For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Apply the base eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid and tearduct with the 239. Next, apply the eye color eyeshadow to the outer half of the lid with the 239. Then, apply the eye definer eyeshadow to the outer fourth of the lid. Highlight the brow bone with base eyeshadow with the 239. Apply #12L liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Inimitable Intense mascara.
For cheeks, apply Tea Petal cremeblend blush on the apples of the cheeks and pat towards the temple with fingers.
For lips, apply Kissable slimshine for a complementing lip.
On really, really special occasions (like graduation), then I will ensure really even coverage for face, neck, and shoulders (assuming what I’m wearing shows shoulders). I use something sheer and lightweight like MAC Face & Body.
OVERALL, it’s a good formula, and I think it adds some nice shades to MAC’s permanent range. I feel like there’s easily at least one shade that catches the eye. There is a good balance of cool, more neutral, and warm shades here, as well as brights and darks and everyday kind of shades. The majority of shades have some past shade compares closely, but for the most part, each shade doesn’t have five shades that are exactly the same either. (One must always keep in mind that not everyone has every past or present shade, and so what is easily duped for one person is a new holy grail shade for another!) It’s a solid release, and even better because they are permanent.