I wanted a purple shadow that is:
So dark it could pass for black when used as a liner
Well-pigmented, for full coverage
Not too red, as some plums and purples can be
Well, Iím happy to report that Shadowy Lady is all of the above!
My aim was to find a purple shadow with which to top my black gel liner, to soften it a bit and add a subtle hint of purple to flatter my beautiful (Iíve been told this more times than I can count!)green eyes.
Shadowy Lady seems to be exactly right for this purpose.
It is a deep deep almost black purple, just right for lining. Itís matte, and plenty dark enough for good definition, without being harsh. Using Shadowy Lady to line lends that subtle hint of purple, to play up my eye color, without looking gaudily colorful.
I must admit that Shadowy Lady doesnít have a buttery-smooth texture, and I can see how some might not like it for use as a shadow. Also, it is *very* dark, possibly making it a bit tricky to use for a subtle daytime shadow. But for my purposes, it works just fine.
Shadowy Lady comes in the standard mirror-less clear-topped flip-top black MAC compact, and retails for $14.00. Itís a permanent item in MACís line, so when I need to buy more, I can easily do so. If I continue to like this as much as I do now, it will be a staple in my collection.
UPDATE: I've found that, after all, merely using Shadowy Lady instead of black shadow to top my black gel liner doesn't show up enough purple to really make any difference, so I've started using Bobbi Brown Black Plum Ink gel liner and topping that with Shadowy Lady. Shadowy Lady works *perfectly* over Black Plum Ink, and the combination is dark enough to define my eyes, but is less stark than black. It makes my eyes look more intensely green, but you can't really tell that I'm wearing purple liner.
Shadowy Lady is a definite five!
This color is perfect, for the crease. It goes perfect with any color. Must have eyeshadow
I love Shadowy Lady so much more than I expected. It's so versatile, it will go with almost any other colour. I use it with browns, purples and pinks. The texture is nice and soft and highly pigmented, but pretty easy to blend. I have it in both the Royal Assets Cool Eyes and the Shadowy Lady palettes, and the quality is consistently good. I think this is one of the must-have Mac shades.
I was convinced about buying this by the MA I love the colour in the pan, but this was before I discoverd the importance of application...
Once I did, wow, I loved it. This shadow does not look black to me, as some people think it does, this shadows very dark, but still purple, it goes with most things. If i do a dark look, it goes all over with a blackest black in the outer V and crease, or a nuteral matte look with it in the outer V and crease. The shadow is a matte finish, which I love, since im not a big fan of gitter or sparkle.
If you like dark mattes this ones for you, if not, I'd say give it a miss.
not pigmented, chalky, once it actually shows up it does not blend. crappy dark purple color. dont even bother.
I wasnt sure about this one at first, cause matte shadows are not my favorites... but this is a very nice color and it does blend easily. It's the best color to darken the crease of any neutral, blue, purple shadows. It is really a must in your palette.
Shadowy Lady is a very dark purple. I love this color as an eyeliner. It really brings out blue eyes.
I love MAC but, but some of their shadows r pretty doopable, so i try 2 get colors that i cant find in any other brands, & shadowy lady is 1 of them, so far i didnt find any similar colors 2 it, & its difficult 2 find a true deep matt purple that creats the perfect smoky purple eyes.
Glad that i have it n my collection.
Ok so.....its not bad i guess...
Its clearly much to dark for an all over lid colour...but if applied to heavy handed would make me look punched in the eye!!!
It came as part of the shadowy lady quad...and frankly no wouldnt get it again
Another deep wonderful MAC e/s for the lover of the smokey eye look! Shadowy Lady is a deep sultry plum that looks almost,but not quite black once applied. This color in the matte2 formulation would've been a dream! It applies nicely for a matte, blends well, and doesn't fade at all throughout the day. This would be complimentary to a variety of colors. It looks great with peach, gold and even better with softer neutrals to make it pop a little more. Definitely great on my brown eyes!!