No matter how hard I try, I’ve just never been bothered to wear eyeshadow on a day-to-day basis. I think it just takes too long to apply and blend and then it creases… plus I find that I always look overdone. Oh, the struggles. I really only wear some liner on my tight line and mascara– I prefer a more natural, “no-makeup” look. I used to cover up redness on my eyelids with foundation, but had to stop because it would just crease so easily on my oily eyelids, which looked just plain weird.
My hesitation towards eyeshadow stopped me from ever covering the redness with a colour. Recently, however, the redness has been bugging me, so I dug around in my been-there-done-that makeup bin and rediscovered my love for this MAC paint pot. I first heard of this one in last years prom tutorial from Pixiwoo, and ran out that day because I just loved the luminosity this product gave off.
Bare Study, a beige with shimmer, is the perfect shadow for those of us who really don’t care for shadows whatsoever. The colour is very similar to my skin tone; perfectly hiding any redness or veins on the thin skin on my eyelids. You can literally just smear this right up to the brow and right into the tear duct– highlighting the inner corners will make you look more awake and under the brow will accentuate your arch. The creamy texture is so easy to blend and surprisingly doesn’t crease, even for my exceptionally greasy skin. While this shade blends with my skin tone, it looks just as beautiful on more tan skin tones (as seen in the Pixiwoo video). The classic MAC pot is quite heavy and looks quite pretty on my vanity, and well, that’s just the cherry on top.
–Anna Raponi

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