Thursday, July 16, 2009

MAC Eccentricity & Pretty Pattern FOTD

MAC Eccentricity is a quad with beautiful neutral-purples and golden taupes. I love these colors, especially in the summer when color is more approachable. I bought this quad in particular because of the gorgeous lavender (upper right). I don't have much in this shade, but it is a color I really enjoy wearing because it helps make the green in my hazel eyes pop. I was also drawn to this particular quad because I don't have a real golden/yellow, and instead most of my golds have a cooler undertone.

For this FOTD, I tried using all the colors, although I don't think the camera really captured the differences, as they appear in "real life".

Everyday Minerals Foundation - Fairly Summer
Bare Escentauls Tinted Feather Light Mineral Veil
MAC Smooth Merge Blush

MAC Eccentricity (light lavender) - all over lid
MAC Eccentricity (dark purple) - outer corner/crease
MAC Eccentricity (gold) - inner corner/lower lashline
MAC Eccentricity (brown) - lower lashline
Smashbox Caviar Eyeliner
Loreal Voluminous Mascara - Black

MAC Pretty Pattern Lipglass

I am getting used to the texture and blendability of these Mineralize eyeshadows - they are somewhat gritty, and definitely not as smooth as the "normal" eyeshadows from MAC, but the colors and shimmer are beautiful. I figured out that if I apply with a brush, and then pat in with my finger, I help prevent the fall out that you usually get with the sparkly shadows. To be honest, these remind me of a pressed version of the Solar Bits.
I absolutely love the Lipglass in Pretty Pattern - it is such a great, neutral, pale brown color, and would work well with most skin tones, in my opinion. A great addition if you are looking for something basic and neutral to go with anything!