Hi, loves! Today’s Try It Out Thursday will feature a very fun product: MAC’s Mixing Medium. There are many ways to use it, I’m just showing you the ones that are useful to me as a regular makeup lover, not a professional makeup artist. Also, MAC offers different Mixing Mediums. This one is labeled as “eyeliner” on the back.
LOOK 1: MAKING YOUR OWN EYELINER
This is such a money saver if you’re someone that likes to experiment with different eyeliner colors. Instead of buying tons of different eyeliners, you can make one out of any eyeshadow you already own. So, what makes this better than adding water to an eyeshadow to use as a liner? The staying power. I’ve tried wetting a thin brush, dipping it in eyeshadow, and using it as a liner. The problem is it fades and smears very quickly (like in an hour or two). The Mixing Medium makes it lasts just as long as any gel liner.
Tip: A little goes a long way. Use a tiny drop of Mixing Medium.
Products used: MAC Mixing Medium, Make Up For Ever eyeshadow in #162, Real Techniques Eyeliner brush
LOOK 2: ADHERING GLITTER
This is the main reason I bought the Mixing Medium. This is an amazing base for glitter. It will stay on all night and you won’t find glitter fallout all over your face when you get home.
Tip: Use your fingers to pat it on so you don’t disturb the eyeshadow underneath.
Products used: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Illamasqua Can Can eyeshadow, MAC Espresso eyeshadow, L’Oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black Liquid Liner, MAC Mixing Medium, Make Up For Ever Glitter in Multicolored White 3
What I love the most about MAC’s Mixing Medium:
Once it dries it sets really well. When you swatch it on your finger and try to rub it off on the back of your hand it will not come off. I’ve always wanted a brown or blue gel liner. Now, I can just use the eyeshadows I own with Mixing Medium to experiment with colorful liners.
Hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful in some way! My past Try It Out Thursdays were on Ombre Lips and Red Eyeliner.