MAC Tartan Tale: Prologue

MAC Tartan Tale Photos

The holiday collection for MAC has four distinguishable product offerings:  the color collection (traditional launch of lipsticks, eyeshadows, etc.), palettes and bags (eyeshadows, lipsticks, lip and brush bags), miniaturized sets, and Viva Glam/Kids Helping Kids.

Today, we’ll take a look at both face kits, lip bag sets, and a brush set.  Tomorrow, we’ll move on to the eyeshadow and lip palettes.  If I have any strength between now and then, the color collection either tomorrow or the next day.  The miniaturized sets will come next week.

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Becca Quartz Creme Eye Colour

Becca Quartz Eyeshadow

Becca Quartz Creme Eye Colour ($28.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a golden champage with warm shimmer. This is an easy shade to apply all over the lid to add a nice layer of shimmer and warmth to the lid.

Becca recommends setting it with loose powder to make it more crease-resistant, which I interpret as “this is not a crease-resistant product [on its own].” It works well set with either powder eyeshadow or translucent powder, though–no creasing once I’ve done one of those two things. Since it’s not a cream-to-powder eyeshadow, it stays blendable for awhile, and it has a creamier consistency, which makes it workable as a cheek highlighter, too.

Nice but necessarily a must-have.  Becca can be hard to find in person (I have never seen it myself–I got this shade from a HauteLook sale), though.  It’s also a bit pricey at $28, relative to other high-end brands and their cream eyeshadows.

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