I was very sceptical of this eyeshadow, I don't live near a MAC, so I have to buy online. Most warm tones eyeshadows look horrible on me because I'm so fair and cool toned, and I thought this one would be the same because it was a redish brown. But I was wrong and this eyeshadow blew me away, I wear it in my crease and it looks beautiful on me! So don't be discouraged if your very cool toned, it could still work wonderfully for you.
Well this eyeshadow.. is a meeh.. for me. I did not hate it but i didn't love it either... It's a satin mauve-brown-warm color which I mostly use on my crease. I will not buy this again probably.
I've been looking at this shadow for a week and in the past I've avoided mauve brown shades. It's one of those shadows that looks interesting as a crease color (and mixed with other shades), but all over the lid it might look like a bruised eye. If you mix it with something like Scene or Copperplate, it gives a very romantic look. Perfect for wedding, which has been mentioned before in reviews. I think the Inglot dupe for this is 344, and it's probably more pigmented--as most Inglot shadows are. I'd use 344 and 339 together.
I still can't believe I had never heard of this e/s until I swatched in store...haux must be underhyped because this e/s is incredible. At first I wasn't sure because it is pretty ugly in the pan and by itself on my lids it makes me look sickly (NC20 brown eyes). However, I don't feel like my look is pulled together until I use haux. I only use it as a crease transition shade and underneath my lashline. I use it to blur any harsh lines. I do a smokey eye everyday and haux, a beautiful rosey-brown makes my brown eyes pop and blurs my smokey eyes into perfection. I didn't think it would do anything for my brown eyes but it makes them more vibrant. I don't have a lot of neutrals in my stash, but now that I have haux I don't really want any more.
I got this eyeshadow the other day, and when I initially saw it I wasn't all that impressed. I swatched it on my hand, and the pigmentation seemed kinda meh. Also, I'm NC50 and I didn't think that the eyeshadow would really show up on my lids without a paint pot to help the pigmentation out.
But, I was super wrong. I applied this shadow over my UDPP, and it was such a pretty brown with a slight mauve color. I can put this on my lid and a darker brown (like Brown Down or Ground Brown) in my crease and have a great everyday look. It's a great neutral to have in my collection.
I bought this as a lucky guess really for an eye shadow that would suit me. I'm a redhead with pale warm/neural skin and hazel eyes. It is a really nice warm pinkish toned brown which compliments my eyes nicely I think. I think I might end up wearing this most days for daytime look.
Haux seems like it is SO boring in the pan, but its really very unique. NC5 with amber eyes, red hair with blonde highlights. Today I used Shroom on the lid, Haux in the crease, and a mix of Vanilla & Brule on the browbone. It looked so pretty! Usually I really hate e/s with a red/pink base because they make me look tired or like I got punched in the eye. Still can't put my finger on it, but try pairing it with different shades and textures to see if it works for you. I had my doubts but with the combo listed above, I can totally make it work. I apply it with a 217 brush and it buffs it on lightly, but you can build up the intensity easily.
*EDIT* Yuck. Now I hate this shadow, it pulls too red on me. Blah. continued >>
This is a great eyeshadow if you have pale eyes! It is an awesome day to night shade which is perfectly paired with MAC's blackberry eyeshadow shade for the ideal smokey eye. I'd buy again. Excellent for fall!
This does so much more for my blue-green eyes than any bown/taupe does. Although I have & like MAC Satin Taupe and Style Snob, this is more flattering. I use it in the crease and it gives my lids a little warmth and brightens but yet with the depth I want. continued >>
Super nice color for green or hazel eyes. This light purple definitely makes them pop. I like to use this as a base over the entire lid, or I'll use a cream colored base on the lid, and Haux just in the crease. This color pairs nicely with Mac's Sketch, which is a darker purple.