FOTD: Vintage Coin

I used the other MAC Metal X cream, and this one creased much worse than the first. This time I even used a base. I think I’m going to treat it like the Chanel Creams and put them over powders.

Tom For Traceless Foundation (Praline)
Armani Loose Powder (#3)
Illamasqua Blush in Expose
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
MAC Metal  Cream Shadow in Vintage Coin (lids)
Chanel Lillium Quad: Taupe color in crease
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Jade Black (lashline)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Pencil in Forest (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
IMAN Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Brownie Shimmer

FOTD: Grenat n’ Gold

Okay… maybe not gold. More like Bronze.

I used the new Metal X Cream Shadow from MAC (Venetian Tarnish) and Chanel Pencil in Grenat to get the job done:

Armani Face Fabric (#5)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
MAC Blush Ombre in Azalea Blossom
Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid (Sea of Tranquility)
MAC Metal X Cream Shadow in Venetian Tarnish (lids)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Cherry Black (lashline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold (waterline)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Grenat (under waterline)
By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Purple Success
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire
Now, I wore this look for about 12 hours (8am to 8pm). When I got home, I took another picture of my lids, to show what happened to the Metal X Cream Shadow:

Creasing… yes. But on these oily lids, I’m not really complaining. It IS a cream shadow in the truest sense of the word. Next time I’ll use a base, and see what happens.

MAC: Metal X Cream Shadows

The MAC Metal X Collection promised a new and improved version of the company’s cream shadows. The old shadows tended to skip, the pigmentation was suspect, and they didn’t hold up under pressure. I have to say, someone at MAC is paying attention and taking notes, because these new shadows are  AWESOME.

Two shadows came home with me: Venetian Tarnish and Vintage Coin.

Venetian Tarnish
Vintage Coin
That’s what’s left after swatching the shadows on my arm. This formula is dense… not greasy or slippery at all. It will likely take some work to blend out.. the lack of slip is noteworthy. But I think that the formula has to be dry enough, to ensure high pigmentation and lasting power.  I rather like these shadows. These were my favorite colors. I think though, that I may go back for more.