When I saw that this had moved into the “Good byes” (meaning being discontinued) section of MAC’s website, I rushed out the next day to purchase it at my local MAC counter. This was one of the shades I always figured I’d get “one day” but since I already had Keep Your Cool and they look SO similar on the eye, I figured there was no rush…til I saw that it was on its way out (I already missed Fresh Flare – another one of the original Pro Longwear shades that just “vanished” all of a sudden). I am so glad I got this. Despite the name, this isn’t a really BLACK shadow – it’s more a very deep blackened brown with antique gold shimmer. Great as a contour/crease colour, obviously but also makes a great smoky liner look and is generally just really versatile and wearably classic.
Legendary Black is a dark brown with bronze shimmer. It’s not really blackened or black–just a really dark brown. This has a satin finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone has a similar shade but it’s not quite as dark (and almost leans green). MAC Smut is similar but has a burgundy tone.