Product Type: MAC makeup
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Member Name: HS28
Advantages: Massive range of colours and bold and vivid colours
Disadvantages: £11 a pot
*MAC Eye shadow*
MAC makeup really excites me and makes me want to part with my money. Don't get me wrong I love Clinique for the basics and stuff for daywear and I couldn't live without YSL touch éclat but MAC has something about it. I think it is the fact that it is so modern, trendy, bold and vibrant. It is also that is feels ore exclusive as not as readily available. I do get my basics from Clinque like my foundation and mascaras but I particularly like MAC for eye colours and for products to use on nights out
I have has quite a few eye products from them including pigment, crème base colour, coloured mascaras, bright and bold eyeliners, and lots of eye shadows.
**The Eye Shadow Range**
MAC do a fantastic range of basic eye shadows in fact if you look on the MAC website you will see over 15 in the range. They also do various other types of shadows including the pigment one I reviewed earlier and crème colour base as well as paint pot, solar bit sand warrior eye shadow.
I have a few of the basic eye shadows in bold, glittery and basic shades. These ones cost you £11 per pot and you get 1.5 grams again with no applicator or brush so a good thing I bought a brush from them. If I recall though if you take back your used pots they do some kind of reward scheme. They also sell refillable pans to go in the cases so you don't repurchase a whole case. Like I say the colours can be very dramatic and bold or fluorescent or glittery or quite simple base colours.
The tub is black with a plastic circular lid. You can see the colour of the eye shadow through this circular lid. It has a flip top lid and has the colour shade on the back of the pot.
To apply you need a brush, applicator or possible finger. It isn't as tricky to apply as the pigment. I have an Aquadisiac Lusture pot which is basically a green marine style colour. It is pretty vivid and bold and I have worn with black mascara and eyeliner and also with green mascara and green eyeliner. I have worn this on nights out rather than day time as quite intense. This one has a glittery feel to it and looks more green/blue in application than in the box. If you use it loosely the colour is less vivid and could be used more casually for daytime. I have applied this without blending with another colour and find it builds up nicely as an eye shadow.
I also have a bright pink one similar to this and a glittery pale pink. The glittery pale pink unfortunately got battered in my bag and feel to pieces. I thought that wasn't so good considering it was £11 a pot and I would have thought my pigment eye shadow was more of a risky product to smash up. That was a shame as well as I used that more frequently as it was paler and better for a daywear eye shadow.
The effect of the eye shadow is similar to the pigment as it feels soft although less creamy. It also gives a glittery effect in the types that I have chosen though with over 150 to choose from they won't all be like that. If I had the money I would buy many more from the range as I love the different colours although I doubt I would wear them all anyway as they aren't all likely to suit my skin type. The colour does stay on well and is fine on its own or blending with paler and natural colours to tone down the intensity.
I would recommend this as a product as it lasts ages for the £11 cost. They offer such an abundance of colours to suit all tastes and it is easy to blend and gives a variant of effects.
Visit the online store or your nearest branch to check out what is on offer. www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Summary: A Fab range of eye shadows to suit all tatses