Spring keeps knocking on the door here in Indiana, and then will leave us for either colder weather or rain, so I’ve been getting a little frustrated with Ms. Mother Nature! This morning I needed something to brighten up the wardrobe from the blah blacks and creams I tend to lead towards when I’m in a “funk”, so I decided to do a sparkly look, and what better than some MAC Solar Bits and pigments to help out!
Now, I know there are mixed reviews about the Solar Bits because of their very cumbersome consistency, but I find that using a fingertip and letting the pigments melt into the eyelid really can create a beautiful look. It does take some practice, but I find that you get very little fallout compared to using a brush.
Below are the four eyeshadows I used – MAC Solar Bits “Sun Rays”, MAC Paint Pot in “Bare Study”, MAC Pigment in “Sunpepper“, and NYX Eyeshadow in “Snow Cone”.
Lumene Beauty Base Eye Base – all over eye/lid
MAC Paint Pot “Bare Study” – all over eye/lid
MAC Solar Bits “Sun Ray” – lid and lower lashline
MAC Pigment “Sun Pepper” – outer V and into crease
NYX Eyeshadow “Snow Cone” – brown bone
Black Eyeliner (unknown brand – it had rubbed off, but I think it is Revlon)
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara “Black”
Bare Escentuals Natural Lipgloss “Brilliance”