Mac Purple x9 Eyeshadow

A couple weeks ago I posted about an amazing deal I found on two MAC eyeshadow palettes, the purple x9 and the green luxe palette. I have absolutely been loving both of them, and wanted to share with you this look I did recently with my purple palette. To be honest, I haven’t played around with bright eyeshadow colors since I was in high school. I figured I was getting too old to play around with crazy colors, and working in an office environment I also felt a bit restricted as far as colors went.

However, since I have now been working from home and working on personal projects for the time being, I have been able to play around with these beautiful, bright colors more without feeling limited!

So from a front view, not much looks different right? I’m sure all my fellow, hooded-lid ladies can relate.

12.14.2015 Mac Purple X9 Eyeshadow! Eyes Open

Then when I blink or close my eyes, wah bam! This gorgeous lilac, which matches my little flowers on my shirt perfectly and brings out the cute floral design.

12.14.2015 Mac Purple X9 Eyeshadow! Looking down

From a slight side view, you can see some of the color as well, just a peak of it.

12.14.2015 Mac Purple X9 Eyeshadow! So Cute!

This look was not hard at all to achieve. I numbered the palette so I can explain exactly what colors I used. Easier than trying to look up all the names. But they are listed on the back of the palette if you really wanted to know or just want to purchase an individual color.

12.14.2015 Mac Purple X9 Eyeshadow! Color Palette

  1. With color 6 I went into the crease with a large crease brush. Blend well
  2. Swipe color 1 right on the lid with an eyeshadow brush. Do as much color as you prefer. Keep in mind these shadows pack color really well so a little goes a long way.
  3. Go back with number 4 along the crease right on the corner of your eyes to deepen the crease.
  4. Swipe number 3 on your brow bone as the highlight color and in the inner corners of your eyes.
  5. Touch up where needed, if needed. Make sure you blend it all out at the end.

12.14.2015 Mac Purple X9 Eyeshadow! Eye Compliments

That’s it! Give it a try, even if it’s not your usual color scheme. I got a lot of compliments on this actually, which made me feel more confident about experiment with these fun colors I’ve been hiding from all these years.


Thoughts? Questions? Leave them in the comments below!






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