By Ana Maria 2 years ago.
MAC Star Violet is one of the few frost finish eyeshadows I actually liked in terms of look and performance.
For a frost / shimmery shade Star Violet had minimal fallout, but it's still easy to apply both with a soft blending brush and a stiff packing brush. In the pan it's almost like a creamy almost buttery consistency.
I wouldn't describe the color as plum, it's more like a `violet` with some browness. In the pan is quite a dark violet, but it looks lighter applied on the lids. The color can be sheared out or build up easily, so that it's an amazingly versatile eye shadow. Don't expect it to be a bold, vibrant color; it's more like a subtle violet that blends seamless into more natural looks.
I usually don't like shimmery eyeshadow, but the pearlescent effect of Start Violet is subtle (but still visible), not chunky or heavy.
I never had issues with creasing or fading with this shade, but I always use a good eye primer.