Friday, I’m in love! I decided to cap this week off with one of the two brand new MAC products I bought recently. The brand new MAC Cosmetics Le Disko Collection features Dazzleshadows, which are basically gorgeously metallic eyeshadows on glitter steroids. I purchased Say It Isn’t So which is a lovely dark metallic grey with bits of bright pink and purple sparkles in it. I’m personally a huge fan of glitter and shimmer and I will never pass up an eyeshadow that glows like these do. I put Say It Isn’t So to the test by swatching it, creating an eye makeup look, and putting together a tutorial for you inside.
Say It Isn’t So is described as a “dark grey with pink sparkles” in it. I was instantly drawn to this shade because the sparkles looked kind of violet/purple toned, and I love everything purple, so it was a natural fit. Also, I adore glittery shades like this that are in a neutral base and very wearable on anyone and everyone. I change my hair color a lot and my makeup looks and fashion for the day, so I like that this can transition along with me.
The actual eyeshadow itself is pleasantly perfect in formulation. It’s very pigmented and opaque in just a swipe or two. It does have some fallout, which is typical for a super glittery, shimmery eyeshadow. I found it to have significantly less fallout than most glitter eyeshadow shades that I own though. I also included the MAC Matte Lipstick in “Runway Hit” in this post because these new permanent matte lipsticks are a must have in my book. I purchased this shade because it’s the perfect matte nude-pink shade for everyday wear. I have a bit of a love affair with this shade right now and wear it on the regular.
To get this look at home:
- Apply an eyeshadow primer over your entire eyelid area and lower lash-line. These Dazzleshadows are actually quite good at staying on your eyelids for the most part, but an eyeshadow primer helps everything stick. I used my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden.
- Apply a medium matte brown or peach into the socket of your eye and blend it upward toward your brow-bone. This is your transition color and it will depend on what you have in your makeup collection and what your skin tone is. I personally used my Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette and the color “Dusty Rose” in the socket. I blended it upward generously and kept the color light with just one layer.
- Apply a bright purple into the crease of your eyes only. Focus this color in the area where your eyelid creases and build it up so that you can see a good amount of pigmentation. I used “Punch Fuchsia” from my Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette.
- Generously apply the bright purple along your lower lash-line with a fluffy blending brush. I actually wanted this shade to intentionally look super bright and smokey along the lower lash-line, so instead of using a small brush, I used the same fluffy brush that I applied my crease colors with. This gives you a sort of disheveled, rocker-chick look.
- Apply MAC “Say It Isn’t So” over your entire eyelid in a patting motion. I applied this in a patting motion across my entire eyelid. To keep the crease looking clean, you can go back with your fluffy blending brush and blend the edges out again. This shade is opaque, sparkling, and gorgeous in just two layers!
- Apply a black eyeliner to your lower water-line and tight-line your upper lashes. This gives you that smokey eye that looks absolutely beautiful against the purple. I used the NYX Tres Jolie Gel Pencil Liner in Black.
- Curl your lashes and apply mascara. The look is complete! I always do my face makeup after my eye makeup when I’m working with really shimmery or glittery eyeshadow shades. I used a makeup remover wipe to get rid of any fallout I had underneath my eyes or on my cheeks.
MAC “Say It Isn’t So” has the most stunning pink and violet glitter in it!
I used MAC’s “Runway Hit” for my lips. If you are looking for the perfect “everyday” shade, this is a winner. I wear this shade all the time and I can’t get enough of it. I have a love affair with matte lips!
I kept the rest of my face simple. I applied Sephora’s Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Medium to even out my skin tone. I used my Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette to contour my cheekbones and nose. For blush, I used a drugstore favorite of mine, L’oreal’s True Match in “Barely Blushing.” I highlighted my cheekbones with my favorite highlighter of all time, BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in “Opal.” I used Anastasia Dip Brow in Blonde on my eyebrows. To finish it all off and set everything, I used my favorite Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray Oil-Control. This keeps my skin oil-free, especially in this horrendous heat!
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!
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