MAC • Eye Shadow in Quarry • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a soft plum-brown color that is matte in its finish. It isn't the most pigmented of shadows, but it works great as a transition color. It applies smoothly, evenly and there is no dusty kick off in the pan.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
In my opinion, an extremely muted greyed plum. This is very displeasing to the eye when I match it with other cooler, warmer, purple or red toned shadows. In fact, it's sickly, makes me look tired, sallow and like I don't know how to apply eyeshadow.
I almost wanted to return this little one, and it still isn't one of my favourites (Despite my love towards MAC's matte neutrals.)
However, mixing this with other warmer eyeshadows, especially ones leaning towards orange, has me enjoying keeping this in my neutral palette of 26.
I enjoy applying this mainly in the crease only, or outer v's, depending on the look I am going for the day. If you want me to namedrop the warmer shades I combine this with, I use MAC's Wedge, Soft Brown, Saddle, Kid, or Woodwinked!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is the oddest color but I have to say I like it. It reads lavender/taupe on me with a hint of brown. The third image above, the close up of the color in the pot, is exactly how it looks on me. I used it all over the lid and in the crease and a tiny bit above crease, with lots of black mascara and that's it. The result is sort of a wide eyed, doe eyed look, and that is saying something for me because I have hooded lids and small eyes. I wouldn't say the color makes my green eye color pop but more so makes them look wider. And the weird thing is that I look like I really don't have any eye shadow on. I've been looking for a color like that for ages!
I'm a mom and I also work full time so I need a quick, just throw it on and go type of color that I don't have to mess with, with half a dozen different brushes and layering. With this, I really just put on a good wash of color with my MAC 217 brush and I was done. No fussing in front of the dang mirror to get it just so, because it went on "just so" within a few seconds. I typically like warmer browns on me and stay away from cool purples and taupes, but this color works for me (medium/light skin with pink undertones, green eyes, brown hair).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Black
Quarry is a soft plum/grey matte shade.
I didn't experience blending problems with this. I use MAC's 217 brush for that.
Haven't experimented much with this one. I did use Quarry as a lid color and Blackberry on the outer corner and into the crease. I wasn't so wow-ed by it though.
I imagine it would look good paired with a grey shade like MAC Print, haven't tried it myself though. It's one of those shades you always look at when you're about to do your eye makeup and think to yourself "Oh I should try this, it looks promising...let's use this with ummm....oh never mind not now I'll try it later" :D
For now am giving it 4 lippies, but I'll come back and update you on it when I've given it a chance to prove me it's a good color. So till then :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This shade reminds of a blueberry that got dropped on the floor and swept up in dust bunnies. What a pretty color. At first I was like oh hells no this is a crease shade for a dead old lady. But it's actually a very versatile, natural looking crease color that can easily add depth to anyone NC/NW40 or lighter.
If you are looking for a shimmer shade to compliment this, hands down you want satin taupe. This will give you the ultimate sexy celestial nights duo. If you need something warmer, go for Sable + Haux (almost exactly like this except it has red in it). It's grey-plum-taupe. What a romantic hybrid of colors.
One lippie off because the ultra-matte finish is kinda hard to blend and work with.
I can't stop batting my eyes in the mirror. My eyes now look like clouds hovering over Paris at dusk (albeit very polluted clouds, since Quarry has some degree of taupe brown to it).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I actually don't use this as an eyeshadow, but as a contour color due to an ingenious suggestion from the MAC MUA. It mimics the hue of a natural shadow (shadows are more greyish than brown) and looks more natural than any bronzer I have tried. Gives me superb cheekbones. Please MAC never discontinue this!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I used this color many years ago and don't know why I stopped using it. It is a beautiful neutral smoky color for my cool toned skin. It looks a little purply/plum in the container but it reads as a nice soft gray (but not as cold as a gray) on the eye. I find it also brings out the blue in my eyes, as many of my co-workers have mentioned. I use this as an overall cover and use Slate as the crease color. I also use slate as an under eye liner. Just enough color so I don't look like a raccoon. MAC is more expensive than drugstore brands but not overly so and it lasts a looooong time!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hmm, I kept going back and forth on this one and actually brought it back to the store w/ the intention of returning it not once but twice. I have pretty tan skin (NW35) and it pretty much doesn't even show up on me unless I use a primer. However when I have a primer on and pack it on w/ a heavy hand using my 239 it looks very very nice, soft smooth looking pale plummy goodness that's perfect for work (the gray doesn't show up on me at all). It also works good blending out satin taupe for a gentle smoky eye (also over a primer).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Quarry is a pretty muted taupe slight plum color. It works well as a crease color for a natural day look and as a transition color for a smokey look.
My only problem was the first one a purchased became rock hard and it was impossible to any color payoff from it. I tried a brush and my finger and nothing. I even tried to scrape off the top layer and still it didn't work. I bought another one and haven't had any problems with that one. I'm not sure if I just got a bad one.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Quarry is a must if you have green eyes. The pan is VERY misleading, it looks very light grey. But once on it is a brown/grey/red, and the rosy tone to it really makes green eyes pop. It is one of those Mac shades that looks very, very different on as I use it in the crease, NC20-25, and would not consider it appropriate for the lid. You would think it could go on the lid by looking at the pan. I got this, yogure, digit and Haux by doing the online chat with a Mac m/u artist and they must be the four best colors in the world, I am very happy with them. It is good to do the online chat as I would have never picked some of these colors. I still have a love/hate with Mac e/s as the formula is just so hard to use and blend if Matte, and sheer (Haux) just doesn't show pigment without a LOT of work. But who else has these colors? UPDATE: gave up on MAC, went with MUFE and a color close. So tired of the lack of pigment and chalkiness.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was one of my first MAC products and really got me into using their makeup. I love Quarry, its a beautiful dusky rose colour on me. Its not too bold, and makes a really great neutral, on the go colour. Its fab as a base for other colours (looks really good with Print), or can be worn alone. Its a matte shade too, so great if you want this look, or if you find that shimmery shadows irritate your eyes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
In the Pan, this color looks like a cool toned bright pastel purple. But on my lids, it's a gorgeous matte purple/grey/brown color. I love wearing this in my crease. It looks natural and I haven't had a problem with blending. Def would repurchase this color!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Quarry. Matte finish. Kind of muted purple-brownish color. I bought this wanting a midtone all-over-lid matte eyeshadow. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Its consistency is very good, this eyeshadow though muted-looking is very pigmented. I pair it up with lighter pinks/purples and darker colors like black and dark brown. Its decent eyeshadow but nothing to be excited about.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Mhh.. I have this color for a while and I'm still not sure about it. I initially bought it because I wanted a matte shade that wouldn't be boring. And it's definitly not! It's a pretty purple grey/brown. What kind of bothers me is that it's not so easy to blend like other MAC eyeshadow but that seems to be normal with matte shades... Also I don't see myself reaching for this a lot. I only ever use it in combination with Naked Lunch or paired with Vex - wich I love. If you put Vex over Quarry it's so beautiful - looks like a fairy :) And that's a reason why I love it aswell.. I think if I ever run out, I'll try another one just because this is not very versatile... but still a nice shadow IMO
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I told the SA that I wear the Ricepaper / eyeliner combo for my everyday look but starting to get bored with it. Without a word, he brushed Quarry on my crease. Viola! Problem solved!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Fantastic shadow that can give you a nice wash of color on the lid, or is a nice staple for a very neutral smokey eye that is appropriate for any event. I actually use this color to fill in my brows as well (I have jet black hair, but my brows are very light, and finding a good pencil/shadow for filling them in is almost impossible. I one day just thought I should try Quarry out for my brows, and lo and behold, it worked, and it doesn't look unnatural) and it looks divine. I will continue to repurchase!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
A great cool brown: easily bendable. An essential for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love Quarry. It is a really pretty light purple-brown. I'm very fair, blonde hair and blue eyes, and don't find this to look bruised on my skin. I love to use this for a light natural smoky eye and to blend out other shades. This is a very versatile eyeshadow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I'm currently really liking this product. On my NW15 skin, this is a very nice mixture of purple, grey and brown. I love this colour on my eyelids and slightly into my crease on lazy days, because it darkens my eyes, which gives my eyes a bit more definition. The colour also enhances my brown eyes and there is no black eye effect on my pale skin. It gives a very polished and elegant look, but it's not too obvious and I like it that it's matte. It also pairs very nicely with Malt and with Shale (both by MAC).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was the first MAC eyeshadow I ever bought and I still love it. You have to see it in person at the MAC counter and try it on. It is a very strange hybrid of light brown, taupe, with hints of purple, with no frost. As another reviewer mentioned, the color payoff isn't as much as other MAC shadows (it can be a little chalky), but that translates to shadow that's a little bit dark but *very* forgiving in its application. I use it in my crease when I don't feel like wearing shimmer eyeshadow for a non-shimmer neutral eye. I usually pair it with a non-shimmer vanilla color (e.g., WnW Brule).