Review & Swatches | MAC Coppering, Star Violet, Sumptuous Olive & Sketch Eyeshadows

By Sarah - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A few months back, I was very lucky to be chosen by makeup-box to attend a MAC Colour Rocks! event at Robinsons Orchard. Had the pleasure to meet Candice herself and some other Singaporean bloggers such as bunbunmakeuptips and evonnz! During the event, we met and learned from MAC senior makeup artist, Reno Lim, and have some time to try some of the products ourselves. Best part, we can choose a fully customised MAC 4 Pan Pro Palette! Duh. I was excited.

MAC shadows are, guys. I havent't tried their entire range but their shadows are smooth, creamy and pigmented. Lost for choice was what I was. If you had to pick only 4 shadows for yourself, what would you have gone for?

After googling and swatching and pondering, I went for:
#Sumptuous Olive
#Star Violet

Taken with natural lighting!
Pardon this horrible quality! Took this at night and lighting wasn't amazing.

Man, am I happy when I got the palette a few weeks later. The shadows did not disappoint in texture, pigmentation and lasting power of course. Enjoy the pictures!

Sumptuous Olive
I love anything that has a hint of gold. And I love green. When you put 2 and 2 together, Sumptuous Olive seems like the perfect shadow to choose! This colour is a warm, shimmery olive green colour with golden hues. Such a gorgeous shade with a slight duo-chrome effect! YES. When applied on the lids, it appears more of an antique gold with slight hints of green. Suitable for you neutral lovers out there who just want a slight pop of colour!

Star Violet
This is such a gorgeous shade of purple. Purples are very flattering to brown eyes and since it's also my favourite colour, purple shades have been sneaking into my eye looks almost daily! This shade is a warm toned plumish burgundy with hints of purple satin. When I swatched this, I knew I had to have it. Super easy to incorporate into any eye look and looks great for those one shadow kinda days as this appears to be of slightly different colour when blended into the crease. WIN!

This is a purple staple for almost every MAC lover. A deep burgundy brown shadow with hints of gold and purple micro shimmer (which is barely noticeable on the lids). This works amazing in the outer V and slighly diffused into the crease. It adds so much depth and definition to your eyes, eliminating any need to add a deep black eyeshadow (of course, if you want to, you can). Being warm toned, this shadow adds a tinge of warmth to your eye look as well which I adore! A MAC must-have.

I have heard so much about this shade! I wanted to get something I know I would probably never purchase on my own and it had to be Coppering. This shade is a shimmery warm toned orange with a slight hue of red. It's intense. Many have claimed it to be difficult to wear and I have to agree, as this colour is pretty strong (neutral lovers stay away!). However, this shade is lovely for a hint of warmth in the crease. I dip (ever so lightly) my Sigma E36 Blending brush into the pan and I carefully place this shadow on top of my transition shade for a pop of colour.

I do love these colours and have no ounce of regret whatsoever! As can be seen, warm toned shades are my favourite! Being a warm toned gal, I personally feel warm toned shadows look better on me. Then again, I always love to experiment and try out different colour variations!
Some more pictures taken using fluorescent lighting

Hope you enjoyed reading this post! Do you have any holy grail MAC shades? Do recommend!

Have a great makeup day ahead! XO.

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