Have you ever hated a certain eyeshadow color, and then later on, you end up loving it? In the beginning of my blog, you may of noticed I used just about every color but brown. Now, brown seems to be all I wear every day and I can’t get enough of it!
I have several brown shadows, but every time I see a nice matte, super pigmented brown, my heart starts beating a little faster and I have to get my hands on it like a bad addiction. Yep. I’m never satisfied with the browns I have. I feel like there is always another undertone, another finish, better pigmentation.
This brings me to my lastest brown addition to my brown shadow family. MAC Brown Down and Brun.
Brown Down is a teddy bear brown with a veluxe finish.
Brun is a blackish-brown with a satin finish.
|MAC Eyeshadows. Left: Brun (Satin) Right: Brown Down (Veluxe)|
|MAC Eyeshadows. Left: Brown Down (Veluxe) Right: Brun (Satin)|
I love that Brown Down isn’t really anything like I have already. It’s a soft, pigmented, earthy red-brown. Because of the red tone, it’s an excellent color for my hazel eyes. Basically any red toned color will make green eyes really stand out. I’m sure I’ll be using it often in my crease and smudged on my lower lashline.
As for Brun, it’s a wonderful blackened brown with no red or yellow undertones. It makes for a great smokey eye or for a brow filler for brunettes. Many have trouble finding that right shade of brown to match their brows, that isn’t too golden, red or gray and this is perfect!
Here are some comparisons to some of the browns I own:
|(CLICK FOR FULL SIZE) Left to Right: Nars Mekong, Nars Coconut Grove, Nars Bali, MAC Espresso, MAC Brun, MAC Brown Down, MAC Tempting, Urban Decay Twice Baked, NYX Dark Brown.|
Sadly, I lost two of my favorite brown shadows.. MAC Cork and Nars Galapagos. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have a bad habit of never closing my makeup bag or handbag, and I lose makeup once in a while. I’ll have to purchase back ups sometime in the near future.