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MAC Purples, Plums and Pinks

I swatched some more of my collection for you to peek at. MAC Added Goodness & Midnight Snack, along with other fluidlines, were swatched previously. I also swatched some of the MAC Shop & Drop quad in my neutral post (Sugar Snack and Hypnotizing). And you probably didn’t miss my greens. You can see Power Boosted and Shop & Drop in this post.


Row 1 = Pink Venus – Swish – Cheers My Dear – Mancatcher
Row 2 = Creme de Violet – Pink Pearl – Stars n’ Rockets – Power Boosted
Row 3 = Vis a Violet – Violet – Satellite Dreams – Parfait Amour
Row 4 = Blackberry – Shop & Drop – Contrast – Amethyst
Row 5 = Fig. 1 – Nocturnelle – Plum Dressing – Trax

Row 1 = Pink Venus – Swish – Cheers My Dear – Mancatcher
Row 2 = Creme de Violet – Pink Pearl – Stars n’ Rockets – Power Boosted
Row 3 = Vis a Violet – Violet – Satellite Dreams – Parfait Amour
Row 4 = Blackberry – Shop & Drop – Contrast – Amethyst
Row 5 = Fig. 1 – Nocturnelle – Plum Dressing – Trax

Row 1 = Pink Venus – Swish – Cheers My Dear – Mancatcher
Row 2 = Creme de Violet – Pink Pearl – Stars n’ Rockets – Power Boosted
Row 3 = Vis a Violet – Violet – Satellite Dreams – Parfait Amour
Row 4 = Blackberry – Shop & Drop – Contrast – Amethyst
Row 5 = Fig. 1 – Nocturnelle – Plum Dressing – Trax

Shade Descriptions:
Pink Venus – washed pink (lustre)
Swish – soft bright pink with icy metallic shimmer (frost)
Cheers My Dear – pale violet (pigment)(LE)
Mancatcher – pale lilac with purple pearl (frost)(LE)
Creme de Violet – Vivid-pinkish-violet flecked with gold shimmer (frost)
Pink Pearl – midtone pink with blue reflection (pigment)
Stars n’ Rockets – purple with pink pearl (veluxe pearl)
Power Boosted – violet (veluxe pearl)(Shop & Drop quad)
Viz-a-Violet – mid-tone violet with blue and red pearl (pigment)
Violet – vivid bright violet-purple (pigment)
Satellite Dreams – deep dirty plum with violet/blue reflects (veluxe pearl)
Parfait Amour – vivid bluish-violet duochrome with violet opalescent shimmer (frost)
Blackberry – muted burgundy-plum brown (matte)
Shop & Drop – deep blue (satin) (Shop & Drop quad)
Contrast – intense purplish-blue flecked with blue shimmer (velvet)
Amethyst – a darker jewel purple with blue purple shimmer (lustre)
Fig. 1 – eggplant purple (matte2)
Nocturnelle – Pinked-up chrome purple (frost)
Plum Dressing – Pinky-plum with metal (veluxe pearl)
Trax – burgundy-plum with shimmer (velvet)

When I was in my limited colors for eye shadow (meaning I typically wore purple, black, red or Fairylite daily), I branched out when I saw Mancatcher and started wearing it. I love how it was a pinkish-purple shade. I’ve gone through a few Parfait Amour. For my darker days I’d wear Contrast (I think I’m on my 2nd one of this). I love Pink Pearl pigment. It’s such a fun pink with a blue reflect. I like just about anything with a blue reflect.

Are there any colors here that you like? What are your favorite plums, purples and pinks?

Some products purchased by me. Some products were gifts from friends or family. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://segnoseven.com/blog Tea

      Power Boosted and Nocturnelle look really pretty!

      I sometimes forget that I own MAC’s Hepcat. I bought it years ago, and it went on so sheer and chalky that I never used it. When I tried it out again after discovering primer; I found it was a pretty enough purpley/red/pink, but I have to be careful in my application or I look like I got socked in the face. Couple of times, I’ve worn it and had guy friends legit ask if I had been in a fight! Lesson learned. No Hepcat under my eyes and in my crease.

      With other brands, I own a Smashbox trio that has a pretty, dark, eggplant colored shade. It also has a dusty, purple-y grey shade that I like. It’s pretty old and I don’t see it anymore on Sephora or Smashbox’s sites. My favorite purples are my Sugarpill ones: Poison Plum and Weekender :).

      • Phyrra

        I haven’t tried Hepcat, but I know it’s a favorite.
        Poison Plum is awesome!

    • http://chrisellesy.com Chriselle Sy

      So many of these are tempting me. But the sad part is I really can’t afford MAC shadows.

      • Phyrra

        This basically was teaching me to shop my stash :)

    • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      Satellite Dreams is super pretty! I think my favorite purple is Half Truth from the UD 15th Anniversary Palette, which is probably very similar to Satellite Dreams – that’s just the kind of purple I’m drawn too :)

      • Phyrra

        Yeah Half Truth is awesome!

    • melody

      <3 Plum Dressing and Trax

      • Phyrra

        Yay another Trax fan :)

    • http://nana-komatsu7.livejournal.com Misato-san

      Parfait amour <333 always. And yours is one of the few swatches around that makes it looking as it actually is <3

      • Phyrra

        Thank you! I strive for color accuracy :)

    • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com Mindy

      Out of these babies I have 2 and they were my first MAC purchase I believe. I got a gift card so I picked out a bunch of singles to fill out a quad and ended up with Parfait Amour and Stars n Rockets and some others that aren’t as amazing because I can’t remember what they’re called now lol. I think Bitter and Naked lunch were the 2 to finish the lil palette. Bitter needs so much packing on to look good but that’s a green and we’re talkin’ purples! :D If I go anywhere this weekend I will try to use those purples or at least one. My makeup lately has been brown eyeliner and mascara. Booooring. I need more time to play!

      • http://pa1nt3d-pr1nc3ss.blogspot.com Mindy

        I was wrong!!!! Digit and Beautiful Iris finished off that palette. I can’t believe I forgot about those. I fail. But this post reminded me to look at my stuff, so YAY PHYRRA!!!! :D

        • Phyrra

          Yay! Digit is cute :)