MAC Satin - Shroom

4.3

921 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol Eye Shadows may contain: Silica, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carmine, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Blue 1 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake....


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've bought Shroom several times over the years but most recently I cashed in six empties and got a free one through the Back-2-MAC recycling program. The freestanding MAC stores will let you select an eyeshadow instead of a lipstick. Department store MAC counters (such as those at Nordstrom or Macy's) will only let you select a lipstick as your freebie.

I asked for Shroom because I knew I'd use it and sometimes I tire of taking home something trendy that doesn't work out. I've had this color before and each time I eventually used up the whole pan because it's a good basic. The shimmer is subtle and doesn't look too frosty.

Some reviewers complained of it looking chalky. I consider Gesso, which is pure white, or the eggshell Blanc Type to be chalkier than this. Shroom is warmer than Gesso. Of course, my complexion is fair so on me Shroom shows up as a luminous cream. I love having a shade like this for highlight but also to smooth out and blend the crease when I'm almost done with my eye design. It also works in the inner corner to cover blue. If you'd prefer a matte, Brule is more matte although it's technically a Satin. Ricepaper is yellower than Shroom, Orb is peachier, and Phloof! is frostier and cooler.

Last year I bought a limited edition ivory shimmer MAC Dazzle Shadow only to discover that it irritated my eyelids. Granted, I have uber-sensitive skin, but this was the first MAC shadow I'd ever had trouble with. So that one had to go back and I wished I had bought an older formula, something like good old reliable Shroom, which has been in the line for sixteen years or more.

MAC has different textures of shadow. Shroom is a Satin. Most Satins have more iridescence than a Matte, but not as much as a Frost. I find Shroom to have plenty of pigment. Sometimes when a shadow is a pale color, reviewers say it's not pigmented, and I think they really mean they wanted a shade that shows up darker or even lighter on their skin, or they wanted a matte which is truer to the color in the pan than a shimmer, which reflects more light. An ivory color will look ivory on. "Pigmented" refers to the amount of dye used in a product, not the level of depth of the color. Something white can be heavily pigmented. All the MAC shadows I've owned have been amply pigmented compared to other brands. I've had trouble with Clinique shadows being too sheer, but not MAC. Stila Kitten might be more pigmented but it's also a lot more frosty. MAC shadows are easy to blend, especially with a blending brush like #217. I love the flip top lid with the window so you don't have to guess which color you're picking up.

Unfortunately I have been buying less from MAC and trying to buy more from cruelty free companies, but MAC has good products and decent prices. At one point, MAC didn't do animal testing but that was before Estee Lauder bought the company. It owns Bobbi Brown, too. It's hard for me to completely write off MAC because I used the brand for years and some of my favorite products have remained in the line. I've been buying from Charlotte Tilbury and Kat Von D. I buy most of my skin care from Paula's Choice, which is vegan. Someday I hope MAC will become more bunny friendly.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I almost didn't buy this shadow because I was afraid it would be too sparkly, or have too much fallout, like sugarshot. I am so glad I took the plunge. I have definitely been disappointed by some of MAC's shadows--color, performance, or both. This one is AMAZING, however. First, the color. It is so unique. The way I would describe it is a cream/dove grey sheen. I hope that doesn't sound hideous, because it is spectacularly beautiful. It also performs flawlessly--as a browbone highlight, inner corner, a pop of shine in the center of the lid, even as a face highlighter if you're looking for something very pale and very cool. It adheres to the skin beautifully, no fallout, just magically.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

MAC and Sisley are the only two brands who make eyeshadows that do not crease on my lids. The staying power of this one is great. It has right amount of pigment and beautiful color. It's definitely 5 star product.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

gorgeous color, mostly use for my inner corners and it hit pan. Which is unusual for my eyeshadows


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Everybody's got Shroom or at least has tried it. It is a very versatile neutral shadow and easy to use. It's the perfect brow bone highlighter for me (although I use Gesso when I need WHITE). A must try for everyone and a must buy for most.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Shroom is my HG brow bone highlight, and has recently become my "more awake" wash of color on my lids now that i'm getting tanner. It's a really pretty shade and blends really well, i have repurchased many times and will continue to do so!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a must-have for me. I bought it previously and returned it prematurely (it seemed to lack pigment). I reconsidered and bought it again a few months later, and I'm so glad I did. Light, but not too stark. Neutral beige, not leaning too pink or yellow. Nice sheen, but not too frosty. Great as a perfect, somewhat subtle browbone or inner corner highlight. But my favorite way to wear it is all over the lid or inner half of lid.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I wanted to buy Gesso for my brow bone/inner-eye highlight, but was told they'd sold out. The SA suggested i try Shroom instead. So I did...

Hmm. It's okay, I guess. The reason I wanted Gesso was that it was quite an opaque white, and looks very clean...This is actually pretty sheer, and I need to build it up to get the result I want
It's got a pretty peach undertone, which is rather flattering, but again, not what I was after.

I'll continue to use it, but probably won't repurchase, as i can't help but think that there's better highlights out there

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I've been buying this for a long time and it's such a great shade and staple when I do a neutral eye. I use Shroom on my lid White Frost on the inner corners of my eyes. UD's Faint in the crease I blend it out a little with Shroom and I use UD's Venus on the brow bone. Add a little brown eyeliner and mascara and I get a clean daytime makeup look. Shroom is one of my favs and I always go back to it because it's just that good to me. NW20 green eyes, blonde hair for reference. I will purchase this as long as MAC makes it. Love!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is my favorite brow bone highlight. It's nicely pigmented, buttery soft, lasts all day and night, and gives a subtle sheen/glow. I'm fair and have trouble finding a brow bone shadow that isn't too white, pink or yellow toned - this is perfect!

I used to love dazzlelight, but I've since found it to be too unnatural (pearly light pink) whereas shroom gives me the perfect neutral glow.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.




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