I passed these pigments on sale at Shopper’s Drug Mart and, as I’d been sort of wanting this for a while, I figured I’d pick it up as the price was hard to beat. Well, it turns out that these are being discontinued in Canada, so far as I can tell, since they’re no longer even shown on the Canadian Maybelline website. Downtown Brown is a lovely cool taupe brown – a really pretty colour. I’m not generally wild about loose pigment shadows because they can be pretty messy, but this one isn’t too bad at all, and if used with a wet brush (water, eye drops, any sort of facial spray product) the potential for fallout is minimized. This would have been a good purchase at the regular price but it’s even better on sale. I may go back and get one or 2 more colours of these before they’re gone.
Downtown Brown is a medium-dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had opaque color both wet and dry. bareMinerals Schmooze is less metallic. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 is similar, less metallic. Bobbi Brown Bronze is darker. Urban Decay Suspect is cooler-toned. MAC Woodwinked is warmer. See comparison swatches.