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MAC Greasepaint Sticks

I haven’t posted about MAC in a while, but let me say that I was initially very excited by Style Black. I’m a black fan, as well as a fan of dark colors. While I didn’t indulge in the lippies because a friend of mine is sending me some (I cannot wait to get Blackfire on my lips), I was lusting after the eye shadows. However, I was disappointed by the color payoff from the mineral eye shadows. That’s ok, because Meow Cosmetics released colors that are very similar, in my opinion, with WAY better color payoff.

MAC Versions:
Young Punk – mineralize black with pinkish purple pearl
Blue Flame – mineralize black with blue pearl

Meow Versions:
Necromancer – a pure black with pink and purple sparkle and fuschia iridescence
Warlock – a pure black with blue sparkle and blue iridescence

As soon as I saw the MAC Style Black at the mall, I knew I wouldn’t be happy with the color payoff. As soon as I saw Meow was releasing colors like that in their Dance of Death collection, I knew I’d be ecstatic with Meow’s versions and I immediately ordered full sizes of those instead of sample sizes.

I checked out the Style Black and DSquared greasepaint sticks. They’re awesome! I purchased all three:
Black – intense black (has violet sparkles, from Style Black)
V – bright blue violet (has violet sparkles, from Dsquared)
B – bright yellow blue (has blue sparkles, from Dsquared)

These have GREAT color pay off. They sort of seem like a cross between a paint pot, shade stick and cream color base. The color payoff is intense, but they will dry/set on their own, and you can also set them with powder. I put all 3 colors on the back of my hand, let them dry, and then have been rubbing at them with my fingers. They don’t come off easily.

I’m looking forward to trying these greasepaint sticks as bases for eye shadow looks. I also think they would make some killer smoky eyes.


You can see how Black has violet sparkles in it.

I’m VERY pleased with my greasepaint stick purchases! I can see myself using these a lot.

Have you tried these? What did you think?

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    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04793606316469342792 jobetterdays

      I was really tempted to pick these up but I resisted. Knowing me though I will be going back into Mac this week and getting one! I have heard people saying that these crease though, you will have to let us know once you have tried them! x

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Jobetterdays,
      I'll let you know if they crease. Of course they didn't crease on the back of my hand and lasted through several hand washing. They only came off when I scrubbed at my hand with soap and a wash cloth.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07579730245266470510 Tally7

      I bet that they at least crease less than the NYX Jumbo pencils. I may eventually pic these up. I love the colors that came out!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Tally,
      I haven't worn them long enough yet to tell if they crease, but I did a look today with the black – just posted it to my blog, and that didn't crease. I later switched to a look with the purple, will tell you how that holds up. I'm using them as liners right now. I love how they apply. Just gorgeous!

      Yes, the Nyx jumbos will crease unless you use primer under them, and even then, I tend to carefully apply the jumbo pencil and pat it around with my finger.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      I bought the black one and so far I'm loving it as a liner. I'll have to check out that violet one next time I'm at the MAC counter.:)

      -L

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Laura,
      I wore the black one and the purple one yesterday as liners. I'm wearing the blue one as a liner today. I really love all 3 of them.