I BOUGHT SOMETHING FROM MAC. MORE THAN ONE THING.
Ok, ok. Now that I got that off of my ridiculously large chest, I can tell you what I got. Somewhere in the midst of whatever ridiculous and obviously limited-edition collection MAC had released, there was some collection called Peacocky. I don’t know why it was called Peacocky, but whatev, that’s not the issue. Featured in Peacocky is a new type of MAC eyeshadow called Mega Metal. These shadows are large (we’re talking Cream Color Base sized, 3.4g!), shimmery but creamy feeling instead of gritty or chunky, and loaded with pigment. I couldn’t help myself. I just had to give in. It’s like sex with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend: so bad, but so good. That’s how I feel about MAC. MAC is my ex-boyfriend who was a total a-hole but great in the sack. When MAC delivers, it delivers - these Mega Metal shadows rock hard.
My color choices shouldn’t surprise you at all. I chose:
Prance - A light lavender color with a hint of a warm pink. From the look of it in the pan, I expected it to also have a slight taupey edge. However, you can see that on my skin it’s just a shimmery warmed lavender wash. I cannot wait to try this as a lid shade with a deep smokey purple crease (like Unflappable!).
Unflappable - This is exactly what I wanted MAC Smut to be. Unflappable is a deep tauped smoky purple shade. It reminds me of a deeper version of that limited-edition Chanel taupe that came out in the fall - Taupe Grise? Whatev, I know Elvira reviewed it at some point. The shimmer adds this lovely dimension to the shade, a slight reddish edge that pulls out that taupe undertone so well.
Centre Stage - My favorite of the three shadows I chose, this warm, deep reddened brown is just pure seduction in a pot. I have plenty and plenty of browns but I cannot think of one I own that is anywhere close to this color. Imagine this shade smoked out and close to the lashline...ugh, hot! This one is going to get a lot of play from me, especially in the warmer months.
These shadows retail for $19.50USD, which I think is pretty damn great for the amount and quality of the shadows. The range of colors are quite lovely - that Noir Plum color caught my eye, I must say! MAC needs to make these permanent, I have to say. I’m embarrassed to admit I would buy a few more shades. Good job MAC - I hope you know it murdered my soul to admit I love these shadows! Ha!