MAC • Pigment in Sweet Sienna [DISCONTINUED] • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
This product has been discontinued
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
OK, let me start off by saying I don't like Satin Taupe, Coco, Subtle or Sunnydaze. Taupes are just a little off on me. They almost make me looks sickly and I never understood the appeal of these colors. With that being said, I now understand why people like colors like taupes.
I am NC30 with alot of pink tones and pigmentation to my lids and yellow overtones (AmerAsian). This was probably the pigment I was least excited about, I'm more of a red girl and like punchy colors. After having this p/m for a week I decided to see what it looked like on. I put a base of Bare Study p/p and packed this color over it wet. OMG! I could not stop staring at my eyes. This looks silvery gold on me. I know that sounds strange, but I swear that's the only way to describe it. I have a really hard time finding a silver I like, they always turn blue on me. I don't get any green, more like a silver with a hint of antique gold. So, I guess this is one that you'll need to try before you buy. I am pretty tempted to get a back-up of this one it is so unique!!
*edit* I just have to add that this is the most amazing color. It is so complex and beautiful. I've fallen more and more in love with it and have just purchased a back-up. I've put this over Blackground paintpot and it makes THE best daytime smokey eye - kind of silvery, but kind of not. I LOVE this color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
What a neat pigment color! This is an interesting mix of light grey-taupe with just a tinge of green. This is from the Antiquitease collection of 2007. This isn't heavily pigmented, but it gives such a beautiful glowy effect. It is SO amazing pairing this with it's sister pigment from the same collection Your Ladyship. I got samples of this from a good friend, and I am going to get the full-sized jars of this. It's a great daily neutral!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
If you like it 'lightly' smokey, then this is the pigment for you! I am an NC50, and when I first read over the reviews (and saw pics) of Sweet Sienna, I immediately had mixed reactions. I was worried that it might show up too chalky/ashy against my dark skin. Against what I *thought* was better judgement at the time, I ordered it out of curiosity. When I got the order, I was sooo amazed at how pretty/unique it was. It is a deep greyish taupe, BUT there is enough brown in it somewhere (along with the most beautiful golden(?) shimmer) that keeps the gray from being so drab or washing me out. It can create a very subtle, yet still well polished smokey eye. I have been wearing it almost every day - which says alot because I normally don't reach for my pigments too much. I gave it a 4 rating because even though the texture and color is PERFECT, I still sometimes have problems with MAC's pigments holding up through the day on my oily lids. But if oil isn't a problem for you - GET THIS PIGMENT! :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Love this, it's become one of my pigment staples.
I'd liken it to Coco's more grey-toned cousin. Works beautifully for a neutral look and looks amazing when used for a smokey look with Typographic eyeshadow, smudged kohl liner and Your Ladyship pigment as the highlight.
Texture is one of the finer-milled pigments, not chunky like Helium, Rose, Copper Sparkle etc. As such, it blends well and no excessive fallout.
If it wasn't LE & I used my jar up, I would repurchase this for sure.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS PIGMENT!
I know almost everybody has been saying this, but it is just sooo pretty!
On me, it is somewhat similar to satin taupe, just less brown and a lot more grey. I love both, but IMO this one beats out satin taupe by a mile... I'm thinking about getting a backup of this one. It goes on very smooth, probably the best in texture of all the pigments this year. If you have not tried this I would definitely recommend that you do... and can you just imagine all the different colour combinations you can get with this pigment?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got a sample of Sweet Sienna and I'm happy I didn't purchase a whole jar. I know many people are saying this is the "break out" pigment of the year, but I really don't think it's that great. The formula/texture is very nice, but I personally am not a huge fan of the color.
The Color: Sweet Sienna in the pot looks like it could be the baby of Satin Taupe and Coco, both of which are superior colors and two of my favorites. On the lid, Sweet Sienna goes on quite dark but eventually blends and sheers into something else. The complexity is such that you probably could pull off a very interesting eye using only Sweet Sienna. It has an almost duo chrom quality to it - depending on how the light shined I saw the dark taupe or... something that sort of looked like Club, Vex, and Pixel paint had a drunken party on my face. Maybe that's the look you're going for. Toss in a little bit of gold. Yes, my thought was "oh no! Not something else that turns gold on my lids from MAC. AHHHHHHH!" Reminded me of Mauvement in that respect - looks one way in the pot, behaves like a completely different color on the skin.
The Texture: By far, the best texture of any pigment from MAC this year. Yes it has a lot of shimmer (I wouldn't say glitter). Sort of similar to the Rushmetal pigments in that respect. However it's pretty darn smooth, like coco. You will not be dissapointed.
The Wear: Over UDPP this pigment will last all day packed on. But as I said the color can sort of blend out and wear off a bit, showing more of this funky light gold/green/blueish pink color that isn't the wonderful taupe that was in the jar.
Bottom Line: This is a great pigment as far as pigments go. It all depends on if you like the color. Although I wasn't fond of it as an all over lid color, the complexity and quality may make it a must buy for some of you. I don't think it's "repurchase" worthy, though. Save some cash and buy a pan of Satin Taupe.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a VERY sparkly pigment as mentioned below. My olive skin really brings out the green in it. To my eye I agree it is a greyed taupe. Its the only think I liked from the holiday collection, and I'm very glad to have it in my collection :) It does remind me of diamond lil (stila) except more sparkly and with a green hint.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
ok everybody described the colour, but the texture is a little too glittery, if you have a choice between this and earthly riches go for the shadow duo. if you don't use a base you might end up with blue tinged lids for a couple of days from this pigment. i'm not sure if it's eyesafe but i have blue lids for three days, even with makeupremover and cleanse-off oil and cleanser. am i the only one here? lol . anyway, i like the colour with a base like non-conformist f/l or UDPP. otherwise i look like an easter -egg (my stained lids ;( )
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Okay, so I've had Sweet Sienna pigment for about 3 weeks now and haven't really played around with it too much but thus far, I absolutely adore it. In the pot, Sweet Sienna looks like a dirty dark gray with gold shimmer. Applied wet, Sweet Sienna is a deep taupe (brown/grey) with shimmer, and applying it dry really brings out some beautiful purple undertones. I mostly use it wet, and smudged around the eye with NARS #15 brush - gorgeous smokey effect w/ minimal effort - and pair it with Chanel Sesame glossimer. I have also paired it with Sunny Daze pigment and wow - what a multi-dimensional, beautiful look! For reference: NC30, yellow-neutral, Asian skintone; brown eyes/brunette.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this pigment. The 3 pigments from Antiquitease really go well together. This is great as a lid or crease color. I wish it was permanent, has a nice texture and little fall out. I would definately repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Lately I've been quite disappointed with a lot of MAC collections. I've actually skipped most of them this year. The Antiquitease collection actually caught my interest. I debated about picking up this pigment, wondering if it was truly all that and the proverbial bag o'chips. Received it on Friday and for me it is.
The color is a grayish brown with gold and green shimmer. On me, NC25, the gold shimmer dominates, which is fine with me. The net effect on is a warmed up golden brown-gray. The texture isn't as smooth as its sister pigment, Your Ladyship, but is still very nice and easily worked with. I can easily see this getting a lot of use from me. For me this is a clear winner in a year of disappointments from MAC. Kudos to MAC.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Sweet Sienna is a really nice color when you swatch it on the back of your hand, but on my lids... well, let's just say it didn't knock my socks off. On my lids, SS is like a dirty gray, and not flattering on me at all. I don't know if it's my hair color, eye color, skin color, or- the combination of all three! Whatever it is, I can't pull this pigment off on my lids. (NW25 in Studio Fix Fluid) I didn't try it as a crease color yet, but I may try that tomorrow. I usually don't use pigments as crease colors because I find that they are too sparkly (I like mattes or satins in the crease), and they crease faster on me than compact shadows. I like Subtle and Coco pigment colors better for my skintone, and I don't think this is that identical to Moth Brown e/s. It comes very close... but it's not exactly the same. (They go well together, though.) I still give this high marks because I love the consistency of this pigment: It is not chunky or flyaway or full of glitter particles. I am sure SS would flatter alot of other gals lids, because it is an interesting color. It just doesn't do it for me. EDIT 11/02/07: I found this pigment much more attractive on my lids when I used Bare Study Paint Pot underneath (as a base). It almost makes it look just like Coco pigment!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Skin Type: Normal to dry, tans easily, rarely breaks out. Skintone: LLL (olive skin tone) Haircolor: Changes frequently Right now, medium mocha brown with copper and latte highlights. Eye Color: Espresso brown.
So, my MAC pigment collection is multiplying slowly. I did expect to like this pigment more than my Subtle pigment, but find I donít. Donít get me wrong, it isnít a disappointing color, I just expected more.
The color is a shimmery brown grey with some gold and green shimmer and flecks. Depending on your skin tone, the color may just turn out grey. If you are olive toned like me, it the slight greenish gold can show up. The texture is smooth, not chunky or chalky like some of the pigments. It will easily apply to the eyelid, but I recommend patting it on than swiping it.
As for other colors similar to this, I find if you donít like the grey of this pigment; go for Fyrinnaeís Little Redís Pet Wolf. Pet wolf has more brown to it with the same type of green gold finish. Compared to Fyrinnaeís Equality and Platinum, it is nothing like them. Equality has the chrome finish and Platinum is silver in tone not grey compared to this. However if the Platinum and Little Redís Pet Wolf had a child, Sweet Sienna would be the result.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Sweet Sienna is my favorite pigment of the Antiquitease holiday color collection. It's a smoky, browned grey with gold shimmer - it looks very neutral. The texture is similar to Copperized or Tan - not fluffy or gritty, but very smooth, with tiny shimmer particles. On my NC20 skin, Sweet Sienna tends to look almost like a mossy grey, and would go more green if paired with a green shade.
I don't find this to be anything like Coco or Subtle, which are both more brown/taupe. Sweet Sienna is much more grey, and not as frosty.
My favorite way to wear Sweet Sienna so far is in the crease of my eye, with a light neutral like Your Ladyship or Provence on the lid, and Vanilla pigment under the brow. It looks fantastic with black liner.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is one of the few MAC pigment samples that I would love to have a full size in. On me its a beautiful grey that you could totally work an awesome smokey eye with. I used beige-ing shadestick underneath, patted on the Sweet Sienna and used moth brown in my crease. It looked really cool. The most interesting thing is, it had faded some toward my lashes by the end of the day, and the beige-ing had given it a dirty goldish look that I can't even describe. It looked VERY cool. Even patting it on with a firm brush some did fall on my cheeks, but as long as you do your eyes first this is easily fixable, so this one still gets a 5 from me and a repurchase!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought this against my better judgment because of all the raves on the boards. I should have listened to my inner voice. Athough it's a nice color, the glitter chunks are too large and the decidely greenish cast is not flattering on me. I'll stick to Coco.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
SS is beautiful and simple, but I thought it lacked pigment for a PIGMENT product. Perhaps I was just expecting more. You know when you watch a movie and during one of the close-up scenes, you think the actress is wearing no makeup, yet she still looks glowing and pretty. Well, she's probably wearing something like SS, LOL! Understated, nothing dramatic.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I tried a sample of this before buying the full jar. It looked nice on my hand, but all those pretty eyeshadows do, right? Anyway once I actually wore it I knew I wanted to buy a full size jar and I rarely do that with pigments-I only have about 6 full jars but about 40 samples.
It's a nice neutral, looks more grey-toned on me with a hint of brown. It looked like it might be too sparkly but on my eye I didn't feel it was that sparkly at all, just a hint. I wore this with some of the new colors in the Metallic Eyes Holiday palette and the combo was nice. Since the jars last forever (for me) I'll have this to enjoy for a long time!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this on impulse, trying to take my attention away from the ever-so-difficult-to-find, discontinued Coco. It's just so pretty in the jar, and swiped on the back of my hand - a complex brown grey with shimmer, and a hint of a sparkling color that my eye refused to recognize.
Once I put it on, though, I was disappointed. This looks on me like Scott Barnes' Urban Legend shadow, just... less flattering. The difference is that it has that aforementioned sparkling color that I can most definitely name now - it's green. A very toned down olive/khaki shade beneath the grey, which sadly, under fluorescent lighting, looks kind of blue, something I thought I'd most definitely avoid in a brown based grey. Not my favorite MAC pigment, but only because it doesn't look as good on me as it does on others, and what good will a full jar of pigment do me when I enjoy looking at a swatch on my hand more than I do a full-out application on my eye?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I kinda bought this color on impulse, and once I got it home I was very afraid to try it, but once I did, I immediately fell in love. This gives such a gorgeous subtle grey-brown smoky eye. It is similar to Moth Brown eyeshadow, but not so intense. I was surprised that it worked so well on my extremely pale skintone, but it did. This has definitely become one of my favorite pigments.
EDIT 8/17/08: This is still one of my favorite pigments (and I have a lot now). It's absolutely gorgeous paired with Your Ladyship pigment, and with a bright teal eyeliner.