MAC Pinks and Purples

For all of you green eyed girls out there, pinks and purples are some of the most complementary colours we can wear on our eyes. Especially purple. It brings out the green so much more and just livens everything up a bit. Purple is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours to wear as not only is it my favourite colour, period, but there’s just something really youthful and fresh about it when it’s done right. If not, then it’s pretty easy to look like you have a black eye! We’ve all made that mistake ladies. It is only within the last year or so that I have been getting a lot of wear out of pinks and a lot of that has to do with the introduction of the Naked 3 palette, which I am not the biggest fan of but I do love the concept it represents.

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Okay so I could probably do a better job at organising this but the thought is there! I actually have quite a few other loose MAC eyeshadows that would slot nicely into this palette, if only there were 20 spaces and not 15! But hey ho. I have acquired all of these shadows over the last 3 or 4 years as any student will know, money doesn’t grow on trees and make-up certainly doesn’t come cheap. Or at least not cheap enough to buy them all at once!

Some of my favourite metallic shades from this palette are:

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From left to right is: Mythology, Stars n Rockets and Star Violet

Mythology is one of those colours that I feel doesn’t get mentioned a lot and unlike many of the other eyeshadows I own, I didn’t buy it because I saw a blogger rave about it or because it was used in an eye look on Pinterest that I just NEEDED to copy. I bought this whilst browsing the MAC counter at the Trafford Centre, thought it was pretty and bought it then and there. And I’m really glad I did. Stars n Rockets is a shade I have mentioned a few times now and I plan on mentioning it plenty more because I have so much love for it. I love products that have a slight iridescence to it, so you don’t quite know what colour it’s supposed to be but you know that you like it. It’s purpley bluey pink and it’s just such a unique colour, I’ve never seen anything like it. Star Violet is a shade I forgot all about for a while until I rediscovered it a couple of months ago. This was one of my go-to Winter colours and it looks so nice just worn all over the lid, smoked out with a dark brown eyeshadow and you’re good to go for the day.

Some of my favourite matte eyeshadows from this palette are:

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From left to right: Fig 1, Sketch and Typographic

I was first introduced to Fig 1 when I went to get my make-up done at MAC for my 20th birthday last year. I told the artist doing my make-up that I was wearing a black/white/grey dress and I wanted something to make my eyes pop and she brought out this little baby. I absolutely loved the way it looked and I don’t think you often find matte shades like this so I can’t even compare it to anything else in my collection which is unusual! Sketch is one of those all rounder shades that almost everyone has in their collection. I think Sketch looks so pretty just dusted through the crease with a pale pink on the lid for a soft everyday look and I also really like to use this wet as an eyeliner on my top lashline when I don’t feel like using something as harsh as black. Typographic is a charcoal, very dark grey, which looks almost black if you’re not looking closely. I prefer this to, say, Carbon from MAC because it’s a little softer and I actually find that it blends a little easier as well. I’m not sure if there is a huge difference in texture between the two shades but I definitely find this one easier to work with. Again, I wear this as a liner for my top lashline, smudged out, when I don’t want something quite as harsh as my usual Clinique gel eyeliner.

What are some of your favourite pink and purple shades from MAC?

Thanks for reading!

Bea x

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5 thoughts on “MAC Pinks and Purples

  1. Belle (@Mascaramalteser)

    I’m such a pink/purple eyeshadow girl! I have Typographic, or one v.similar & love it as a liner!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  2. Amy

    Love the look of the matte shades!

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  3. Shannon Rebecca

    What a lovely selection of colours! :)

    Shannon Rebecca | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  4. bethanyjanesaul

    You’re right! I love lilac eyeshadow since I have pale skin it really stands out on my eyes! X

  5. Meghan E (@todaysbeautyobs)

    Have you tried MAC’s Sable shadow? It’s one of my favourites. It really brings out my green eyes.
    Great post!


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