MAC Eyeshadow Swatches - Brown (Part 2)

MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Brown (Part 2)

Here is our next set of brown MAC Eyeshadow ($14.50 for 0.05 oz.) swatches! It looks like the next post will be lighter neutrals/highlighter shades.

Woodwinked is a warm, red-toned brown with a metallic shine. It has a veluxe pearl finish. It is less copper than Inglot #405.
Tempting is a warmed-over chocolate brown with golden shimmer and sheen. It has a lustre finish, but it’s–quite possibly–the best lustre finish eyeshadow ever, because it doesn’t feel like one. It’s smooth, richly pigmented, and you won’t end up with all of the shimmer underneath your eye. Inglot #406 is similar, but it’s not quite as dark and has a more metallic sheen. Urban Decay Smog is similar but darker.
Cork is a warm, medium-dark brown with a satin finish.
Mythology is a rusty copper–like the color of a penny–with chunky shimmer-glitter. It has a lustre finish, and I find it difficult to work with, because it doesn’t have good color payoff and the chunky glitter causes a lot of fall out.
Bronze is a rich, dark bronze with a warm, golden sheen. It has a frost finish.
Omega is a soft taupe with a matte finish. Inglot #342 is similar, just a touch warmer and less gray.
Charcoal Brown is a medium-dark, gray-tinted brown with a matte finish. Urban Decay Shakedown is similar but not quite as warm.
Concrete is a dark, gray-tinged brown with cool undertones. It has a satin finish.

The most problematic shades from this set was Mythology. I didn’t have any issues with the other shades, which had good color payoff and were easy to work with. These are a lot of MAC’s long-time favorites and likely to be some of the more popular shades (yes, believe it or not, neutrals are their top sellers)–you can actually view “bestsellers” for their permanent eyeshadows, and Woodwinked, Cork, and Bronze all show up. I have found that the neutral range of mattes is a cinch to work with; they really arenโ€™t fussyโ€“not powdery, chalky, or poorly pigmented.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches - Brown (Part 2)


MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow

MAC Tempting Eyeshadow

MAC Cork Eyeshadow

MAC Mythology Eyeshadow

MAC Bronze Eyeshadow

MAC Omega Eyeshadow

MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Concrete Eyeshadow


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chibaraki Avatar

I’m disappointed that Mythology applies kind of poorly. I’ve had employees put it on me at the MAC store and I liked the look but I suspect it might give me trouble since I’m obviously not as skilled at application as MAC employees! Are there any similar alternatives you’d recommend from other brands?

Marina Avatar

OMG – How can I not already own Woodwinked? MUST BUY NOW! I have Bronze in my Tartan Tales Palette and LOVE it though! Definitely buying the full size when I run out/hit pan!

Cate Avatar

I have a TERRIBLE time working with MAC’s matte eyeshadows!! I can never seem to get any on my brush, they’re too … hard and dry maybe? I have to scratch at the top with my manicure scissors to even get any product off at all! Too bad because Omega would be perfect for my brows! ๐Ÿ™

jen e. Avatar

I like mythology my favorite look with it is all over lid phloof in inner corners and highlite and black tied in the v very pretty

Tiffany Avatar

Woodwinked is my HG! I find myself reaching for it all the time because it really brings out brown eyes ๐Ÿ˜€

Funny though that it pulls orange only when I wear it by itself as an allover wash. As long as I put another colour with it, it’s fine.

Lesley Avatar

I love Mythology, but I HAVE to apply it with my finger to get any color payoff. I press it onto my lids and there isn’t much glitter fallout at all. The same goes for Gleam.

Britt Avatar

Woodwinked is my all time favorite! I’ve had fairly good luck with MAC. The only bad shadow I’ve gotten from them is Twinks. It hardened in the pan and I’ve never been able to use it.

mel Avatar

I have no clue who to ask about this because something really weird is going on with my omega eyeshadow. it has 0 pigment. NO PIGMENT AT ALL. Once I bought it, I swatched it and it was fine, but then once I deppoted it (using the heat technique), it gives off NO PIGMENT WHAT SO EVER! As if there’s a clear plastic on it or something. I know this sounds really weird but have you ever had any problem like this before…?

sarahmarie Avatar

I had the same problem with Twinks… I scraped off the top layer (even though I had never used it) and it was a little bit better, but still a disappointment.

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