Cocoa is a neutral brown without any redtones, but it has a tendency to look muddy on my lids if worn alone. As a result, I use it as a eyeshadow base for a brown smoky eye using NARS Mekong and black gel liner. The formula of LM's caviar sticks is superb and long-lasting but Cocoa wasn't my favorite shade.
I carry this around me every where, it's great for the waterline as it lasts ALL DAY long! Be careful if you accidentally apply it on your under eye because it sets quickly and will be a pain to remove. That attests to how long it can stay. This was intended as a shadow stick which I have used when I needed to alter my day long into an evening one.
It's a dark brown with bronze flecks.
It's similar to Mac's eye kohl in Teddy but not a dupe.
NC25 Chinese, red rimmed eyes.
I am just not reaching for this stick, because I would swear it kept pulling the redness of my eyes out.
Great brown e/s or e/l with gold shimmer...A beautiful neutral brown that isn't too red or too cool. These go on creamy, you have about 10 seconds before it sets and then they wear like iron. I either apply this as eyeliner with an eyeliner brush or apply it right from the tube and then blend for a quick smoky eye. I love brown with gold shimmer and this is the prettiest I've tried in awhile. I'm sure other companies have some perfect brown eyeshadows with gold flecks that are in powder form, but I love cream eyeshadows in general. This wears on me all day without creasing, I do have greasy eyelids and I wear UDPP no matter what is going on my eye. I've never tried it without primer but my understanding of the Caviar Sticks is that they are indeed, long wearing.
My favourite shade in this excellent range. For brunettes with a penchant for deep, smoky taupes, this is a must. Creates a sophisticated look with just a few swipes. To do this shade justice, though, you really do have to wear it 'full on' and on its own, balanced out with (nothing more than) a nude lip.
Oh, and be prepared for the compliments to follow!