I’m having a bit of a MAC moment on the blog this week – so many releases, so little time! MAC’s Dark Desires won’t be for everyone but I personally love it. It’s dark, it’s glossy and it’s very, very difficult to apply (unless you’re a make-up artist, that is).
But I love a challenge so I thought I’d give it my best smokey eye attempt. Here’s how I got on…
MAC Dark Desires Into The Well Eyeshadow in Strip Me Senseless (€21)
Extremly dark and smokey, the new multi-purpose eyeshadows can be worn wet or dry or as a shadow or a liner. The innovative well in the centre allows you to add a drop of water for mixing, and is pretty ingenius.
I’m wearing the shade Strip Me Senseless (blackened aubergine/eggplant colour) over a base of MAC x Ellie Goulding Hanging On eyeshadow. I’ve applied mine dry for a dark, intense look. However, I do think this would work better as a wet liner.
MAC Dark Desires Studio Eye Gloss (€21)
I can confidently report I’ve never used an ‘eye gloss’ before. To be honest, I had no idea what to do with it at first. It’s glossy, has a slight shimmer to it and is very, very tacky in consistency. I dotted it on the eyelids with my middle finger for a high sheen look.
I loved the end result but I couldn’t imagine wearing this in real life. My eyelids were so sticky and the shadow ended up under my brows by the end of the day. This is definitely one for the make-up artists out there. I’ll probably wear mine as a lip gloss or for future blog photos.
MAC Dark Desires Fluidline Eye Liner (€21)
Available in four shades, this new pen liner is amazing. It’s flexible and can bend in every direction and still deliver a clean, pigmented line. As I’m still rubbish at wings, I used mine dotted along the top and bottom lashes for a fuller look. I adore this liner.
What do you think of MAC Dark Desires? Will you be trying anything from the range?
*MAC Dark Desires is available for a limited time in December from BrownThomas.com. Fluidline is available from December 26th, 2015. Press sample. For more, see disclaimer