Friday, May 23, 2008

MAC Neo Sci-Fi Swatches and Eye Look

Let me say that I've been as delighted with Neo Sci-Fi as I had been with last year's Moonbathe collection. I reiterate my observation that Neo Sci-Fi is the lovechild of Moonbathe and C-Shock collections from last year, but it takes more after Moonbathe when it comes to rich, warm, celestial colors. When I swatched the eyeshadows, I was floored by how creamy and buttery they applied on my skin. The texture is just amazing, and application was a cinch.

I am extremely happy with the eyeshadows I used for this look: Expensive Pink, Femme-Fi, Time & Space and Magnetic Fields. These are breathtaking, classic colors that give the neutral look an extra kick. I've been talking to the MA at the free-standing store, and she told me that Femme-Fi is like the new Goldbit that will also become cult fave. I remember browsing several MAC fan websites, and Goldbit was indeed being sold several times for more than the retail price (take note: those Goldbit eyeshadows were used!). That was how coveted Goldbit was, and Femme-Fi is slowly following suit. It is really selling like hotcakes, and after using it, I can understand why. It's a very beautiful highlighter, not over-the-top but not underwhelming either. Now I have another highlighter to add to my favorite Ricepaper and Nylon eyeshadows.

I will make another review of this collection, but for now, I leave you with this eye look. It's a simple office look, but you can amp it up by packing more color on the lid, as these are very buildable.

MAC Beige-ing shadestick on lid and smoothed on brows as base
MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow on lid
MAC Time & Space eyeshadow on outer lid and crease
MAC Magnetic Fields eyeshadow on crease and outer V
MAC Femme-Fi eyeshadow to highlight and on tearducts
Indelible gel liner in Black Cherry to line
Rimmel and MAC mascaras

Camellia Rose skin-smoothing primer
Adorned With Grace mineral foundation in Y3 and Y2 (60-40 mix)
Physician's Formula Mineral Wear cream concealer
Bare Escentuals Well-Rested
Joppa Simple Radiance finishing silk in Medium
MAC Beauty Powder blush in Joyous

Almay lipliner in Bronze
MAC lipstick in Sparks Can Fly
MAC 3D glass gloss in Energy



acck! i think am gonna eat my words... i am loving Time & Space, Evening Aura, Femme-Fi and Bronzescape! thanks for the lovely swatches! didn't you find using the solar bits hard to blend? Christine the Temptalia said it's a bit harder to work with. but the shades are gorgeous!

Shen said...

wow! another great look. kaw tlga. :) you just keep getting better and better everyday! :)

TheSomethingShow(: said...

I am in love with MAC solar bits just by looking at those pictures. If i were to only buy one, which would you recommend?