I’ve been wanting to talk about these eyeshadows for the longest time now. I got them a little over a month ago and been using them a lot, which is why I don’t really know why I haven’t blogged about them yet. But you know life gets in the way and I’ve gotten quite a lot of new makeup items in the past few weeks and I probably got so used to using these eyeshadows I forgot that I still wanted to write about them. At least I remember now. Better late than never, right?
When I first saw Mac’s new Extra Dimension eyeshadows when they came out I pretty much fell in love right away and knew that I had to purchase some of these. As much as I love a matte finish when it comes to lipsticks when it’s about the eyes I’m all about glitter and shimmer. What I love about these eyeshadows is that they are just the right amount of shimmery. They look beautifully on the eyes without being too over the top and are perfect to glam up a more neutral look for the day. But of course you can always go for a smokey eye as well! Whatever tickles your fancy.
Anyway… at first I was trying to convince myself that I didn’t need any more eyeshadows but then I was out shopping with my mom anyway and when I see a Mac store I automatically gravitate towards it, so of course I ended going in. When I laid my eyes on these beauties I couldn’t help myself and before I knew it I pulled out my wallet and left the store with a bag taking the shades Sweet Heat and Sea Worship home with me.
Mac describes this shade as a ‘bright peach champagne’. I don’t know if its just me but when I look at the color in the pan I don’t see any peach at all and it looks more like bronzy shade to me. However, swatched on the skin I can pick up a slight touch of peach but in my eyes it’s not very noticeable. But then again colors tend to look different on varying skin colors. Sweet Heat is probably the shade I use more just because it’s more neutral and I usually keep my eye makeup quite simple on an every day basis because I’m lazy. So what I do love to do is apply this shade all over my eyelids and I love how shimmery it looks.
I think this shade might be one of my absolute favorites at the moment. It’s a beautiful olive green with some golden shimmer to it. It’s just stunning. I sometimes like to use this in my crease to add some definition to my eyes but it’s also a color that looks beautiful when it’s applied all over the lid. I think the reason I went for this shade is that I don’t really have anything similar to is and I think it goes great with browns, golds and champagne, which are my go to shades. Even though I’m still ridiculously pale I think this is a shade that would look even better on tan skin. Unfortunately I wasn’t blessed with that but I’m just going to make it work anyway because I am obsessed with this color.
Basically I’m in love with both colors because they are absolutely stunning and look so so nice in the pan as well and actual skin. They are very nicely pigmented and I love the formula as they are so buttery, which makes it easy to blend them. The only downside I can think of is that I don’t own more shades but knowing me I’ll probably add a few at one point anyway because I’m a weak individual with no self control when it comes to makeup but that’s no secret.
Have you tried any of these eyeshadows? Did you like them? Which other shades are worth picking up?