I ordered two Mac eyeshadows because I have empty slots in my new Mac Pro quad I had to fill. I wanted matte shadows since I already have all the glitter I'll ever need from the Urban Decay Naked Palette, and I found some limited edition ones available at Strawberrynet. Score! I placed the order last week, and I picked up my parcel today from the post office.
The moment I took the pots out of the box my first thought was: fake. It's like straight out of Malcolm Gladwell's Blink. But I convinced myself I was just being paranoid - it's a reputable website, after all, and who made me Mac eyeshadow packaging expert when I've only ever owned four? Besides, I was so excited to complete my quad. So I proceeded to depot the shadows. And make a couple of swatches for my blog. Except I can't get the new shadows to swatch properly, which is strange. See, I bought Signed Sealed, a Matte2 shadow. It's supposed to be creamy, pigmented, and very very matte (it's not called matte squared for nothing). The one I have is gritty, sheer, and has tiny flecks of glitter. Crap. Upon closer inspection, yep, I have just purchased two fake Mac eyeshadows.