Friday, August 24, 2007

MAC Blue Storm/Smoke Signals nails test swatches

Had fun yesterday testing the new MAC lines. This is a collection for the smoky eye look, and it's all there . if you get an eyeshadow or 2, an eyeliner, and lip gloss/stick, put it on with some blush-voila- instant smoky eye look with little time required. Thats kind of nice, especially since I have spent much time perfecting an eye like that before.

Smoking Eyes Quad pictured is great. The bottom right black is sparkly and darker than the pic, and perfect for lining. The top right is Satin Taupe, a beauty of a plum taupe, and totally different from the deep brown Satin Taupe I have from around 10 years ago.

My favorite items here are the nail polishes and kohl eyeliners. Dark eyeliner and I have a love/hate relationship. I rarely get it on right.Many ladies are a wiz with eyeliner, I'm not always one of them. Fluidlines helped immensely with that and they are a favorite. I like liquid liners as well, but dark pencils were always a no go. These new MAC kohls are go on easily with no drag, have a very fine point that seems to work pretty good for me. The colors are fun too.

Besides dark black( Feline), there is a golden deep khaki( Orpheus), a pretty dark hunter green( Mystery Green) that has flashes of emerald, a deep burgundy that is very close to black and a perfect fit for it's name ( Raven). Orpheus and I will be good friends, but really I like them all.
Did a test swatch pic of these, but it just didn't show the colors well enough.

The nail polishes are fall worthy shades. I have mentioned before that I always liked MAC polishes, however the ones I have are the old ones in the square bottle. ( I have vintage MAC that they might want for the archives at this point). So these bottles, are new to me. I love the deep green -teal one. I immediately thought of CincyFan, the nail guru over at All Lacquered Up. She is always hunting for a great green- Cincy this is for you. It is not green or blue or teal, but kind of greenish teal that moves around a bit. I like my greens too.
The fav though is Rainy Day. Goes on sleek and shiney in a purple accented gunmetal.
Wildfire was the hardest to go on right, and really needs almost 3 coats.

In the pic with 2 fingers is Whirlwind ,then Wildfire. The single one is Rainy Day. These were with no base or top coats. Just quick ones for swatching.

These are in stores now, and I just have to decide which one to paint nails in now.

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