'Tis the season, y'all! With the holidays quickly rounding the bend, I figured I'd do a little rifling through my stash to see what kind of pomp and circumstance I would decorate my face with to match the upcoming festivities. I knew that I wanted to forgo any greens, reds, and even golds this time around; I wanted something that could go from zero to one-hundred in no time flat if desired as well as offered a little bit of a "tinsel" factor without any assisting accoutrements. Well, it didn't take me long to decide on just what shadow(s) to recruit for the job. I decided to go with two silver beauties and - at the risk of sounding like a broken record - I will tell you that neither of them have I ever worn before. But no matter. Looks like I'll be wearing them real soon. So if you have a few moments to spare, I'd love to show what I picked. They're two standards from MAC - Knight and Electra.
Knight (renamed Knight Divine) is a sooty, charcoal-tinged silver that hails from MAC's permanent line of eyeshadows. It is nicely pigmented and has a pearl finish (Veluxe Pearl in MAC-speak). Although it falls underneath the Veluxe Pearl banner, I will say that it is not as soft as some of the other VPs I own. Not sure how its current iteration Knight Divine compares, but Knight has a slightly drier texture and a more muted shine, but does performs well on the eye nonetheless.
Now this shiny gem I have yapped about before. It is Electra and it is an icy-gray silver. It, too, is packed with pigment and performs very well on the eye. It is slippery smooth to the touch and has a frost finish.
|Knight (top), Electra (bottom)|
Yep, I've decided to make way down to "Tinseltown" by way of two silvery O.G.'s of the M.A.C. I plan on making (and keeping) this holiday fuss-free, but drama-full... using a collaboration of light and dark to get my creative point across. Holiday window dressings for the eyes - DONE!
But what about the rest of my face? Hmm... gotta figure that out. I'm juggling a few ideas over here, but we will see... We will most definitely see!
MAC Knight (Knight Divine) and Electra are available at Macys, MAC boutiques and maccosmetics.com, and retail for $16 each.