Purple eye shadows are one of my favourite colours to wear across the seasons, so I can’t help but buy Devil May Care along with Blue Sorcery from the Magic, Mirth and Mischief event. Though it is too bad that the silver crescent is the same as Blue Sorcery, I wish Devil May Care’s came with a darker purple colour crescent so I could smoke it out if I choose to.
Devil May Care is a lovely light lavender colour that has blue undertones and is on the cool side of the spectrum. The colour is a bit light in pigmentation and took a bit more work to build up colour in contrast to Blue Sorcery. It is a bit sheer and took on average 3-4 layers of colour to build up the opacity. The texture of the purple side is also very finely milled and has very limited fall out. It is shimmery but not glittery; however, the silver side is composed of chunky silver glitter and has more fall out.
Below are colour swatches showing the shadow swatch wet, dry and with several different types of primer to show the opacity and colour changes between each primer.
Above left to right: Devil May Care
Left: Swatch dry with no primer. This looks like a sheer lilac with more pink tones when it is swatch dry without a primer. It took about 3-4 layers of colour to build up the opacity.
Middle: Swatch wet with no primer. When swatch wet the colour and texture is almost the same as swatch dry, but it feels a lot smoother. The colour looks a bit pinker when applied wet.
Right: Swatch with Medusa’s Makeup Stick it Primer, which is a clear wax primer. To build up the opacity it took 2-3 layers of product using a patting motion. The colour looks like a soft lavender with this base.
Above left to right Devil May Care
Left: Swatch dry with MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study. When I applied the shadow with this cream primer it goes on opaquely and richly pigmented within 2 layers of colour. However, Bare Study blanches out the colour a bit giving it a soft metallic sheen and tones down the colour a little bit. The colour looks like a true lavender with Bare Study underneath.
Middle: Swatch dry with MAC Paint in Bamboom, which is a neutral muted golden colour. With this base the colours become very pigmented and opaque within 2 layers of colour. The neutral base also tones down the vibrancy of the purple colour and makes it less shimmery. I find that the neutral gold base makes the colour slightly more pink.
Right: Swatch dry with MAC Greasepaint Stick in V. I find this is the most effective base as it becomes opaque and pigmented within 1 layer of colour. When I used the greasepaint stick the shadow applies very smoothly, since the oil in the grease stick grabs the eye shadow quickly and effectively. The purple greasepaint stick brings out the vibrancy of the purple eye shadow. MAC Greasepaint Stick in V achieves the pan colour of the shadow the best and it looks truly purple.
Since the silver crescent of Devil May Care is the same as Blue Sorcery, which I provided in my previous posting for Blue Sorcery I will not repeat the information here.