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Makeup Wars, Great Holiday Metallics

The Makeup Wars group is looking at holiday metallics this week.  I decided to go dig through my favorite source of metallics, MAC Pigments, and see what I liked in the gold and silver range. I also have a new Laura Mercier gold eye shadow that I just adore. Plus, as a bonus, I dug up a blast from the past with a look at white and gold holiday nails from the 2007 MAC Antiquitease collections.

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Between these you could go for a neat holiday look such as this one from the 2007 MAC collection, which was one of MAC’s best holiday collections in my opinion. I think their holiday collections have become a bit more generic the past few years.

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Metallic Pigments

Pigments are great for holiday metallics. The high amount of pigment allows for the shimmer to really show well. Apply them wet for even more color pop. Here are a few favorites from my stash.

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Here are swatches of the pigments in the shades Reflects Antique Gold (a glitter), Silver Fog, Gold Mode, Rushmetal, and Blonde’s Gold.

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Silver Fog and Blonde’s Gold are available in the MAC regular collection. The others were limited edition.

Laura Mercier Eye Shadow

For a beautiful limited edition shadow that you can get right now, check out the shade Gilded Moonlight from the Laura Mercier Art Deco Collection. This true gold is gorgeous and is packed with pigment.

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Here is a swatch of Gilded Moonlight.

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Gold Holiday Nails

Metallic polishes are great for the holidays. In 2007 I copied the MAC Antiquitease nails by applying a flat white polish, followed by gold that was dabbed at with a paper towel. It makes for an easy to do nail art project.

I couldn’t find my old high res photo of it, but here is a smaller photo.

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You can see my original Antiquitease post here: MAC Antiquitease Nail Polish.

Want to see more holiday metallics? Click on through to the other posts in the Makeup Wars group!

 

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Comments

  1. Love MAC pigments, they are the best. I keep taking the LM shadow but in Rose Gold in and out of my shopping cart lol I think I need to play in person!

  2. Assuming the Rose Gold is as nice as the Gilded Moonlight, you definitely should get it!!!!

  3. Love this! Rose Gold is gorgeous, btw

  4. Another LM shadow – LOVE IT!!! Nice pigments too.

  5. I didn’t even THINK about pigments, lol! Great choices…and Laura Mercier seems to be on everyone’s favorite list!

  6. I love those pigments! Pretty!

  7. I soooo need that Gilded Moonlight. Not that I’d ever use it though. The pattern is just too gorgeous. Ha!

  8. Oh those pigments are STUNNING!!!! I really like silver fog. Such an excellent collection of metallics. And your nails look so cute!

  9. Those MAC pigments are just gorgeous! Love the LM too!!!

  10. Great choices. I didn’t think about my MAC pigments either since I haven’t touched them in a while but those are excellent choices. I’m getting so weak about the Laura Mercier now that I see all the rest of your posts!

  11. I didn’t even think about using pigments–great idea and so perfect for the challenge!

  12. ohhhh pretty MAC pigments! That LM shadow is to die for! I think you are all out to convert me to Laura Mercier aren’t you?!

  13. Polarbelle says:

    Yay! I have Gilded Moonlight on the way. Very happy. :)

  14. Polarbelle, you will love it!!!! :D

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