I have to admit, this review is a bit dated since Vainglorious is no longer available on MAC's website. =( For similar shades, I'd check out "Sketch" or "Cranberry."
However! I wanted to show the wonderful Muse of musingsofamuse.com some swatches of this beautiful color!
(Check out her post on Wet 'n Wild's new Holiday Palette to see where this all started~)
This is the "official" picture of the shade, Vainglorious:
This shade is described as a "Bronze Burgundy."
Here are some pics:
Just shadow and mascara-- I don't know where that creasing action came from =\
Another, now with eyeliner, shows more of the burgundy tones.
I feel like it really compliments green!
It doesn't go on too intense, but it has enough red in it to be interesting~
This shadow came up because her review (linked above) contains a red shadow, and I noted that Vainglorious is the reddest I have dared to go, although red shadow has intrigued me for a while~ (it really can be quite stunning! check out the Muse's pic!). Also, I've noticed that with my green eyes that the more pinkish/warmer purples make my eyes pop better than the blueish/cooler ones.
I'm dying to try this shade (or something similar)-- ah! =D
True story: I was playing with a reddish NYX eyeshadow at Ulta and the woman told me, "That shadow wouldn't work in real life." Um, what? I mean, maybe she's right, but then help me find a way to wear it, since I was obviously intrigued, haha! I might just have to go try it again... hmm..
Though.. I am hoooooping to get my hands on the new Wet n' Wild palette!! Fingers crossed!! It's gorgeous, and affordable!! ;)
Hope you all have a nice week, and I will try to post more often-- I have a picture folder all ready to go! ;)
Until Next Time--