MAC Satin - Smut


137 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


on 7/14/2013 5:38:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Smut is an EXTREMELY matte color... with little shimmer pigments here and there which I am not a fan of. It seems to be a brownish-black color... and as other reviews have said, it is a great smokey eye shadow. Unfortunatley, it is just not what I need. I don't like the way it goes on and I really now just reserve it for something to layer on top when I can't find my beloved Black Tied in my makeup bag.
***EDIT***: I tried to be a bit versatile with this, and surprisingly it is. I have bumped it up to 3 lippies... I now use this OVER a lighter brown shade and only in the outer corners and it looks really good. Will still not re-purchase, but I have been able to find a way to use what I have left (which is a whole pot).

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Smut is a beautiful, neutral, suits everyone type of shade that makes for the ultimate sexy colour for a smokey eye when you don't want to use black (I never do) or brown. It helps that it was created for Kate Moss as a substitute for a darker smokey eye, which gives it a bit of a rock star reputation. It works hand in hand with any other makeup on the face because, again - it's neutral (god bless those neutral wonders!). I would suggest this as a staple, for anyone starting - or adding to - a collection of MAC, or indeed any shadows.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Gorgeous charcoal gray with purple and brown tones. I love using this instead of black eyeshadows because I find it less harsh and more flattering for my eyes! I love pairing this eyeshadow with browns and purples eyeshadows to make a colorful smoky eye. Def would repurchase! :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 3/24/2013 3:43:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Black

I'm positive I only bought this years, and years ago because brittkneegirl1 (or Brittany Balyn on youtube now.) loved and raved of this shadow.
To be honest, I fell in love with it for a few months too, but now I rarely reach for this rather sheer dark brown.

It is a cool, almost purple tinged brown that is nice to smoke out with but I just have yet to find my hand reaching for it lately. I think it lacks the punchy, pigmented factor and I am positive if you looked in a drugstore, there's probably something lurking in there that can dupe this.

on 2/1/2013 1:07:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I can't believe I thought about getting rid of this beauty. Smut was made for me. I have worn a smokey eye pretty much every day since I was 14. Smut makes the prettiest smokey eye that isn't as harsh as black. In fact it's so much prettier than a black smokey eye- it's grey with a tinge of purple. It brings out my brown eyes and makes them glow. It's so quick and easy: I pat smut on my lid and lower lashline, smudge lots of liner, and blend out any harsh lines with MAC haux. Perfect smokey eye. Photographs beautifully too! I'm so glad I kept smut.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 8/29/2012 10:52:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

This does what I was beginning to think was impossible-gives me a sultry eye look with out being flat. Black is just plain too harsh for me and greys/charcoals leave me washed out. I use this with haux in the crease and this in the corners and around my lash line. I never would have found this with out the MUA reviews. Thanks!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I got this colour to use as an alternative to the black smokey eye. It is a lovely rich shade. It is also Multi-purpose, after talking to a MAC MUA she suggested I try it out on my brows since I have black hair and brows and finding the perfect toned brow colour is pretty hard. Most browns have to much red, or are to chocolatey for black hair and using black shadow looks awful. This however works great on my brows, it has just the right amount of ash and cool tones and looks matte on the skin (even though it appears more like a satin in the pan)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 6/5/2012 1:45:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have had Smut for awhile but it mostly sat unappreciated in a drawer until I depotted it and put it in a 15-pan palette. It is now one of my most loved MAC shades. It is a beautiful gray with hints of brownish and purplish tones that I wear on the lid for a simple smoky eye. I have since promoted it to a spot in my "go-to travel" quad along with Femme Fi, Satin Taupe, and Brun.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 5/23/2012 9:30:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this eyeshadow and use it almost everyday as an eyeliner. It's perfect! Gives my eyes a depth and mysteriousness. I've even used it for my eyebrows! I will layer it dry with the smudge brush end of my Stila #30 over my dark brown eyeliner. Then take what's left on the brush to give a little shading under my eyes, just the outer third. Then add some Cork to finish the look. Couldn't live without it.

on 12/29/2011 5:58:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I like Smut. Suposively MAC created Smut as an alternative of a smokey eye without it being to black and was inspired by Kate Moss. Just a good colour on the lid or crease blends effortlessly! It's like a mix between brown, grey and black. Looks a bit purpley in the pan aswell. <3

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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