The Temperature’s Rising so I’ll Bare My Soul with MAC Cosmetics

MAC Bare My Soul

MAC Bare My Soul (maccosmetics.com)

MAC Bare My Soul from Temperature Rising

MAC Bare My Soul from Temperature Rising

It’s been a long time since MAC eyeshadows have rocked my boat but I’m here to say that Bare My Soul from the new Temperature Rising collection is doing just that. I’m enjoying this palette so much that I’ll even forgive MAC for raising the price to $44. Supposedly they did this because of the special packaging color. Since I like all the shades though I’m not going to complain.

The first shade is a fabulous taupe. Below is Romantico which is a light and shimmery brown taupe in the Veluxe Pearl formula. The color is beautiful and one I’d love to have on its own. It’s not highly pigmented so I do need several layers but once it’s on it’s terrific.

MAC Bare My Soul palette Romantica eyeshadow

MAC Bare My Soul palette Romantica eyeshadow

The quad is named after this shimmery gold shade below, Bare My Soul. This is quite frosty which makes sense considering it’s a Lustre which I’ve always found shimmery. The difference with this and some of the lustres I own is that this applies beautifully and the color doesn’t flake away (talking to you Honey Lust). I’ve seen this described as a light gold but I find the color to be an intense gold. In my photo below I have it on my browbone but I prefer it on my lid.

MAC Bare My Soul palette and eyeshadow

MAC Bare My Soul palette and eyeshadow

Summer Indulgence is another terrific Veluxe Pearl that’s a dark bronze chocolate. It is extremely pigmented and easy to blend. A great color to own in general if you love bronzes and browns. It is much darker than it appears in MAC’s picture.

MAC Bare My Soul palette, Summer Indulgence eyeshadow

MAC Bare My Soul palette, Summer Indulgence eyeshadow

The shade that drew me to this quad in the first place is When in Rio. It’s reminiscent of Club but much more green. MAC calls this “deep green with copper pearl”. I find that it’s more of a duochrome with blue undertone in a forest green shade. The formula unfortunately is Frost so it doesn’t blend as well as some of the other shades. My advice is to not pack it on your brush but to start slow and build if you want. The finished color is beautiful but it takes a little more work than it should.

MAC Bare My Soul palette, When in Rio eyeshadow

MAC Bare My Soul palette, When in Rio eyeshadow

So far I’ve done a few looks with Bare My Soul using all the colors. The one I’m wearing as I type this is the taupe on the lid, bronze in the crease, gold on the browbone and green as an eyeliner. I used Manna Kadir’s Trans-fix to change this into an eyeliner (review upcoming in my Wantable post). I love the tone of this green as an eyeliner. The next time I wear this look I won’t use the gold though, instead I’ll use something like MAC Mushroom or a similar shade on the browbone to make it more daytime friendly.

taupe lid, gold browbone, green crease, bronze as liner

taupe lid, gold browbone, green crease, bronze as liner

wearing taupe lid, gold browbone, bronze crease, green as liner

wearing taupe lid, gold browbone, bronze crease, green as liner

Every year at this time MAC brings out a bronze collection. Temperature Rising has helped me appreciate some MAC again. I hope that they continue in this vein. Have you considered any of the palettes, lip colors, blush or polish from Temperature Rising? I’d love to know what else to buy. — Marcia

 

Bare My Soul

Bare My Soul

Comments

  1. Uggg, I love those shades but I feel like I have so many of them already. Are these dupeable or really that unique?

  2. beautyin says:

    Cindy, I’m sure they are dupable but I’m loving this too much to care. My biggest complaint after using this long is that I wish the taupe were more pigmented. I’ve worn this so many ways by now.

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