MAC • Smut Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
The only comment I have to add is about this shadow being difficult to blend for some other reviewers. Do you all use some kind of eyeshadow primer for example Urban Decay Primer or whatever primer of your choice? I find that this if I don't use a primer first, then many of MAC shadows will either streak or I'll have a hard time blending. There are brands that don't seem to require a primer first, but MACS darker pigmented shadows are not one of those brands. IMO.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I recently fell back in love with this shadow, I have so many that I tend to neglect some of them from time to time. This color is a mix of black, purple, dark grey? I'm not really sure to be exact. I love using to really darken up any eye look. You can have a simple look with 1 shade on the lid and pop this on the outter v and bam you have a great smokey dramatic eye. This was a late love for me, as I do have many dark colors. I prefer this over carbon any day. Would def repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
First let me say that........I am a MAC addict.
I love me some MAC!
I especially love any dark or light cool toned browns, blacks, and browned/tauped purples....for my crease or entire lid for a smokey eye.
With that being said,
Smut is a very "slight velvet"......(but imo, this is really a matte!)
Its a cool toned muted black with just a very small hint of a reddish purple undertone shimmers. Though to me, the shimmers are only evident while in the pan.
I WISH THAT MINE LOOKED LIKE THE PIC ABOVE WITH THE LID OPEN! And the swatch on MAC's site!
Unfortunately, mine does not!
And I bought mine straight from MAC.com, too!
So, I know it is not an old or a knock off shadow!
(I really really really wanted the shadow to look exactly like the cool toned dark blackened brown with the dark reddish/purple shimmers......just like the image above shows and the swatch on MAC.com!)
I want that color above so bad...for my crease
and for a smokey look on my lids.
If any of you have one that is similar to that color,please message me.....I will be so grateful!
I am very confused about the review below.....that is stating that her shadow is soft and easy to blend!
Because.... this shadow is so HARD!!!!
It doesn't blend well either!
I get darker spots here and there...no matter how long I blend my primer and base out. My 224 and 217 brushes can;t even do the trick easily!
And its not from lack of experience.....because I always use MAC, U.D, and Smashbox makeup!!
Its too bad that this one was just so disappointing for me!
And for $11.00 and the name MAC stamped on it.....I think that this texture is crazy and should be wayyyy better!
On a better note,
I can say that this is good for a different type of black.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I got Smut for curiosity sake because some friends raved out it and I have to say it's my #2 shadow from MAC...my #1 is Espresso.
I really like the color which to me is like a plum brown with some sparkle and it really makes my green eyes pop. It's so soft and easy to work with....can go light or darker for an edgier look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Smut is a dark, smokey brown with plum tones. It's a satin finish, so it has the tiniest bit of shimmer. I think the MAC site describes it as being a blackened brown with red reflects, but it's not. It's a dark, nearly-matte, plummy brown. I love to use this for softening liquid liner or putting in the crease, but it also works on the lid blended out with a lighter color in the crease for a true smokey eye. The only real drawback to this shadow is the texture. It's hard to swatch Smut because the texture is honestly kinda crappy. It isn't soft and buttery and this makes it more difficult to blend. If you are willing to pay $11 (pro-pan) and are willing to work with it, it's a beautiful color. If not, skip it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
beautiful outer v shade for darkening and making a smokey look. perfect for smokey day time looks also.
this is much nicer than using a matte black in my opinion.
it is pigmented and blends like a dream.
like everyone else has mentioned, this is a nice dark brown/charcoal color. so glad i picked this up. can be paired with anything really for darkening the outer corners...
love this, and i will definitely be using this a lot.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Smut is such a beautiful shade! Its perfect for filling in dark eyebrows too! This eyeshadow is great for smoky eyes and its awesome in general...Definitely an interesting and gorgeous color!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
It's a very unique color and it's hard to describe.It's mostly a dark grey with slight brownish/almost reddish tone to it. The texture is amazing and easy to work with. It's a must for smokey day looks and a nice change from Carbon for darkening colors and outer corners. I also love to put it on my lower lash line to set and smoke out black eye liner and it looks so good !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Smut is a versatile color I think you could use on any skin tone. The colour is hard to discribe, it is somewhere between a brown and a charcoal grey. Also it is often described as having red sheen, this red sheen is really only obvious when in the box.
I guess it could serve as a basic one to do your smokey eye and it could be toned down for day time (although it is very easy to build up more intense colour). The texture is very smooth, really glides on (I use it on my painterly pot).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this eyeshadow. It's reddish black but it's just beautiful to look at. It's got this edge to it. I like it for smokey looks (for night time) but I'm dying to try it for daytime as well. I wouldn't use Carbon with this unless I'm going to go out at night. I am pretty sure it will look good on any skin tone. (MAC NC42/43).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
At first I was pretty hesitant to use this shadow. I normally steer away from darker colors, and the description on the website said it has "red frost." Grey with red frost? It's actually not red or frosty at all. It's just a warmed up grey. Also, it applies pretty sheer so I'm not afraid to use it the outer corner of my eye and the crease. It does a great job of darkening whatever other color I'm wearing. It's less pigmented than other MAC shadows, but in my mind that's a bonus because I can keep it toned down more easily. Also, you can use a heavier hand if you want it to show up more. It blends well and stays put without creasing. I have it as part of the Trip II palette for bronze eye and cheek, and it goes well with the other colors.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my most favorite MAC eyeshadow, I use it almost everyday when I do a smokey eye. I have so many darker e/s's to choose from, yet somehow everyday I'm drawn to this one. I don't think this one is dupeable, it's really unique. It's almost a dark gray/black with a tinge of purple, and a little bit of shimmer (but not too much). Love it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this color for the crease. It's definitely one of my most-used crease colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Amazing colour - I've worn it everyday since I'vegotten it. It's a blackened brown with the faintest red shimmer that doesn't really show up when I use it. It can be worn sheer or built up - and makes the perfect outer corner colour for any netural smokey look!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
A great eyeshadow, great for a smokey eye. Also looks good with Patina eyeshadow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Smut-- a few years ago when the lady at Mac said the name I was like what?? What is this color...? She had shown me how to use a smokey eye using this that I still do it to this day but it's evolved and become my own as I've learned more about applying makeup.... thanks YouTube!! :o)
I use smut all the time and despite the nasty name, it's a BEAUTIFUL color. I can see below from other reviews it's hard to put your finger on exactly what color this is-- I say light black/dark gray/with hints of brown/purple?? Yikes. In any case it serves really well as an Outer V enhancer, use it to smoke out any look and add a tiny bit of drama but... soft nice drama, but enough OOMPH that it's ... smutty drama I guess?? haha.
LOVE this color and will purchase again and again!!!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I wanted to use this eyeshadow to darken up my eyes but it seems to be a little bit boring for my taste. I am not sure whether I prefer this one over Knight Divine since it has no shimmer and looks rather harsh and flat looking when applied on the crease and outer corners. I will try to experiment with it more, but I don't think I'll repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This color looks boring in the pot but it's really beautiful on the eyes. It really is the pefect blend of black,brown, charcoal, and purple. It looks really pretty with a wide range of eyeshadow, with my favorite e/s with it being satin taupe. I love it!! i can be an outer v shade if you want something dark,yet soft, and it can also be smoked out on the lid for something dark and sultry.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
one of my Smuts is in my dark 15 pan palette and the other I have in a foursome palette.
this is one of those colors which make you look and wonder what in the world makes it special... what makes it special is the combination of black/brown/burgundy perfectly blended into this spectacular color which works with any eye color. I have applied this on brown, green, hazel, and blue eyes and it is the perfect chameleon since it can work with cream, greys, pinks and other shades of violet or purple.
this ES is a must have for anyone who love smokey eyes and doesn't like the contour to be black but does want some depth.
I always have a back up of this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Beautiful, gorgeous brownish purple e/s. This gives you an instant smokey eye and can be worn during day or night. Very blendable as well. Perfect for brown eyes. LOVE it. Go buy it.