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Friday, 27 May 2011

The Beauty Bite Archives - MAC Eye Shadow: Swimming

Firstly, sorry if I'm a little bit distracted. There is a 15 year old boy on Countdown who is, quite frankly, beyond human. He is playing against a man with very shifty eyes. Now there is another man wearing a shirt covered in pictures of goldfish. If this gets anymore exciting my mind might actually explode.

However, something that's even more exciting than man in a tragic shirt (now he's doing magic tricks!) is this: MAC's Swimming. A gorgeous sea green lustre finish packed full of glistening silver shimmer.


Soft on the skin and smooth to apply, this bright green shadow is ideal for summer days. It's vibrant tone is perfect for making the eyes 'pop!' and is a fantastic compliment for all you out there with brown, blue or grey peepers.

MAC Swimming swatched

Rich with pigment, Swimming can be easily layered to increase the colour's intensity. I applied a single light coating using a fluffy eye brush, shading it out slightly towards the crease. The powder doesn't drop on application and, without primer, gave around 6 hours wear.


Swimming applied directly to eyelids

If you want to translate this fresh look into a smokier affair, simply layer with an olive toned shimmer and flat, matte, blackened green. We chose MAC's Green Smoke and it's sadly discontinued Femme Noir (if I remember correctly, Bourjois does a similar colour.)

MAC Swimming, Green Smoke & Femme Noir swatched

Keeping it simple, I swiped across the lid with a large shadow brush working the matte powder into the crease. I then lightly blended the olive based shimmer upwards to soften the line. This look is great for a smouldering work eye or, loaded up with liner and lashes, a vampish evening ensemble.


MAC Swimming, Green Smoke & Femme Noir applied directly to eyelids (Femme Noir layered heavier on the right)

If you're someone who shys away from grassier shades then why not dip your toes in and take a swim? You never know - you might find it very refreshing.

MAC Swimming and Green Smoke and available internationally and at maccosmetics.co.uk priced at £11.50 for 1.5g.

*this product was purchased by the Beauty Bite*

5 Comments:

At Friday, May 27, 2011 , Blogger The Student's Guide To Nail Polish said...

Swimming...in the scuzziest, most algae ridden stagnant pond ever. Or my old school swimming pool, whichever.

Lovely colour, I just wouldn't want to swim in water that was remotely close to that hue :P

 
At Friday, May 27, 2011 , Blogger Nomadic D. said...

That color looks great on you. Something about green eyeshadow and freckles that makes for a great combination.

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At Friday, May 27, 2011 , Blogger SiSi Sparkles said...

I love that fresh green color! Thanks for the swatch :]

New follower here!

 
At Sunday, May 29, 2011 , Blogger Michelle (LipstickRules) said...

Love what you did here with this colour! I have it and never think to use it. I will now!

 
At Friday, June 24, 2011 , Anonymous Arianne said...

I have and love Swimming too! I like what you did with the deeper greens. :)

 

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