End of last year (2010), I went to the outlet and checked out the CCO. I bought two things from MAC that I was pretty excited about. The first thing I'm going to talk about is MAC GreasePaint Stick. The particular color isn't sold at MAC stores or counter, but I think it's worth reviewing since they still sell GreasePaint Sticks.
Product Review: MAC GreasePaint Stick in Below Ground
Where can you purchase this: If you're lucky with this particular color, at the CCO but they still sell GreasePaint Sticks at the MAC stores and counters.
Price: $17.50 for 0.03 oz/1.0 g (at the CCO, $12.25)
Made in Canada
Description on the website: A smooth and creamy crayon with an opalescent sparkle finish specially formulated for maximum drama. Easily provides ultra-high-level coverage. Versatile. Use as a soft but intense liner or blend out to create a smoke-like shadow. Long-wearing. Transfer and water-resistant.
Click on the picture to see the original size.My thoughts: When I first saw this at the CCO, I was pretty excited... hehe~ I heard good things about GreasePaint on YouTube and it's the perfect color for me (in the brown family)... hehe~
Now I know the staying power is amazing, I had to figure how it is on my eyes. Let me tell you I have my pros and cons on this... hehe~ The first time I used the stick all over my eyes and blended it with my fingers. It wouldn't budge in certain areas because it already dried *sigh*. The next time I had to use the stick a little at a time and blend it with my fingers quickly. I realized that's the best method for me. Don't even try with a brush because I doubt the color will blend... hehe~ :X
I was curious how the GreasePaint would look as a base. I decided to use the typical color a lot of people have, MAC eyeshadow in Satin Taupe.
* Comes in a stick making it more sanitary than a pot.
* Gorgeous color; bronze with specks of gold.
* Versatile; you can use alone as an eyeshadow or use as a base.
* Need to blend with your finger; I prefer this method with any base. :X
* Does not crease.
* Lasting color.
* Need to blend with your finger.
* You cannot blend with a brush.
* Extremely quick drying; you need to blend QUICKLY!
* When you remove the makeup, you will rub to get the color out.
Would I repurchase: Yes and no. Yes, if they have other colors I like. No, because it can be hard to work with.
Rating: 3.5/5 Tobey's Paws
The other thing I bought was MAC SlimShine Lipstick in Bare.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.