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5 Wearable Medium Brown Eyeshadows

5 Wearable Medium Brown Eyeshadows

Not so into really rich, dark browns (of which there are many to choose from!) — not to worry: here are five lighter shades that still have plenty of color. These shades work well on the lid as well as in the crease!

  1. Benefit Dandy Brandy — Medium-dark warm brown with a golden sheen
  2. Bare Minerals Namaste Eyeshadow — medium brown with a gray tinge
  3. MAC Wedge — medium brown with a satiny sheen
  4. Urban Decay YDK — medium warm brown with red undertones
  5. MAC Texture — warm, orange-toned medium brown with a pearly sheen

What’s your favorite medium brown eyeshadow? How do you incorporate it into a look?

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Video: MAC Casual Colour Collection First Impressions and Swatches

Video Review: MAC Casual Colour Collection

Products mentioned in the video:

I wore Weekend Getaway on the cheeks and lips, and then I had MAC Beth Mask Shade & Smoke Shadow/Liner (which I don’t recommend!) on the eyes.

Oh, definitely! I think the more products and brands you try, the more you start to expect out of every product. Like when you discover the best eyeshadow, it’s only the best until you find a new best — and of course, at some point, you’ve tried quite a few, so it’s hard to find the next best formula. You also learn what does and doesn’t work for you, your skin tone, etc. We also go through changes in our personal lives, so what might have been great during high school might not translate to the work place.

— Christine

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MAC Beth Ditto and Casual Colour Collection Round-ups


MAC Beth Ditto and Casual Colour Collection Round-ups

MAC & Beth Ditto and MAC Casual Colour hit stores on June 7th, but are both available online at MAC’s website now and will make their away to other retailers in the next week. Videos for both are coming soon 🙂

Just a heads up, I’m not reviewing any other products from this collection (e.g. permanent products, repromoted colored mascaras, etc.), so we are just about done with the posts for this collection, aside from the upcoming videos for each!

MAC & Beth Ditto Reviews, Photos, Swatches


MAC Casual Colour Reviews, Photos, Swatches

What We’re Wearing, Vol. #069


My favorite look this week was… I used Illamasqua’s Neutral Palette — Vintage all over the lid with Wolf in the crease. I was going to use Stealth to highlight, but it was SO stark against my skin tone, so I ended up going over it with Burberry Trench. I used MAC Beth Mask on the lower lash line.

What was your favorite look you wore this week?  Share yours in the comments! 🙂

MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil

MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil
MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil

MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil

MAC & Beth Ditto also includes four lip pencils, three of which I knew I reviewed fairly recently (December ’11). You can find Embrace Me, Entertain Me, and In Synch reviewed previously. 🙂  Even though it was permanent, I wasn’t sure if I reviewed MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil ($14.00 for 0.05 oz.), which is described as a “blackened plum.” It’s a really deep, dark wine burgundy with strong red undertones. This will work well with shades like MAC Soulfully Rich, MAC Prince Noir, and MAC Smoked Purple.

This is a classic color. I remember hearing about it for nearly as long as I’ve been buying MAC products. I so rarely wear lip liner (usually only for special events or when I’m going to be out all day and can’t touch-up at all), and thus, have never been compelled to pick this one. I want to make sure to mention that Nightmoth was applied after I had already applied over ten other lip products, so my lips do show some of the effect of that many swatches when combined with the drier formula of the lip pencil.

MAC’s Lip Pencils work best on freshly hydrated and exfoliated lips, which is true for most long-wearing lip liners. Nightmoth wears and wears and wears. I get eight hour wear, minimal transfer, and while it doesn’t look so pretty on its own (not many lip pencils do!), it doesn’t actually dry out my lips. It absolutely will prolong the color of anything you put on top of it.

Nightmoth
Nightmoth
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
92%
Total