Friday, February 1st, 2013

MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.19 oz.) contains four shades: Cheryl Chic (light coral pink), Dreammaker (pale frosty yellow), Caramel Sundae (mid-tone warm tan), and Showstopper (dark, cool-toned brown).

Cheryl Chic is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It has a frost finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was fairly soft and smooth. Tarte Skinny Dip is matte. NARS Bouthan #1 is lighter and matte. MAC Rose Light is a smidgen darker and more metallic. MAC Love Power is rather similar.

Dreammaker is a warm, yellow gold with a frosted finish. It has a frost finish officially. The color payoff was a little weak here, and there was some sheerness. It was also a little powdery both initially when I swatched as well as when I applied it to the lid; it really didn’t want to smooth out for me. This is also a repromote. bareMinerals The Rising Star is similar. Make Up For Ever #10 is more metallic and a touch darker.

Caramel Sundae is a softened, medium brown with a satiny sheen. It has a satin finish. There are warm tones to it, but they’re subtle and barely-there. It had decent to good color payoff, and it applied smoothly, but the texture was a touch dry. Giorgio Armani Moonlight Beige #3 is browner. Tarte Hot Cocoa is a touch grayer. Bobbi Brown Praline is a smidgen warmer.

Showstopper is a cool-toned, dark brown with a matte finish. It has a matte shade, and this is a shade that has come out many, many times pre-made palettes/quads. It has a firm, stiff texture that doesn’t yield great pigmentation and doesn’t blend out as easily as a really great matte would. theBalm Matt Ramirez has stronger red undertones. MAC Diamond Dove is similar. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #5 is warmer.

None of the shades in this palette were as bad as the ones in Spoiled Rich, though the palette as a whole is just okay–not horrible but at the price point, you’d likely want better quality.  Cheryl Chic was the best-performing out of the four with Caramel Sundae coming in second.  Dreammaker was surprisingly troublesome from its powdery texture to its sheer color payoff.  Showstopper was a pain to blend and apply, though it was unsurprising given its past track record.  The real concern with this palette is whether or not it’s going to show up on your skin tone, because three of the shades are on the softer side.  On my lid, the three lighter shades really ran together, so I think this may only be workable on really fair complexions.  I wore all four shades together, and they lasted seven and a half hours before starting to have a slightly faded look.

The Glossover

palette

Caramel Sundae

C+
None of the shades in this palette were as bad as the ones in Spoiled Rich, though the palette as a whole is just okay--not horrible but at the price point, you'd likely want better quality.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Saturday, July 25th, 2009

I thought I’d use some of the new eyeshadows from MAC’s Love That Look Collection, and I figured I’d go with a pretty obvious, but fun, combination of green, blue, and teal. You can also expect a video tutorial for this look, too :)

P.S. – I totally realize why I rarely use liquidlast liners. If you don’t get it perfect the first time, you can never quite fix it!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), True Chartreuse pigment (bright matte chartreuse base), Rated R eyeshadow (chartreuse), One-Off eyeshadow (medium green), Strike A Pose eyeshadow (dark teal-blue), Atlantic Blue eyeshadow (bright royal blue), Dreammaker eyeshadow (yellow highlighter), Make Up For Ever #17L Aqua Eyes Liner (light green), Blue Herizon liquidlast liner (blue), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Fleurry blush (coral-orange)
  • Lips: Lollipop Loving lipstick (coral), Liberated lipglass (shimmery yellow-gold)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Rated R = Bitter; One-Off = Kelly Green; Strike A Pose = Tilt; Dreammaker = Nylon; Fleurry = Springsheen; Lollipop Loving = CB96 (not a great dupe); Liberated = Instant Gold

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the upper lid and brow bone as the base with the 249. With the 239, apply True Chartreuse pigment with water-based mixing medium on the lower lid. On the inner lid, pack Rated R eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply One-Off eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Apply Strike A Pose eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid and bring into crease with the 239. Darken crease with Atlantic Blue eyeshadow using the 219. Sweep Dreammaker eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with #17L Aqua Eyes Liner on lower lash line, and Blue Herizon liquidlast liner on the upper lash line using the 208. Apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Fleurry blush using the 129. Apply Lollipop Loving lipstick to lips, and then top with Liberated lipglass for color and shine.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

OMG, I was hit by a nasty, nasty bug on Sunday afternoon. I probably caught it on the plane, but who knows. All I know is that it sucks something awful, and I really wish it would go away. I feel miserable, incredibly groggy and sleepy all-freaking-day-long, and whiny! I think my boyfriend is on the verge of going insane. A sick Christine is NOT good for anybody. I did this look on Monday, but I completely dozed off, though I totally meant to post it earlier. I swear!

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Dreammaker eyeshadow (white-gold), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Cool Heat eyeshadow (blue-teal), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered Colour Forms powder (peach)
  • Lips: Soft Lust lipstick (frosty champagne), Rich & Ripe lipglass (red-coral)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Dreammaker = Nylon; Sharp = Sour Lemon; Cool Heat = Electric Eel; Suncentered = Peachykeen; Soft Lust = High Tea; Rich & Ready = Lust

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Dreammaker eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Sharp to the middle of the lid, then overlay the outer lid with Cool Heat eyeshadow. Drag Cool Heat eyeshadow into crease using the 239. Sweep Dreammaker underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply Soft Lust lipstick to lips, and then top with Rich & Ripe lipglass for color and shine.

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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

If you were using MAC’s Dreammaker eyeshadow?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?

Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Dreammaker! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I wanted to do some color, but since I was going to hang out with my relatives, I didn’t want to go full-out with the color. I thought a more neutral lid with color in the crease would give me the best of both worlds!

Happy Friday! Weekend’s almost here :) Any exciting plans?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Dreammaker eyeshadow (pastel white-gold), Mink & Sable eyeshadow (olive green), Humid eyeshadow (forest green), Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Nuance mineralize blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: High 90s slimshine (coral-pink), Nymphette lipglass (sheer gold-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Dreammaker = Nylon; Mink & Sable = Sumptuous Olive; Nuance = Peachykeen; High 90s = Skew

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the lid, apply Dreammaker using the 239. Darken the outer lid using Mink & Sable eyeshadow and drag into crease using the 239. Intensify the crease with Humid eyeshadow with the 239. Sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Nuance using the 129. Apply High 90s slimshine to lips, and then top with Nymphette lipglass for color and shine.

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Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I did this look for yesterday’s outing with the relatives :) Pretty simple, but I liked it nonetheless!

How’s everyone doing? What’s on your to-do list today?

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Dreammaker eyeshadow (white-gold), Go! eyeshadow (dark shimmery brown), Ricepaper eyeshadow (soft neutral highlight), Rich Ground fluidline (coppery brown gel liner), Blacktrack fluidline (black gel liner), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Suncentered colour forms powder (soft peachy)
  • Lips: Mari-sheeno lipstick (coral-pink), Cle de Peau #2 Gloss (pink duochrome)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Dreammaker = Nylon; Go = Tempting; Suncentered = Cantaloupe; Mari-sheeno = Skew

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. All over the lid, apply Dreammaker using the 239. Apply Go! eyeshadow to the outer edge of the lid, overlaying it with Dreammaker. Darken crease with Go! eyeshadow by dragging it into the crease area with the 239. Sweep Ricepaper underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Blacktrack fluidline on lower lash line, Rich Ground fluidline on upper lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Suncentered using the 129. Apply Mari-sheeno lipstick to lips, and then top with Cle de Peau #2 Gloss for color and shine.

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