3 purple eyeshadows

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Still battling that nasty cold/ flu  and hoping that cough doesn't turn into a chest infection, as it normally does. Having to take a day off work gave me some daylight opportunities though... silver linings and all that ! 

Today, I bring you 3 purple eyeshadows. They're all from MAC.
MAC Nocturnelle, Stars'n'rockets and Fig 1

If only I'd been clever enough to swatch them in the right order!
Swatches from left to right: Stars'n'rockets/ Nocturnelle / Fig 1

Stars'n'Rockets is a Veluxe Pearl finish. It is a blue ish purple with some shimmer. It has a duochrome aspect to it and used to be one of my absolute favourites. Loved pairing it with satin taupe. I don't use it as much these days because I'm in a taupe/ brown rut but there is no denying it's beautiful.

Nocturnelle is a Frost finish. I know some people don't find it to be pigmented enough but I've never had issues. It's a great purple, again looks great with Satin Taupe and is very easy to blend.

Fig 1 is a Matte2 finish. If you've never tried the Matte2 shadows, I urge you to do so. They are amazing quality, not chalky in the slightest and such a beautiful beautiful plummy purple. It is quite smilar to Laura Mercier 's Violet Ink in the Artist for Eyes palette.

What's your favourite purple eyeshadow?

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  1. Purples are hard for me to wear! I bet they wear beautifully on you though :D

    1. Maybe not so much with the red hair although who cares about rules!

  2. Hope you feel better soon! love the purples - so pretty

  3. You know, I don't have Stars and Rockets! I think I need it!
    I hope you feel better soon lovely!

  4. Like the look of Fig1 - looks lovely and rich. I have a couple of purple eyeshadows but seem to save them for nights out - which means they hardly get used! Must dig them out and have a look x

  5. Nocturnelle! WOW! Such a shame I can't wear most purple eyeshadows since they almost all contain carmine and I have allergies ):

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    1. It very underrated I think, so easy to work with x

  7. They all look gorgeous colours. BTW thanks for the comment on my blog the dress is above the knees but not too short but I am 5ft 3ins, x

  8. Mac star's and rockets is so pretty. I like all 3 couldn't pick one :)

  9. Oh, Fig looks sumptuous. I don't have enough purples in my life but thanks for mentioning the LM palette!