It’s been a long time since I posted — not intentional of course, and if I’ve actually gotten my act together and finally gotten around to posting this blog should post automatically while I’m mid-air from LA to Melbourne. We’ll see about that though, shall we. I basically wanted to do another review today, and really it’s going to be the start of a long line of reviews and posts with my first impressions, mostly because it’s going to be easier to get things sorted when I’m at home and all my makeup in my first case arrived at my doorstep late last week, so I’ve got a lot planned, I’ve just got to get them written out. So instead of trying to do something crazily from memory I’m going to discuss my LA purchases in this post, and surprise, surprise, they’re all from MAC.
I’ve been considering buying a palette for a while now, mostly because I have so many Makeup Geek pans now that I needed something to house them all in. I went into Sephora looking for a Z Palette initially but upon seeing them I decided against it. I prefer having them housed individually, and personally, the Pro Pallete just looked more sturdy. I bought the Pro Palette with a 15 pan insert for roughly $10 US plus tax, I don’t recall the exact amount, but considering this is a solid case and the pans are held in magnetically — I considered this the better of the Z Palette and the Pro Palette. I also purchased two refill pans to put in it for $10 a piece, the colours I selected were Coppering and Swish.
Coppering Refill Pan $10 US — As far as I’m concerned this colour is exactly what it says in the name. It’s copper. And a beautifully pigmented, golden undertoned one at that. Like Swish, it’s a shimmery shade, however this is the kind of shade that’s just bold enough to stand out on it’s own or be complimented by a gradient. In fact, I’d love to see this along the lower lash line with a gold and black style smokey eye. In fact there’s so many looks that I just cannot wait to add this to and really different ways to incorporate it into my everyday makeup looks.
Swish Refill Pan $10 US — I really loved this colour when I was looking at it in the store — in fact it was one of the first colours that caught my eye. Once I get around to posting swatches you’ll be able to see that it’s a lovely pink shimmery colour, and while I once wasn’t a shimmery kind of girl, it’s quite the opposite these days. I love the way this almost bubblegum type pink catches the light, it’s got a beautiful silvery undertone which really shines in the light and this also brings out a really lovely purple colour, and I can just tell it’s going to be the kind of colour I wear for really dramatic looks right in the centre of my eyelid.
I cannot wait to get home, A: To insert swatches and a main image into this post rather than leaving it without any of these things, and B: To attempt to depot all of the eyeshadows I’ve acquired to stick them into this palette — which I’ll likely video as well and put on my YouTube channel — and really just to start doing what I love on this blog again. But I guess, for the time being this will have to do — I’ll be seeing you on the other side of the world, in two days time.