Thursday, August 6th, 2009

5 Ways to Wear:  Purple Eyeshadow

Featuring MAC Satellite Dreams

MAC Satellite Dreams Eyeshadow is a gorgeous shade of muted, toned-down medium purple. It’s really a wearable shade of purple — not bright like Stars ‘n Rockets, nor too pale like Digit. Here are five different ways you can wear this fun shadow!

The Star

Start by applying your favorite neutral base (e.g. MAC Soft Ochre paint pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion, or Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over your lid. Apply Shroom eyeshadow to the inner third of the eye lid with a fluffy shadow brush like the 239. Lightly apply Seedy Pearl eyeshadow to the middle third of the lid with a fluffy shadow brush. With a fluffy crease brush like the 226, apply Satellite Dreams eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid and blend into the crease. Darken the crease by lighting tapping Contrast eyeshadow into the outer third of the crease with a pencil brush like the 219. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with Shroom eyeshadow, lining the lower lash line with a soft black, and applying a few coats of black mascara onto upper and lower lashes. For lips, try using a plummy-pink or neutral pink lipstick/gloss. For cheeks, a cool-toned pink or soft raspberry will do the trick.

Check out four more ways to wear this shadow

Smoked in Space

Start by applying your favorite neutral base (e.g. MAC Soft Ochre paint pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion, or Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over your lid. Apply Satellite Dreams all over the lid with a fluffy eyeshadow brush like the 239; be sure to pack on the color to cover the entire lower lid area. With a crease brush like the 226, apply Typographic eyeshadow into the outer crease and brush into outer corner. Use Carbon eyeshadow to define the crease by applying it using a pencil-shaped brush like the 219. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with Shroom eyeshadow, lining the lower lash line with a soft black, and applying a few coats of black mascara onto upper and lower lashes. For lips, try a cool or neutral-toned pink or subtle pinky-nude. For cheeks, try a cool-toned pink and highlight with raspberry/purple shimmer.

Purple Pop

Start by applying your favorite neutral base (e.g. MAC Soft Ochre paint pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion, or Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over your lid. Apply Retrospeck eyeshadow to the inner half of the lid with a fluffy shadow brush like the 239. On the other half of the lid, apply Soft Brown eyeshadow to add warmth and color variation. On the outer third of the lid and crease, apply Woodwinked eyeshadow with a fluffy crease brush like the 226. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with Shroom eyeshadow, lining the lower lash line with Satellite Dreams using a pencil brush like the 219, and applying a few coats of black mascara onto upper and lower lashes. For lips, try using a raspberry or burgundy lipstick/gloss. For cheeks, a pink or soft raspberry will do the trick.

Golden Dreams

Start by applying your favorite neutral base (e.g. MAC Soft Ochre paint pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion, or Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over your lid. Apply Goldmine eyeshadow all over the lid with the 239 brush. Apply Satellite Dreams to the outer half of the lid and drag into crease with the 226 brush. With a pencil brush like the 219, apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow into the crease to add sparkle. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with Shroom eyeshadow, lining the lower lash line with a soft black, and applying a few coats of black mascara onto upper and lower lashes. For lips, try a cool or neutral-toned pink. For cheeks, try a neutral-toned raspberry pink.

Pinked-up Purple

Start by applying your favorite neutral base (e.g. MAC Soft Ochre paint pot, Urban Decay Primer Potion, or Too Faced Shadow Insurance) all over your lid. Apply Da Bling eyeshadow to the inner third of the lid with a fluffy shadow brush like the 239. On the middle third of the lid, apply Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow with a fluffy shadow brush. Apply Satellite Dreams eyeshadow to the outer third of the lid. To darken the crease, apply Sketch eyeshadow with a fluffy crease brush like the 226. Lightly apply Passionate eyeshadow into the outer third of the crease with a pencil brush like the 219. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with Shroom eyeshadow, lining the lower lash line with a soft black, and applying a few coats of black mascara onto upper and lower lashes. For lips, try a cool or neutral-toned pink. For cheeks, try a neutral-toned raspberry pink.

How do you like to wear Satellite Dreams?

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14 thoughts on “5 Ways to Wear: Purple Eyeshadow – MAC Satellite Dreams

  1. Redhead (hi)

    Ooh, pretty! I’ll try “Smoked in Space” for my next evening out with Stark Naked BPB and a subtle pink lipstain. :D

  2. Pamela

    Thanks for the ideas! btw, what font did you use for your graphic? Its super cute.

  3. I’m definitely doing purple pop today!

  4. Bettina

    I love the star idea, gonna have to try that soon….pick up a few more colors tomorrow on pay day *shifty eyes* I haven’t gotten terribly creative with satellite dreams yet, I think I keep wearing it on the lid with either juxt or rated r in the crease.

  5. Saira

    These are great suggestions, thanks. Purple is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours to wear, so really happy to see this post! I really like these types of posts :o) .

  6. smut

    I gave a friend of mine some eyeshadows and she accidently took Satellite Dreams :( I wouldn’t have minded as much if she took Beautiful Iris..anyway, I love purple so I definitely don’t mind replacing it!!

  7. Bettina

    ooh that’s intersting…anyone thought to pair beautiful iris with satellite dreams yet?