MAC • Moth Brown • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Green
gorgeous shade. worth all the hype. glad i bought it during the recent re-release. i had someone CP it for me so it was great.
glad i got it
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hm...got this with MAC's online promo sight unseen. I wavered but then caved and bought it. I would give it a 3.5. Brown tones??? not on me! It's a slight shimmery silver/purple. Similiar to Shale but MB is a deeper purple and Shale is lighter with some taupe tones.
On my dark brown eyes (NC30 Asian with yellow undertones), it creates a soft smokey eye. Pretty, yes...but not a must have. Staying power is meh, even with UDPP. I get the most pigment if I pat it on instead of swiping it on.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I missed this the first time around, but with so much hype, I ordered it sight unseen. Can't have too many brown shadows. I am glad I did, because this isn't really brown. As other reviewers have said, its a charcoal purple brown tiny bit of red FROST color. The frost part makes all the difference, as this is not truly opaque, although it has excellent pigmentation and not too much frost. It morphs quite a bit, so have fun exploring ways to wear it....personally, it makes an awesomely easy smoky eye by just smudging it over liner and fading it out. IMO it's one of those shadows that you might want to use simply...too many other colors will make it muddy. Very happy I bought it, and will probably wish I had a backup. This could become HG material. If you are looking for a d/s dupe, you might try Cover Girl's eyeenchanchers trio in Smoke Alarm. The darkest color is very close-it does not have as much pigment and is a little lighter without so much red/purple, but it's very close. Still, not sorry I bought it and I will use the heck out of it. Wish I'd seen it the first time, but I blew off the Barbie collection.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Finally it's back! I'd read so much about Mothbrown, I just had to get some when I saw it being reissued for a limited time. I must say, it certainly lives up to the hype! It's a lovely purplish-grey taupe on me. I was worried that it would look too much like SatinTaupe or Sable, both of which I already own, but this shadow is distinctly more purple and cooler than Satin Taupe and Sable. Side by side I see much more brown in Satin Taupe and much more red in Sable. They are very different on the eye although the texture and shimmer of the three is pretty similar. I wore it today with Urban Decay's Sellout with MAC Girlie washed over it on the lid and Moth Brown in the crease blended up with Mylar under the brow and blended in. UD has a grey purple eye pencil called Empire that I lined upper and lower lid with. When I went into the natural lighting in my bathroom-- wow! It really made my eyes stand out. Very pretty, I'm glad I sprang for it. I do wish MAC offered it in the pan refill. I had to de-pot it and attach a magnet to put in in my MAC palette,
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
At last, the Moth is mine, thanks to the recent reissue. Although there are some very, very close dupes, I think that this is such a one-of-a-kind shade that it practically warrants all the hype. It's a gorgeous dusk shade that seems to be a little on the cool side. Lovely on its own, and beautiful with other colours, its slight sheen really looks a dark moth's wing. I'd call it an unusual, dark cool-neutral.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this color! It pairs so well with nude looks for a gorgeous smokey eye look! I'd buy it again if it ever came out. Please MAC, release this again. Please?! I'll buy two backups this time instead of just one.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Had this and never used it. swapped it and then ending up swapping again.....LOVE IT....no fallout, and smooth to apply.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this shadow from the Barbie collection. I like the color, but I thought that it was going to be more of a brown-neutral. Moth Brown appears gray with purple undertones. I have used this shadow as an all-over lid color, but I prefer it as a crease color. It looks nice when paired with almost every color shadow that I own, including brown, purples and grays. The staying powder is good, especially when used with an eyeshadow primer.
I gave this shadow a "4", because although I do not consider it anything special, I do find myself reaching for it as a crease color often.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The color is in my opinion not "brown" at all. Maybe in the pan, but once applied it's a dark charcoal grey-purple with a slight shimmer(none actually shows up on the lid). I really was very disappointed in this shadow, extremely disappointed in fact. The color payoff is ridiculous. I tried using a brown base to pull the so called brown out, didn't work. I wore this in the crease with shroom on the lid and it looked good. But it's nothing special. I also found it hard to blend. In my stash I found 2 dupes; I'm not saying they are dead on, but close. First is the most talked about one, The upper right purple color from the Maybelline charcoal smokes quad. It's very close, the difference is CS has no shimmer that shows up and you really have to pack on the color. Next is Sigma's Indian girl, granted it is extremely shimmery and MB is not. But color wise, dupe. I prefer shimmer so I like IG better. I obviously will not repurchase and I will admit, I got sucked into the hype. =/ I added 2 comparison pictures.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I was absolutely thrilled to finally find and purchase this LE shadow for my collection. It truly does live up to the hype of it's awesomeness! I love the colour, texture, pigmentation, and versatility of this gorgeous shadow.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got into makeup too late for the Barbie or the Hello Kitty collections. But once I got into taupes (TAUPES xD) I began hearing stories about how this is the IT taupe. I started desperately trying to find it. Finally, by pure chance and totally unexpectedly, I was able to swap for it.
It truly is a very unique shade. I saw tons of picture of it so it didn't come as much of a surprise. It's like a combination of all the pictures of Mothbrown you can look up, because there is not one picture that can do it justice.
It is a beautiful cool toned purple grey taupe. The brownish tones of the taupe shows up more once applied. In the pan, I can see tiny shimmers that flash green, blue, pink and purple. However, once applied (packed and thickly), it has a cool purple ultra fine frost. It's so cool, that in some lighting it shows up as blueish frost. I don't think any of my other shadows are as complex as this shade, and I love it!
For anyone that read online that MAC Bloodline pigment from the Fabulous Felines collection is a dupe for Mothbrown, they're not that similar at all. Bloodline is pretty much as it's described on the MAC site; dark dirty brown purple (I would add over a blackish base). Bloodline looks brown in the pigment vial but it really just shows up as neutral blackish with purpley shimmer/light frost. It is labeled as a frost but it is really not frosty at all, it has a super fine frost-like shimmer but it is very subtle and nothing like the frost in Mothbrown.
Mothbrown applies on medium to a tad sheer. But that's good for a shadow like this one because you could start to look a bit bruised or have dark circles if it is not carefully applied. The sheerness is just enough to prevent over application, while making it feel like you still get a good color payoff.
It is such a beautiful color, and what happened tonight help confirm it to me: I was playing with it a few hours ago, and then went about my business at home for a couple of hours and forgetting about its existence. When finally I looked up at the mirror later, I was so impressed by my eye look (which consisted of Mothbrown in crease and layered darker as a liner with Subtle pigment on the lid only)!!
All in all, if you are willing, and is able to, definitely give this a try! It is truly a unique taupe, unlike any that I own! MAC should definitely repromote this again, or even better, make it permanent!! I swear we Mothbrown fans will help you earn gazillions!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I see gray and purple on my lids. I notice the brown only in the pan, not on my eye lids.
It is very versatile - I can use it all over the lid (alone), or I can use it in the crease and outter V paired with other shadows, like pinks, light purples and grey.
I like it a lot, it is beautiful and very flattering, but I agree with those who say there is too much hype about it. It is a very good eyeshadow, but not somenthing that thrills me. I have a cheap eyeshadow (I live in Brazil, itīs from a cheap local brand) that is very similar in color - the texture is very different.
I also have NYX Root Beer and think they look different - RB is more brown, while is more gray and purple.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This should have been named ďMoth GrayĒ. This eye shadow is unique, not a true gray but rather a gray with a sprinkle of soft black dust. I like it against my blue eyes, though I donít reach for it too often. It could be that thereís something odd about the texture of this eye shadow. I would like to use Moth Brown as a liner but, again, the texture of this eye shadow isnít the best to work with like that. Will not repurchase, I doubt Iíll even hit pan with this one.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
This colour, i swear, can go with ANY COLOUR. it blends in perfectly with pretty much everything. i LOVE it. i bought it purely because it was from the barbie range and then never used it. one day i decided to play with it and naked lunch and now its love!
I have a backup for when i run out too. awesome.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i was lucky enough to get this in a swap as i had been lemming it for a long time. it was sold out when i went to buy it when the collex was first released. well needless to say i was super disappointed. it looked purple on me- and purples dont look good on me- it looked like i was punched in the face. also the texture just sucked! very chalky and difficult to blend. color payoff was not good. so overall i didnt like moth brown and swapped it away.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Released with Madam B and then again with Barbie this is hands down one the best shadows MAC has made to date - ever! This isnt just for the collectors or die hards, this is a colour that really is a must have. Its chameleon like characteristics made it too hard to successfully dupe and way to beautiful not to own. In the pot it looks like just another flat cool dark brown, but its so much more a complicated colour than that. Its base colour is a dark mushroomy taupe, but it has a highly distinct plum/grey taupe hues as well which is part of what makes it so unique. Its excellent on its own or added to others, this is a TDF colour for smokey eyes, especially if you are a brown eyed girl! This is IMHO a shadow that everyone should endeavour to own, and hopefully MAC will release it again in the future. Its one of my most loved and used shadows!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure if the re-release on this one changed, I have the original version that came out with the Barbie collection. Moth Brown is just absolutely awesome-ness!! It's what I would consider a "warmer" medium grey, as it has a slight tinge of brown in it. This color, about a shade deeper would've brought me to my knees, however it's absolutely incredible, and easy enough to bring about a little darker tone layered over something like Carbon or Black tied. The texture is amazing and the color very beautiful and unique from anything else I have in my arsenal. This is one I use often, and am always thrilled when I pull this pretty out :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
this color is freaking one-of-a-kind and it kills me. i love it for the lid, for the crease, for the bottom lid, for...everything! it's amazing! if i just have this shadow, eyeliner and mascara I can achieve the sexiest eyes with ease.
MAC...make this permanent
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I won't try to describe the color, because it's been done already. I will, however, say that this is the first product I've gotten in a long time to actually live up to the hype. Very impressed with how versatile it is. I've been doing a simple day look with Bisque all over and then this blended into the crease. I can't wait to play around with it more. I kind of wish I'd gotten one without the Barbie imprint. I have zero attachment to Barbie, but wouldn't you know I only ever get color from the edges and keep clear of the stamp. Dear MAC, y'all bishes need to bring this back, or (wildest dreams realized) make it permanent. I and many other mothbrown fangirls will squeal with delight and drive your profit margin to the sky. This is a fact. Kind thanks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous taupey plum color! I love the cute Barbie imprint on the e/s! The e/s itself blends like a dream and has a lovely sheen on it. I'm so sad that this is a LE item! I use mine sparingly because I'm terrified of running out!