MAC • Matte - Quarry • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a subtle smokey eyeshadow color that wasn't dramatic and heavy... something I could wear everyday even as a natural look. This is the perfect color for that. It's subtle but pigmented just right. The color is so pretty... it's like a grayish/lavender color that looks great on my olive/golden medium skin tone. I sometimes wear this without eyeliner and with just mascara + bold lipstick. Love!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
It's pretty, but not my favorite. I was on the fence on buying it and am still on the fence. I rarely use it. There are better colors in MAC for this type of look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Such a beautiful matte taupe/grey/violet color, I absolutely love it! I use it for every day smokey eyes as I do not like too dark eye shadows. It looks really nice and soft. It's perfect for day time loook, one of my favorite colors. I combine it with Orb and something like Woodwinked.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Quarry is a rather unique neutral everyday color. These kind of eyeshadows are my favorite. An interesting mix of purple, taupe and grey. Mostly matte but not dull. Enhances nicely my green eyes and I use it as a base or crease color with other purples, grays and neutrals. The color payoff and longevity aren't grat though so I wouldn't repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This works great as a crease color for fair skin. I'm NW10 with freckles and I end up using this color a lot in a blue/purple/gunmetal smokey eye. It's a nice alternative to Soft Brown, I'm not sure it's cool-toned but it certainly works as a neutral/gray counterpart to Soft Brown in the crease. On me it's a plum gray color with a hint of neutral brown.
If you are very fair and want a crease color that works with cool-toned looks, I would highly recommend picking up Quarry.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
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, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, 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!