OMG! What r u gurls talking about!! Let start off by saying the economy is tough now and have to save money but DARN IT!! Do I LUV MY EYESHADOWS!!!! I have so many from several palettes of UD, bobbi brown, Clinique to lancome. I never want to spend money if I have a eyeshadow at home that might be a duplicate. Lets just say that smut there is nothing out there close to it. I am a picky buyer and I just made my Mac palette with colors that are not duplicate took some time but I got it done. Smut is such a beautiful smoky lovely color. I'm a nc40 brown eyes and it looks AMAZING. Lids blan type creAse soft brown n sable and outer v satin taupe. WEPA!!!
Smut is actually a velvet eye shadow that looks like a dark brown plum color in the pan. On my eyes it ends up looking like a deep dark charcoal brownish black (nothing like the color charcoal brown though). The plum doesn't show up as much on the eyes but there is that something that makes the shadow pop more and I suppose that's it. It is a lot less harsh than plain black or even grey/charcoal so it doesn't wash me out as much since I'm on the fair side right now. I just bought smut so I have only tried one look with it so far but it was enough to love the eye shadow. I smoked out smut around my lashline and up to almost half way or a third up on my lid. I then put saddle and texture lightly above that and in the crease. Then kitten as a highlight and in the inner corners of the eye and twinks on the outer v. Once I put twinks on the plum/burgandyish shades in smut started to show a tiny bit. Loved the smokiness smut gave my eyes and how well it looked with twinks. I did have to do quite a bit of blending as it isn't the easiest to apply but when done right it's well worth it. Smut just may be my new dark shade I use for eye shadow looks.
I wish I had known about Smut years ago. I picked it up only because it was recommended by a beauty blogger for fair skin, and it turns out the rec is right on. I'm around the 15-20 skin shades in MAC, and I tend to find blacks and heavy grays too dark for me. Smut is a cool toned, smoky charcoal that blends beautifully. I use it to emphasize my crease, create smoky eyes, and to line my lashes. It looks beautiful with grays and purples, and you can use just a little for definition, or use a lot to really deepen your eye look.
Smut never caught my attention before, but I now consider it a necessary shade because it's incredibly versatile by being both natural and bold, depending on how you use it.
Smut is an EXTREMELY matte color... with little shimmer pigments here and there which I am not a fan of. It seems to be a brownish-black color... and as other reviews have said, it is a great smokey eye shadow. Unfortunatley, it is just not what I need. I don't like the way it goes on and I really now just reserve it for something to layer on top when I can't find my beloved Black Tied in my makeup bag.
***EDIT***: I tried to be a bit versatile with this, and surprisingly it is. I have bumped it up to 3 lippies... I now use this OVER a lighter brown shade and only in the outer corners and it looks really good. Will still not re-purchase, but I have been able to find a way to use what I have left (which is a whole pot).
Smut is a beautiful, neutral, suits everyone type of shade that makes for the ultimate sexy colour for a smokey eye when you don't want to use black (I never do) or brown. It helps that it was created for Kate Moss as a substitute for a darker smokey eye, which gives it a bit of a rock star reputation. It works hand in hand with any other makeup on the face because, again - it's neutral (god bless those neutral wonders!). I would suggest this as a staple, for anyone starting - or adding to - a collection of MAC, or indeed any shadows.
Gorgeous charcoal gray with purple and brown tones. I love using this instead of black eyeshadows because I find it less harsh and more flattering for my eyes! I love pairing this eyeshadow with browns and purples eyeshadows to make a colorful smoky eye. Def would repurchase! :)
I'm positive I only bought this years, and years ago because brittkneegirl1 (or Brittany Balyn on youtube now.) loved and raved of this shadow.
To be honest, I fell in love with it for a few months too, but now I rarely reach for this rather sheer dark brown.
It is a cool, almost purple tinged brown that is nice to smoke out with but I just have yet to find my hand reaching for it lately. I think it lacks the punchy, pigmented factor and I am positive if you looked in a drugstore, there's probably something lurking in there that can dupe this.
I can't believe I thought about getting rid of this beauty. Smut was made for me. I have worn a smokey eye pretty much every day since I was 14. Smut makes the prettiest smokey eye that isn't as harsh as black. In fact it's so much prettier than a black smokey eye- it's grey with a tinge of purple. It brings out my brown eyes and makes them glow. It's so quick and easy: I pat smut on my lid and lower lashline, smudge lots of liner, and blend out any harsh lines with MAC haux. Perfect smokey eye. Photographs beautifully too! I'm so glad I kept smut.
This does what I was beginning to think was impossible-gives me a sultry eye look with out being flat. Black is just plain too harsh for me and greys/charcoals leave me washed out. I use this with haux in the crease and this in the corners and around my lash line. I never would have found this with out the MUA reviews. Thanks!
I got this colour to use as an alternative to the black smokey eye. It is a lovely rich shade. It is also Multi-purpose, after talking to a MAC MUA she suggested I try it out on my brows since I have black hair and brows and finding the perfect toned brow colour is pretty hard. Most browns have to much red, or are to chocolatey for black hair and using black shadow looks awful. This however works great on my brows, it has just the right amount of ash and cool tones and looks matte on the skin (even though it appears more like a satin in the pan)