Today, I have a paint pot, two eye kohls, three blushes, and five lipsticks, so it’s still exciting times over here at Softly Sometimes. To transition from Part I’s eyeshadow bonanza, let’s start with eye product swatches then go downwards on the face.
Swatches from L-R: eye kohls in Teddy and Prunella, MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study and Rubenesque (for comparison)
I didn’t think it would be possible, but I feel like I do love Bare Study as much as I love Rubenesque, though this swatch makes it look meh. Here’s a better one:
The level of love I had for the Rubenesque made me think I didn’t really need or want another Paint Pot, but Bare Study is proving that to be false. I love both. As for the eye kohls, I haven’t tested wear time, but I’m loving how they look so far. They are also extremely creamy and easy to glide on the skin.
I compared Prunella with the shu uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Painting Liner (in Blackish Satin Purple), and they are pretty similar, though Prunella is a little darker and BSP has a bit more shimmer.
On to the blushes!
Swatches from L-R: MAC Powder Blush in Ambering Rose, Plum Foolery, and Springsheen
I quite like all of them, though I expected Plum Foolery to be a bit less pink. Springsheen—which, let’s face it, I bought for the name—is a pretty good warm highlight and brightening blush, though I don’t think I can wear alone if I want a more “flushed” look, since my skin tone is pretty dark for it. I like Ambering Rose for a kind of one-product cheek look. It warms up my already-warm skin and the shimmer adds just enough sheen to forego highlighter.
Ambering Rose is a muted rose. Plum Foolery is a faintly plum. Springsheen is a peach with pearl. All blushes are in a Sheertone Shimmer finish, which I think is the shimmeriest of them all. I didn’t even realize that all of the blushes I got were of that formula, but oh well! I like them all.
And now, everyone’s favorite part: lipsticks!
I didn’t swatch these in the same order as this picture, which is pretty dumb, but I guess you can’t expect anything else from me. The lipsticks were sweaty because, well, Manila Heat.
Swatches, from L-R: Twig, Mehr, Plumful, Impassioned, Ravishing
So far, I’ve tried all of them on myself, but I’ve worn only Twig and Ravishing out. I like both a lot, though Ravishing is a bit harder to wear for me, just because of its warmth. I like the texture of the lipsticks, so I can see why a lot of people love this brand. My favorite formula is still Chanel’s, though.
Twig is a soft muted brown-ish pink, and is a Satin color. Mehr is a dirty blue pink, and has a Matte finish. These two are probably my favorites from the bunch. Plumful is a blossoming rose plum and a Lustre, which is the finish of my fave MAC lipstick, Jubilee. Impassioned is an amped-up Fuschia, and an Amplified Creme. Lastly, Ravishing is a clean light peachy coral, and is a Cremesheen.
I’d love to take the credit for this excellent array of finishes, but Laura helped me out a lot. There are SO MANY MAC shades to choose from, it can be kind of a bit overwhelming when it’s your first time shopping for colors. I know it took me a while to pick my first (Jubilee! ♥) but then once I did, it was love at first swipe.
… And that is my entire stash. I hope you enjoyed this! I will definitely try to post more looks and FOTDs. It seems like I am lacking in that department, especially when I’ve been lemming and shopping for products like a mad woman that I never really run out of stuff to review and swatch.
Thanks for reading and hope this helped you out. 🙂
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