This is just a great, great color. It's so versatile and would look great with many different colors. I normally don't like reds and pinks on my grey eyes, but this color is definitely an acception. I would never use this as a lid color for myself because it's just a little too much in my opinion, but it's great as a crease color, and even to line bottom lashes with to tie a look together. It's so pigmented and easy to blend. I'll definitely repurchase this color when I run out. It would look gorgeous incorporated into a smoky eye, for sure. This is also neutral enough that it can be worn in a daytime look or to the office. Definitely recommend!
Star Violet is a lovely pink with plummy tendencies that blends beautifully and helps other not-so-blendable shadows transition with grace. When used in the crease with light colours on the lid (such as Vanilla) it is soft and subtly glamorous. When used to blend out darker or more vibrant purples/pinks it shines without muddying up anything. I like how it adds a hint of shimmer to mattes too.
Star Violet is much less dramatic than Cranberry and leans to rose-pink while Cranberry is definitely red, full stop.
I love this color! This is everything that I wanted Twinks, Mulch and Sable to be and honestly I still wouldn't have got it if it hadn't been for my MAC mu artist. I have to admit that I am a little female chauvinist when it comes to makeup or underwear purchases so when I had described the color that I was looking for and he suggested Star Violet and I looked at it, I thought he was crazy. It looks so purple in the pan and I had told him I wanted a bronzey plum-rose color so I bought Sable and left but found myself back in a couple of weeks because Sable was not what I was looking for. He was there and was really nice when I told him Sable wasn't working out for me (he actually remembered me) and that I had given up on that bronzey plum dream and was just looking to purchase a paint pot. He suggested Star Violet again and I humored him and tried it on...OMG that's the color I had been looking for! As others have mentioned, it's a very versatile shade...it can be worn with browns, nudes or those other plummy shades I mentioned...crease or lid...love it and I'm happy to say it changed my perception of the male MAC artists! C3/NC20/NC25
Glad I noticed this on the display recently. I had planned to replace my broken pan of Girlie, but this is a similar tone with much more interest, because of the pearl. The Veluxe shadows are much smoother to blend and less likely to let frost/glitter fall off your eyes, I find, so I wasn't worried about the apparent frostiness. On the display, it looks almost the same as Cranberry, but I find that TOO red, while this has a hint of light plum that makes it more wearable. Goes with either a cool or warm eye look. I've been using it when I've done a "normal" everyday eye then decide it's boring -- a small swipe of it does a lot to add interest.
Star Violet is a mix of purple, pink and brown. it can look quite different depending on what colours you wear it with.
this has been massively compared to 'Cranberry', which i can say is a lot more red and vibrant. Star Violet is ashier, softer and more purple.
because Star Violet is a little ashy to me, i enjoy wearing it in the crease mixed with greyish colours like 'Concrete' and any champagne colour all over the lid. i feel like that really brings out the uniqueness of the colour. otherwise of course you can mix it with purples, pinks and browns to bring out its other tones.
overall, it's a very beautiful colour with great pigmentation. i think what makes this special is that it can be brought to life in so many different ways. for that reason i would repurchase this!
This is a gorgeous eyeshadow, so pigmented that it's even hard to remove with water. I like the shininess and it lasts all day long.
I used this color at a military ball and OMG it was beautiful and sophisticated. It complemented my evening gown and my date's uniform. It's one of those evening formal party colors and I am definitely going to repurchase this. I had shroom on my brow bone and inner corner and 1/3 inner lid, star violet on the rest of my lid, dusted wedge to blend in the crease and espresso to darken the outer v. However if you already have MAC cranberry, you might want to just choose between that or this because on my NC 35 skin there is little distinction.
One of the most gorgeous purple eyeshadows I own. It is so pigmented you barely have to use any to get that vibrant colour. Love the subtle shimmer in it as well, I pair it with MAC's jest and it makes my medium brown eyes POP. Beautiful colour, recommend it to anyone.
Very pretty pinky-brown plum colour! I love how it's very reflective and the colour is so vibrant. It really makes the eyes pop. It's very pigmented and long lasting, I don't even need a primer underneath it. I pair it with Beauty Marked and Sketch.
my blog has a tutorial using it
This is such a pretty shade of purple, and it goes on so nice! It's so silky and shimmery looking, and it doesn't fade away during the day.