Wednesday, 22 June 2016

MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in 'So So Saucy', 'Girls, Girls!', and Dare Hue! Brow Pencil in 'Clearly Groomed' - Review and Swatches

MAC is giving us pastels and cool snacks with their Soft Serve Collection.

MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in 'So So Saucy', 'Girls, Girls!', and Dare Hue! Brow Pencil in 'Clearly Groomed' - Review and Swatches

Today I'm sharing a few goodies from this summery launch.

For all the details, everything you need to know is over on Swatch & Review.


The Soft Serve Eye Shadows I have are 'So So Saucy', a creamsicle orange, and 'Girls, Girls!', a shimmery baby pink - both satin finishes ($26 CAD/$22 USD each).

MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow So So Saucy swatch review
MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in 'So So Saucy'

MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in Girls Girls swatch review
MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in 'Girls, Girls!'

I applied 'So So Saucy' (the orange) on the outer half of my lid and on my browbone, and 'Girls Girls!' (the pink) on the inner half of my lid, and inner corner of my eye.


The formula is similar to Maybelline's Dream Bouncy Blush.  The texture is soft, but delicate, so make sure not to dig in too hard, because you might take out a bit of a chunk.  I was having a tough time picking up the product with my brush, so I applied it with my fingers.  It did take a couple of applications to get the colour to show up, instead of just the shimmer.  But even with a few applications, I didn't get a huge dose of pigmentation with these two.

But here's where the fun comes in.  I'm a big fan of trying to find alternate uses for products that may not measure up.  I used 'Girls, Girls!' as a cheek highlight!  If you gently dip your finger to pick up some of the shimmer, and swipe it on the tops of your cheeks - BAM!  Glow.


Next is the Dare Hue! Brow Pencil in 'Clearly Groomed'.  There are six pastel coloured brow pencils in this collection ($19.50 CAD/$16.50 USD each).  'Clearly Groomed' is is a matte orange-toned beige.

MAC Dare Hue! Brow Pencil in 'Clearly Groomed' swatch review

Unfortunately, this product was a big miss for me.  My natural brows are dark and ashy, so the brow pencil didn't show up, when I applied it over my eyebrow hairs.  The colour didn't show up at all.  Instead, it just weighed down my brow hairs with a very waxy coating, almost as if I applied a glue stick to it.  I had seen some swatches of the Dare Hue! Brow Pencils on instagram, where it was worn over bleach blonde brows, and the colour showed up, so perhaps these pencils are targeted towards people with light brows, or sparse brows (maybe the product will cling to the skin better than it did to my brow hairs).


All that being said, I can definitely see myself using the eye shadow pots for some more muted looks that need a bit of jazzing up.

You can find the MAC Soft Serve Collection at MAC counters now.

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