While I've never been intrigued by bad boys, I certainly get the phenomenon that we are often attracted to what's not the best thing for us. For me, my "bad boys" are makeup related. I am hopelessly drawn to MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes, like a moth to a very sparkly flame. I think it's high time I drop the "combination" fantasy and get real. I have oily skin. I've spent hours of time over the years blotting my face with oil absorbing sheets and translucent powders trying to beat back the sheen, like an out of control wildfire. Why would someone who does everything they can to combat shine, be interested in a product that adds shimmer? I can't really answer this reasonably. All I can say for myself is I find the MSF's GORGEOUS. So when my eye spied the mauvelous Scene to Be Seen, part of MAC's 2013 Divine Night Holiday collection, I was determined to have a Tim Gunn-approved make it work moment.
I applied it over matte finish liquid foundation, translucent setting powder, and kept my eyes matte with the help of the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette. I finished off the look with a mid-tone plum lipstick, MAC Private Party cremesheen (review coming soon!). Wearing Scene to Be Seen without any other forms of shimmer on my face really helped keep me from sashaying into disco ball territory. It wore well for about 6 hours on me and then it started to fade.
I don't know why this photo looks airbrushed! Scout's honor - the only edit I made to the photo was cropping it. I think it's a combo of the lighting in my room and the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation!
I think this MSF could be improved a bit with a more refined shimmer so as not to emphasize pores and a longer-lasting formulation, but overall I'm a fan! If you're oily, you can definitely rock this product without regrets. Just be sure to do a mid-day cheek check and blot with oil absorbing sheets if your natural sheen has started to bump up the shimmer factor too much. Hey - if this oily gal can wear Scene to Be Seen, anyone can! ☺
Where to Buy: MAC
In other news...HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! Do you guys have anything fun planned? I got to take the today off and I'm going to hang out with my mom and enjoy the chilly weather. It's 40°F (that's 4.44°C - I looked it up, lol) here this morning so it's time for fleece and a scarf! Woohoooo! Also...Christmas? It's only 60 days away! Can y'all believe that?! Have you started your shopping yet?