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Bright Sunshine and Lime Time!

Green and yellow makeup look (bright eyeshadows)

The title of this post screams Summer to me…so it feels a bit strange to be posting this considering we got hit with a snow storm yesterday…but here we are. ¬†ūüôā

A couple of months back, a fellow blogger РTina, requested a look from the MAC Pro Palette that I got in December as a gift from my then fiance.  She wanted to see Bright Sunshine Eyeshadow and Lime Eyeshadow together in a look.

Kelly, Lime, Sour Lemon, Bright Sunshine and Golden Rod Swatch (MAC Pro Eyeshadows)

So let’s see how it turned out:

MAC Pro Eyeshadow Look, Green and Yellow Makeup Look

Bright Eyeshadows together

Look with Lime and Bright Sunshine Eyeshadows by MAC

What’s on my cheeks? ¬†Dollymix Blush by MAC

What’s on my lips to make them look so lovely? ¬†Oyster Girl Lipglass by MAC (Yes, it is sticky – ugh, but it persists so well through eating/drinking, etc)

Do I even have to ask which eyeliner?  No, as usual it is Blacktrack Fluidline gel liner by MAC

This look was really really simple to create. ¬†I only used the two shades and they blend together very nicely and easily. ¬†I’m hoping this one gives you all the courage to experiment with some brighter colours, it isn’t so scary!

Thanks again Tina for requesting this colour combination and I hope it is close to what you envisioned!

xox,

Shannon

Green and yellow makeup look (bright eyeshadows)

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Butterfly Party

Swatch of Butterfly Garden Crushed Metallic Pigments by MAC

Even though the Butterfly is a flying insect it never gets lumped into the “Ugh, I hate bugs!” category. ¬†No one ever freaks out when a butterfly is fluttering past and certainly no one reaches for the closest swatter. ¬†I think a large part of this, at least to me is the inviting colours commonly associated with butterflies. ¬†Especially as a little girl when I was growing up, I thought they were gorgeous and would chase them around…but a moth on my bedroom ceiling while trying to sleep would make me cry until my Dad would come and force it to fly into another room of the house. ¬†Butterflies are certainly one of the most beautiful insects known to man if not the most beautiful.

Butterfly 003 wallpapers and stock photos

MAC Cosmetics just came out with their Spring line and it is filled with vibrant colours. ¬†A lot of neon and bright shades for lips, cheeks and eyes – but what drew me in was these Crushed Metallic Pigments. ¬†They had three selections of different colour combinations. ¬†I picked up the set called “Butterfly Party” Friday night (while engaging in what could only be described as “retail therapy”). ¬†And after having a chance to play with this product I couldn’t be more tempted to go pick up the other two sets as well – Aloha and Strawberry Patch. ¬†They retail for $40.00 CAD each set of 4.

MAC PIgments

Not only are the colours beautiful, but the packaging is super cute as well.  They screw together and you can keep them in a tower of four, or two sets of two.

MAC Pigments in Purple, Blue and GreenGreen, Purple, Pink Pigments by MAC

This product is so beautiful and so fun to take pictures of, I could do this all day! ¬†All the more reason to pick up the other shades next time I am at the mall… (see, I have zero willpower)

Swatch of Butterfly Garden Crushed Metallic Pigments by MACMAC Crushed Metallic Pigments

So the whole Butterfly thing inspired me to try something new and something very¬†different. ¬†I used Desert Cloud Crushed Metallic Pigment all over my lid and Rain Drop Crushed Metallic Pigment through the crease and out the side of my eye. ¬†I only did one eye because I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. ¬†It’s certainly a bit sloppy, but not awful for a first try. ¬†I definitely look forward to playing around with this sort of look again. ¬†Let me know what you think!

Face Art with MAC PigmentsFace Art with MAC Crushed Metallic Pigments

I found these pigments creamier than regular MAC pigments, I have a feeling they would actually apply really nicely with just your finger as an applicator.

***Also, for this look I used Dollymix Blush by MAC on my cheeks and Heather Moon Long Lasting Lipstick by Clinique. ¬†For the Black, I used just an inexpensive drugstore liquid liner and Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara on my lashes.***

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

xox,

Shann

Look with MAC Crushed Metallic Pigments


Make Yourself Up with MAC

Aquadisiac, Bitter, Steamy and Freshwater eyeshadows in a palette

After so much positive feedback in regards to my post about my MAC Pro Palette, I figured it was definitely time to share some of my other MAC eyeshadows.  So I decided to post about another palette of mine that I have compiled over the last two years.  As you can see, it has a wide range of colour, but a lot of them are very flexible and work well with neutrals as well as other mid-tone shades or even brights.

Jewel Tone Eyeshadow

I also want to talk about the MAC palettes a little bit and make sure people know how the palettes work with MAC. ¬†From any MAC store (not available at counters at the Bay) you can buy the empty palettes in sizes of either 2, 4 or 15 and then you can buy the refill pans that are labelled on the back and magnetized on the bottom so they don’t fall out. ¬†They are less expensive than purchasing the little shadow pot of each colour too. ¬†The only thing is, you can’t recycle them for the “Back to MAC Program”. ¬†This Back to MAC program allows you to trade in 6 empties for one new product (either a lip stick or an eyeshadow). ¬†So the extra money you spend on the pots does have a little reward, but much much later once you have used up the entire product (unless you melt them out and put them in either a MAC palette or a Z Palette). ¬† But, here is the thing. ¬†The value of the “free” product is still less than the money saved by purchasing the palettes and pans. ¬†Not to mention, they are more convenient when all in a palette together as opposed to having a 45 individual eyeshadows mixed together in a pile, taking up a huge amount of space.

MAC Eyeshadow Palette

So, let me break this down for those people cruching numbers in their heads right now and seeing if I am right.

Let’s say we were going to buy 15 individual eyeshadows. ¬†They are now $18.00 each (CAD). ¬†You are looking at $270.00.

Let’s say we were going to buy a palette to hold 15 shadows as well as 15 eyeshadow pans. ¬†The pans are $14.00 each and the palette itself is $17.00. ¬†So it works out to a total of $227.00.

So for an extra $43 you get the privilege of getting “free” products through the recycling program. ¬†So with 15 colours, you would eventually earn 2 free eyeshadows. ¬†But to benefit from this, you would actually need to use them until their is nothing left, or melt out the pans and turn in the plastic. ¬†Seems like a lot of extra work if you ask me. ¬†I would rather take my $43 and go buy my extra eyeshadow or lipstick when it’s convenient. ¬†Okay – so that is my rant. I love the palettes and refill pans. ¬†The magnets are amazing and they never fall out. ¬†Not to mention, they are super easy to swap around if you are travelling and want to change up what colours you are taking with you.

But anyways, let’s take a look at the actual shades:

Satellite Dreams, Parfait Amour, Humid, Swimming, Brill, Pink Venus, Cranberry, Club, Steamy, Bitter, Shale, Blackberry, Deep Truth, Freshwater, Aquadisiac

***Please note that all of these colours are currently available with the exception of “Brill” it is an old limited edition shade from a MAC collection in 2002.***

I would say this is the palette I use the most out of my MAC collection. ¬†I have another full palette of neutrals that I haven’t featured on Eyemasq yet that does get a fair bit of use. ¬†But I find the above shades let me have some fun with rich jewel toned colours without going completely over the top with the colours in my MAC Pro Palette.

MAC Pink and Purple Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

Purple and Red Eyeshadows by MAC

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

Green and Blue MAC Eyeshadows

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

Green and Blue Eyeshadows by MACMAC Eyeshadow SwatchCitrus MAC Eyeshadows

MAC Eyeshadow Swatch

And I of course, couldn’t post about all of these eyeshadows without showing them in a look as well.

MAC Eyeshadow Look with Pink venus, Satellite Dreams, Steamy and FreshwaterMAC Look with Pink Venus, Satellite Dreams, Steamy and Deep Truth Eyeshadows

For this eyeshadow look from this palette, I used Pink Venus, Satellite Dreams, Aquadisiac, Steamy, Deep Truth and Brill as my highlight.

Pink Venus, Satellite Dreams, Steamy and Deep Truth Eyeshadow Look with MAC Eyeshadows

*Please also note that I used Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC for eyeliner, Unchanging MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolour, Sephora Triple Action Mascara, Dollymix Blush by MAC as well as Mystery Eyeshadow by MAC to fill in my brows.  I am also wearing Ardell False Lashes in #105.*

For another one of my favorite looks from these shades, which is really simple, check out my look “Plum Fun” which features both Shale and Blackberry eyeshadows from this palette.

I hope I’ve convinced you to start your very own MAC palette if you don’t already have one. ¬†I started with 4 colours and never looked back!

xox,

Shann

Aquadisiac, Bitter, Steamy and Freshwater eyeshadows in a palette


Yellow and Orange and Blue Oh My!

Rainbow Eye

Here is another old one that is a lot of fun…as long as you aren’t afraid of bright colors!

For this look I used:

Primer > Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Shadow > Make Up Forever’s Pure Pigment #2 (Yellow) and #4 (Orange) and Mac’s Fresh Water (Blue)

Eyeliner > Blacktrack Fluidline by Mac

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