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! 🙂 But if you’re unfamiliar with this warm, shimmery gold…
- It looks amazing with brown, green, hazel, gray and blue eyes.
- It’s softer than a tabby’s tum, pigmented and blends like a breeze.
- It goes well with just about every beige or brown I’ve ever seen.
- I love it so much that I haven’t taken a trip without it in at least five years.
- It’s freaking beautiful!
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…
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked with 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Psychedelic Sister
- NARS Shimmer Eyeshadow in Goldfinger with Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Bourbon Street
- Maybelline Eyestudio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Give Me Gold with Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Eggplant
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. 🙂
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 dÃ©jÃ 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,