Make Up For Ever: Eyeshadows #79, 160, 142, 92, 89 (Purples)


Make Up For Ever #79 Eyeshadow

Let’s talk purples!

  • #79 is a dirty mauve-plum kind of shade. It’s a bit muted, which makes it an excellent color for smoky eyes, but it’s also nice for subduing bolder colors. It has a slight iridescence to it, but it isn’t overly frosty. I thought the pigmentatoin was good as well.
  • #160 is a matte eggplant shade of purple. I really love using this with pinks and purples in the crease. It also works really well all over the lid and then a matte black in the crease for an ultra smoky eye. #160 is smooth and has plenty of color for you to enjoy.
  • #142 is a shimmery medium purple with a silver sheen/shimmer to it. This isn’t quite as lovely as I was hoping, as it could pump out more color right away, but it layers decently so you can still get a more intense color if that’s what you want (like me).
  • #92 is one of the brand’s more famous eyeshadows. It’s a matte, bold shade of violet-purple. It’s incredibly bright, and it goes on smoothly and packs a lot of color from the get go. I haven’t used this yet in a look, but I’m definitely eager to!
  • #89 is a soft, pearly fuchsia-purple shade with slight violet sheen. It reminds me of a lighter, less frosty version of MAC’s Stars ‘n Rockets.

Which of these are your favorites?

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Make Up For Ever #79 Eyeshadow

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Make Up For Ever #79 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #160 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #160 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #142 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #142 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #92 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #92 Eyeshadow


Make Up For Ever #89 Eyeshadow

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow
Make Up For Ever #89 Eyeshadow

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I have #92 and I think it is going to last me forever. It is such an intense color, so only need little bit at a time. And even though it is lovely, it is not a color that you use everyday either 😀

Some folks commented that the closest dupe you can get from MAC is Violet Trance (Baloonacy Collection quad and soon to be repromoted); only thing that Violet Trance leans more blue-purple and is reportedly a MAJOR PAIN to work with. i caved and bought 92 today and boyyy, is it abso-freaking-fantastic! its what i wanted MAC’s Satellite Dreams to be! its also my 1st-ever matte e/s

I’m trying to find an eyeshadow to pair with my new MUFE 92 I got during Sephora’s friends and family sale. I’m looking for a purple with some iridescence that isn’t too pink to use on my lids with 92 in the crease. Any suggestions Christine? I am, alas, color-coordination challenged. Which can prove rather problematic for a makeup geek.

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