A few weeks ago, soon after falling in love with the “Butterfly Party” pigments from MAC’s Vera Neumann Collection (see my review and swatch here), I just had to go back for seconds. I picked up the Aloha set as well, which only leaves me with Strawberry Patch missing from my collection. These pigments are so nice and easy to work with and of course have beautiful colour pay off…I might just end up grabbing Strawberry Patch before this limited edition collection is gone.
Aloha is certainly the most neutral set from the collection featuring brownish gold shades with tinges of orange and pink. I’ve only just used them for the first time in a look last night, but absolutely loved them.
And as I mentioned before, I absolutely love the packaging of these sets. They are beautiful, easy to use and convertible to a tower of 4 as shown above, or two sets of two. So…let’s take a look inside!
As I mentioned before with Butterfly Party, they have a really creamy texture, glide on easily, blend beautifully and are true to colour. Just look at this swatch:
From the same Spring collection, I want to talk about the Pearlglide Intense Eye liners that are to die for. This is my first time using an eye liner from MAC that isn’t the Fluidline product, but the artist in the MAC store was sporting it and I couldn’t stop staring at her eyes. This purple is so vibrant! These eye liners slide on so creamy and rich! I can’t tell you enough how much I love them. You can smudge the Pearlglide Intense Eye liners when you first apply them, but after about a minute, they really set in place and become smudge-proof which is fantastic for your everyday wear giving you a really long wearing product. Check out MAC’s website for other colour options and from what I can tell, even though this product is new, it is not limited edition.
So for my look last night, I was 100% inspired by that MAC artist and paired the light neutral shades of Aloha (specifically I used the Shifting Sands and Aloha crushed metallic pigments) with this vibrant Designer Purple eye liner. I never would’ve thought of using these together, I always seem to gravitate towards black liner when using brown shadows. But pairing neutral shadows with an intense bold eye liner looks like something I will be doing more often.
***For filling in my eyebrows, I used MAC’s Mystery eyeshadow and I used Clinique’s High Impact Mascara on my lashes. On my face I used MAC’s Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Light Plus.***
I do have one more product I need to show you from this MAC haul before I call it quits. Shop MAC – another spring collection out right now resulted in a Kissable Lipcolour purchase. This product is limited edition and you can see all colour options here. I went bold and chose Scan-Delicious. I couldn’t pass up the deep berry fuchsia with gorgeous rich blue undertones. So here we are:
I love this colour – A LOT! But I didn’t think it was the right look for the makeup and outfit I’d put together. So I went a few shades lighter opting for Smashbox’s Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame.
I stumbled across this hair style on youtube the other day and just had to try it. The 5 strand braid is actually really easy and I got it my first try. Once you understand the concept, it is easy going all the way down. This tutorial is fantastic and you will be a pro in no time at all:
I hope you have as much fun with this as I have and enjoy this fun, soft, flirty look!
This entry was posted on March 3, 2012 by Shannon @ Eyemasq. It was filed under All Other Swatches, Braids, Eyeshadow Swatches, Hair, Looks, Makeup and was tagged with 5 Strand Braid, Aloha Metallic Pigments, Aloha Pigment, Aloha Swatch, Braided Hair styles, Campire Pigment, Clinique's High Impact Mascara, Designer Purple Eyeliner Swatch, Flirty Makeup, How To: Five Strand Braid Tutorial, Lantern Light Pigment, Mac Cosmetics, MAC Crushed Metallic Pigments, MAC Light Plus Studio Careblend Pressed Powder, MAC Pigment Swatches, Makeup Look Using MAC Crushed Metallic Pigments, Mystery Eyeshadow, Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners, Romantic Hair, Scan-Delicious Kissable Lipcolour Swatch, Shifting Sands Pigment, Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Fame, Soft Summertime Look, Undercurrent Eyeliner Swatch, Vera Neumann Collection.