Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MAC Earthly Mineralize Eye Shadow from the Heavenly Creatures collection - photos, review and swatches

Last week I showed you the gorgeous blush I bought from MAC's Heavenly Creatures collection, Ring of Saturn.  Well today I'm going to show you my other purchase and after much research online thanks to Temptalia, I decided that Earthly Mineralize eyeshadow was for me.

Described as a beige, peach and cool brown melange, I knew that this shade would be perfect for every day use and if I'm going to justify spending €20.50 on a shadow, the best way to make it all ok is to tell myself that I'll wear it every day.  Works every time.  I know I'm telling myself a big old lie but I'm a product addict!

Below I have some swatches for you and you can apply the shadow wet or dry.  On the top you can see what looks like dry and it's basically a cool toned grey/brown shadow with some faint gold shimmer.  When applied wet, the shimmer is much more obvious and I like to apply it wet on the lid and dry in the crease.

I love the whole swirly whirlyness of mineralized shadows and this is no exception.  Pigmentation wise, it's on the medium scale, but when it's wet, it goes on a lot more opaque and frosty.  To apply it wet, I like to spray some thermal water on the back of my hand, dip the brush into the water and then onto the shadow.  It's the easiest way and works grand.  To make sure I don't make the top layer of the shadow go all hard after using the water with it, I swirl a dry brush around on the top of it, just to loosen it a bit.

This has been my go to shadow for wearing to work every day and when I want to wear it going out at night, I just keep packing on the layers.  It builds easily and once I blend out the edges, I'm sorted.  I use a primer on my oily lids and this keeps it in place.

Have you picked up anything from the Heavenly Creatures collection?



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