I admit it: most days, the only make-up I wear is eye make-up. I won’t leave the house, except to go to the gym, without eye linerand mascara at least. I have a huge make-up bag full of purple-hued eye liners and inky black mascaras and about two dozen shades of purpleeye shadow, from the palest lavender to midnight violets. And almost all of them are MAC Eyeshadows. There’s a very good reason why, too — because Mac Eyeshadow is the absolute best.
Price: $14.50 at maccosmetics.com
First of all, no matter which color you prefer or what you’re looking for, MAC is bound to have at least three or four eyeshadows that are exactly what you want. There are, after all, 176 different shades to choose from, like the demure Filament (the palest of pinks) to a deep inky Carbon (nearly black). The color is intense, and it doesn’t crease or flake or wear off, but it’s not greasy, so a simple swipe with a warm washcloth will remove all traces of it. MAC Eyeshadows also blend beautifully, so if you’re going for a smoky eyelook, or evenrainbow eyes, these are the shadows for you. There are also matte shades and glimmering shades for rocking the glam look or for keeping it subtle for the office.
Right now, I have at least 30 of these tiny black pot of shadow in my make-up bag. It’s something of an addiction, but I know I’m not alone — once you try them, you’ll never want to use anything other than MAC Eyeshadows. Really.