Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Eyes Have It: MAC Love That Look Swatches

Eyes take the focus with MAC's newest collection: Love That Look, which hit counters with 12 pots of highly pigmented starflash eyeshadows and 3 pearlglide liners an eye makeup fanatic would love to collect. :)

Mix-and-match these twelve and there are around 479,001,600 possible eye looks to do with these shadows alone if you mix-and-match them. Now on to the swatches:
L-R are the cool colors and browns. Fashion, Smoke and Diamonds, Style Snob, and Glamour Check. Smoke and Diamonds make an excellent base for a smoky eye with Fashion to highlight. I personally use Glamour Check as a contour color. There's both shine, depth, and warmth of color to brighten and shape the eye. Style Snob I see as a lid color and this would look well for a shiny-eyed bride.

First Row: Unbasic White, Grand Entrance, Ego, and Fashion Groupie.
Unbasic White, when applied sparingly makes an excellent base color and highlight color. Warmer alternative could be Grand entrance since it's got a hint of peach beige, and this could neutralize the blue discolorations on the lids. Pink and Violets would love Ego and Fashion Groupie for girly-girly eyes.

Second Row: Dreammaker, Rated R, One-Off, and Strike A Pose.

Dreammaker's frosty gold color can also be used as a highlight color and complementary to the greens Rated R and One-Off. I like how pigmented Rated R is and One Off's "true-green" color, which go together for a green eye reminiscent of Poison Ivy. Dreammaker can also be used as a base color and then use Glamour Check as a contour for a warm, sculpted that takes less than 10 minutes to do. For a warm blue smoky eye, Strike A Pose could be used as a lid color then contoured with a black shade.

Pearlglide liners were practically creamy and glided like butter on my eyes hence no more tugging. Color payoff was really good with a bonus of glitter and sparkle. For those prone to smudgies and oilies, I highly recommend setting your pearlglides with powder and brushing a bit of Blot Powder or Mineralize Skinfinish to prevent ugly smudgies.

Top to Bottom: Black Russian (Black with glitter), Molasses (Brown with Glitter) and Fly-By-Blu (which is, uhm... Blue!).
Colors like these, with the eye intensity go well with a neutral lip and glowing cheeks so a sheer blush or mineralize blush in a warm, neutral color with complimentary lips complete the look. Of course, a well-groomed pair of eyebrows and flirty mascara are musts for the perfect eye.

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