I usually love MAC eyeshadows but I was disappointed with this one. I'm not sure if the tub I have is defected or something.. but it just doesn't seem to show up on my skin! Doesn't seem to transfer unless I rub my 239 brush on it repeatedly and tap it onto my eyelid. I'm NC44 for reference.
For me it was a waste of money for no colour payoff, especially when I can use the tiniest bit of Shroom to get double the effect Orb gives me.
orb is one of my everyday looks eyeshadow, so i end up using it most of the week for work. i find that on my nc42 skin it lightens up my eye but manages to still look natural, unlike other shadows that tend to look too white. paired with cork, expresso, and a touch of brun/carbon always does the trick. However i didnt give it 5 lippies b/c i picked up an e/s at victorias secret on a whim a bit ago and my god it gives it a run for its money! its acually just enough smoother so that it applies easier than my orb. orb is a great color but the vs e/s makes me want to explore my options now. however i did hit pan faster than any other e/s ive owned with this one.
***if anyone knows what those victorias secret eyeshadows are called that would me GREAT! its the one that come in a cardboard case that opens and closes magnetically. they have different pictures of supermodels on the outside.
This is one of my must have colors. It is a satin finish; I find that it reads more matte, but it has the slightest shimmer to keep it from looking too dull. It is a peach tone, so it really helps to brighten up the eye area. (for reference, I am light toned) I like to use is as a base color, a highlight color, or to layer over other shadows to tone them down. I find the quality to be very nice, almost buttery. It goes on smoothly and blends so nicely. I highly recommend!
One of my must haves. Excellent for fixing up boo-boos and great highlight for my very tanned skin. Does not come up chalky on me, nor too matte, nor shiny. Subdued and subtle, just the way I want my daytime highlight should look.
I find that naked, vanilla, fairylight can be too shimmery and sometimes chalky on me, esp daytime.
NC40 for ref.
I was so looking for a nice plain matte base shadow and this seemed to be the better choice among some of the swatches of neutrals that I had swiped on. I was really looking forward to seeing how this worked with my basic day eye palette. And while yes it works, it just pratically molds into my regular old face power. For that kind of money I was hoping to have a least a little bit of a punch of pigment or I should have picked up a plain vanilla colour from a low end brand. I was expecting much more pigement. Should have bought Yogurt instead. And I feel like it doesn't brighten up my eyes as much I had hoped it would.
Orb is very light--a kind of peach yogurt color. If you were BORED by MAC Vanilla (I really don't like it--chalky) then this may work for you. It's a satin finish, meaning less matte but also less frosty than veluxe pearl or frost. Almost matte, is how I'd define it.
The color is very light, again, think Yoplait Peach yogurt. It goes on as a very good light base and works well with Copperplate and other shades.
I bought Orb sight unseen based on the reviews here. Orb is a peachy/beige, satin finish that is more on the matte side. I use it as a natural all-over lid shade and for blending out darker crease shades. Until I find something better, this one's a keeper.
This is one of my staple eyeshadows. I have NC30 skin, and this colour is absolutely stunning on my lids; especially with a dusty brown in the crease. I usually wear this colour with cat-eye eyeliner, and I've found that it's pretty flattering.
Orb is a staple in my collection that I use often as a wash underneath my e/s, especially under smokey grays and purples. I don't wear it as a nude because it has a slight pink/peach cast and I prefer a nude e/s with more beige, especially when I'm wearing red lipstick. But this is a great color if you're looking for an everyday pink-toned neutral base shadow.
This was recommended to me by the MA when I was looking for a wash to wear on my lid to wear with Star Violet in the crease. The MA recommended Orb b/c Star Violet has a lot of sparkle, and he said you shouldn't wear a sparkle as a wash if you have sparkle in the crease. Boy, was he right! I was REALLY impressed by this color. Paired with Star Violet in my crease, Orb added a new dimension to my eye. I will be pairing Orb will all my shimmery crease colors from now on. I highly recommend this color!!!