M·A·C Venomous Villains

I know I've said more than once that I decided to skip this collection completely, as I didn't like the packaging and didn't thing it had anything special at all, until I caved and bought the two Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos because I was secretly sad I didn't get "Young Punk" and "Blue Flame" from Style Black back in September 2009. I still hate the packaging. I still think it looks both cheap and tacky, like makeup for kiddies - but as I've stated many times before I buy my items because of the actual product, not the packaging. Sounds like a lot of bullshit, doesn't it? Anyway. I caved once again a few months ago and ended up buying several more items from Venomous Villains than I ever intended to.

    Venomous Villains (September 2010)

  • Sweet Joy (frost)
  • De-Vil (veluxe pearl)
  • Her Alter Image (veluxe pearl)
  • Vainglorious (frost)
  • Vile Violet (matte)
  • Toxic Tale Lipstick (satin)
  • Heartless Lipstick (amplified)
  • Bite of an Apple Powder Blush (matte)
  • Bad Fairy Nail Polish

The one item I was really sad about skipping was "Bite of an Apple" blush from The Evil Queen part of the collection. I absolutely loved the swatches I'd seen, and the color was quite unique - at least I haven't seen anything like it. The second thing I wanted was "Bad Fairy" nail polish, but I couldn't really make up my mind about it since people keep saying that nail polish from M·A·C doesn't really have the dexterity and quality as many other brands, and I was kinda convinced that "The Show Must Go On!" from O·P·I would be a quite OK dupe. It turned out it wasn't, and "Bad Fairy" is such an amazing color! Since I was already at it I also picked up two lipsticks and topped it all off with the five eyeshadows I didn't own from before.

Nice haul, right. Go ahead, mock me.
Oh willpower, where art thou?

MAC Venomous Villains: Haul

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10


M·A·C “My Dark Magic” and “She Who Dares”

Lately Mr. Postman has stopped by with a few goodies for me. Not very much though, but enough to keep me happy and occupied for a while. I haven't been wearing any makeup since the classic look I wore for the Karpe Diem concert, and I won't until my body decides to stop acting up. I've been terribly out of shape, my neck is killing me, giving me headaches and making me nauseous.

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. Today Mr. Postman left me a small yellow padded envelope, and inside I found two M·A·C Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos from the latest collection Venomous Villains. "She Who Dares" (deep navy with blue pearl & deep forest green with lime green pearl) and "My Dark Magic" (deep pink with pink pearl & deep plum with purple pearl) are from Maleficent's part of the collection. I'm a little ashamed, I have on several occasions said that I was skipping everything from Venomous Villains, but what do you know - I was dragged into it.

Loving purple the way I do, I'll have to crown "My Dark Magic" my absolute favorite of the two. As you can see of the picture mine has a lot of silvery veining, which I really like. This is my very first encounter with M·A·C Mineralize Eye Shadow, so I'm a bit excited to see if I'll like them or not. I've heard a lot about these MES, both good and bad things, bot I'm still looking forward to trying them out for myself. The thing I like the most about them is that no two eyeshadows are alike when it comes to color and veining.

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo: My Dark Magic
My Dark Magic
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo: She Who Dares
She Who Dares

I have also promised my girls Pinch and Fieran to do a look with a black base underneath. I'm a little afraid I'll end up looking like the raccoon-eyed Taylor Momsen, but a promise is a promise! Wink

*doing the happy dance*

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10