March 29, 2010

MAC Art Supplies Review: MAC Art Supplies GreasePaint Stick Review and Swatches

Hey chicks!

As you know MAC Art Supplies is coming atcha April 1st, just round the corner now, and with it 8 new shades of MAC Greasepaint Sticks. Likey!

Jump for a little sneak peek of two shades of the new MAC Greasepaint from the MAC Art Supplies release.

The most common question about MAC Greasepaint Sticks I get since their release a few months ago is, “What are they used for?”

They are actually quite a nice little multitasking demon. You can use to line and define however you can also use as a base for your favorite shadows as they create a nice smooth canvas for pigment and shadow to adhere. They also happen to create a more vibrant finish to your favorite powder shadows when used beneath as a base. So really you aren’t limited to simply lining your eyes with ’em, go crazy and use ’em as a base as well, MAC wouldn’t have made them into chubby little sticks if they didn’t want you using them as a rocking base for shadows.

I find Greasepaint is made out of a strong pigment when compared to any of the standard pencils in the MAC range. The intensity of the shades is very dramatic and when paired up with a creamy texture it does indeed mimic grease on some levels.

I got two shades recently to test out and as always I’m delighted when working with this medium. The shades I got were Below Ground which is a shimmering bronze and Uniformly Blue which is a blackened navy. The shades are both bold and vibrant, particularly Uniformly Blue.

One thing I love about these is their ability to blend out so well. The formula isn’t as dense or hard as a paint point so it blends out easily and flawlessly making it ideal to wear on it’s own or topped with shadow.

I’m looking forward to hitting up MAC and seeing the other shades on offer when this hits counters and stores on April 1st.

Which MAC Greasepaints are on your wishy list?

Which will you haul?

Do you love ’em?

Leave ’em?

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  • Sonia

    I was waiting so crazyly to you to talk about this product, cause I think we have the same style….and I wanted to know if worth to buy it…now I feel more confortable…..Im going to buy some too!!! tks sweety!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure sonia 😀 I think you’ll likey! Have a little swatch and see what you think! *hugs*

  • SoVeryFabulous

    Below Ground has been on my list of things to get from this collection, and even more so now that I’ve seen that swatch, it’s gorgeous! I’m excited for the pearlglides as well. Definitely will be checking this out on Thursday.


    dang those two are quite a pair 😀 I am going to have to get two of each when they finally are released!!! thanks muse for the early review <3

  • Nia

    Love them! Ok, except the smell. The small is like bad crayons. Do the new ones smell like crayons as well?

    But they blend beautifully and stay on like crazy. I use them as base or a liner. How are they not to love?

    I have Dirty and Greengrease on my list. Did you see the Pearlglides as well?

  • Hana

    I haven’t been following MAC for quite awhile, so are these permanent? Not necessarily these colors, but the product itself? That blue is gorgeous…