before you ask, "wtf?"

I view makeup from the perspective of a painter. Whether a look is practical or not does not matter to me. What does matter is the skill or technique you learn from creating a look. I am not a professional, a guru, or whatever else. I am simply an art student exploring the world of makeup.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Club and Parfait Amour

I finally B2M'd some empties and picked up both Parfait Amour and Club shadows from MAC. I was thrilled, since I've been eyeing these shadows for quite some time.

Club is a satin finish, so it has a beautiful sheen without any sort of glittery shimmery weirdness. The amazing thing about this shadow is how unique the color's a warm brown when you swatch it, but depending on the lighting and what you pair it with you can bring out this wonderful green/teal color. I absolutely adore the way it looks over a black base, such as NYX's jumbo pencil in black bean. The resulting green shine reminds me of those japanese beetles and their highly reflective and colorful appearance.

The second shadow I purchased is Parfait Amour. Although this is a frost finish, it is not overly shiny or glittery. When swatched next to Club, you can see that the finish is quite similar. This is a very blue purple shade. For all you girls out there who are afraid of wearing blue shadows, try using something similar to Parfait Amour: the purple makes it more wearable than straight up blue. It also has a sort of pink pearly shine that comes out depending on the lighting. Like Club, it looks fantastic of a black base.

Here are some swatches of both of these shadows.
From left to right:
Parfait Amour over Black Bean, Club over Black Bean, Parfait Amour alone, Club alone.

I hope this encourages somebody to pick up one or both of these MAC shadows! They are both very unique and exciting to play with :)



  1. Gorgeous eyeshadows :) Found your link through youtube! Totally following. Like your Jafar inspired makeup look too btw!!

  2. **OMG LOL JAFAR!? I meant Scar hahah :)

  3. lol! I find myself saying Jafar, too! They're probably cousins in the Disney world anyway haha. Thanks for being my first follower! :)