The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Our Matte Eyeshadows blend like a dream! They are buttery, smooth and highly pigmented. Perfect for everyday, smoky, or bold look. Our Shimmer Eyeshadows create that perfect shimmer look without being metallic. They have just the right amount of shine and high pigmentation to create your favorite look.
Based on 23 Reviews, 166 Quick Reviews
The Good: Blendable (106), Great Value (94), Smooth (91), Long-wearing (77), Easy To Apply (72), Buttery (58), Crease-resistant (56), Creamy (22), Travel-friendly (17)
The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (71), Buildable (68), Sheer (20)
The Bad: Powdery (28), Chalky (17), Fades (17), Fall Out (17), Hard To Apply (15), Hard To Blend (15), Creases (4)
23 Written Reviews
By anna 8 months ago.
I love this shadow so much, in my world of neutral this is my pop. It looks great sheered over the lid alone, built up for some fun. It's currently in my everyday makeup because it looks great over other shadows. It lasts all day and I have no issue with creasing or fading.
By Katie 2 years ago.
The colour is gorgeous but the pigmentation is NOT there...it is chalky and patchy and is very difficult to build up. If you are trying to use it in a look, the colour blends away into nothing and is not visible...I will likely declutter this soon it just doesn't perform well enough to bother keeping.
By Gretchen 2 years ago.
I was hoping it was light enough to use as a brow bone & all over base color. It's too dark for my pale skin & doesn't give off enough pigment. I also wanted to use it to blend the sides of my nose contour, but it has a slight sheen to it that makes my nose look even oilier. If you have medium skin tone I'm sure you'll be OK with it but I'm not happy & I won't be repurchasing.
By Hagar 3 years ago.
This is my "blender" shadow: I'll use it with highly-pigmented or very glittery shadows I want to tone down a bit, or to help any other two shades to get along. It's a real nice balance of pigmented and buildable; if on me it's somewhat prone to being not very noticeable, that'll be because it's almost the exact shade of my skin (which is why it's such a good "blender", so).
By Heather 3 years ago.
My holy grail transition shade. I've hit pan on it, which is crazy considering how much product you get. I use it mostly for warm looks but you can use it for neutral looks as well. This shade is slightly powdery because it is so pigmented, but I love it so much anyway. Picture on the MUG website makes it looks really pink, but in reality it is a very beautiful soft brown with slightly warm undertones
By Kelly 3 years ago.
Used this product with and without primer on very oily lids. Colour - The actual product is more green than blue possibly a result of the gold reflects. Pigmentation - It is very sheer on me. Even though it is buildable, the fall is terrible. Application - Smooth, no issues. That's why there is even a star. Wear - Starts to crease even before I leave home. Fall-out is a problem and so the colour fades to a very sheer green. Therefore, not long-wearing even with a primer. It is not expensive but after trying this out multiple times with the hope that it will somehow work, and it has not, I don't know what to do with it now.
By dorothy 3 years ago.
I love the way this shadow blends. It's a tad darker than I wanted. I wanted more of a transition shade and this is a little too deep for that. But it's a lovely neutral brown sand color with a matte finish. This was my first MUG purchase and I will definitely be buying more. I love the fact that they are talc free, which is why they blend so effortlessly. But it's somewhat hard to buy online and sometimes the photos on the first page do not look like the photos on the item's page so I've been relying on the descriptions, which were not really accurate for this particular shade. I do love the fact that MUG shadows are so affordable and I would much rather have a significant stash of this brand than any drugstore brand. I do have a large Z palette which I plan on filling up with MUG shadows. However, the range of colors seems somewhat limited right now. There are very few true neutral or cool transition shades. That's what I thought Barcelona Beach was going to be but it turned out to be a neutral medium brown. I can still use it but that just means I'm still on the hunt for a lighter transition shade. Thank heavens the shipping is really reasonable. The MUG blushes are beautiful btw.
By Celesta 4 years ago.
This is the only MUG duochrome eyeshadow that I don't like... I have the hardest time working with it. To me it doesn't have a black base, it's a navy base and whenever I try to work with it, it smears everywhere and not in a good way. It's really really messy to work with. I also noticed that after I've applied it I will get some small navy blue fallout from it, that is really hard to clean up because it smears so much. I hope that they do something to improve this shade. Maybe I got a bad one, but I really don't like it at all.