FOTD: Lunching Out

A friend was in town for a family wedding… and we wanted to see each other for lunch before she had to hop back on the plane. So I did something quick and wearable for our lunch date:

FACE
Illamasqua Skin Base in 14 & 15
Chanel Blush in In Love
EYES
Suqqu Eyebrow Pen in Brown
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
MAC Metallic Crushed Pigment in Old Wine (lid/under waterline)
By Terry Eye Pencil in Brown Stellar (waterline)
Nars Eyeshadow in Mekong
YSL Shocking Mascara
LIPS
NARS Lip Gloss in Luster

MAC Surf Baby: Surf The Ocean

So… MAC quickly replaced my busted pigment stack of Surf The Ocean. I’m really surprised and pleased by their service and fast response on this matter. I called them about it late last week… and it arrived today!

Titanium                     Bronze
Aquamarine                Graphite

Now, some of you guys had complained about the gold pigment being ‘melted’ — mine was too. I found that if you just smash it around, it goes back to looking like the others. I think MAC is experimenting with this new ‘wet’ pigment formula… it may take some time before they get it right. I do like the pigmentation level on these new formulas though; they have more depth.

Swatches:

My swatches on both pigment stacks are a little ‘bumpy’ — because I’m still getting used to the formula. You have to really smooth these out. I did better when I put them on my eyes. I also found that you don’t need much at ALL to really blend out and create a beautiful look.

One side note: did you guys notice this?

A special note to those looking to create any lip glosses or colors with these pigments… DON’T. I don’t know what they’ll do to your lips. But you have been warned.