[FAKE!!!OMG!!!!] MAC Cream Eyeshadow palette & EOTD & SimplyyJ Giveaway
Before anything, this is a picture heavy post, so be warned!
I happened to score a MAC palette on (my lovely, life saver) ebay for dirt cheap!
It's no new release, and beat me, but I don't know when this baby was born. The expiration date says 2012...so what does that mean? Very old?
Ah, I don't care!
Here is the sleek, black, soft touching case. Love it!^^ You can click on each pic to enlarge.
And the shadows with and without flash. Actually, I don't dare to use the sponge applicators. They are so soft, I pity them.
And the swatches, in order. I was afraid of the orange, but in fact it's a pretty golden-ish yellow. I use it mainly to add a sunny shine in the middle of my lid only, over a dark shadow.
The swatches were made with my fingertips. With brushes they are more sheer. And I found application easier with sponge type applicator, so I ad to purchase some more only for this palette.
I especially like the browns and the white. It's a nice highlighter under the brows.
The vivd blue at the bottom and the turquoise one looks horrible on me. Like I am a lousy whore from the '80s.....removed it immediately.
Here is an eye look I did with the palette, my first try:
White under the brows, pink on the inner side and pulled up and outward. And the two browns on the outer V and crease. Both blended well in every direction.
The darker purple was added on the outer part. Just a very little, and blended all over, to the inner side of the crease too.
The black shadow is supposed to be a liner, but it's hard to pick up on the liner brush on its own....I had to dampen the bristles before usage, and that's what I could achieve with it. Black is definitely the downfall of the palette.
On the lower lashes there is a brown (can't remember which one) and on top of it black to line.
Sorry for the many photos...but it's so interesting how different lightings can make shadows look totally different.
My eyebrows look too yellowy here, right? I should have darkened them >.<
Nah, that's it, enough of me.
These are cream shadows, but in fact they are not....rather silky and a bit buttery. Very nice. And they stand up against creasing quite well!
EDIT: Thanks to eki and jojoba, i found out this is NOT an original MAC product! Thanks girls! Anyway, I don't mind, because it's excellent quality and was a great bargain. And those around me who are not makeup lovers still will be envious >=P
I need to do a lil study on old MAC stuffs, in case I'd stumble upon a good priced deal not from the current releases. I'm not too familiar with the older ones.
I'll be more cautious next time on ebay!
And you girls do so too!
And by now you might noticed I'm a fan of SimplyyJ. Okay, I never bought anything handmade from others, but the things I've seen so far didn't call out to me.
But not hers. I love them! ^.^ And am planning on buying more HEHE
Sooooo, she helds her first giveaway, so if you liked the stuffs I've shown before, check ot her blog and giveaway! ^.^