Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review: MAC Disney Mineralize Eyeshadow "She Who Dares" + EOTD

Originally, I wasn't interested in anything from this Disney collection. I didn't like the packaging and what I saw in print, didn't look too exciting. That all changed yesterday when I went to put on hold something for a blogger friend and I got to see the whole collection up close and personal. The two mineralize eyeshadows, She Who Dares (Green and Blue duo) and My Dark Magic ( Purple duo) just awed me with their beautiful colors. Up till now, I've stayed away from the mineralize products because of the heavy shimmer in it. The MAC MUA told me that these two were probably the best as far as pigmentation and least amount of fallout. I'm also a bit worried about the shimmers going into any fine lines and creating an awful look but I decided that I loved the color combos too much to pass it up.

First thing this morning I went and picked up the eyeshadows. I couldn't wait to get home so that I could play with it. I had a hard time deciding which one to play with and ended up deciding to go with the green/blue duo since I've been doing a lot of purple EOTD recently. Honestly, I don't like the design on the compact but oh well.

As far as my concern with fallout and pigmentation, the MUA gave me a few pointers. As I had learned in the Dior workshop, instead of swiping your eyeshadow from side to side or in a downward swipe, you should actually push your brush up. The MAC MUA said to use a flat brush, like the 239. In order to keep fallout to a minimum and to get good pigmentation, you then spritz it with Fix+ and dab the brush onto your lids. Do your eye makeup first and then the rest of your face to help take care of any fallout.

I found that using this method, the eyeshadows turned out really quite dark and it was difficult to blend, thus it kind of muddied my colors. I also stll got quite a bit of shimmers all over the place, which is something that I don't care for much.

I decided for my EOTD to mix is using mainly matte eyeshadows to try to tone down the shimmers in the mineralize eyeshadow.

Products used:

(All from MAC unless otherwise stated)
UDPP in Sin
Remotely Grey
Neutral Pink
She Who Dares
K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner
Canmake Gokubuto Mascara

I primed with UDPP. Nylon on inner 1/3 of moving lid. (Moving lid is the area of your eyelid where your eyeball is.) The green eyeshadow from She Who Dares on middle 1/3 of moving lid and blue eyeshadow on outer 1/3 of moving lid. Copperplate in contour area (contour area is the indentation between your eyeball and browbone). I usually place my eyeshadow in the middle 3/4 of the the contour area--I don't go from end to end. Remotely Grey is then lightly layered over Copperplate and gently blended upwards into browbone area. Neutral Pink is applied in the inner contour area (where Copperplate and Remotely Grey wasn't applied) and gently swept upwards to the eyebrows. Blue is again applied in the outer corners for more depth and gently swept up and blended towards middle of the eyelid and upwards into contour area. (I'm one of those who has to blend well so that's also the reason why sometimes my colors kind of get muddy.) Yogurt is on browbone for highlight. Green is lightly swept on lower lashline from inner eye to mid eye. Blue is swept from mid eye to outer eye along the lower lashline. Lined upper lashline and 1/3 of outer lower lashline with K-Palette. Applied Canmake Gokubuto mascara.

As I said earlier, my colors kind of got muddied and I was disappointed that you really can't see the different colors. One MAC MUA had her eyeshadow on really dark. The other one you could see the beautiful blue color on her lids. I should have asked her how she achieved that but at that time I didn't realize that mine wouldn't turn out the nice blue. I will have to play with this more. You can also see the shimmers dotting my eyelashes and eyelids. Overall, though, I'm quite pleased with how my EOTD turned out. Seriously, this is literally an eye of the day because I did only this one eye. I left my other eye with this morning's makeup.



thesungirl said...

I like how your EOTD turned out! Sounds like it will get even better after a bit of playing around and practice!

Jess said...

I'm not attracted by the packaging either, but I've seen some photos of the products, and some items look really nice (blushes and mineralize powders).

The two mineralize eyeshadows look amazing!

Jian said...

Good luck with the playing! =) I am sure practice will make perfect! Thanks for the tip on the fall-out! I'll bear that in mind the next time I apply a super shimmery or dark coloured e/s!

galpal.hi said...

thesungirl--Thank you so much! I will definitely have to play around with this eyeshadow more. The interesting thing with the mineralize eyeshadows is that what you see is not what you get since under each layer it can be different since it's all swirled.


galpal.hi said...

Hi Jess! Yeah, the mineralize eyeshadows caught my eye immediately when I saw the Disney collection in person. Now I'm wishing that I picked up the nail polishes too but they are sold out already. I am on a cancellation list though for those who put them on hold and don't pick it up.


galpal.hi said...

Hey Jian! How are you doing? I'm glad that the tip was informational for you. As I receive tips, I like to try to share them. I feel that probably most people know it but just in case there's anyone who doesn't, then it's good.

Take care of yourself and study hard but get some "me" time in too.


BV said...

Hi there Kat!

We are twins!! I ordered these two items also from the Disney collection! I also managed to pick up a few other items - not too many but more than I planned. I just couldn't miss out... hehehe

I'm so glad I got these two eyeshadows also.. it looks good on you! I hope this looks good on me too!


PS I went to Missha and the two BB creams are $38 and $32 Australian. I know, what the! Still, cheaper than US though!! Let me know if you are interested...
Talk soon

galpal.hi said...

BV, I hope that you managed to get the nail polishes cause I didn't have any luck. Boo! I look forward to hearing your review on the eyeshadows when you do get it and get to play with it. I've already formed an opinion on it but won't say anything to you yet.

Thanks for checking Missha for me! I'll email you privately later.


BV said...

Hi Kat... if you want a particular colour let me know and I can get it for you in Sydney. It has only just come out (this Monday) and they seem to have sold out of the Queen beauty powders/blush as well as the mineralize eyeshadows.

I wasn't going to get the polishes but I did... I got them from Nordies! Sadly no longer available now... let me know kay?