Product Type: MAC makeup
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MAC an impact!
Member Name: Dizzysteinway
Advantages: Fantastic range of colours, silky smooth texture, multipurpose use
Disadvantages: Not cheap so don't lose it!
Buying these little eye shadows is an absolute treat. They're quite expensive at £12.00 for a 1.5g pot, but I find that that just adds to the pleasure of buying them! The packaging is very minimal and classy, just a little black plastic pot showing the magic beneath. The range of colours is astonishing, but take care choosing!
I would say you should absolutely go into the shop to buy these, unless you're buying a repeat of a colour you already own. At this price you don't want to end up with a colour you never wear. I have probably two that I very rarely wear because I picked them just for the beautiful jewel like colour without actually trying them on. You should definitely try them on in the shop, ask the make-up girls for help, but don't be pressured into choosing. I really recommend trying it on, then go for a coffee and see what you look like and feel like with it on outside of the shop. If you still love it, go for it!
My absolute favourite colour is Gleam. It's a pinky, peachy, coraly, glimmering little wonder. Normally I would use expensive make up sparingly, but I can't help wearing this every day. It makes you look really healthy, and makes your eyes shimmer and whites whiter. You can use it on its own for a better-than-natural look, or use as a base layer, or even as a top layer to add shimmer to your favourite colour.
I've had mine for about 2 years and have nearly worn it all up now. I'll certainly be buying it again. Don't feel too sad when yours runs out, MAC has a great scheme to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. Once you have 6 empty pieces of packaging, you can return them to any MAC store, or to MAC online, and they will give you a free lipstick in the colour of your choice. Silver lining or what!
Summary: If you find that perfect colour then it'll grace your make-up table forever