Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Luckily, I haven’t experienced any real trouble with the new Metal-X shadows, but I have heard plenty of those who have been unsure about their application, ease, and lasting power. Of course, this means I must enlist the help of an expert, and who better than Victor Cembellin, Senior MAC Artist, to guide us all?

Here are a couple of quick tips on how to play with the Metal X collection!

  • With a unique ‘cream powder’ formula the Metal X colors may stand on their own as a metallic lid color (with little to no creasing) simple apply with a MAC #242 or #252 brush and pat across a bare eye lid.
  • For an unbeatable intensity- use the Metal X colors as a base for any MAC eyes shadow on top make shadows perform like their on steroids J.
  • Add glitter liners thinly on top of any perfectly applied fluid eyeliner to create a modernized 50’s cat eye. VERY CHIC.
  • Using the litter gold and silver Metal X tones, apply sparingly to the high cheek bones for a beautiful ‘plastic’ effect on the skin.
  • Use glitter liners sparingly below the eye to add interest and a unique spin on any eye make up application.
  • Use glitter liner on the tips of any style of MAC lashes to create a diamond-like effect to the lash.

Hope these help some of you! Let me know what tips and tricks you’ve found that would really help others, too.

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12 thoughts on “MAC Cosmetics – Victor Cembellin Shares Metal-X Tips!

  1. I bought the metal-x eyeshadows and have noticed they perform a lot better with a base such as the paint pots , then either a sponge tip applicator or my finger to warm it up a bit and it glides on very smoothly and gives you better control of how much and where to apply it on your eyelid….I agree though it makes an awesome base to add vibrancy to matching colored eyeshadows!

  2. Tanya

    With these tips it kinda makes me wish I had tried picking up one or two of the Metal X’s, I crease so badly that I thought it best to pass…but now I am having second thoughts. There were such beautiful color choices :)

    Also, would the last tip for the glitter liner on false lashes also work on lashes worn with just mascara? I really like the idea of glitter on the tips of my lashes.

  3. Peri

    I went into the Mac store in London just last weekend and i was wearing Nylon/Woodwinked/Texture/Tempting on my eyes. The male make up artist grabbed me and put Gold Spice and Fusion Gold Metal X creams on top of my eyeshadows. The creams stayed on for hours and hours and hours without creasing! So my trick is to use a similar coloured eyeshadow underneath the cream! It’s not only long lasting but you get great coverage and awesome colour payoff too! Oh…and he also dabbed on some reflects gold glitter and it made my eyes POP!

  4. Still waiting for my Metal-X shadows in the mail. Can’t wait to start playing around with them though. It seems there are very mixed reviews on them – people either love them or hate them. I’m hoping to love them, the colors are so vibrant!

  5. I forgot to say… thanks for the great tips :)