I've recently filled up my MAC eyeshadow palette which, I'm not going to lie, took my quite a while and quite a few paydays though I'm sure those of you who own eyeshadows by MAC will agree they're worth the trouble! Instead of writing one long post including all nineteen shades I chose (I own one quad and one full sized palette) I've decided to do a series including; Purples, Neutrals and Blues.
Shroom | Beautiful Iris | Satellite Dreams | Star Violet | Fig1 | Shadow Lady
These are the six shadows I would count as purples from my palette though I do have a few extras such as Shale which are a cross between purples & neutrals. Shroom is described as 'soft beige with shimmer' and I find the shimmer has a slight purple/pink reflex which makes it work well as a highlight shade with these shadows. Shadow Lady is like my Carbon of this group. It is completely matte and works well to define your lash line and smoke up a look.
Sorry the numbers are backwards, they match up with the first picture so you know which swatch is which, Shroom being 1, Beautiful Iris being 2 etc. These are all swatched without primer so you can see how pigmented they are. Beautiful Iris is by far my favourite shade out of the mix with Fig1 following as second. B.Iris is described as 'Lavender with sheen' though I find it slightly duochrome with almost a blue tone which is really pretty and works well swept across the whole lid for a simple look.
I think all these colours are worth having in a palette, I thoroughly researched each colour to make sure it was pigmented, smooth and blendable before buying. However I do slightly regret Star Violet as it is a lot warmer than I thought it would be but still it works nicely with some of the browns I have in my neutral section of the palette!