The promo shot is from MAC’s Prep for Colour Collection which was released in Kuwait when I first started this blog. I even previewed this collection in this post (here). It was a small collection but out of all 3 eyeshadows, the one that I was most interested in was Hey.
Hey is described as a warm mid-tone beige with a veluxe pearl finish. I was going through my neutrals phase and thought this would be a wonderful addition to my collection. I could not be more wrong. Hey is so frosty it looks metallic! It’s too dark to be used as a brow-bone highlight, yet too light to be used as an all-over lid color, and if you have any fine lines or wrinkles on your lids, fuhgeddaboudit. This will highlight every single imperfection on your lids. I even tried using Hey as an inner corner highlight but it was so just too stark. No matter where I place this, or how I use this, I just can’t make it work on my Arab complexion. You will have better luck if you are lighter or darker than I am but those who who have coloring similar to mine should steer clear. Again, also avoid this if you have any fine lines or wrinkles as this will highlight them.
The last few photos are All That Glitters, Hey, and Gleam swatched in that order. Hey is always being compared to All That Glitters but I feel that All That Glitters, another Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow is more forgiving. From my swatches you can see that All That Glitters is actually darker and more orange, while Gleam, which is a Lustre finish is more gold. I’m sure there are many who love this limited edition eyeshadow because it was just re-released in a 15 eyeshadow Warm Neutral Palette by MAC but it just doesn’t work for me.