Thursday, 1 October 2009
I see a red door....* MAC Style Black collection
I think I'm PMSing, because when I popped into MAC at lunchtime today, black lipstick suddenly seemed like a completely fabulous idea. So much so, that I bought Midnight Media Mattene (pictured wearing above) and Blackware glimmerglass, as well as the black greasepaint (this stuff is really pigmented, and has a subtle purple pearl to it) and Young Punk Mineralize eyeshadow. I am not usually a MAC LE type of person; the last collection I really liked (and bought a lot from) was Danse from at least a couple of years ago.
Is it a wearable, everyday, office appropriate look? Absolutely not; with my pale skin, dark eyes and hair I can honestly say I look cadavarous. I plan to wear the lipstick to IKEA on Saturday, where I think it will accurately reflect my state of mood.
Mr London is not a fan at all; he was making lots of jokes about whether he would be able to take a picture of me wearing the lipstick (because I look vampiric) and was hesitant about kissing me (to quote him: "I thought it would taste funny. Like poison or something.")
I'm still glad I bought it; sometimes I like the idea of makeup to shock or surprise. I'll report back if I still feel the same way when I am less hormonal, but this collection is already moving very quickly indeed. The eye products in the collection give more traditional smoky/shimmery eye look.
...*and I want to paint it black. From 'Paint it Black' by the Rolling Stones (back when Mick was actually really quite hot, believe it or not, you young things.)