glamour, from Leopard Luxe. I think this liner is stunning. Shown on my arm at left (again in shade - that's why my arm looks grey), it was applied with its own brush. I painted a thick line so that you could see the nuanced shade. To my eye, there's a blue-green cast to the charcoal. Once this liner sets, it won't budge. Leigh mentioned in a comment yesterday that it flaked off her eyelids. I can't get it off! Seriously, even using oil-based remover that will usually take off anything, I can't get it off my eyelids - or arm. This morning, I applied a very thin line right at the base of my lashes, and I won't be surprised if there are remnants left after my shower tomorrow morning. Good thing I like it!
That's it for my feline adventures. I could see myself wearing more of the shades, but Charlie is sitting here reminding me that the best cats have fur and fangs.
You know where to find M∙A∙C.
Photo at top courtesy of M∙A∙C