I’m sure you all noticed that Mac’s Temperature Rising collection is HAWT! Think sexy sun kissed skin paired with sultry eyes. Add some bronzer with a good amount of shimmer and we are ready to take over the beach! The whole collection is just gorgeous, the shades are really well done. We are seeing purple, gold, bronze and even a flash of green. Not only on the nails we have glitter but also on the lips. Now I honestly stay away from too much glitter on my lips but I do think it has it’s appeal. I fell hard and fast for Mac Bare My Soul though. Warm shades with a gorgeous duo chrome eye shadow. Is this a dupe for Mac’s Club? Or is this something different, let’s find out!
This is actually the first time I ever bought an eyeshadow quad from a Mac limited edition. I own a good amount of the Mac permanent eye shadows but I fell in love with other brands in the mean time too. However, Bare My Soul is just a palette I couldn’t resist. All the products of the Temperature Rising collection got a deep warm bronzed mat metallic finish. Same with this quad. You get 4 shades of eyeshadow and the total amount of prouct is 5.6 g. It goes for 38 euro. Compared to a Mac quad with your own refills this is a steal. If we do a little math : 4 times 13 euro (they apparantly raised the price to 13 euro per single eyeshadow, nuts!) plus 6.5 euro for the empty palette you’ll get to 58.5 euro. This is pretty much getting out of hand if you ask me, it’s almost the price of a high end quad! But what I’m trying to say is that the limited edition quads are a steal if they perform well.
from left to right: romantic, bare my soul, friendly, when in rio
left: Mac Club, right: Mac When In Rio
The four eyeshadows each got names. I’ll going over them starting from the left top clockwise. First we have Romantico. This is a medium neutral toned brown with a soft shimmer. It comes in the Veluxe Pearl finish. It leans to a taupe with very subtle pink tones. The texture is soft and pigmented. Next we have Bare My Soul. This is a medium golden brown with warm tones. The finish is a Lustre. The shimmer is slightly bigger and the texture is a bit drier. The pigmentation is great though. Then we have the start of the palette: When In Rio. This is a duo chrome with a dark teal green shade that blends out to a warm brown shade without being orange or red. The finish is a Frost. The green tone is very strong though. This is the driest eye shadow out of all four. I just had to compare this to Mac Club and I can happily say that they are very different. Club has a stronger duo chrome finish and is lighter overall. It’s also a lot more red and warmer. When In Rio was a bit harder to swatch but it applied perfectly well on the eyes. Last shade is Friendly. This is the softest most pigmented out of all four. It’s a dark rich warm brown with a Veluxe Pearl finish.
Here is how I used it: first I applied Romantico all over the eyelid with Friendly in the outer corners of my eye. The I used When In Rio in the crease and blended it out. I used Bare My Soul in the middle of the eye for a bit of contrast. I also used this to highlight the inner corners of the eye. Under my eyes I used When In Rio over a black pencil. There are endless possibilities but I wanted to show you one possibility to in cooperate all shades in one look. The colours work wonderfully well together and the result is a very sultry sexy smoky eye with that little bit of extra!
I’m absolutely thrilled with Bare My Soul, it’s definitely going to be my summer eyeshadow palette. Let’s be honest though, I mainly bought this because of When In Rio, it’s everything that I wanted Mac Club to be. This will be a lot more wearable for most people because not everyone can pull of the strong red tone of Mac Club. The other shades are great performers too and for once the overall quality of this Mac palette is just great. If you are looking for a neutral palette with that little bit of extra, look no further! Be quick though because you know how these things go fast! Also have a great week y’all!