November 06, 2010
I saw these MAC shadows online before they were released and was immediately attracted to them. Then on a random day a friend and I decided to go to The Bay and look at MAC stuff. My friend noticed that the MAC ladies were doing something in the back, while I was looking at the Villains collection (it was quite sad, as all of them were basically sold out). in any case my friend nudged me and whispered, “hey look…” I didn’t finish listening to what she said and gasped. Although my first look was not these beautiful shadows, but the blush set, because they were so damn adorable. But I soon forgot the blushes when my eye caught these shadows! The MAC lady joked and said to me “I saw you guys sneaking around there” and told us (really just me) that we can pre-order them. i stood in front of the shadow display (they were brand new, not touched) and I did not want to touch them! They were so pretty, I was almost not willing to swatch them. Nonetheless, I did, and then I failed and pre-ordered these two.
Aren’t they just the prettiest things?? I was also tempted to get the peachy Follow Your Fantasy, but in the end, I could not justify three of these shadows, and was unwilling to give up the plum Semi-Precious or the pink A Wish Come True. Although, now I kind of wish I had gotten the peach rather than the pink…All well! they are probably all sold out by now…
Semi-Precious is the first one I was attracted to,just cause I love plum and have not found any plums that don’t look dirty in swatches. This was a beautiful plum.
A Wish Come True (these are some really stupid names, I am sorry to say), is a light pink. The after thought is that I am not sure why I got this colour…I do have something similar..I think the colour combo of the light pink shadow and hot pink lines are too hard to resist.
Here are some swatch pictures. I did not want to ruin the pattern on the shadows so I used my finger and stayed within a tiny little square, and succeeded in not ruining the shadows! YEH! Anyways..swatches at different angles. These shadows are silky and pigmented, they kind of remind me a lot of Japanese eyeshadows (which I also heart) I have yet to use these shadows on my eyes (again didn’t want to ruin them) but if I do eventually do a look I’ll be sure to take some pictures and do a blog about it. So without further ado, here are the swatches 🙂
At a different angle
I can’t wait to use these to eyes!! At the same time, I really don’t want to ruin the pattern on them!! OH the irony!