I’ve recently been branching out and trying new mascara’s. As you know, I’m pretty faithful to my MAC products and that hasn’t changed. I first tried MAC’s Zoom Fast Black Lash. I liked it. Can’t say I loved it, but it got the job done. It does have a carbon black pigment in it, which I liked. But I also felt like it didn’t last very long. I was in need of a new tube quicker than I had hoped. Then I switched to using the Opulash Optimum Black, that’s what I use now and I love it. I’m really picky about my mascara wands. I prefer a thicker brush, and by the photos above you can clearly see the difference in the two. It lasts all day (15 hours to be exact) and lengthens them pretty well. It’s supposed to give more expansion and curl. I’m the type of person who puts it on pretty thick and this mascara makes it much easier to do so.
Both of these mascaras can be found at MAC for $15.00 each
One of the products that I pretty much use on a daily basis is MAC’s “Groundwork" Paint Pot. A paint pot is pigmented eye color that gives your shadow a vibrant finish. It’s a cream base, very light and also prevents creasing which used to be a big problem for me. I use this one specifically as a base because it’s close to my skin tone and some people use it as shadow as well. When i’m doing my "every day look" I throw this on completely covering my lid, add a dark brown in the crease, a highlight and I’m good to go.
Just so you can see exactly how it works:
These are exactly the same color. MAC’s “Sushi Flower” shadow. The one on the top is dry, applied directly with no base. The one underneath is the same color on top of the Groundwork Paint Pot. And you can always add more or less to get the color you desire. I love this stuff. They cost $16.50 a pot and last an extremely long time, this coming from someone who uses it almost every day. I suggest getting one closest to your skin tone to start off with and then go from there as you experiment with other colors.