MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches
MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots ($18.50 for 0.17 oz. each) include three limited edition shades for the holidays. These will hit stores on October 27th, 2011. The three shades are: For Effect (black with pearl), Let’s Skate (pale pink with pearl), and Morning Frost (shimmering champagne taupe).
- For Effect is a dark charcoal black with silver sparkle. The sparkle gives it a grittier texture, though not as gritty as Buried Treasure. I tried wearing it as an eyeliner, and it was such a pain to use. It did not want to apply opaque, and a few hours later, I had silvery bits underneath my eye. Chanel Mirifique is similar but has less fall out and goes on more opaque.
- Let’s Skate light-medium pink with yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It actually doesn’t very shimmery in the pot, but it packs a fair amount of shimmer when swatched. It’s a little like a pink version of MAC Chilled on Ice.
- Morning Frost is a smoky brown–a little bit taupe but more brown than gray–and a frosted finish. It’s not quite as warm as Make Up For Ever #13. MAC Vintage Selection seems fairly similar–a little lighter.
The fall out from For Effect was annoying, while Morning Frost works really well as an all-over wash of color (and as a base). I did like the way it looked alone–it blended well and looked shimmery but not metallic. Let’s Skate has a texture more like For Effect but the sparkle isn’t as large, so there was less concern about fall out. These paint pots are creamy without being all over the place; they dry down quick enough not to crease immediately but not so quick that you don’t have time to blend away any harsh edges. I wore Morning Frost alone, and I didn’t encounter any creasing or fading.