Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Solar Bits Du Jour 6.2.09

I am lovin' Mac's Solar Bits, they give off such a unique finish, highly metallic.I noticed no one one was really loving these or talking about them. Poor sad Solar Bits, what a bad rep they have. Well I am here to change that. 

 I have been using them a ton. I reach for them everyday. Although, Solar Bits are VERY fussy and take a bit of work to get them to blend right. I am finding while Impassioned is smooth as silk while, Scatterrays takes some elbow grease. However, Scatterays finish is HIGH LUSTER! I quite like the application. I have alot of fun applying these. I used my MAC 242 brush and a touch of water, I just rub my brush in the cap residue and see below. You only need the tiniest bit for a big impact. These will last you a long long time!

Scatterrays on bottom, Impassioned on Top

Do any of you have MAC's Solar Bits?

30 comments:

  1. I have the solar bits in my kit but havent used them yet.... but this is inspiring me!

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  2. Farah- I really like them, they give a really metallic finish that is hard to get with any other product.

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  3. Is Scatterrays bright gold? I like the finish of it.

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  4. I know, I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them, i have two since last summer, Scatterrays and SunPower, and i'm looking forward for the new ones! i don't understand why people hate them so much, they're unique and GREAT for summer looks! happy to know someone thinks the same way:) great look you posted using solar bits the other day, by the way!

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  5. The MA at mac said the best way to use them is to blend them on with your finger. If you try it let me know how it goes.

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  6. Hmmm just did some googling for swatches. I need to get hold of Bronzescape & Scatterays! I need 'em in my life!

    I have Black Ore lying somewhere,but that's no good for Summer looks.

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  7. I don't have any, but I want all 3 of the Style Warriors ones...:) x

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  8. Looks very pretty. I seem to remember that they got bad press the last time they were released. I'm glad your giving them some love. lol xxx

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  9. I have Black Ore, Scatterays and Bronzescape. I pressed them like pigments. It works really good.

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  10. Stern- You pressed them? Did it alter the pay off?

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  11. Winter- I am giving them mucho lovin.

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  13. Gigi- Thanks for the tip, I will try that tomorrow morning and let you know.

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  14. Yinka- Scatterrays is indeed a bright gold but with a peachy undertone, think melon pigment.

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  15. Thanks Vermicelli, they are so underrated!

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  16. Scatterrays looks stunning! I'm feelin' like I haven't made my last Style Warriors purchase yet!

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  17. Mama- No you have not, Solar Bits are calling your name!

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  18. I had scatterrays but ended up returning it because they were a pain in the arse to work with.

    Impassioned on the other hand, sexay!

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  19. Krasey- I am surprised to hear you say that. I am loving it, they are fussy but i love love love them!! I also use it as a cheek highlight!

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  20. Love those colors they look great on you. I a new follower of your blog. You should check mine out sometime

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  21. I've managed to hunt down and buy BOTH Bronzescape and Scatterrays (swatched once) for $20! Yay!

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  22. I have the Black Ore solar bits and while I *love* the way it looks I just don't like that it creases on me :(

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  23. Zoffe- Have you tried a good base?? That should solve your problem with creasing!

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  24. Bought SB Scatterays today - lost my shopping bag - and have just re-ordered! So excited to try it out, couldn't let it go so had to re-order haha

    xox

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