Wear Golden MAC Woodwinked Eye Shadow and Your Favorite Purple for a Pretty Party Eye

Published in: Eyes, Face of the Day (FOTD), MAC Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To

MAC Woodwinked on my lids and Becca Cabrera along the lower lash line

MAC Woodwinked + your fave purple liner = magic!

This is not a post about the marvelous MAC Woodwinked Eye Shadow, although it could be. In Jack Kerouac On the Road-style, I could scribe a novel on a single scroll of paper about its many marvelous traits and why you need it in your life.

More accurately, this is a post about the magic MAC Woodwinked makes when you pair it with a purple liner or eyeshadow. When shimmery golden Woodwinked meets a violet, the combo creates more magic than Harry Potter!


They’re one of my favorite dinner party pairings, perfect when I want to up my eye game but don’t want to spend all night getting ready.

Why MAC Woodwinked?

Well, why not? It’s freaking beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ But if you’re unfamiliar with this warm, shimmery gold…

  1. It looks amazing with brown, green, hazel, gray and blue eyes.
  2. It’s softer than a tabby’s tum, pigmented and blends like a breeze.
  3. It goes well with just about every beige or brown I’ve ever seen.
  4. I love it so much that I haven’t taken a trip without it in at least five years.
  5. It’s freaking beautiful!
MAC Woodwinked on my lids and Becca Cabrera along the lower lash line

Becca Cabrera Eyeliner on my lower lash lines, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline on my upper lash lines and MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Mascara on my lashes

Whenever I wear the combo above, I usually apply Woodwinked on my lids and a purple along my lower lash and water lines, but wearing purple on the upper lash and water lines totally works, too.

If I’m feeling fancy and/or have a little extra time, then I’ll do some thick cat liner on my upper lash lines, and put on a pair of false lashes like the MAC 33s.

And get this: it doesn’t really seem to matter which purple I use. From moody midnight violets to brighter purples, it’s all good. Woodwinked handles ’em all.

Most of the time I’ll do this look with MAC Prunella Eye Kohl, but I haven’t been able to find mine. (Story of my life! It was probably Tabs…)

Here I’m wearing Woodwinked with Becca Cabrera Eyeliner, a deep violet bronze.

If you aren’t a MAC gal (*gasp!* No worries, we can still be friends), you could try the same combo using golds and purples from other brands, like…

Give it a try one of these days, and let me know how it turns out. Maybe wear it with peach or coral cheeks and lips. ๐Ÿ™‚

And speaking of MAC…

I had a sighting last night. I’d just finished watching a nice little movie on Netflix called Donovan’s Echo, and at the end of the credits, BOOM! — there’s MAC.

I guess they did the makeup for the movie.


The film is about an older gentleman played by Danny Glover who returns to his hometown after a terrible tragedy and many years away.

He’s plagued by premonitions, which at first he takes for dรƒยฉjรƒย  vu. He can’t tell if they’re real and mean something, or if he’s just going straight-up cray.

Hmm… I kind of love the idea of someone spraying Fix+ on Danny Glover, LOL!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. hanna says:

    This is such a pretty color.
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  2. Sunny says:

    I’ve tried to pair Woodwinked with purples and you’re right about the combination being magical, Karen! I really should take it out again one of these days!
    Sunny recently posted … NEW from Dior: First Look at Mystic Metallics Bonne Étoile & Mystic Magnetics

  3. Bee says:

    Challenge accepted K-dawggg ๐Ÿ™‚
    Woodwinked is my louuuu too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Bee recently posted … MAC Satin finish Lipstick in Brave Review, Swatches!


    that is a beautiful shade

  5. Adriana says:

    I love pairiing woodwinked with mac brulee in the inner corner and embark in the outer corner.
    Easiest bronze smokey eye ever!

    Now I’ll have to try it with some purple ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Chris25 says:

    Woodwinked is so pretty, but it doesn’t work for me. ๐Ÿ™ It creases and fades terribly. I have tried so many primers. It wasn’t meant to be. ๐Ÿ™
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  7. Teri says:

    It’s amazing how different it looks on you Karen! On me it has the tendency to look a bit too orange/warm and I still need a way to make it work. I’ll definitely try it with a purple, it’s such a glam combo!
    Teri recently posted … Marc Jacobs Honey Eau De Parfum

  8. Chelsea says:

    Ohhh why haven’t I tried this yet?! Woodwinked is the only MAC eyeshadow I’ve hit pan on…pretty proud about that:) it’s my go-to all over lid, crease, and lower lash line color.

  9. Olivia says:

    Woodwinked doesn’t look this fab on me! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Olivia recently posted … China Glaze Sun Of A Peach Nail Polish Review | Tangerine Tuesday

  10. Ro says:

    You know what??. Now I have to re-purchase it again. I still remember the day I lost both Woodwinked and Da Bling when travelling to Canada. A total disaster!!. I’ve been missing Woodwinked a lot, but never had the urge to re-purchase… Now I do!!!

  11. Bella says:

    I so adore your entire look here!!! Eyes, lips and cheeks!
    I shall try Woodwinked with Laura Mercier African Violet, now you mention it I think it’ll be stunning.

  12. Nicole says:

    Wow, you look even more beautiful than usual in this post! I’m a MAC virgin (I know, I know) but this looks like a good place to start.

  13. Danielle says:

    Great post! Woodwinked is my all time favorite eyeshadow. I love it so much that if I could only wear one shadow for the rest of my life, this would be it – I wouldn’t even have to think about it. I have been through so many of these.
    Danielle recently posted … Julep Moisture Mask Trio

  14. jenn says:

    this look is so great on you. i think its one of my favorites

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