Retrospeck is best described a light yellow-gold neutral shade, ideal for everyday looks. This color does have some subtle sparkle to it, which does tend to fall under the eye (argh). For that reason, I like to apply it wet first and then layer it dry; not only does this help to eliminate some of the fallout, but it also makes the color stronger on the eye. If you would like to apply it like that, but are wondering how, the way I do it is pack Retrospeck onto a brush like the MAC 239 and then spritz it with MAC’s Fix+ spray and apply, wait for it to dry and then layer it with Retrospeck, in dry form. I didn’t do it like that for all the looks below, but I’ll mark the ones where I applied it in this fashion so you can see the difference. Retrospeck reminds me a LOT of the limited edition MAC shade, Femme Fi, only less yellow in color, so if you’ve been looking for Femme Fi, try Retrospeck in its place. All in all, I absolutely love this shade as a lid color; it pairs beautifully with greens and blues, too! What do you think of this color?
- MAC Soft Brown (crease)
- MAC Retrospeck (inner third of lid) – applied wet/dry!
- MUG Poolside (middle of lid) – could also use MAC Electric Eel here
- MUG Nautica (outer third of lid) – could also use MAC Contrast here
- MAC Blanc Type (blend harsher edges of Soft Brown out)