I think this is the MAC shadow that I use the most. It is very flattering and can be used with any other color. It is a great neautral and I think I am on my 3rd purchase so far. I think anyone could use this color.
Update: I just bought this AGAIN. I apparently can't get enough of Grain shadow. I bought Trish McEvoy...I tried Nars, Jane, Estee Lauder. NOTHING compares to this color. I wear it on its own a lot. I will sometimes put it over the MAC paints. This is the most flattering color ever. LOVE IT!!!!!
I can't believe that it has taken me so long to discover this shade! Grain is a nude beige with a slight touch of peach to it. It really brightens up my eyes and goes great on days where I'm going for the natural look. It wears well and doesn't crease or fade away on me. I will be buying this again for sure.
I'm surprised this eyeshadow isn't talked about more. Looks kinda blah and drab in the pot but goes on a nice shimmery peach with just a hint of beige. I really like this as a base with Satin Taupe in the crease. Very nice and natural looking.
grain is a wonderful shadow- great color descriptions on the reviews below. i am a yellow toned PPP/LLL (MAC C10-20)and find that grain is excellent when used as a wash or as a crease color, but too dark for me to use as a highlighter. it gives a nice, bright look to eyes. i like it in combination with satin taupe and phloof as a highlighter.
this is a light tan/champagne shade which i thought was blah in the pot but when i wear it on my lids it really brightens up my eyes and my whole face. i can wear just this shadow with mascara and it gives a sort of innocent, ethereal look. sort of nice... in any case, i see myself buying more when i run out.
Grain is a gorgeous shade that I was lucky enough to receive in a swap. On my NC 15 complexion (dark brown eyes) grain is a perfect lid and highlighter color. It is a light champagne color with just a hint of peach. Gorgeous! :-)
This colour is great for a base. very neutral and a little peachy on me. All time classic.
This color looks similar to the peachy color of Orb on my eyes, but with a bit of shimmer to it. This is a great color from the satin collection. It really brightens up my eyes.
i like this color a lot as a base. for me it works with almost any color, and it gives my eyelid just a hint of color.
Grain is a great shade to use as a base to open up your eyes. It also looks cute as a highlighter over a nude base. I've only tried it with Cork so far in the crease but I think I'll look up the other colors as well based on your reviews. The one thing I LOVE about MAC eye shadows is how I NEVER have to retouch during the day because they stay put. (-: