i am putting in my 2 cents on this because after reading the below reviews, i see no one mentioned using this as a BLUSH! this is my very first MAC e/s. i think i bought it in 1998 (when they were still selling large-sized e/s pans). i asked the ma for a neutral, natural-looking blush and she gave me this! i still have it. many MAC blushes (and e/s (-: ) under the bridge since then and i hardly ever use it but after reading the below reviews, maybe i'll start including it again.
This color is a must-have neutral. Like other reviewers have mentioned, it does have peach/orange undertones. Soft Brown isn't overbearingly peach/orange... It's just slightly more complex than it's name. :)The texture of this shadow is terrific like all of MAC's shadows, particularly their mattes. Soft Brown is terrific paired with darker neutrals and is especially beautiful when used in the "inner v" accompanying a more dramatic color on the outer part of your lids. You need this in your traincase if you're a neutrals girl AND if you like a dramatic look without looking like Mimi from Drew Carey. :D continued >>
What an excellent shade for everyday! The name is pretty explanitory. This soft brown is just perfect with my NC15 skin. It's enough brown to give me a gorgeous warm look on my eyelids, but it's not too dark that I look garish. It also has nice peachy orangey undertones for a little extra added interest. I wear it in the crease, I wear it over the whole lid, it's a very versatile shadow!! No shimmer, shine here either. It's a true matte shadow. This is an HG shadow for me.
I love this eye shadow. The color contrasts so beautifully with blue and green eyes... I think the color looks more orangy and than brown but that is just me. Also the shadow doesn't get stuck in the creases which is great.
I wonder why I'm only reviewing this now when I've been using it for two years!
This is the best nude/skin shade out there. One sweep and it opens up the eyes without the shimmer. It makes my lids looked neat and gives depth to my eyes. This is a great find. This looked unpalatable on the pan but it works wonders!!! GREAT GREAT product!!!
I bought this at a Mac event where the travelling artist did demos and the crowd gets all hyper and you feel like you need every product the MA is using. Which is why I got Soft Brown. Normally it is not a product that would jump out at me during a normal browsing at the makeup counter, but it is a handy one to have. The MA claimed that this was one of his four "never fail" colors for any person/any look. He uses it in the crease. It's matte texture and looks kind of tan in the pan but I find that once on my skin it looks a bit more orangey-brown, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but I wouldn't describe this as a crease color for any look because of the orange tones (I still vote for Malt as my goes with everything crease color). Of course this may be different for someone with different skintones. At any rate, is's worthy of consideration: blends very well, stays on very well, decent price. *I'm NC 20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
Although the name doesn't sound so exciting and the color isn't exactly interesting in the pan, this e/s is amazing on. It has a matte texture, but if you look closely, there is small shimmer (not obnoxiously so). The color reminds me of a neautral, soft brown like the color of those Starbucks Frappaino dinks, though a bit brighter. I am a NC30-35 and this isn't so light that you can't see it, but just right for a nice, neautral, day e/s that really brings out my hazel eyes. This is defanitly a staple for me.
i loove this shadow, it's one of the first ones i've bought from MAC. the makeup artist there showed me how to use it, and i use it in my crease. i put the vapour eyeshadow on first as a base, from lashline to brows, then i put this lovely peachy-brown color on my crease. it makes my asian eyes so beautiful and bigger! i will definitely buy again, if i ever finish the whole thing!
great golden-y brown blending color. My MA told me that I can use it in the crease to blend all sorts of colors. Right now I use it with a lighter green (the MA suggested Juxt) on the lid and darker, vibrant green (like Humid) in the crease. Also great as all over neutral color. Looks good on my NC43 skin. Fantastic!
I went to the MAC counter intending to buy Omega, but I bought this instead. It's a really warm, peachy brown (I would call it Deep Peach or something instead of brown) that looks great with my fair skin and blue eyes. It has great texture and staying power and is a really nice, non-blah neutral for blue eyes. So far I've worn it with Shroom (highlighter) and Steamy (turquoise shadow used as liner). It's really gorgeous.