My first impression of Crystal Avalanche was an anticipation of my experience with Vellum. I expected more of a duochrome shade, and it is just slightly, but this is more of a buttery white shade that offers a variety of ways to be worn on the eyes. This actually reminds me of a cleaner (less dirty looking) version of Shroom. I really enjoy wearing this on the lid and layering it over darker colors to change their appearance (see look #3). If you swatch this color in natural sunlight, you will see a very faint hint of purple duochrome, but it’s very light. Overall, this is a very versatile color I was actually pleasantly surprised by!
MAC eyeshadows used:
- Crystal Avalanche (inner 2/3 of lid)
- Delft Paint Pot LE (in crease)
- Greensmoke (layered over Delft)
- Black Tied (outer third of lid)
- Blanc Type (blend)