MAC released their Glitter and Ice Collection for Holiday 2011 at the end of October. Glitter and Ice includes several limited edition products such as Dazzleglasses, Mineralize Eyeshadows, Technakohl Liners, and more. There are also three Paint Pots included in this collection, and this black with pearl one called “For Effect” is the one that impressed me the most (and it’s also the only item I purchased from the entire collection).
This limited edition paint pot comes in the same packaging as permanent paint pots except it has a plastic white lid instead of black. It comes with the same amount of product (5g / 0.17oz), but it costs $18.50 (vs. the usual $17.50 for paint pots). I don’t mind paying a little more though for such a unique shade! The picture on the right (above) is a closeup of For Effect without flash. The texture is creamy, and the color can look anything between a light gray to a gunmetal gray/black depending on how much you apply.
I mainly use paint pots as a base, but they can also be worn alone. The picture on the left shows the placement I like to apply paint pots (on the lid, just above the crease). Using a synthetic MAC 249 Large Shader Brush, I applied a couple layers here to make the color darker. The swatch on the right shows a thinner layer of For Effect (left), a swatch of an Inglot eye shadow I like to use with this paint pot (center), and how this eye shadow looks on top of For Effect. When combined, the color is much more dramatic and has more sparkle. I really love the silver sparkle, and it’s such a perfect color for smokey and wintery makeup looks!