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on 10/23/2012 11:05:00 PM
More reviews by JaneWhit99
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I love this eye shadow. It was what sent me into the store and it was my first MAC purchase ever. I read about it on a blog and decided to give it a try. It really is flattering and absolutely gorgeous on the inner corner of the lid. I also use it as a highlighter around my brow bone and upper cheek area. I sought it out to help brighten up some of my BB "greige" shadows and I find it is the perfect thing to make colours like Cement and Tan really pop. I purchsed Era, Wedge, and Espresso to fill up a quad and they look great together. I've had a hard time getting away from pale neutrals, but I'm working on it and I've found Shroom to be a real help when I over do something and need to tone it down. It is especially helpful as a wash over dark matte colours. It can turn something muddy or bruised looking into something softer and more flattering when you don't have time for a makeup change. Great all around and I highly recommend.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/10/2012 7:16:00 PM
More reviews by cgw1
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
This was my first MAC e/s. Right off the bat it was very hard and difficult to use. I expected a softer e/s. The color is subtle and beatiful, but the color payoff sucks. Since then I have found other MAC highlighters I prefer (like vex).HUGE EDIT: I'm am so fickle lol I recently went on a no-buy and started re-discovering products in my stash. This is one of the gems that I have resurrected. I wear it as a under brow highlight and inner corner highlight every damn day!! It goes with every eye look it's incredible. Best of all, it's not too obvious it just provides a beautiful sheen that you can pick up in the light. I will rebuy when I run out. can't wait to try it as a cheek highliter! This no-buy has made me love all the products I used to hate it's crazy! (NC20 for ref.)
on 9/17/2012 1:51:00 AM
More reviews by cheeky
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
i was given this by a friend, i use it as a highlighter on my brown bone, cupids bow, cheek bones, nose, inner eye corners, etc, and i love it! it's better than any highlighter i've ever used, and i probably will repurchase unless i find a better highlighter. it is very subtle compared to other highlighting tools i've used, it doesn't seem to last very long (def not all day), but it gives a very pretty subtle shimmer.
on 8/6/2012 9:28:00 PM
More reviews by totoro
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Another classic I've used for years. When I first tried this at the Mac counter many moons ago, I thought it was too "frosty" for me; I put the word in quotes because it's not frosty at all. I have no idea why it seemed shimmery, given that it's the satin finish, which contains only a very subtle and fine sheen. I also found it utterly horrid because I thought it washed me out. Until trying it again a few years later because of some great reviews, that's how I remember it. Maybe it was in the way I applied it. This color can be tricky, and any shadow application needs to consider the color and texture of the shadow, in much the same way you'd handle water color differently from oil paints, and so on.As such, Shroom can look simply beautiful or unpleasantly stark, depending on how its applied and what combination of colors are around it. It can work as a soft wash of color for paler skinned people, but can look chalky if applied too heavily all over (even though the texture itself isn't chalky, if that makes sense). It's kind of stark without being white, and I think that's what washes some people out if they're not careful. Some reviewers describe it as having a lot of yellow undertones. I don't see any prominent yellow, blue or red undertones, but rather a balanced blend of undertones, making it a true neutral. I see taupe undertones that, in keeping with its name, resemble the color of a mushroom. Mac's website describes it as a "soft beige with shimmer". I love to wear Shroom on my lids and on the inner corner of my eyes. It provides a natural and delicate glow if used this way. I sometimes pair it with Soba in the contour/crease and outer corner. Combined with a soft black pencil eyeliner and a couple of layers of mascara, it makes a simple, natural, and lovely eye look for everyday.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 6/18/2012 3:59:00 PM
More reviews by sadorange
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
Don't get me wrong, Shroom is very flattering when used as a brow highlight. However, the pigmentation is very disappointing. While it is blendable at the very least, it feels very 'hard' and does not pack much pigment. I don't know if I just got a bad pan, but for the price point, I think Wet N Wild would be more impressionable.
on 5/19/2012 2:49:00 PM
More reviews by xcarbonx
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
This is my absolute favourite eyeshadows from MAC and one of the only ones, along with brule, that I've ever had to repurchase. I'm half way done with my second pan of this and I love it. It's a beautiful light cream/slightly yellowish colour. It is shimmery, which I'm not usually a fan of, but the shimmer is so finely milled and isn't chunky at all. I use it as a lid colour, a brow highlight and a cheek highlight. It's so universal and would look great on any skin tone. I'd definately recommend it.
on 5/1/2012 9:14:00 PM
More reviews by jdmcgi2
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
I've had shroom for a while now and I have to say that I don't use it very often. It makes my eyelids look blah and washes me out...I have no idea why because everyone else seems to love it. It applies kind of sheer and can look scaley on my skin if not blended in. Shroom looks like a pearl beige in the pan and shimmery white when swatched but for some reason on my eyes it pulls greyish white and just doesn't flatter me. I have other highlight and eye shadows I like better so I wouldn't repurchase.
on 4/17/2012 10:36:00 AM
More reviews by UTdaisy
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Although I think Shroom is a pretty neutral and an excellent highlighter shade, it's too ubiquitous to pay such a high price for it. I'd rather use a less expensive brand for such a shade and spend my MAC dollars on some of their more unique duochromes or pigments. If you're a MAC devotee, I'd say this is a must-have. If you're a bargain shopper, I'd say that you can find something similar elsewhere.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/31/2012 5:49:00 AM
More reviews by Crystal44
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Shroom was one one of my first MAC eyeshadows. I have been using the popular Coastal Scents 88 Warm palette for a while which I think is great. I love shroom, it shows nicely on NC30 skintone, has a nice finish on the lid both in the day and at night. It's long lasting & I just keep reaching for this to make my eyelids pop. I also purchased All That Glitters as it looks so gorgeous in the pan but it doesn't really show up on my skin tone so I just have to cover it with shroom everytime I try it!
on 3/25/2012 12:15:00 PM
More reviews by badkitty82
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Shroom is a pale champagne shade with a hint of yellow. It's one of the "satin" shades so the finish is slightly shimmery. Good for hightlighting and the brow bone! I prefer Phloof over this one, but it's a good basic shade.
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