From the MAC Girls collection, the new Basic Bitch palette ($ 39.50)
OK, now, last time I checked, my sense of humor was more or less intact, but I dunno… Would you like to open your makeup bag and see a palette with the words “Basic Bitch” on it?
Eh, I wouldn’t.
I totally get that it’s supposed to be cheeky, but I’m not feelin’ that word (bitch). I guess I’m a Prissy Princess that way, ha!
Meet the MAC Girls palettes!
Word bias aside, I like this palette more than I thought I would. For a smoky eye palette, performance-wise, it’s downright exceptional. In terms of fallout, which is usually my main concern when it comes to dark eyeshadows like these, I hardly see any — so little that I think you could do your foundation first and whip out the smokiest of smoky eyes while only having to flick away a few flecks here and there. It’s kind of amazing that way.
I’m wearing the palette on my eyes and cheeks. The lip is Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick in My Favorite.
I like that MAC loaded it up with grays, plums and purples (there’s also a bit of black, too, though), and there isn’t an incredibly wide chasm among the colors in terms of contrast, if that makes any sense. Feathering out deep grays and plums like these is much easier than blending out dark, starker black and black-based shades, so these smoky shades are surprisingly wearable.
MAC Basic Bitch swatches Smokaaaaaay!
Despite the fact that I could happily do with a different name, I still like this palette. A lot! It’s at MAC counters now for a limited time, along with the rest of the MAC Girls crew. It’s $ 39.50 and has eight shadows and a powder highlighter.
I’m pretty sure I had food poisoning yesterday (from a chicken Bánh Mì sandwich I ate the day before yesterday), because I was basically rendered completely useless for 24 hours of almost nonstop vomiting.
And I really, REALLY hate vomiting (I’m gonna go out on a limb and assume I’m not the only one). I also can’t stand doing it in front of other people, even El Hub, a.k.a. “The Man Who Has Seen Everything,” and by “everything,” I mean EVERYTHING (you cross that threshold when you have a baby).
I’m doing better now, and all that time on the couch nursing a big bottle of Gatorade gave me the chance to re-watch a few episodes of Game of Thrones, season one.
It’s bittersweet knowing how the story unfolds, especially for the Starks… They have a pretty rough road ahead of them.
Oh, George R.R. Martin, why you gotta play the Stark kids like that?!
That time I took a selfie with the guy who wrote Game of Thrones…
Anyway, on the couch I also stumbled on this gem of a mash-up between GoT and Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy!
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