The Pop Music Rebel, Brooke Candy, collaborated with Mac to create a celebrity collection of limited edition products that included two high contrast, dueling shades of eye gloss in White Yin and Black Yang ($23 Mac). The splattered art packaging is really quite awesome!
These glosses are made for a specific look – the wet, glossy look that is popular in magazine ads and on the runways. The two dueling colors are black (black yang) and white (white yin.)
White Yin is a clear gloss with a multicolored micro shimmer.
Black Yang is a black/blue gloss with a red and blue micro-shimmer.
Both glosses create a high shine by providing a wash of gloss with a hint of color. They are both buildable depending on the amount of coverage you want. These glosses are a bit eccentric, but could also be considered classy and classic because they add sheen on your eyelids and lips, and even on your cheeks. According to Brooke Candy, ” These glosses are a simple way to add glamour to your look, and the glosses provide way more glamour than putting Vaseline on your eyes!”
I prefer the White Yin, used alone, because I love the white shimmer with the multi-colored pearl specs of glitter. Against the light this look is truly beautiful. The Black Yang is more for someone who wants a Punk-Rock, or a Grunge look (and the Grunge look is really popular and considered a trend this summer). The formula is very sticky and the texture of the gloss is like paste, which makes it rather difficult to apply. Don’t even attempt to apply these glosses with an eye shadow brush because your brush will just become sticky. It is better to use your index finger to apply the gloss, just use a tiny amount, and remember that a little goes a long way. If you want to apply pigments or glitter on top of the gloss, it is perfect for that because the pigments and glitter go on without falling all over your face! Be really careful if you have bangs because the formula stays wet and tacky, it doesn’t dry. And nothing feels worse than sticky bangs pasted across your forehead!
I have mixed feelings about these eye glosses. I think if you really want the effect they give, that wet, gorgeous glossy look we all see in Vogue, and on the Runways, then they are worth it. Just remember that they stay wet, and they feel tacky and they never dry. I like them used on their own, rather than on top of other eye shadows. I think it is too messy to attempt to gloss them over an eye shadow because they are too thick and tacky and it would be a real mess. A teeny tiny bit on your eyes is a very pretty look if you can stand the feeling of stickiness when you open and close your eyes. The white Yin would look great applied to the cheeks and lips as well as the eyelids. I am not punk-rock or grunge enough to use the black on my lips or cheeks! What do you think? Have you ever tried any of Mac’s Studio Eye Glosses? Do you like the look?
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The Mac Studio Eye Glosses can be used on all skin types, they are Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested and Non-Acnegenic