EOTD | An Old MAC Spring Eye

I found this photo while going through some old shots. It reminds of how much falsies can open up my hooded eyes. I’m not partial to them but I have to concede they do wonders. ;)

I used:

  • MAC Paint in Base Light from socket to brow
  • MAC Shadestick in Crimsonaire in the outer half of the mobile lid
  • MAC Shadestick in Lucky Jade in the inner half of the mobile lid
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Swish over Crimsonaire
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Metamorph over Lucky Jade
  • MAC Eyeshadow in Dazzlelight from socket to brow
  • MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown to line, topped with MAC Eyeshadow in Tempting

The purple in the middle either comes from the pink-green combination or I’d used MAC Eyeshadow in Beautiful Iris. The former is more likely because I’ve had this happen with this combination before (especially with bluer greens), plus Swish has a hint of purple in it.

Notice how Swish looks like a warm pink in the outer corner? That’s because Crimsonaire has some red in it. The pink’s purple tones are brought out only when it blends into the green.

Shadesticks are great fun for layering and colour-changing, their sometimes-tough texture notwithstanding. Thankfully, the newer breed of Shadesticks (aka the candy sticks from the Sugarsweet collection) is smoother and easier to work with.

Swish was one of my first pink shadows from MAC. I recall a beauty interview in which Dannii Minogue (yes, Kylie’s sister) said she loved it as a blush too. It may be a tad too frosty for some but I really like its fresh, cool-toned hue. :)


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