MAC Eyeshadow Crème De Violet Review & Swatches


MAC Eyeshadow Crème De Violet

Here is another offering from MAC permanent line of purple eye shadows – Crème De Violet. I picked this without trying at store as my purple phase was going on and this had some amazing reviews online. Nevertheless, the shade is pretty and not to be ignored if you love purples and are ready to work around.


MAC Eyeshadow Crème De Violet


Size – 1.5 Gms,

Price – 720/- INR, Available at MAC stores across India

Shade – Crème De violet is described as Pink violet with Gold pearl. It is cool toned pinkish purple shade with golden specks , it is not soft shimmer and is little chunky and doesn’t transform well on eyes .


Crème De Violet MAC Eyeshadow


Texture – it is from frost finish which offers one of the best and most pigmented shades like tilt, humid, Bronze, cranberry, deep truth and so on, but this shade is too sheer and the texture also appears little powdery and not as intact as the other shades I mentioned above  .

 MAC Eyeshadow Crème De Violet  Swatches:-



MAC Crème De Violet

MAC Crème De Violet swatch


Pigmentation – It looks wonderful in pan but once you pack it on brush the excitement just vanishes.  I have to layer it two three times to show on my lids and as it is little powdery there is a bit of fall out. The shimmer which looks pretty in finger swatch and in pan disappears on lids. The shade works well when patted on lids rather than blending in the crease.

Staying power – With primer it stays for 5 – 6 hrs and then sheers down.


MAC Eyemakeup Crème De Violet


My experience with MAC Eyeshadow  Crème De Violet:

I love the shade and feel the golden specks looks stunning when swatched however they don’t transforms well on eyes. I feel it is good but not great shade to start with, if you are a pro or are use to working with sheer shades do give this a try. It does needs a little extra work and is not easy to work around but once you get hang of it am sure you will enjoy this muted shade to incorporate in looks.

What I like about MAC Eyeshadow  Crème De Violet:

  • The shade is beautiful and speaks spring to me; I absolutely adore this shade and will look out for something similar but more pigmented and solid.

What I don’t like about MAC Eyeshadow  Crème De Violet:

  • I hate the pigmentation; it is too sheer for my liking and needs a lot of layering to show up.
  • It is little powdery and I feel it lacks the softness frost finish has.
  • The golden speck which is lifeline just disappears when you work it around, how I wish it showed well, it looks so pretty in pan.

Ratings – 3/5

Recommendation – The shade is beautiful but needs a little bit of layering and a good primer underneath to show properly. I feel it is little powdery too, which makes it little messy at times. If you like this shade and are ready to work then do give this a try or else try in store and see how it performs.

Have you tried MAC Eyeshadow  Crème De Violet?

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  1. Not my kind shade, wish pigmentation was better, but anyways, your eyemakeup is gr888, ppl wud be tempted to buy it seeing ur makeup seriously!

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