Monday, 5 March 2012

MAC Shadow: Satellite Dreams

MAC just aren't that good at purples. This isn't too bad, but they have definitely done better.

Satellite Dreams is a mid toned purple with shimmer. It doesn't lean too red or too blue but it's still on the bluer side of purple (but not as much as a violet). It's a Veluxe Pearl and has a soft, smooth texture.

As is true with most purples, this isn't as pigmented as other colours. For some reason purples are sheerer through most brands of eye shadow I have. A primer is definitely needed here. It fades with a grey tone very quickly if I don't wear one. Over Urban Decay Primer Potion it will show much truer to the pan and last a good 7-8 hours. Even with a primer, it fades a touch sooner than other shadows I have from MAC.

I like to pack this on over the lid and add plenty of smudged black liner to create a great smokey look.

MAC Shadows are available from MAC (website/stores/counters):
-Pro pans are £10.00
-Pots are £12.00


  1. I think that you can buy a better purple eye shadow for £1! I think this one looks appalling without a primer. Oh dear, I am becoming a serious make up cynic in my old age......

    1. Yeah, MAC really don't do the best purples.

  2. The best purple I've tried is from Mally Beauty, I can even use it as a liner!
    I am trying not to buy anymore talc based eyeshadows and to just stick to minerals, but pans are so convenient and I haven't found a purple that compares with Mally's.

    1. I've got plenty of fantastic purples from minerals, but I get sucked in by MAC way too often!


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