Monday, May 5


I was not planning on splurging on a M.A.C. product, but when i saw the temporary store in Milan Central Station, i couldn't resist. 
This bad boy caught my eye, and as soon as i swatched it, i knew it was the one. 

As a proud owner of another paint pot, in Bare Study, i'm already accustomed to the wonders of MAC paint pots. First of all, I've had mine for almost two years, and it has not dried a bit. Moreover, it barely looks used, even though i guarantee i did not skimp on this little pot. For this reason, i believe € 19,95 is not overpriced, for how much it lasts and for how stunning the formula is. Mac's paintpots are the only cream shadow that you can apply generously on the lids without worrying of creasing. It doesn't crease or move at all. Simple as that. Also it's lasting power is unbelievable: altough it applies easily and it feels very creamy and lightweight on the lid, once it dries it doesn't move. It is still easy to remove and doesn't stain the skin. 
Groundwork is a worm , almost orangy, light choccolate brown. It has no shimmer nor pearly finish, but it doesn't look too mat, i'd say it's very sheer on the eyelids. I bought this particular shade to use as a wash of color all over the lid, to create an effortless, one product, daytime smokey look. That's what i did in the picture below, even though my lights make it look very subtle, i can tell that in real life it picked up much more. I just intensifyied the look by smudging a soft black pencil trough the upper and lower lash line. There's a multitude of looks you can create with this product, and it works perfectly as a longlasting eyeshadow base as well. I guess i'll just never stop raving about this eyeshadow.

Products used in the picture:

  • Rimmel Match Perfection foundation 
  • NYC Sunny bronzer
  • Maybelline stay matte translucent powder
  • Brow color is MAC espresso
  • Revlon black eye pencil
  • NYC blusher in West side wine