It’s the spark, that feeling you get in your stomach. You’ve been swept off your feet…. by MAC Cosmetics, again. A Novel Romance is coming out this week and I have a bit of a sneak preview for you! (full collection info here)
HIGHLY CHARGED is a rich purple with pinkish pearl shimmer. It’s an Electric Cool eyeshadow which is a cream to powder finish with a bouncy texture.
This was fairly easily to blend, but keep in mind you need to pat this on for best results (using MAC 242 shader or your finger).
Shown here applied with my finger. Blended out into crease with Courtly shadow (from the Palace Pedigreed quad). Vanilla shadow on the browbone, as always.
ANIMAL INSTINCTS blush is a shimmering plum with a frost finish.
You know I love my purples and daaaamn this one is perfect for my eye colour.
Also wearing MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil in Strawberry Blonde.
The blush reminds me a bit of Lavish Living blush (Mineralize from the Divine Night holiday 2013 collection). Not something I would normally reach for but I really dig it.
Next look is based around the SWITCH TO BLUE Electric Cool Shadow. It’s a deep cobalt blue with a gorgeous shimmer. This one was a bit softer, more of a mousse texture than the HIGHLY CHARGED.
Mostly applied with my finger and then blended out with a 217 brush (which may have been a mistake because it made it a bit patchy). These shadows are stunning but will take a bit of practice to get the right technique. The colour pay off is SO worth it.
I added a bit of Naval shadow to the outer corner and blended into the crease with Omega. Vanilla on the browbone.
A NOVEL ROMANCE cremesheen lipstick is a light cool dusty pink. On first glance, I thought it looked a bit like VG Gaga I, it’s close just a bit cooler, lighter and more sheer.
The formula glides on like a dream and is easy to blend and even out.
This lipstick shade make my skin look a bit darker for some reason, which I love. It pairs nicely with the ANIMAL INSTINCTS blush and SWITCH TO BLUE Electric Cool Shadow.
Also wearing MAC Fling Eye Brows, MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation.
ANIMAL INSTINCTS blush on my skin (NW15) acts almost like a contour shade because of its bronzey mauve plum. I am going to be rocking this all through the cooler seasons for sure. The shimmer isn’t too apparent so no accentuated pores either.
HIGHLY CHARGED, SWITCH TO BLUE Electric Cool Shadows. You can see the purple one swatches a bit heavier (this is 3 swipes each).
ANIMAL INSTINCTS blush, A NOVEL ROMANCE lipstick.
For me, the superstars of this show are the Electric Cool Shadows! Cream-to-powder shadows with a bouncy texture seem to be all the rage right now and I am into it. I can’t wait to try out the Fluidline pencils too when these hit store shelves.
The MAC Cosmetics A Novel Romance will be available online at MACcosmetics.com on August 14, 2014 and instores August 21, 2014.