MAC Satin - Era

4.4

153 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

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on 11/30/2011 1:00:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I can't believe how people love this color. On my cool toned NW20 skin, this looks just boring and yellowish. Actually, I bought it several years ago, didn't use it and threw it away, years later, I bought it again accidentally (don't ask me how) and hated it again, this time swapped it. Happy end.



on 9/19/2011 11:57:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This shade has become one of my most used eyeshadows, which is very surprising. I had asked the makeup board for recommendations for a MAC shade similar to Bobbi Brown Beige shimmerwash or Benefit Fawn Over Me. Someone suggested Era. I ordered it online in the pro pan ($11, not bad), and when it came, I was a little disappointed to find that it's a very subtle shade. It's more satin in finish than shimmer (like the BB and Benefit shades). And it's a little too light and subtle to show up on my lids too much as a wash by itself. So I didn't use it for the first couple weeks I had it. Then one day I did a darker color all over my lid and then used Era as a transition/blending color. Holy moly - it worked better than any other eyeshadow I've used for this purpose. It gave me this perfectly blended satin-y look like pro makeup artists get. I REALLY like the finish. Now I use this almost every day as my blending or transition color. I love the packaging because I buy the pro pans and can build my own quads or palettes. I will definitely re-purchase this eyeshadow once I use it up.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

A very very natural, or neutral shade. Good for base, highlight or just single shade wash over lid.


on 8/1/2011 3:11:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is such an underrated color. I don't like to use very light/frosty colors all over the lid, so I turn to colors like Era instead. It's still a light shade but more neutral. My favorite combo is Era on the lid, Wedge to blend out, Cork in the crease. It's the perfect 'everyday' eye for me with black winged gel liner.

The reason for 4 lippies instead of 5 is that I find I need to pack on the color more than with other shades. One swipe doesn't cut it for me.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Era is one of my HG neutral shades! I'm so happy I got this and I'm disappointed that I waiting so long to try this out. I wanted Wedge to work on me for an everyday neutral but it just didn't show up on me. I agree w/ spacecow's review on Era being a great staple for someone who is tanned. Era is a mid-tone brownish taupe leaning cool with a very slight hint of shimmer. I love Era because you can still see my dark circles even with concealer on and Era doesn't make my eyes dark, hollow and washed out like some taupes do. Plus, Era is more of a brown with a hint of taupe so this is why it works better for me. Era is great for a simple lid color or deepening a crease and even just a light swipe over the whole lid for a "running errands" look. The pigmentaion is a hit and the texture is smooth. Application of Era is a breeze, blends evenly. If I could give 10 lippies to Era, I would!!!

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 4/24/2011 2:04:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This eyeshadow is a MUST for every tan girl's neutral palette. If you have NC35-42 skintone, this eyeshadow is the best "natural lid color" for you. I am around an NC37 right now (usually an NC 35 in the winter & NC40+ in the summer) but this is like my "lazy go-to" eyeshadow. I just use this as a simple wash with Shroom as a highlight, with a white eyeliner, and some mascara - and Im good to go! This is definitely a very natural color on me, its like my lids, but better.

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


on 4/12/2011 4:10:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Really great eye shadow. I bought this because i wanted to get that natural shade my crease has when i got no make up on my eyes. And i got the effect i wanted. :D


Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Will definitely continue to repurchase this color. I'm about an nc20, nc25. this is a beautiful cool-toned taupy color in a satin finish. it's a very natural color that is perfect for a neutral easy daytime look. It blends out easily and is very smooth. Since i got this, i've been using it daily as a crease color. It just looks polished without ever looking overdone. I am loving this when worn together with mylar, style snob and a little bit of mulch in the outer corner and upper lashline for a bit of a more defined look.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/27/2011 8:02:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

At first I didn't like Era. But then I discovered it works great as a crease color on days I want a light neutral look. The color is a light beigey-brown with a sheen. I would repurchase.


on 3/19/2011 6:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a really excellent neutral. I actually went into MAC to buy Brulé but I ended up buying this instead! It's a satin finish so it's got a sheen but it's not frosty. It's a lovely light golden brown - it seems so unassuming in the pan, but on the skin it's really very beautiful (and best of all, versatile). Highly recommend! Should be a staple in every kit.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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