MAC • Matte - Soft Brown • Eye Shadow

rated 4.6(141 reviews)

Average Rating.4.6
Would buy this product again.87%

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rated 5 of 5 londonhermit on 1/17/2011 1:15:00 PM more reviews by londonhermit

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Dry, Dark   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Soft brown is my everyday lid color. The nam is misleading because it's not brown but peachy beige. It goes on smooth and last all day with a primer. It's a great staple.

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rated 4 of 5 debbiedhebz on 1/10/2011 8:30:00 PM more reviews by debbiedhebz

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I had this color for a while, I never get to use it, but recently I've been using it to make my smokey eyes even or I pair it with brule, this is a good transition color or just for everyday use, not too harsh and only gives a neutral look. It's not on my ignore list anymore because I use it almost everyday!

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rated 5 of 5 odessadaniel on 1/3/2011 6:05:00 PM more reviews by odessadaniel

Age: 25-29   Skin: Very Dry   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

At first I hated this color because its not brown at all its peachy and I have dark NC50 complextion. However I watched a youtuber and she used it as a lid color with goldmine and handwritten and it looked great. Actually this is my everyday look minus the goldmine and plus swiss chocolate.

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rated 5 of 5 thal89 on 1/2/2011 9:59:00 PM more reviews by thal89

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is my favorite crease/transistion color. I wear this shadow everyday with all of my looks. I first heard about it when makeupbytiffanyd mentioned it in her videos so I decided to try it out. I like to wear this for natural looks in the crease with brule as an all over lid color and soft brown in the crease and if i want to deepen the look up a little I will just add something else in the outer corner add liner and mascara and i'm good to go. This is also a good crease color if you're wearing a green like sumptous olive on the lid or even if you're wearing a purple like nocturnelle. Great transition/blending color, would definetly reccomend.

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rated 5 of 5 JooYeon on 1/2/2011 8:41:00 PM more reviews by JooYeon

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is my staple crease color. I lay this down first to add definition to my crease. I love the pigmentation, and it's so easy to blend.

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rated 4 of 5 modgal1 on 12/5/2010 7:27:00 PM more reviews by modgal1

Age: 30-35   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I nearly returned this shadow because it was so dry/matte (crumbling a bit when I opened it) and it looked very meh.

I'm so glad I kept it. It's the perfect crease/blending color for my skin tone and eye shadow palette. Works with smokey eyes, light neutral eyes. It's the little shadow that could!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* BeautyMuse on 11/28/2010 3:34:00 PM more reviews by BeautyMuse

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

At first I didn't know what to do with this shadow. It just seemed SO matte that it looked heavy on my lids. However, I discovered that it's an awesome crease colour with shimmery gold shadow on the lid. Really makes my green eyes POP and tones down the shimmery lid colour. I like this with Gold Mode pigment and Stila Sun or Oasis e/s especially.

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rated 3 of 5 LucaBaby on 11/17/2010 7:30:00 PM more reviews by LucaBaby

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I've been using Wedge in my crease and thought Soft Brown would be nice as well. Unfortunately it's too orange for my skintone...I will try to use it as a transition color when I do smokey eyes and see if that works any better.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Mandibulo on 11/15/2010 8:22:00 PM more reviews by Mandibulo

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Sadly this did not last long in my collection. It was my first natural eye contour color from Mac, and I wanted it to work so bad. The reason it never did was that it's too orange-toned for my pale skin, therefore it makes my eyes appear unhealthy and irritated and it gives me an overall tired and sleepless look. Gave it to my best friend whose coloring is similar but it didn't seem to work on her either. I'm sure it would look great on slightly deeper skin tones (I'd say just up to NC/NW35 or else it won't show up), but I've now learnt to stay away from warm browns, either light, medium or dark. Won't repurchase.

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rated 4 of 5 Anne3 on 10/28/2010 6:57:00 PM more reviews by Anne3

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I'm just echoing the other glowing reviews for this shadow. It's wonderful as a crease color for a daytime, work-appropriate smokey eye. I find it a little hard to work with because it's matte, but this could be equally attributed to my lousy blending skills. In any case, this is a lovely color for N20 people.

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