Originally Posted by LMD84
maybe i am in the minority but i think most of the mes swatch just as nicely as they look in the pan and i'm still excited to get a few of them :)
It's ALL in the application with these. Not to mention, the way you do a swatch would never be the way you'd actually apply it on your eyes - on your eyes, at the very least, you'd be patting color on, not trying to do some long swipe right across.
Originally Posted by Naynadine
Probably Rose Quartz. But I'm not too excited that this one is supposed to be gritty, and also that the MSFs have much less product in them for the same price than usually.
I didn't find it gritty, but it wasn't as nice a color for all over the face as the others, except if you have a dark skin tone - then it might jump to the head of the list out of all of them.
As far as the weight of the product - the VOLUME of product is exactly the same - they're the same damn size. It's just that the formula is different and probably weighs less. This isn't a bad thing at all- you wind up with a really nice blendable finish that feels a lot lighter on the skin that MSF-Natural or some other older, frostier, heavier ones.
I don't like to speak ill of others, but the blogger who made an issue out of the weight of these products was just demonstrating Math Fail, when she forgot the difference between VOLUME and WEIGHT.
Originally Posted by elegant-one
So do these give that awful metallicy oil slick look like some of the older ones?
Nope it's a wet look that's wetter than MCLP, also smoother than the special reserve highlighting powders, probably most closely related to that wet aspect to the shimmer in My Paradise, except very much smoother and not gold. It's extremely dewey and moist, but not with an oily surface - it still reads as skin instead of greasy or metallic (although Pink is very frosty).
I think the texture is gorgeous, but it's a summer into fall look - it wouldn't look as nice in the winter, except for a very dramatic look. Also definitely on the sexy end of the spectrum, not the demure librarian end.
Originally Posted by kimbunney
Wow after watching Allura apply the shadows it just seemed really hard to apply and stay. It's making me not want any of those shadows.
I was a little wtf, because I'd never in a million years use that type of black bristle brush to apply an MES. You need something rougher than those soft natural hairs to lay them down or they'd just drag and smudge instead of set onto the skin. I usually use the goat hair type, like a 239, but even those aren't the best - i think a semi-stiff synthetic bristle might be the best, plus a sort of longish shape, but with some thickness and fullness to the belly of the brush - the new LE eye brushes look tailor made for this job, especially that 234.
All in all, this has been a collection that has been a huge challenge in the face of makeup lovers - specifically: Are you ready to branch off from your old standby techniques and looks to best use these products? Seriously, all you need to do is look at the promo picture with the eye look. THAT type of eye shadow look - the application, the way it circles the eye, the way it's built up in some unexpected places like the inner crease and up into the brow.... that's the way to wear these shadows, folks, and it's a sexy, beautiful, modern look. BREAK FREE FROM THE PAST!