A sweet follower asked me what I could recommend her that would be similar to the Mac Desires and Devices, well, I had so much to talk about that I thought I could use a little post 🙂
I think many of us are drawn to complex shades, I am addicted to taupes… but here I will try to show Helen, and you, some green-gold-bronze type of shadows.
Helen, I hope this will help you in your hunt for the perfect green-gold-bronze eyeshadow or pencil 🙂
In this picture, there are some similar products that could come close to that Mac Desires and Devices liner, others would need a little help but I will explain :
The Mac Buried Treasure is a great long-lasting pencil eyeliner, I love to use it, it’s actually nearly all the time in my daily makeup bag. It’s quite similar to the Mac Desires and Devices and if you put Chantecaille Sel on top of it, the result gets even a bit more complex, when I wear Mac Buried Treasure on the outer eye, I extend the liner in the inner corner with a bit of Sel eyeshadow, gets lighter in the inner corner of the eye and darker in the outer corner… you get the idea, a gradient application. I always keep it very thin, if needed I will use a smudge brush to apply the pencil very close to the eyelashes.
The Shiseido Shimmering cream are really nice cream shadows, they don’t crease on my eyes and I love their colors, you can mix them and create very beautiful looks very easily !
Le Metier de Beaute Penelope Kaleidoscope is quite interesting, if you mix the brown and the green in that palette you get a gorgeous green-gold-bronze …
Here is the Laura Mercier Khaki Caviar stick, if you use the smudge brush you can also apply a very thin line close to the lashes.
Here some pencils and gel liners, my favorites are the Mac Buried Treasure and the Chanel Celadon, great lasting power and fantastic texture.
I prefer a very dark brown gel liner close to the lashes but sometimes I wear a more complex shade although I don’t find these gel liners to be so excellent.
I have swatched some of the eyeshadows shown in the first picture, you can see that some have much more shimmer and therefore are less forgiving, if I find that an eyeshadow is too shimmery, what I do to be able to wear it is apply some cream base (like the Laura Mercier sticks or the Becca tints or any other paintpot, and on top, just in the middle of the lid, I pat a little bit of sparkly shadow, it will stick to the cream shadow and when you close your eyes the result is amazing ! Also this kind of application is more appropriate for my age.
This is the Suqqu palette in Usumoegi, it’s a such gorgeous palette, extremely flattering and easy to wear. If you mix the green and the beige shadow, the result is a complex green taupe that I find more easy to wear than the RBR Abyssinian Catbird.
On the left the two Suqqu shadows mixed together :
First, I recommend you the Laura Mercier Caviar stick that you can blend and use as a base or use a smudge brush to apply it as a liner… Also the Suqqu palette is a must-have. Then you might need to play with some shadows to get to the result you exactly want. The more shimmery, the less forgiving but there is something about Suqqu that makes shimmer look good ..
I couldn’t find an exact dupe but I hope that helps 🙂