MAC Infatuating Rose: 6 Ways to Wear the 6 Cool Eyes Palette

Published in: MAC Makeup, Makeup Tips/How To

I momentarily set aside my issues with the huge bling-bling jewel on the top of the MAC Infatuating Rose: 6 Cool Eyes palette ($38, part of the Passions of Red collection) today. Sure, the packaging is cheesy enough to pair it with crackers and wine, but I don’t care because the shadows inside this little cheese log more than make up for it.


6 Eye Looks with the 6 Cool Eyes Palette

From left to right: Satisfy, Cavort, Bon Fete, Platonic, Feast, Deep Feelings

1. Pink With Indigo Liner

I tried this subtle pink look with just a touch of indigo liner. It’s a simple way to wear a little daytime color.

  1. First, with a MAC 252 eyeshadow brush, I applied Satisfy onto my entire lid, concentrating color on the lid area and fading up toward the eyebrow.
  2. Then, I swept Bon Fete onto the lid, also with the MAC 252.
  3. Taking a MAC 239 eyeshadow brush, I applied Feast onto the outer third of my lid, blending out the edges with a finger.
  4. Next, with a MAC 266 angled brush wet with a spritz of MAC Fix+, I swept the brush head across the pan of Deep Feelings to grab some color and then lined both the upper and lower lash lines with it.
  5. Finally, to complete the eye look, I layered Feast directly on top of Deep Feelings on the lower lash line with a Sonia Kashuk Angled Eye Shadow Brush.

2. Smokey Purple with Indigo Liner

A purple smokey eye can be a good way to wear some color during at work. It’s vibrant but not necessarily as bold as a bright blue or green. I plan to pair this with MAC Too Swoon For lipstick, a light pink shade, to keep the club kid factor in check.

  1. First, I swept Bon Fete onto my entire eye with a MAC 252 brush.
  2. With the same brush, I applied Platonic onto my lids.
  3. And to complete the look, I lined the upper and lower lash lines with Deep Feelings using a wet MAC 266 brush spritzed with MAC Fix+.

3. Purple Parfait

This three-colored lid is a little out of my usual color comfort zone, but I thought it might be fun to try! I’ll be rocking this one in my living room until I build up the courage to wear it outside.

  1. First, I swept Satisfy onto the brow bone with a MAC 252 eyeshadow brush.
  2. Next, I patted Platonic onto the center of the lid with a MAC 239 brush.
  3. Also with the 239, I applied Cavort onto the inner third of the lid (the side closest to my nose).
  4. To add some smokiness to the eye, I used the 239 again to apply Deep Feelings onto the outer third of the lid. Then, with the edge of the brush, I extended the color along the lower lash line and ran a MAC 217 blending brush gently along the edges of the shades to blend away any harsh lines.

4. Simple Slice of Purple

Here’s another simple one with a pop of color. If you’ve just started wearing color, this could be a nice way to get used to seeing it on your lids!

  1. I started the by applying Cavort onto the lids with a MAC 252 eyeshadow brush and then gently blending out any harsh lines with a finger.
  2. To concentrate the color, I wet a MAC 239 eye shadow brush with MAC Fix+ and then swept it across the pan of Cavort to pick up the product. Then, I patted the wet shadow onto the lid area closest to the lash line, taking care to really concentrate the color by the lashes.

5. Purple with a Pop of Pink

This one is probably my favorite look of the bunch. If you’re in a hurry to get out the door you can leave out the pink pop in the middle.

  1. First, I swept Satisfy onto the brow bone with a MAC 252 eyeshadow brush.
  2. With the same brush, I applied Cavort onto the lid.
  3. Then, I rubbed my fingertip against the pan of Bon Fete and dabbed the color directly onto the middle of my lid. I gently patted out the edges of the dot with my fingers to mellow out any harsh lines.
  4. Finally, I lined both my upper and lower water lines with MAC Technakohl liner in Graphblack.

6. Pink with Purple Line

Like the Purple Parfait look, this one’s not my usual fair, but I figured what they hey.


  1. With a MAC 252 eyeshadow brush, I started the look by applying Satisfy onto the brow bone.
  2. Then, I added some brightness to the eye by applying Bon Fete to the inner two thirds of the lid with the same brush.
  3. Next, with a MAC 239 eyeshadow brush, I patted Feast onto the outer two thirds of the lid.
  4. Finally, I swept a mix of Cavort and Platonic with a MAC 226 angled brush onto the lower lash line.

After your eyeshadows with these looks or any others you decide to try, just add some mascara and you’re good to go!

Try some variations with these colors, and tell me about them in the comments. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Susanne says:

    Thanks for these awesome ideas! In a few days the holiday collection will be available here, too. This palette will be one of my highlights! Can’t wait 🙂

  2. cloudburst says:

    I’m sitting on the fence with this one – I like the colours, but I don’t know if should buy it. However, they look great on you & you and I have similar skin tones. Do you think you could do a full face shot with one of these eye looks?

  3. Karen B says:

    Wow! That’s one versatile palette.

    Karen B´s last blog post..Top 200 my ass

  4. Karen too says:

    Hi Karen!

    Those colors look so good on you! I think I’ll check out Intriguing Scarlet instead. I’ve been itching for some green lately! Have you tried it?

  5. gio says:

    I love the colors, they are beautiful. Thanks for these great ideas!

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  6. Glosslizard says:

    Wow! Way to work that palette! I like it, but I don’t love it, so I’m saving my bucks!

  7. Indian Girl says:

    Woah Karen, you are really worked that palette ! Awesome job !! I love the blues…

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  8. Marisol says:

    Love the tutorial. Looking good and almost tempting me to get this palette.

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  9. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen. LOL, try to embrace the gem, yah? I think it looks cheesy but it really brings out the festive mood for me. I feel the packaging is well made in terms of quality. Thanks for the different looks. My favourite is look 5. My favourite colours are Bon Fete and Platonic. I didn’t pick up this palette, but Warm Eyes instead. The palettes and lip bags are selling here already, but not Red She Said yet. Waiting for it! 🙂

  10. evo says:

    i resisted on all the palettes and got only 2 brush sets this year. u make me want to purchse this palette even tho i have so many purples already….

  11. Rae says:

    Amazing!! I love this post ^^ The palette looks gorgeous!

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  12. Katee says:

    Wow that is such a versatile palette!

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  13. Mariah says:

    OMG! Karen, I love allllll these!! (pinks and purples are my fave!) And (lol) I think the ones you said you were most uncomfortable with were my very favorites!

    I was totally going to pass on this set, but OMG now I have to have it! And I have do try ALL these looks!!!

    Mariah´s last blog post..😛

  14. Anna says:

    Karen, naughty naughty, now you got me wanting a palette I didnt even look twice at !!! So pretty, you make it look sooo simple ! I’ll be buying that palette along with the Smokey eyes one.

    Thanks chick, have a great day !

  15. Sylvie says:

    Oh wow, you really go through a lot of trouble for your readers! I really find it amazing. I expect that you had to completely remove your eye makeup 3 times in a row for each eye to do this post! Chapeau!

  16. Amanda says:

    heya Karen! thanks so much for the great post. wow, that must have been a lot of work. 🙂 I really, really like the purple parfait one….you need to find a place to wear that eye! I’m getting on a tight bugdet so I can’t pick this up, but I wonder if I can dupe it with stuff I have.

  17. Ada says:

    I wasn’t going to buy anything from this collection, but now I want this palette!

  18. Lehea says:

    I feel you on the cheesiness of the way the compact looks, but this post will definitely come in handy once I break in the quad. Thanks!

  19. Lehea says:

    Whoopsies! Forgot it’s not a quad, it’s a palette. Haha!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Susanne,

    You’re welcome. Lemme know what you end up hauling… 😉

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Cloudburst,

    Sure! I will have a bit more time on my schedule after Thursday. I’ll prolly do look #1 cause it’s my fave .

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Yup! It is. Do you think you might snag it?

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Karen Too,

    I haven’t! I have a similar one from Lancome called Couture Warms. If you like Lancome then it’s a really lovely palette. 🙂

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    🙂 You’re welcome!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thanks! Are ya getting any MAC Holiday this year?

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Indian Girl,

    Thanks! 🙂 Do you think you might pick it up?

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Aww, thanks! This one is fun!

  28. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    LOL, I’m having a hard time becoming one with the gem!

    I want it at least to tell me my future when I stare into it. 🙂

    So, I’m psyched for you to check out Red She Said now. I’m totally on board with the collection!

  29. Karen says:

    Hi Evo,

    The red handles on the brushes are pretty cute. 🙂

    What’s your favorite purple?

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Rae,

    Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!

  31. Karen says:

    Hi Mariah,

    You are so sweet! I give you props for being able to work those really colorful looks. I love when a girl can wear color and really own it, ya know?

  32. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    You’re welcome! The Smokey eyes one looks really pretty. I have both the one from last year and the year before so this year I’ll be passing it up. But it’s very practical though, so you’ll get a ton of use out of it!

    You have a great day too. 🙂

  33. Karen says:

    Hi Sylvie,

    Aww, thanks, girlie! I really enjoy doing these longer posts when I have the time. They are fun!

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    LOL, so far, my living room is the only place where I’ve rocked it. Maybe I’ll get the courage to wear it to dinner soon. It’s fun…

    How are you doing? I’ve been thinking about you and Maggie.

  35. Karen says:

    Hi Ada,

    🙂 It’s a really pretty one!

  36. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    It’s SOOO cheesy! I honestly want to pry that gem on and hide it in a pirate’s chest or something!

    But hey, at least you won’t be disappointed by the colors!

  37. Ellery says:

    I need this, I still use my Royal Assets palette, it’s my favorite.

    I love the colors and the looks you did with this though, even if I find the huge gem on top annoying since it won’t be able to just slide into my makeup bag. I have the same problem with my Stylistics powder. 🙁

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