26 February 2013

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green: Review, Pictures, Swatches

I was innocently passing the MAC counter in the airport last weekend when this little dazzler practically threw itself into my hands. Despite a solemn vow to himself that I would reign in my makeup addiction before my collection has entirely taken over our home, this particular purchase was entirely necessary because a) it was my birthday, b) I don’t own anything like it and c) airport shopping doesn’t count. Right? Right.

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green

One of five shades introduced last year, Smutty Green is my first Mineralize eyeshadow, and it’s spectacular. When the light catches it, the colours really come alive – it’s a blackened green with green shimmer and packs some serious sparkle. I’m wearing it here over a base of MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot, with some Rimmel Kohl Liner in Jungle Green and a dab of lighter green in the inner corner.
AC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green FOTD and Swatches
I’ve heard mixed reports on how these shadows perform but I was plenty pleased with this one - there wasn’t as much fallout as you’d expect from a dark, glittery shade like this, it lasted well and was easy to apply and blend. If you love a good smoky eye but you can't be bothered faffing about with loads of different products, this will be perfect for you - the different colours and finishes in the one shadow combine to give lots of depth and interest to the look.  

It’s on the sheer side and the sparkle and shine faded when I blended it out, but I just kept packing on more - it’s not exactly an office shade, so I’d no hesitations in piling it on for the evening. I used it dry and from all reports it’s even better wet, so I’m happy out.

This was €16 in duty free which saved me a few bob on the regular price tag of €21.50. MAC recently released another five of these shadows as part of their Apres Chic collection – they’re limited edition, so I’ll be checking ‘em out soon. Have you tried any of these shadows? Are you a fan?
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