I apologise for the long absenteeism and thought it was about time to put up my update for my ‘MAC in a Year Challenge’ on the month of February. In the end, I only decided upon getting 2 items and weirdly, not the items I had put down on my chart – MAC lipstick in Angel and Eyeshadow in Patina…so, I purchased one paintpot and one refill eyeshadow.
The paintpot I chose was Painterly (£13.50), a nude beige cream-finish, and I generally like it. It’s not an amazing product, it’s not a wow-stunning colour, but it does what I need it to do, which is use it as a base. It is a tad too dark for my skin colour and so I probably should have gone for Soft Ochre, which is a yellow beige cream-finish, instead. But I guess I don’t really need it if I have Painterly which would probably do the same job just as a slightly lighter colour.
One qualm with this paintpot is that unlike my other paintpot, it’s quite stiff to use and not as ‘slidey’ (not sure that’s the word I’m looking for, but we’ll go with it anyway) as Vintage Selection feels a lot more easy to use, but I guess this is because Painterly is a cream finish, whilst Vintage Selection is more of a lustre finish?
At the end of the day, I’m putting shadows on top of Painterly to help them stay there longer without creasing, and Painterly does just that for me! So I guess if you’re looking for a nice easy to use paintpot – Painterly’s for you.
The second item I got was an eyeshadow refill in Twinks (£9.50). Originally I was supposed to get Patina, but went for Twinks as it was a slightly different shade of brown to Sable and I felt like I wanted something warmer, which Twinks was.
I am absolutely loving Twinks! I can use it as a crease colour, in the corner, or even all over the lid without looking like I have a black eye, which I can’t really do with Sable unless I’m really careful. This makes Twinks such a versatile colour that I’ll probably be using it for the rest of the month.
Below are some swatches of it on my lid and a finger swatch too.
Top – Without Flash – Bottom – With Flash
L-R; Sable, Naked Lunch, Twinks
Top: Just Twinks without Flash
Bottom: Just Twinks with Flash
Top: Naked Lunch (allover) and Twinks in the Crease/Corner without flash
Bottom: Naked Lunch (allover) and Twinks in the Crease/Corner with flash
Top: Twinks (allover) and Sable in the Crease/Corner without flash
Bottom: Twinks (allover) and Sable in the Crease/Corner with flash
So, I know that there’s a lot there, but just wanted to give you an idea of what it looks like and what you can do with it.
Paintpot in Painterly = Like it
Eyeshadow Refill in Twinks = Love it
P.S. If you have any suggestions for next month’s MAC in a Year, I would love to hear it, thanks!