Sunday, 23 August 2015

MAC Star Violet & Antiqued Eyeshadow Review


I've really gotten into MAC eyeshadows and I really want to start building my own Pro Palette so I bought 2 new shades (MAC Star Violet and Antiqued) to help me on my way. I was really intrigued by the MAC x 9 palettes but I'm really wanting to make my own, in those x 9 palettes two shadows really had me drooling which are these two that I ordered from Brown Thomas. The shadow refills cost €10 compared to the €16.50 you would usually pay for the shadows in the individual pots.


Star Violet is a plumy pink with brown undertones, it has a lovely warmth to it with some plum shimmer. It blends beautifully and really brings out the colour in blue or green eyes. It's veluxe pearl finish but I found with a primer the metallic pearly finish is toned down so I tend to use this shade without and it will last all day.


Antiqued is another one that really brings out the colour in blue and green eyes and I'm obsessed with this shade. It's another veluxe pearl finish and once again the primer really tones it down so I use this shade without a primer. Also if anyone is wondering I'm using the Catrice Prime and Fine Eyeshadow Base. Antiqued has a bronzed effect to it and in some lights some red tones come through. It has quickly become a favourite of mine.


Both shades are easy to blend and I don't get any fall out when applying so no complaints from me there. I do find that these two aren't as buttery as my Sable (frost finish) but it has made no difference to the application or wear time.

What shade do you recommend I put on my wishlist next?

16 comments:

  1. Anitqued looks gorgeous. Satin Taupe is my favourite MAC shadow

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    1. Oh fab thank you Claire, I will put that on the list for next purchase :) x

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  2. Ooooh now these look lovely. Mac have a shade all that glitters that looks as if it would work well with these. I wear it loads. Might have to get these for the palette. Lovely choices hun x

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    1. Thank you Alison that's great another one for the list :) x

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  3. Ohhh star violet is absolutely stunning and so perfect for a/w. Definitely recommend the shade 'Cranberry'.xx www.jesskadenise.com

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    1. lol I'm going to have a list the length of my arm soon. Thanks for the recommendation I just looked up Cranberry and it looks gorgeous xx

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  4. oh wow they are gorgeous! will have to add them to my wish list!
    mac shadows are seriously the best, i think my favourites are satin taupe, cranberry and sumptuous olive!

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    1. Yay more for the list :) I'm really enjoying both MAC and Stila eyeshadows lately x

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  5. They're beautiful! I really love Woodwinked and Patina x

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    1. Both are so beautiful I think I might go for Woodwinked next time. Thanks Sharon x

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    1. They are gorgeous I was so delighted when they arrived x

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  7. I've never tried any Mac eyeshadows before! These are both really beautiful shades. I love the idea of building your own palette :-)

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    1. They are really beautiful, soft, blendable and a whole range of colours to choose from. :-)

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  8. I love star violet, dont use it that much but its such a pretty shadow. Antiqued looks fab might purchase it next :)

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    1. Antiqued is gorgeous, I'm wearing it all the time by itself on the lid and then just blend the edges. Love it! x

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