Monday, August 24, 2009
Purchase - MAC Style Snob - A Taupe To Warm Your Heart
It’s been ages since I wrote about a warm taupe. I think I may have been neglecting the warm taupes out there. But neglect no longer. MAC Style Snob is the warm taupe that wins my heart. Sometimes, when you are mired down in a cool silvery and plum taupe bog you forget the bright sunshine that a warm taupe can bring to your heart. Ah yes. Style Snob is that sunshine that warms my heart. This shadow is versatile enough to wear as an all over wash or a crease. It’s also fun to pair with brown, navy and deep green.
Released on July 23rd, 2009 in the MAC Love That Look collection This Starflash formula eye shadow is creamy and metallic and a light brown taupe. I’m very fond of the Starflash formula from MAC. These shadows contain Soybean, Jojoba, and Olive Oil which helps the powders have a more creamy application and also allow it to adhere better than other powders…not to mention that they are more long wearing than other MAC shadows. The difference in texture in these Starflash formula shadows is apparent upon application. It feels a lot softer on the eye, but gives an exceptional pigment payoff when layered. The finish itself is a very frosty, flashy finish. They contain pearlized particles, but they are much finer than the Veluxe Pearl formula because the pigments in these Starflash shadows are “jet-milled”. They can be worn sheer for a more neutral light frost, or built up for a very reflective finish.
The lovely warm brown taupe may look like a similar MAC shadow called Satin Taupe. However, as you can see, when swatched side by side, MAC Satin Taupe (permanent collection) is darker and plumier than MAC Style Snob.
Do you NEED this? DUH! It’s Taupe, it’s Limited Edition and it’s TAUPE. Get thee to a MAC counter or to the MAC Cosmetics website ASAP before it’s gone for good!
MAC Style Snob all over, Sephora Colorful Mono No. 6 in the crease and MAC Shroom to highlight. Becca Berbarella to line and Shu Uemura The Basic Mascara.