I like this eye shadow a lot. The color works well for a smoked eye effect on me. I create the look with naked lunch all over, antiqued on mid lid and brun on the outer corner. finalize with black liner and black mascara.
if i want a fast, simpler look, i apply patina all over and brun as a liner. brun also works as a brow filler on me.
mac shadows are expensive, but i think they're worth it. i like the packaging and the pans, because you can purchase exactly what you want and then rearrange them to your needs.
GREAT AS A EYEBROW SHADER....,I WAS GOING TO TRADE IT IN FOR BACK2MAC, AND THE SALE PERSON PLEADED TO NOT RETURN IT,AND TO MY SURPRISE HE WAS SO RIGHT
This is my HG brow filler. If you are looking for something natural, not too harsh and very versatile brun is the product. It matches perfectly with my medium brown brows/hair and fair complexion.
You can use it as a crease e/s (looks awesome paired with wedge, quarry, haux, ATG...) and as a liner. To get the best results, all that you need is an angled brush (like #266 or #263) pic++
It's so satisfying when something is exactly what you wanted it to be. I craved a dark brown shadow, cool-to-neutral, minimal to no sheen, and suitable as a colour on the whole lid as well as lining and crease...what a bonus that Brun is all these things, and a brow powder too. The Satin texture requiers a little more patience, but the colour is one of those staple basics that creates a dramatic but still natural eye. Love it.
I use this mainly as a brow powder. I have black hair/light asian skin (NC20-25) and it is an excellent match! It's a neutral-warm matte blackened brown shade. Not too cool/ashy looking (like Carbon) and not too warm-toned (like Espresso). It's just right! Also doubles up wonderfully as a liner or a crease colour for smokey eyes. Good lasting power too. A great basic eyeshadow that can serve many purposes.
I have spent hours looking for a decent neutral matte brown to line with, and I can never find the right shade. They are either too cool and turn grey on me, or too warm and turn reddish on me. This is a great neutral dark brown, I use this with an angle brush to line with. For everyday, I do a thin line and smudge it it, and for a more dramatic look, I do a thicker line and smudge it. This is a must-have color for me!
I use this shadow on my brows. My friend recommended this to me, a MAC MA suggested it to her and I thought her brows looked fabulous. I have near black eyebrows and this color is perfect for it. My black pencil brow liner was too harsh. This dark brown shadow darkens my brows but it still looks soft and natural. I use MAC's #208 angled brow brush which works great. I have also used this as a liner but never as an eyeshadow.
I like this shadow, I was surprised by alot of negative reviews. It is very versatile. It's a brown/gray color so you can wear brown and it looks brown, wear black and it looks more gray. It looks great with Arena shadow or Wheat as a base color and Brun in the crease. It blends pretty easily with shadows that have some shimmer in them. I would defintely buy again!!
I love this shadow when I want more of a dramatic look. I usually use it in the outer corner layered over Espresso and Saddle and as a smoky liner. If you're someone who is on camera or going to be photographed it looks A LOT better than using a black shadow, as black shadow can appear purple on camera. It can turn into a mess if you don't apply it right. My suggestion is to build it up since a little can go a long way.
I initially bought this for a smokey eye. I'm NC25-30. I have to say that what I'm using it more for now is filling in my brows. For a while I had used a CG blond eyebrow pencil, it blended ok... meh... but where my brows were sparse it did show up as a lighter color than my eyebrows. Brun however is the PERFECT brow color for me, not too dark, but ashy enough to blend well with my dark ash blond eyebrows.
I'll continue to use it as an eyeshadow paired with soba for a smokey look.