I have about 60 MAC eyeshadows so for me to replace one is a coup! That having been said, I am on my third Mulch. Bought this after a friend's wedding makeover. It must be perfect for that polished bride look because I also saw it featured in InStyle magazine's makeup pro pics for bridal eyeshadow. It's wonderful as a smoky eye, deep bronze khaki look. If you line with a khol you look like a desert temptress. Exotic. Fresh. Mysterious. Love it!
Mulch is pretty much a neutral dark brown with gold sparkles in the pan. On my medium to pale skin, it shows up with a slight tint of plum, which I'm not too fond of. It's more on the cool side but without red tone for sure. I feel that Mulch is like a cross between Bronze and Satin Taupe: less copper and red than the Bronze and less plum than the Satin Taupe. It's velvet so not as shimmery as the frost ones, and goes on rather matte with a little bit of bronze sparkles that are more on the chunky side. The texture of this is quite a disappointment. For some reason, the powder is just not as fine and smooth, and doesn't blend in with the skin that well (I have this problem with my other Velvet shadows as well). Overall a versatile and standard brown shade, I can't give it more lipsticks due to the texture.
This has become my HG MAC e/s. Deep shimmery brown with a gold sparkle. Perfect crease color. I layer it with a lighter shade for all over color b/c alone it is a little intense to me but could probably be used for a great brown smokey eye.
This is my all time favorite neutral. The colour pay off is fantastic, and considering I've had it for almost a year now, used it almost everyday for both neutral and dark brown smokey eyes I still haven't hit the pan. Mulch is so pigmented and the texture is just fabulous. It's a must have for your neutrals collection.
This is so pretty!
It's shimmery & goldish brown, it really wakes up my whole face.
I love to line under my bottom lashes with this as well, it's not too dark so it doesn't look to over done. continued >>
I love this eyeshadow- it is my daily eyeshadow and can quickly become my night time eyeshadow with heavier application. I use this on most of my clients - truly a beautiful brown that can work for a wide range of people :) A staple in my makeup bag!
VERY nice colour, one layer for daytime use, and twice for a more stiking evening look! blends very well.
Thanks God this doesn't turn too much reddish on me.This,the smooth texture and the incredible pigmentation make it one of my fave brown/bronze shadows.It's similar to Bronze but it's less bronze but more red/copper compared to Bronze.There are too many usage of this e/s but I especially love using it with Carbon for brownish smokey eye makeup.I'd repurchase but I don't think I'll ever run out of it anyways.
Mulch is quite possibly the best brown I've ever tried. It's shimmery without being over the top. It doesn't have the nasty gold flecks that Tempting had (so it doesn't look like an unflushed toilet on my face). The texture is great and it blends really easily. I don't think anyone could go wrong with this color (perhaps maybe darker skin tones might have difficulty getting it to show up properly, but I could also see it being a great shadow just for effect as well). SA showed me a trick of being able to darken it up with Carbon as well. I don't own carbon yet, but I bet I will soon.
Mulch was the first MAC eyeshadow I bought. I love it! It works really well alone or over other colors (like swimming or trax) that I want to tone down a bit for work. It's sparkly, but not overly so. I don't have to put several layers on to get the level of color I want. I think it makes my green eyes look great! If I run out, I would absolutely buy it again.