Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MAC 6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows COOL Swatches, Review, and EOTD - Ice Parade Holiday 2011

Late to the game!  I have for you the MAC 6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows/Cool - which includes the shades Snowball (Frost), Illegal Cargo (Frost), Idol Eyes (Lustre), Warm & Smoky (Veluxe Pearl), Howzat (Satin), and Set to Dance (Matte).

From the MAC Website:
Shake it up! Cool reigns. Frost and smoke, grey and blue, mingle in this sextet of six high contrast shades. Their stunning showcase: our silver-domed snowglobe compact with white mini brush. Limited edition.

 (L-R: Snowball, Idol Eyes, Howzat, Illegal Cargo, Warm and Smoky, Set to Dance)

I was really taken aback by this palette.  6 Snowglobe Eye Shadows/Cool has gotten some really negative reviews.  Other than Idol Eyes (which is a temperamental Lustre), I found them all nice to swatch and easy to get color payoff from.  The swatches above were done with no base.

Snowball - is a frosty white with a tone of blue in it when you arc it a certain way.  It's a very interesting shade and worked easily in my EOTD as a bright pop in the inner corner and lightly above the crease.

Idol Eyes - a light purple and sparkly devil lustre.  I made it work, you'll see ;)

Howzat - is a very smooth satin grey

Illegal Cargo - is a really pretty light purple, which was released previously with Naughty Nauticals.  I loved it then and I love it now!  So glad to see it back!

Warm & Smoky - is my fave shade from this palette.  It's this purple with blue flash AND it's a Veluxe Pearl.

Set to Dance - is a blackened navy matte, which actually is really stunning.  It was SO easy to use.  Normally I find mattes to be way too dry, but this one was just right.

I had a ton of fall out when I used this palette, but that is easily remedied if you do your eye makeup before your face makeup, which most people likely do anyway.

The packaging is adorable.  The white plastic casing features a snowglobe top that my kids are insane for (luckily, these palettes are more durable than they appear).

Overall, this is a fabulous palette and a great deal.  You get 6 shadows and a mini brush in a snowglobe palette your kids will love... all for only $38.  If you love some smoky blues/purples/greys - this is right up your alley.

When I did my EOTD I was even impressed with Idol Eyes, which, if you've been keeping up with the blog, you know I loathe Lustre shadows more than any makeup product ever invented.  I don't know if it was because I used it over a paint pot, but it looked amazing and went on easier than any Lustre I've ever tried to become friends with.

 For this EOTD I used UDPP as a base and then layered MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot over that all over the lid and up to the brow.  First, I took a 239 brush and dabbed Idol Eyes all over the lid.  Then, using a 219 I deposited Warm & Smoky into and above the crease.  Using the same 239 I had used before I dabbed some more Warm & Smoky into the outer V.  Reaching for  the same 219 I mixed Warm & Smoky with a bit of Set to Dance to deepen the outer crease and outer V.  Using a 275 I applied Snowball to the inner corners and above the crease color.  For a liner, I used MAC Silver Skates Technakohl Liner  and took the 266 brush to apply Set to Dance over top on the upper lid.  I finished off this look by using MAC False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara

I hope you enjoyed the look!  Because I am so impressed with this one I'm going to go ahead and order Sultry.  I've been lemming it and now that I know this palette was not difficult to work with I can be confidant in the purchase ;)


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