Another BIG disappointment for me. Mulch is a mediocre shade in my opinion, a cool-toned, dirty brown with reddy undertones. So unflattering on my dark brown-black eyes and the pigmentation was stiff and hard to work with.
Very good pigmentation, buttery soft (similar to a frost), with just a hint of sparkle that is not gritty at all. The red undertones bring out the green in your eyes!
I already have the Naked eye palette that has a shade very close to this one but it isn't as complex. Against my skin it translate with a slightly red undertone which looks absolutely beautiful paired with MACon "honesty" and "vanilla" pigment. I've even done a smoky eye with this shade and it came out pretty nice. Very impressed with this shade and I definitely plan on repurchasing.
I bought this after seeing this in one of JeanFrancois's videos. He used this shade in conjunction with MAC Woodwinked. The shade was the shade I wanted Woodwinked to be by itself. I took one lippie off since I feel like there an extensive amount of micro glitter. I will repurchase.
Not sure why this has such a high rating. It's a nice eyeshadow, but not a 4.5. The color is pretty enough, but I don't like the formula. The shimmer is quite gritty and can separate from the base sometimes. The color btw is a medium brown slight red-dy undertones. Compared to Twinks, which is similar, this one is slightly warmer, as in Twinks is more plummy, and this one is more brick-y. If you have a darker tan complexion do try this in store because on me the effect is really quite meh. If you;re pale I think this would look quite nice, just use a good base to minimise fallout.
When I was much fairer this pulled too much red on me. Now it is a great shade on my medium skin tone. It really makes my brown eyes pop and works in a variety of ways for me. I can use darker brown or purple shades to give it more depth, but on its own it is pretty. I have to use a primer to make it last since my lids get too oily, but it is one of my favorite shadows from MAC.
This was my first MAC shadow and the only eye shadow I repurchase over and over. I'm NC20 with green eyes and this rosy-ish, pigmented, slightly shimmery chocolate shade makes them really stand out. This is a great color to use as a wash, lid color, or crease color.
I love this eyeshadow, however I do feel like it could be a tad more pigmented and less glittery but I will still use it because it is great!
Such a pretty true-brown, lightly shimmer shade! It was everything I wish Tempting was. It will go great with my Patina and All That Glitters. Decent crease shade. Highly pigmented. No fallout. Enhances brown eyes. My favorite look is to wear it over the entire lid during the day. Really intensifies a light brown eye. The look could kill.
EDIT: Will not repurchase because I'm going to delve into Alima, Silk Naturals, and Zosimos shadows as soon as this runs out.
I just found a really beautiful combination today using Mulch that I wanted to share. Apply Patina with a 239 brush on the lid only, up to the crease (and really apply it. I pack it into the brush with about ten swipes across the pan). Use the 239 to then apply some Patina under the lower lash line. Then apply Mulch with the same 239 in just the outer corner of the upper lid and outer crease, not beyond. Blend Mulch into Patina with a 217 and then use a clean (very important, must be clean) 224 on the outer edges only of Mulch. This brush when clean is great to soften and clean up the edges of a darker color. Line with Smut on the upper lid only. Mascara, top and bottom lashes. Done. It's a gorgeous look but it's not too much.
As for Mulch itself, this is one the most versatile colors I own. It's great applied in the outer V with All That Glitters on the lid, or on its own on the lid, crease and along the lower lashes with 2 coats of mascara. I find the latter to be a good natural, quick weekend look but you have to be careful to not pack this one on because it gets dark fast. It has a little bit of sparkle but it's not too much. It's blend-able and easy to work with. It's sort of a bronze color that brings out any eye color. My eyes are green and when I wear Mulch it makes them look jade colored.
Tanya Burr turned me on to this color and I find that any color she recommends is not going to disappoint, her being the make-up guru that she is.