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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

MAC Eyeshadow Series - Satin Taupe

I have been obsessing over this shade and all it's glory lately.

MAC describes the shade just as 'Taupe with Silver Shimmer' which in my opinion is completely unjust. Satin Taupe is a fantastic neutral taupe with a very light lilac sheen with a silver glow. It is a Frost but has a much greater pay-off than most MAC Frost eyeshadow. It's light enough to wear all over the lid if you're in a rush in the morning and can be applied either light handed or heavy handed if you want to use just the one shadow to give a smokey effect.

I have been loving it in the crease over MAC Shroom. It's so easy to work with and would be flattering on every skin tone.
(Image sourced from www.makeupgeek.com)

This shadow would definitely make my Top 10 list of MAC recommendations. If you love MAC shadows and don't already own Satin Taupe, you are missing out.

Disclaimer: I have worked with MAC on a professional level for many years and received a lot of my professional training from MAC. However I have never been employed by MAC and this product was paid for with my own money. I am not being paid for this review, all opinions are my own. 

Animal Testing: MAC has always maintained cruelty-free production of products and is against animal testing. There has been some controversy over the past few months but MAC is still maintaining that they do not test on animals. 
Some MAC brushes do contain animal hair. MAC maintains that the hair is is farmed ethically and cruelty-free. 

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I am fairly certain that, by law, it would be a crime of me to own this palette and not review it.
I know you've already read 30+ reviews raving about this palette and, well, you're about to read another.

The Urban Decay Naked Palette flew off shelves in only a couple of days when it was first released. On the second round of paletted Sephora sold out online within 48 hours. Luckily though, the US is getting a brand new batch in the next few weeks (although Ulta stores are already stocking the palette).

The Naked Palette features 6 permanent shades, 1 repromote and 5 brand new and exclusive shades encased in a velvet-feel flip top case. The shades are incredibly pigmented and long wearing.

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I have nothing bad to say about any of the shades.. except for one. Sidecar has an incredible amount of fall out, no, not just fall out, sparkly glittery fall out. After using the shade my face looked like a disco ball.

But if you excuse that shade, the palette is fantastic.

I have been loving Sin all over the lid with Dark Horse in the crease and a little bit of Creep in the outer corner. Half Baked is another shade that needs it's own mention, it is the best, most pigmented gold eyeshadow I have ever used.

In the US it retails at $44, I don't expect that it will hit Australia so I suggest using a mail forwarding service.
Or, if you're impatient like me and can't wait for it to come back in stock, you can go buy the palette at ridiculous prices on eBay.. (cough$80cough)

Also included in this little piece of heaven is a mini Urban Decay Primer Potion and a double ended eyeliner in Zero (black) and Whisky (brown)

Buy it, you'll love it.