FOTD: MACnificent Me! Eye Shadow x 9 Palette, A Little Lusty Blush and It’s Really Me Patentpolish Lip Pencil

FOTD: MACnificent Me! Eye Shadow x 9 Palette, A Little Lusty Blush and It’s Really Me Patentpolish Lip Pencil

The MAC Cosmetics MACnificent Me! collection encourages everyone to “show the world your true colours.” And I think the best way to do that is by enhancing your true beauty through strategic contouring and soft neutrals (although some may argue showing true colours involves a heck of a lot more creativity).

MACnificent Me Eye Shadow x 9 Palette review
The MACnificent Me! Eye Shadow x 9 ($48 CAD) is a well-edited neutral palette that mixes different textures and tones together to really help you play with shadow and light on your eyes. Pick what you love about yourself and play it up!

MACnificent Me Eye Shadow x 9 Palette swatch
I have been using Fabulous DNA and Cool Complement a lot to contour my eye (and even the bridge of my nose). They are both soft neutral brown mattes with a bit of warmth to them. Dance in the Dark is also really great in the outer V and as an eyeliner.

MACnificent Me Eye Shadow x 9 Palette review look 1
Let me break it down…
Crease: Cool Complement with Pleasing to the Eye as a transition
Lid: Sable
Outer V: Dance in the Dark blended
Eyeline: Dance in the Dark
Under brow: Fabulous DNA

MACnificent Me Eye Shadow x 9 Palette review look 2
These shadows play together so well and create a perfectly sculpted eye. There is also one Lustre finish, In My Element, if you want to glam it up with a little sparkle.

MACnificent Me A Little Lusty Powder Blush Review
Of the three blushes released in this collection, A Little Lusty ($26 CAD) is the only one that is limited edition/not permanent. This intense red berry has a satin shimmer finish, and although it is quite intimidating in the pan, it does blend out easily.

MACnificent Me A Little Lusty Powder Blush swatch
The pigmentation is so-so, which I think is ok for a bold blush. You can really build this one up.

MACnificent Me 2

A light tap in the pan and a few soft strokes on the cheeks, blend blend blend, and you have yourself a really pretty red flush.  I also noticed that this lasted all day without fading.

MACnificent Me Its Really Me Patentpolish Lip Pencil review

The Patentpolish Lip Pencil is making quite the comeback at MAC this year. We’ve seen a few shades make it into the permanent collection and there are 5 included in this one. I received the shade It’s Really Me ($24 CAD) a warm nude.

MACnificent Me Its Really Me Patentpolish Lip Pencil swatch comparison

I’d say It’s Really Me lives right in between Pure Zen and Truffle Tease, and it is the perfect nude for my colouring (NW15).

MACnificent Me Its Really Me Patentpolish Lip Pencil look

If you aren’t familiar with this formula, it combines the sheen of a gloss with the precision of a pencil. I had to apply with a light hand because it tends to pill up a bit on me.

MACnificent Me look 1

Here’s the final look! I really like the “no makeup” feel of this, just a soft eyeliner to bring out my green eyes and a faint contour to give me an eye crease. The blush does a great job giving me a rosy glow, and when mixed with MAC Lightscapade my skin just looks alive. I wore this to IMATS on Day 2, so you know if I’m confident enough to wear it at a makeup show it must be good stuff!

DID YOU PICK UP ANYTHING FROM THIS COLLECTION?
I have my eye on those Paint Pots and the Mattenes!

Also wearing:
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in Ivory
MAC MSF Lightscapade
Charlotte Tilbury mascara
Dior Brow Styler Pencil
Kett Set powder

MAC Gregory Arlt
A special shout-out to Gregory Arlt, Head of makeup artistry at MAC. I had the pleasure of watching him do a demo over the weekend at IMATS and I am inspired to really play with more natural feature-enchancing techniques. This guy has such a positive energy and gets to hang out with some of my favourites, Gwen Stefani and Dita von Teese!

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