Focus On: MAC Shale

Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.

MAC Shale is a beautiful shade of slate-purple.  It’s slightly gray, and slightly taupe, and not entirely purple.

It blends well with matte eggplants and purples like  NARS Melusine, or MUFE 92.

It appears similar to a natural shadow or contour when used above brighter blues.

It can soften deeper violets used in the crease, when used sparingly.

It pairs well with mauves and pale pinks, for a subtle contour.

Shale looks beautiful with peaches, and shell pinks.


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