Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

What eyeshadow do you swoon over, but never wear? What eyeshadow is just gorgeous to look at, but you don’t wear – whether for fear of using it all up or that it might look bad on you or whatever?

No eyeshadow color is off limits! I use everything I buy thus far, and I want to keep it that way. I’d probably say matte yellows are my least favorite, as I feel they make my skin look a bit sallow!

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23 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What eyeshadow do you swoon over, but never wear?

  1. I agree with you, I didn’t really enjoy the matte2 eyeshadows, I like at least a lil bit of shimmer to make my peepers “pop”, the matte made me look rather dull…I do however am enjoying the pigments and the mineralized eyeshadows from the holiday collection!

  2. Chyla

    There are a couple I do not use as much but not because I don’t like them… I love everything that I buy from MAC ;)

    I have a couple of Lustre eye shadows but rarely use them because for me, they’re kind of intimidating to use. They’re not necessarily designed to have that much of a color payoff but rather, more for accent. However, I did talk to a MAC artist who told me to use the CCB’s with the Lustres to grip the glitter… DUH! It made so much sense… With that in mind, I may use them more but we’ll see.

    Another reason for limiting the use of certain shadows is that they may be Limited Editions. For instance, I love Cosmic from the Moonbathe collection but since it’s an LE, I try not to use it as much because I know there’s a chance that they’ll never bring it back :*( I’m kinda’ weird like that :P

  3. Cyn

    I have a bag of pigment samples that I don’t use and it isn’t because I don’t love them or can’t work with them, but because I’m scared I will use it all and then I won’t have any more.

  4. tanya

    I simply ADORE the McQueen eyecolors but I just think they are a bit too young/bright for me…I have flashes of ending up looking like MiMi from the Drew Carry show. But hot damn are the green and blue’ish colors (sorry too lazy to look up the names) amazingly beautiful.

    • Cyn

      They are bright alright, I picked up the paint pots and I admit I was a little scared, a little goes a long way but I think they will work as a base for some of my matte2 shadows as well as jeweltone, which I don’t wear often enough.

      • tanya

        Cyn,
        What type of matte2 colors would you pair them with and what type of jeweltones?

        I am just so anamored with the colors and I know I will forever regret it if I don’t buy them…but I am trying to cut down on buying things I don’t really “need” which really translates into things I know I simply won’t use and thus is a bit of a waste.

        • Cyn

          I like using the pp Otherwordly (the blue-green one) with Brill (dc though), newly minted from matte2 and I went to the counter today and thought it would look great as a base for some of the blue-greens, like shimmermoss and steamy.

          I would use the other pp, electro sky with Bang on Blue, Big T, or any of the purples.

          When I first tried them, I overdid it a bit and they looked a little scary, but once I layered similar colors over them, it was really a great look.

          Lastly, I think it’s a matter of where and how much you use those colors. I like putting it in the crease and buffing upward so some color peeks out, then I put some on my lid. Then I applied a darker color in the same family in the crease, and then I smoked out some e/s liner, typographic is great for that because it’s so soft and it’s easier for me to work with than carbon.

    • They are quite bright!! I didn’t pick up any of the shadows myself, just because I have enough brights to copycat them.

  5. Jet Black

    The blue/brown mac pigment! I love it in the jar but not on my eyes…It always seems to smudge and go red leaving me looking like I’ve been in a cat fight!

  6. Madeleine

    Black! Any type of black,either is a pigment,e/s,paint pot,eyeliner…Just recently we’ve gone to a big wedding.After my hair was done I requested Smokey eyes and the makeup artist did it in…blue explaining that I am way too fair (come on…let’s do not exaggerate,I am blond and fair ,but not too too fair and do not have dark circles under my eyes,so…?!)to wear it in black(dark gray a.s.o.).
    But…I am proud to say that thanks to Christine,Temptalia site and other readers I have purchased Beauty Marked,Knight Divine,Deep Truth,Big T,Cloudburst and other dark and(to me) challenging colors,worn it and…loved it.Feeling and looking great :)

  7. Lindsay

    MAC Falling Star and Coppering.

    So pretty, but I have no idea what to do with them. The SA talked me into them but I have hardly ever used them and I really want to. I have fair skin, brown/reddish hair and green eyes…please give me suggestions!

    • Coppering is really pretty in a sunset eye! :) I don’t have Falling Star, but I bet it would look hot with Stars ‘n Rockets or Parfait Amour – even Goldmine!

  8. Janis

    I agree with you on the yellows..I look sickly with shades like chrome yellow, etc although lighter ones like going bananas are fine. I’d like to add orange eyeshadows on the list too–they don’t looj right on me.

  9. Hepcat…love it, but never seem to pick it up. Club also because it always seems to look dirty on me.