I went to a MAC counter looking for a good lid color. I have NC 35-40 skin and Arena closely matches my skin tone (which is kind of scary because it looks like an orange-y peach in the pan!) It is great for a bit more glamorous of a neutral eye because the satin finish gives a lovely glow. I use this eyeshadow everyday because it is very subtle.
However, I will not repurchase because I am looking for a lighter color which will be less subtle and pop against my tanned complexion.
Soft muted golden-peach with opalescent shimmer, satin.
This color looks a bit boring in the pan but it is absolutely a staple in my collection. I am an NC30 and it just makes my brown eyes POP! It's a satiny peach but muted. (I'm bad with descriptions) but this color looks great with Naked Lunch, All that glitters, Mulch, Aria, Omega, Sketch (I could go on). Honestly...give it a try! I doubt you will regret it! :)
I love this colour. Purples/Bronzes/coppers really suit my green eyes. I use this all over the lid, and pair with coppering/mythology or Bold and Brazen.
It looks great alone as a neutral colour, yet in lights has a lovely golden/bronzey tone. I love it and would buy this again.
For colour reference I'm a mac nc42. I just bought this along with mac soft brown. I love the peachy colour of this eyeshadow it makes my eyes look awake. Paired with soft brown, it's the perfect everyday eye look for me. I looked polished but not overly made up.
I would repurchase this over and over again.
I pretty much use this on a daily basis along with shroom and black eyeliner. It's a nice neutral color with not a lot of shimmer. I was using all the glitters, but the shimmer was a little too much for the daytime. I'm NC25 and it comes out as a nice peach color on my lids. I've used it on my friend for her engagement photos and it looks great in photos. A nice neutral to have in your makeup stash.
A MUA recommended this for my lids, with Bamboo for blending, Cork for crease and under eyes, and Brule for highlighting.
I am NC15/20, blue eyes.
Wow these really work for me!
My palette looks like nothing, but they look so great on!
Arena is my go-to browbone highlighter. I use it just about every day. Its the colour of my skin (NC44) with just the right amount of shimmer that a Satin finish eyeshadow brings.
I always have a backup of this color as it is a perfect blend of sandy/blondish/bronzey beige gold. Subtle and sophisticated it brings out the gold, green and amber flecks in any eyes.
a must for any MUA or personal use.
This is my favorite base eyeshadow and it never fails. On NW43 with trinks in the crease and embark on the corners you will not go wrong!
i love this. I use it practically every day as my base color/highlighter. I hit pan on it (rare!), i'll definitely repurchase once i'm out.
my first mac shadow purchase, and has made me interested in trying others.