MAC Peacocky featuring Odalisque and Dalliance

These are limited edition Mega Metal shades by MAC and one of their better eye shadow collections as far as consistent quality and pigmentation.  Odalisque is a pretty medium teal color (it looks too blue in my photo unfortunately).  Not hard to dupe.  Dalliance is a unique shade and has varying nuances depending on your undertone and skin shade.  On me, Dalliance is a very pale champagne shade approaching silver.  I almost didn’t get it because it is similar to Fyrinnae’s Platinum (featured in my Archmage New Year post).  Platinum has more shimmer and depth.  If you can’t get Dalliance, Platinum is your best bet.

These new Mac Mega Metal shades are very soft, pigmented and can be used wet.  The softness also creates a lot of fallout and I’ve also noticed the shadow will bead up a little in the pan when used wet.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla
Upper Crease: Mac Soft Brown
Crease: MUFE #30
Outer V: Mac Plumage
Outer Third: Mac Odalisque
Inner Two Third: Mac Dalliance
Upper Lashline: Mac Feline
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Lower Waterline: MAC I Get No Kick
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Gilda
Highlight: Giella Eye M Glam
Lip: Revlon Color Stay lip liner
Mac Thrills Lipstick
Mac Pret-a-Papier Lipgloss

Get This Look:

Makeup Forever’s #30 is applied to the crease using a stiff dome brush.  This color is blended out using Soft Brown (not pictured).  Soft Brown on me isn’t far off from my skin tone so a face powder can be used.  Vanilla is applied and heavily blended out using a short shader brush under my brow.

Odalisque isn’t a dark enough color for me to use alone on my outer third.  I used Plumage to shape my outer V and add some depth to Odalisque.  Plumage is a very dark teal shade and is an example of a typical bad Mac matte shade.  I used a pencil brush to apply the color and getting the color onto my brush felt like chalk.  The pigmentation is there, but the texture is…blah.

Dalliance is applied to the inner two thirds of my lid.  Odalisque is then applied to my outer third and lightly blended over to Dalliance.  I took a clean blending brush and blended the upper edge of those two colors into my crease.  Odalisque completely covers up Plumage, but if it wasn’t there, you would be able to see the difference.

The liners and cheek color don’t need an explanation.  As far as the lips…I used Revlon’s Colorstay lipliner all over the lip.  Mac Thrills lipstick is a rose / amber color, but is much more amber on my pigmented.  It’s a bit too frosty for me and I don’t reach for it too often.  I lightly applied Mac Pret-a-Papier lipgloss (darker rose color with a hint of amber) to bring out more of the rose color.

Sassy Grass

This look features some of my favorite greens.   Some of the shadows were MAC Limited Edition, but they’ll come back around if you missed it.  Until then, use what you have or like better.

 

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Base: Mac Paint Pot – Painterly (lid) and Groundwork (Crease to brow)
Highlighter: Vanilla
Upper Crease: Tete-A-Tint, Orange
Crease: Saddle
Outer V: Handwritten, Embark, Bottle Green
Outer Third: Humid
Middle Third: Sassy Grass
Inner Third: Going Bananas
Upper Lashline: Urban Decay  Zero Pencil and Perversion Liquid
Lower Lashline: Urban Decay Underground
Waterline: MAC Chromagraphic Pencil NC42/NW35
Lash Primer: MAC Prep and Prime Lash
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Volume
Foundation: MUFE HD Foundation #170 and 175
Contour: Everyday Minerals – Bronzed Tan
Blush: Nars Exhibit A
Cheek Highlighter: Nars Albatross

(NOTE:  There are some products I used just for this picture and not in my daily routine.  The main item being the liquid foundation.  I use a powder foundation (Everyday Minerals), but MUFE HD is great for pictures.  I rarely apply a cheek highlight when going to work because I fight oily skin all day, but don’t sleep on Albatross.  It is fantastic.)

Achieve this look:

After priming my eye, I apply Saddle in my crease and deepen it with a mix of Handwritten and Embark in the outer corner.  Tete-A-Tint is applied on my brow bone to my brow.  This color is a bit lighter than my skin tone and is used to blend out my crease color and tie in my brow highlight.  (A face powder can be used in its place).  Vanilla is patted on lightly below my arch.  (I’m not a big fan of screaming bright brow highlight.  Vanilla has been muted by sweeping the brush used to apply Tete-A-Tint over it.)

Bottle Green is used to define the Outer V with a pencil brush and blend over towards the center of the eye.  Humid is lightly swept over the center of the lid towards the outer edge with a blending brush.  Using Humid helps lighten up the green color between Bottle Green and Sassy Grass for a nice fade.  It also provides a shimmery finish for Sassy Grass, which is a matte shade.  Going Bananas is applied to the inner third of the lid and inner corner with a flat shader brush.  Sassy Grass is then blended between Going Bananas and Humid.