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?