Ground Brown

MAC Eyeshadow

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MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Ground Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Ground Brown is a moderately warm-toned, dark taupe with a matte finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.

Editor's Review

Ground Brown is described as a "dirty deep brown [with a Matte finish]." It's a medium-dark, subtly red-toned brown with a matte finish. The texture was really smooth, but it has a tendency to skip slightly. It applies and is easiest to blend if you use a fairly fluffy blush to apply it. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P) is more muted. Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE) is darker. Too Faced Triple Fudge (P, $16.00) is similar. Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker. Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is similar. bareMinerals Boardroom (LE) is darker. MAC Embark (P, $15.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #162 (P, $20.00) is similar. Inglot #326 (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.

Claims / Ingredients

These saturated shadows in neutral and metallic shades and multiple finishes stay on all day long with non-creasing, eight-hour wear. The result: potent colour payoff that applies evenly, blends well and can be used wet or dry.

1 Written Reviews

By Ana Maria 3 years ago.

Ground Down is one of those MAC matte eyeshadows that are a little harder to work with, but perform amazingly once you get the proper technique. It's one of the stiff and dry MAC matte eyeshadows, that with the wrong brush and blending techniques can look very patchy. But with the right brush and blending, it's one of those versatile buildable colors that allow you to apply a sheer blended wash or pack a dark smoky color. I personally like to blend it with a fluffy but medium-stiff brush like #217, while building opacity with a more stiff and flat brush. The color would be better described as a warm-neutral dark taupe brown, which is quite unique considering most dark warm browns tend to have a redish undertone (don't be fooled by the fact is looks red in the pan, the color looks differently swatched or applied on the eye). On my light-medium complexion it's multipurpose, as I can apply a sheer wash in the crease to sculpt the eyes, smudge it on the lashline to create a lined look, deepen my outer V, packed it on the lid and blend it in the crease for a single-shadow eye look. Ground Down is also one of those shades that lasts all day without fading no matter the primer used. Since it's so stiff in the pan, I never get any fallout from it.

Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, chalky, hard-to-apply, hard-to-blend, long-wearing
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow