Sometimes I feel like I'm so far behind on the MAC permanent range, simply because they do so many limited editions. On the lipstick front, not so much, but I only have very few MAC shadows and nearly all of my blushes from them were LE at some point.
I've most definitely been feeling some mattes lately, and when I swatched Copperplate in store last week, I knew it HAD to come home with me.
Copperplate is part of the permanent range as is described on MAC's website as a "muted mid tone gray" with a Matte² finish. It is a neutral gray that does not lean too cool (oftentimes they can look a bit blue on me). It does look a touch taupe-y, depending on what you wear it with. The Matte² range is said to be easier to blend and not quite as dry as the average matte, and with this shade, I can kinda see where MAC was coming from. This is not dry in the least and the pigmentation was actually quite phenomenal. I had not given Copperplate much thought until I swatched it in store, but then I was very stoked on it! It gave me no trouble in blending and wore the whole day, with only minimal fading after a *unrelated* very rough work day.
- Incredible texture and pigmentation.
- Wearable without being too flat and boring.
I'm very pleased with this shade and I am already finding myself reaching for it a whole lot. I just picked up Quarry, so I kinda want to see how these pair together!
10/10 No complaints?! Totally recommended!