MAC • Satin - Shroom • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I just started my MAC collection and was under the impression that Shroom was a great 'beginner' colour. After receiving it and trying to work with it, however, I couldn't disagree more. I cannot for the life of me even get this product on my brush, it's such awful texture. I've tried wet, I've tried dry, I've tried my finger - this eyeshadow is terrible. I'm very disappointed that I wasted my money ($15!) on this shadow when I could have gotten something else.
**EDIT** I've changed this from one lippie to three. While my pan of Shroom still doesn't live up to the hype, I have found uses for it in my routine, and the more I work with it the more I seem to be able to pick up product. Still, it's taken a lot of effort for such a highly rated product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Good texture, not too shimmery. I really like it for highlighting.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
I bought this because I wanted a more neutral highlighter than my Dazzle Light, Nylon and Ricepaper. This colour of this is a light cold pink. This could work well on neutral or pink-toned skin, but definitely not on my yellow-toned one... It makes my skin look grey... Looked nice on my arm, but not on my eyes. Should mention, though, that my arm is more of an NW15.
The texture of the shadow is very nice - it's a satin, and therefore applies very evenly. It gives a nice pearly sheen. Personally, I think this DID show up on my NC15 skin - I had no pigmentation problems.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love this color, but to actually get it to show I have to use a base. I'm an NW40 and this applies on too sheer for my needs. Not a bad eyeshadow color though.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Love this colour! I know it's quite sad of me but i adore Kim Kardashians makeup so when i found out Kim's makeup artist Mario uses Shroom on her i just had to add it to my palette! Gorgeous for the inner corners, brown bone and also a highlight for the cheek bones and nose! Deffinately recommend <3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This is such a pretty color, I don't normally like neutral colors but this has such a nice sheen to it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate Shroom. I hate it for being so close to perfect and yet not. There is a lot about this that I like, but I just can't wear it. It is very glowy and the color really brightens the eye and is very nice but just the teensiest bit too yellow for my liking. Though it is not right for me, I'm sure it is right for someone. I did take a star away from it for a couple things. First, it makes every wrinkle in my eyelid stand out and though I am not as young as I used to be, my eyelid is not really that wrinkly (btw, I LOVE the reviewer who said her mother had "wiser skin"). And second, it can be so powdery..I hit pan on this faster than any other es I've ever had and I didn't even think I was reaching for it that much. For me, this is so close, yet just not right.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I'm surprised I haven't done a review of Shroom before now since it was my first MAC purchase. That's probably a good thing though because my opinion of it has varied somewhat since I first bought it. Overall, I like it. It's a very subtle color that is close to my skin tone (NW20) so it's not a glaring brow highlight and adds just the tiniest bit of shimmer. The color is so neutral that it goes with anything and can be used as an all over wash or as a brow highlight.
The one negative is the texture of the product - it's hard to pickup any powder on the brush and I often resort to using a spoolie to gently loosen the top layer of the shadow before trying to load my brush. I know oils from the brush can transfer to the shadow and cause the top layer to harden but since I clean my brushes daily and this doesn't happen to other shadows I don't think this is the case. Perhaps I have a dud but I've seen other people indicate the same thing about this color.
Regardless of it's one flaw, I've been using it more lately and I feel certain that I will repurchase. For me, it's slightly more elegant looking than a Matte highlight (Blanc Type or Brule) and not over the top with shimmer. Welcome back to my frequently used list Shroom!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I use shroom literally every time I wear makeup to highlight my browbone. It is a very neutral color and works perfectly on my browbone. It is a subtle color, and does not look stark, which is why I love it so much! It is incredibly easy to put on.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Shroom is confusing for me. I want to like it but I just don't find myself reaching for it. It's a nice highlight. Pretty sheer.