FOTD: Black n’ White

… or dark grey and light grey. I used the new MAC Eyeshadow in Dark Dare, and a little Senna, to pull this look together.

Senna Oil Free Setting Powder in Vanilla
Senna Blush in Semi Sweet
MAC In Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Dark Dare (lids/under waterline)
Senna Eyeshadow in Sugar (crease)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (browbone)
Haughty Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Inspire

MAC: In Extra Dimension (Dark Dare)

The concept of this new collection is cool. But in reality, much of the collection is a yawn. The shadows and Mineralize powders feature a fabulous wave pattern, and are highly pigmented (with extremely high shine on the Mineralize powders), but we’ve seen these colors before. For me, the only thing that warranted a purchase was the eyeshadow in Dark Dare.

 It’s not actually black. It’s more of a very very dark grey, with a bit of a shimmer. I like it because it blends out BEAUTIFULLY and works well for either a soft or intense smoky look. I also like the way it blends out with other colors. I played with it quite a bit before making a decision, and decided that it was definitely worth the $$.

I applied this swatch with a soft brush. The formula is silky… which I like. For me, this was the winner in the collection  Everything else, I feel like I’ve kind of seen before.