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on 3/2/2015 9:33:00 PM
More reviews by cllien
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
After reading reviews and seeing tutorials where this is used as a brow filler, I went to my MAC store to check it out and see if it would be a good color choice for me (I have very dark brown hair and my eyebrows are a very cool dark brown). When I asked the SA if Mystery would be a good choice, they looked horrified and said Mystery would be way too dark to be used for my brows. I went ahead and bought the color anyway because it was a beautiful cool-toned brown with the slightest bit of plum (I'm such a sucker for plum tones!). They were right - this would have been way too dark for my brows, but it makes the most lovely liner and outer V color. So beautiful! I purchased Concrete for my brows. In comparison, Concrete is a bit lighter. Both are cool-toned browns, but Concrete has a bit more grey where Mystery leans slightly purple. I basically rotate between Mystery and Handwritten to line my lower lid. Mystery is much cooler and more grey, and the plum/red tones are much more obvious in Handwritten.
on 1/13/2015 5:37:00 PM
More reviews by pke1990
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
I use this as an eyebrow filler. Matches perfectly and doubles as a shadow
on 8/14/2014 9:48:00 PM
More reviews by PlanetAmour
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Love this one. I use it a lot. It's pretty dark and needs to be blended properly, but it's an amazing brown!
on 3/18/2014 4:19:00 PM
More reviews by Laura41
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This is a great eyeshadow for everyday use. I use it as a liner, in the crease, to define under the lower lashes and in the outer corner. It is also a nice base under cool toned shimmery shadows such as satin taupe. I don't find it chalky at all. Would definitely buy again.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/9/2014 9:31:00 AM
More reviews by kwill89
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Other
I actually use this to fill in my eyebrows! I have very dark brown hair and I found the Mac 'Concrete' eyeshadow to be too light, so I went to a Mac stand and asked what colour would be better and I was recommended 'Mystery' which was a bit darker and warmer. Wow, I absolutely love it! I have naturally bolder eyebrows and I love that style, so I just use my Mac angled brush or my Real Techniques brow brush and I sweep some of the Mac Mystery eyeshadow through my brows to make them bolder and give them more shape. It looks great and it's super easy! I don't know how using eyeshadow to fill in brows fares for people with thinner eyebrows, but if you have naturally bolder eyebrows or you like that "model on a runway" eyebrow look: 1) Use a Mac eyeshadow in the right colour for you (they have great pigmentation and staying power), 2) Apply it in your brows with a Mac or Real Techniques angled brush, 3) Sweep some Wet & Wild clear brow gel through your eyebrows in an upwards motion (only $2 and works better than anything from Sephora), and there you go, an easy brow look!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 10/6/2013 7:38:00 PM
More reviews by elencole
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I use it on the outer V, crease or as a liner. An alternative for black for very fair complexions. Satisfactory pigmentation, a bit chalky, as expected for being a satin, just dust off any excess and you'll have no fall out. The greyish, plummy undertones compliment my hazel green eyes.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 9/27/2013 9:57:00 PM
More reviews by ElizBehrrr
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
At first glance, this is a deep brown shade... but when you put in on your eyes... that's when the magic happens. It actually has hints of grey and purple hues in it as well. I paired it with "Purple Pedigreed" from MAC and it makes my green/blue eyes DOLLAR BILL GREEN!!! they go fantastic together, or alone, Mystery is a fantastic crease shade for a dramatic eye look :)
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 9/14/2013 10:36:00 PM
More reviews by canadian
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
For reference: Green eyes, medium-dark brown hair, NC/NW 25ish- neutral to warm skin tone, combination skin, sensitive.I've heard many others mentioned that purple brings out green in eyes. However due to either feeling tired or allergies, purple tones make my eyes look tired or red. The woman at the MAC counter suggested Mystery. I love this color. It looks like a very dark brown with a hint of plum, neutral to cool tone. If I wear Naked Lunch and apply Mystery to my outer V, I can definitely see the hint of plum. Wearing these too colors brings out the green in my eyes. If I wear a peachy-gold color on my lids and Mystery on the outer v, I see more of the dark brown. That is what I love about this color. This color does not make my eyes look tired or red. A definite repurchase.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 8/24/2013 8:31:00 AM
More reviews by ByCharlotte
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
I find this is a shadow one can do literally just about anything with. It's a gorgeous chocolate brown with a purple undertone. I usually use this on my brows!
on 7/7/2013 4:58:00 PM
More reviews by clearady
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I was looking over at the eye shadows at Mac for a good neutral crease shade to pair with my All That Glitters. For some reason I thought this was a purple or grayish shade, but it literally is a black/gray shade. It doesn't have any purple or brown undertones, so it definitely was not what I was looking for. This didn't make my light brown eyes pop.
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