Here, again, I thought I'd juxtapose the gorgeous MAC photography with the "real life" application. I tend to prefer excess and drama when it comes to makeup, and subtle shades usually go right beneath my radar, but something about this soft look actually thrills me.
The Mineralize eyeshadow is made up of four colors that swirl together under the brush--so even though the color is far from bold, it has pearly depth and interest. This also makes it possible to wear a single color and have a lot of contour (I must take better close-in shots to post later). This is Quarry, made up of "sky blue, olive, coral and beige veining." The Mineralize Skinfinish on my cheeks is Gold Spill, put on with a loose brush and a light touch. The lipstick is Fast Lane ("mauve with silver pearl") from the Rush Metal line. I've been longing for a really wearable, sophisticated everyday lipstick combining creaminess, shine and pearl, and this is it--yes there is life after lip gloss.
If you like these, don't relegate them to the wish list, as they are special editions and won't be around forever. I would have walked right by every single one of these products in the store, and must thank MAC's PR department for the review samples.
If my skin tone looks particularly even, that's Nancy's Kiehl's Tinted Moisturizer, with a bit of MAC Studio Fix on the shiny bits. Along with MAC Zoom Lash mascara, and Stila Brown Definer, this is my new desert island kit, and outside the line of duty, I will likely be wearing this face pretty much every day until I am sick of myself.