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My younger sister, who lives in Louisiana, has worked as a make-up artist for MAC for at least 15 10 years, and had been a huge MAC devotee before that, ever since she first started spending all her babysitting money on make-up. So, as you can imagine, she has amassed quite a large collection of MAC cosmetics.

Last month, I celebrated my 36th birthday. For my birthday, my sister decided to surprise me with “some really old, but very cool, color-changing shades that she never wore because they were too sheer.” I was intrigued by the description, but didn’t want to get my hopes up…

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This is what I saw when I opened the package. Okay, a pretty purple, a limey green…

* MAC box top

Hear that? That is the sound of my hopes exploding into fireworks! Hallelujah!

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This is what I read on the bottom of the bottles, just to make sure the boxes weren’t toying with me.

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They don’t look very sheer in the bottles, do they?

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The color-change, as she put it, is evident only along the edges, or so it seems.

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As it turns out, “sheer” is an understatement. Look at the 1st coat at the bottom of the swatch.

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Ah, but after 4 coats, look at the depth, and duochrome-ability, as I put it. =]

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I couldn’t choose which of the two to wear first, so I didn’t choose. I wore both!

* big thumb

Here is my big thumb, the way the polish looks most of the time. Except for the blurriness.

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Turn a little, and you can see the amber side of the purple and the teal side of the green.

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Here’s the rare double-sided duo, where the light hits both edges at the same time.

Not much more to say, other than…

Best. Birthday. EVER.

(Did I mention how much I love my sister? She is my best friend in the entire world and I’m not just saying that because she’s an enabler. She is THE enabler!)

Thanks, Kris! <3  I love you!  <3

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