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on 6/16/2014 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by Kifmaster
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Cool
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I love this as a crease and outer V color, it blends well and isn't too reddish on my skin. never creases, lasts all day and applies beautifully. I'm nc40 for reference.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 7/23/2013 3:34:00 PM
More reviews by Lomelindi
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I agree with reviewers below that say that this is a light "greige" color, because it really is! It's somewhere between a brown, beige and grey. I'm NC25 and this barely shows up on me, but that's the beauty of it - it's great as a soft wash on the lids, or as a super natural crease color. The formula is typically Mac - not powdery, not dry, not buttery, but somewhere in between.It is SORT OF a dupe of Velvet Revolver from the Too Face Natural Eye palette, although I believe VR is slightly more grey and slightly more noticeable on the eyes. Velvet Revolver is probably the reason why I won't buy Omega again - I like that VR shows up a bit better on me and looks faintly "smokey", whereas Omega is great for a natural eye and not much else. I don't find myself reaching for it all that often, although it' a lovely color if you don't have anything similar.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/24/2013 3:09:00 AM
More reviews by Heechul
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
A cooler matte brown, however most products turn more warm on my skin rather than "taupe", so I can't register this as that.It is lovely in the brows for a lighter look, and also fantastic for days where I like to spackle on false freckles. Strange, I know! However, it is fantastic for that in photography.Also lovely for contouring in the socket bone, under the cheekbones if nothing else is around, and around the face. I'm NC17.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/22/2011 6:16:00 AM
More reviews by leea
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
MAC Omega is a matte, mushroom, greyish-beige (or "greige"). It is a perfect, neutral, mid-tone taupe without any obvious reddish/orangey undertones, but is not a blue-grey as it retains a hint of warmth. Note that it applies slightly darker than it appears in the pan. Applied sheerly on fair to medium skin, this is the perfect medium taupe to shade the eyelids for a polished, daytime look (especially for work). However, like other MAC matte eyeshadows, it takes some work to blend into the skin and even swatch. This is also the perfect colour (the perfect combination of grey and beige) to fill in my eyebrows. For reference, I am Asian, with fair-to-medium skin, and relatively sparse eyebrows. For comparison, Shu Uemura's Hard Formula in Seal Brown (a cult favourite for Asian eyebrows) is much darker. Depending on how it's applied, Seal Brown can appear to be too harsh and overly brown. I believe Shu Uemura's Hard Formula in Stone Gray is a better match for Asian eyebrows but since it was not available at my Shu counter, I'm unable to compare it. Compared with Seal Brown, however, Omega is a much more flattering colour on me, and being a powder, it applies more softly. It is neither too dark nor too red/brown. Yet it has just enough warmth to avoid looking ashy. The result is natural-looking, believably full brows.
13 of 13 people found this helpful.
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