MAC For Ungaro: A Look and Review
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I think Ungaro has been a pretty underrated collection, based on some of the reviews I've read online. Some people claimed that the color pay-off was not that good. I think that with a good base and a firm shader brush, you can get remarkable color pay-off with the shadows. I really love Soft Flower because it's a very unique color for me; I don't have any shadows similar to this clean pink-coral shade. Also, because it is matte, it looks amazing with shimmer shadows. Phloof! is a wonderful highlight shade, but because it is a part of the permanent collection, I don't think it garnered the attention it deserved. Mineral is a pretty dark grayish brown, which would be perfect for creating smokey looks or contouring the crease if you don't have anything similar. Lilac Touch is also a nice dirty midtone purple that can be used to do a myriad of pretty eye looks.
As for the lipsticks and lipglasses, they are pretty but I didn't see anything unique. I'd love to get my hands on Pastel Emotion lipglass, though. A girl can never have too many light pink lipglosses!
I am not a fan of the See-Thru lip color, though. Not that there's anything wrong with it. It is thin in consistency, and operates as a lip stain that I often see in Sephora and The Body Shop (cheek-and-lip stain). I am not a fan of those, although Not So Shy gives a very natural "just-bitten" lips look. I just prefer lip products similar to the lustreglasses, lipglasses and especially dazzleglasses.
Below is a look using Soft Flower. I really like this eyeshadow because it gives a very clean, coral-pink color which looks amazing with darker shadows. It is also soft enough to be worn during the day or at work.
Monistat gel as primer
EG mineral foundation in Helena (Cover Me formula)
Dermablend Quickfix concealer
BE Well Rested on undereye area
Aromaleigh Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder (MUFE hi def powder dupe) in Peaches & Cream
MAC mineralize blush in Warm Soul
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as primer
MAC paint pot in Girl Friendly on lid
MAC shadow in Soft Flower on lid
MAC mineralize shadow in Inter-View on outer V and crease (used dark brown side)
MAC shadow in Pandamonium in crease
MAC shadow in Cosmic on midlid
MAC shadow in Baby Petals to highlight
Almay liquid eyeliner in Black
Victoria's Secret eyeliner in Dark Chocolate on waterline
L'Oreal and Maybelline mascaras
MAC lipliner in Whirl
Silk Naturals lippie in Fig Leaf
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush lipgloss in Slice of Heaven