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Overall, I found the texture and consistency of the new cream shadows to be heavenly–smooth and rich in color. These are not crease-resistant, at least not on their own, and perhaps with the right base and setting tools (shadows or maybe even Invisible Set) would be needed to optimize their lasting power. MAC Make Up Artist Paula advised to use these on the lid and brow, but avoid using it in the crease if you fear creasing problems. I’ve been given other tips like using a base underneath the new cream shadows or to ensure you pack on enough powder products (like shadows, for instance) to maximize staying power. The glitter liners were pretty, and a first for me (in person, at least), so I made sure to pick up one. I felt that the liners had good color payoff – they were clearly different colors when swatched. I only purchased Plum Electric & Pure Ore cream shadows and Blitzed glitter liner.
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Temptalia caught up with twenty-three year old MAC Freelance Artist, Monica, this week. She’s worked as a makeup artist for about two years, and she has been trained through both Sephora and MAC. Additionally she’s attended seminars at the Make Up Show, read beauty books, and found beauty forums to be a real help in the beginning.
Temptalia: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
Monica: Probably that it’s really difficult to get paid as a freelance artist and how many ladies don’t know how to properly apply make up.
Temptalia: When did you first fall in love with makeup?
Monica: I’ve had a love affair with make up for a long while now have been experimenting with different looks since I was about seventh grade but I didn’t really get into make up until probably the latter half of 2005.
Temptalia: What do you consider “beauty” to be?
Monica: There’s so many aspects to beauty. There’s a person’s personality, personal style, the cosmetic, and the skin care side of it. All these thing can be attributed to beauty. It all comes together to paint a complete picture. It’s about being aesthetically pleasing.
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I used Teal pigment on lid, Shimmermoss eyeshadow on inner lid, Newly Minted eyeshadow on middle of lid, Freshwater eyeshadow on outer lid, Deep Truth eyeshadow on outer crease, Aquavert eyeshadow above crease, Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow on brow, Deep Truth eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, and Graphblack technakohl on lower lashline. I wore Overrich lipstick with Vibrational lipglass on my lips. I had Springsheen blush on cheeks.
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Heads up, readers, Sephora’s Friends and Family Sale ends tomorrow! Put in your last (or first!) orders and save 20% off everything in stock with code FF2007. What are you waiting for? Zip on over to Sephora.com.
Are you drawn to packaging? Does pretty or well-done packaging sucker you in? Are you immune to the powers of persuasive packaging?
I love good packaging, and I’d definitely say I’m drawn in by it. However, I refuse to buy something purely because the case is aesthetically pleasing. It has to be useful and worth the price (on some level of justification, at least!) if I’m going to purchase it.
- NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Lilac Pearl
- NYX Eyeshadow Trio in Purple/Deep Purple/Prune
- NYX Eyeshadow Single 01 Black
- Illusionist Intense Mascara 06 Intense Black
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer in Dark
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