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Have you picked up anything from the MAC Art Supplies release yet? I know, you’re only just recovering from Give Me Liberty of London (at least, I am!) But there really are a few gems in here that you shouldn’t miss.
The collection, all pencils and markers (get it? Art supplies!) lets you create your very own masterpiece courtesy of rich shades, sparkling depth and bright pops of long lasting color. The entire line is limited edition, of course. So, just like a Picasso, as time goes on these will get harder and harder to find!
The Greasepaint Sticks ($17.50) are one of MAC’s notorious cult-favorite products. Relatively new, previous collections have had only a couple of shades to choose from and they always disappear like hotcakes. For Art Supplies, they released eight.
These are dark, inky shades that offer the convenience of a mechanical pencil (even with a built-in sharpener) the softness of a cream shadow, and the longevity of…well, there’s nothing quite like them, to be honest! These do not budge, removing them even at bedtime requires a bit of elbow grease.
Here’s a tip: when immediately applied, you can smudge these to a fabulous, smokey consistency. But if you don’t smudge, and let them dry in place, they will stay exactly where you put them (and look as dark and rich as they appear in the tube).
They call Brown, Now a blackened burgundy. There is a hint of brown, but I think fans of cool, plum type shades will be more drawn to this then warm, brown lovers. But my heart lies with Greengrease, described as blackened forest green. If you are a green lover, I couldn’t recommend this more. You’re going to want this divine, shimmering dark emerald in your stash. And as a taupe fiend, I’m also eying Dirty (a blackened taupe with pearl).
And speaking of my heart, I love all six of the Pearlglide Intense Eyeliners ($14.50). Pearlglides are some of the smoothest liners on the market. Every time MAC release them, I scoop them up as quickly as I can. The “intense” addition to these lies in the blinding (in a good way) shimmer that they pack. And much like the Greasepaints, they really stay put.
Black Line is described as a true black. But as you can see, it is loaded with greenish gold shimmer. The effect is closer to an intense Khaki then black. It’s incredibly beautiful. See if you can track down Undercurrent as well, a pretty blue teal.
And now, the black sheep of the group, the Lip Stain Markers ($16). I feel like these pretty lil’ markers are getting a bad rap. True, as with most stains they do tend to be drying. But with a bit of exfoliation prior to application (your toothbrush works great) and an added balm on top, there’s nothing like the staying power of a stain. The other good thing about them is that there’s no color transfer. I drank, talked and laughed all night long with no red anywhere other than on my lips. Would I wear this everyday? Absolutely not. But for a big night out, when you don’t want to be worrying about touch ups, Purposefully Red, described as a dirty red-coral (but more bright, pure red popsicle to me), fit the bill nicely.
Seriously ladies, don’t you need some art in your life?
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