Bobbi Brown Eye shadow in Mahogany

Bobbi Brown Eye shadow in Mahogany
Eye shadow in Mahogany

4.7

64 reviews

87% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

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on 9/16/2015 11:27:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

A great eyeliner can compensate for a not-so-great mascara and define your eyes enough that you can use mimimal eyeshadow. For me, Bobbi Brown's Mahogany is eyeliner perfection in a pan!
I've been using it for about 18 years and wouldn't use anything else (except another BB shadow like Black Plum which I've also reviewed).
This eye shadow is a dense, almost creamy powder which has enough cling and intensity to perform as an eyeliner as well as shadow. Over the years it's worked with me on my changing liner looks: with Bobbi's original Eye Liner Brush for a wider, soft smoky line; with her Fine Eye Liner Brush for a more defined line; and more recently, I've been using it with a MAC 208 angled brush to press it into my lashline for a minimal and natural look. For evening makeup I might use a fine black line and layer a soft line of Mahogany on top. Oh, and it also works equally well wet or dry.
Any style of line lasts ALL day until it's removed. It also doubles up as an excellent eyebrow powder.
I have tried other products but they haven't come close. First, the colour - this is a true deep neutral brown, without any red or grey tones. Second, the texture - I've tried other eyeshadows in similar shades but they are either too sheer or too "powdery", going all over my face instead of where I'm trying to place it. I've tried several brown pencils but they are either too red, too hard or too smudgy.
I do sometimes complain that some BB products are expensive for the quantity, but this is not unreasonably priced at all for a generous amount of shadow which lasts for years.

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on 10/12/2013 6:26:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Got this in a fabulous VIB points quad from Sephora. I would probably never purchase an eye shadow colour called "Mahogany" because I would expect it to be a very red-toned brown and that's a shade that isn't flattering on me at all. But this eye shadow is anything but "red-toned" - it's a rich, cool toned dark, dark brown and absolutely fantastic. It is so practical and versatile and makes for a really sultry looking but still wearable smokey eye. I will be purchasing the full sized shadow format because this is just such a great shadow on all counts - colour, pigmentation, texture, blendability and long wear.

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on 8/15/2013 11:08:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a real 'workhorse' eyeshadow for me. I use it as a regular eyeshadow, for defining the crease, for lining, for brows.... It isn't exactly an exciting shade but it is very practical and used heavily by me.

Quality is what you expect of BB- smooth texture, easily blended with brushes or fingers and long lasting. It doesn't irritate my eyes in any way or cause redness (many eyeshadows do).

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My Nude on Nude Eye Palette has this colour, and I absolutely love it. You may say you can get this colour anywhere anytime, because it looks really basic and common. It's a matte deep brown eyeshadows with no warm nor cool tones in it. It's of such high quality - very long-lasting (better than MAC Expresso), pigemented, easy to wear/ blend and the texture is super smooth. The particles don't scatter brownish on my undereye areas/ cheeks like the eye shadows of other brands do - it just glides on my eyelids smoothly.

I love how fine and versatile this colour is, and it just makes my eyes pop in a subtle way. It is not cheap, yet very practical. I suggest you get this colour for everyday use!

Texture: 5/5 very smooth, long staying power
Function: 5/5 a basic colour for everyday use
Application: 5/5 no powder will scatter like other eyeshadows do
Packaging: 5/5 simple, and I have a palette so it evencomes with a brush of great quality, though the handle is way too short
Price: 4/5 quite pricy but is worth it
Overall: 4.8/5

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on 5/6/2012 12:04:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

NC25 Chinese, black hair and brows.


For filling in my brows, either MAC Brun or BB Mahogany will do... but this one gets 5 lippies because it comes in a square pan, and it was EASY to depot into my "anothersoul" Etsy magnetic palette using a very thin bladed paring knife.


Just insert blade carefully, wedge up, turns out the plastic underneath is not completely flat but actually made of gridlines, so only a tiny amt of glue is used to hold the pan into place. Awesome. I just place a little scotch tape over the glue area so not to create any gumminess on my palette (but I put wax paper over my palette before inserting my pans into place anyhow) and went right into my palette w/out another magnet required (unlike the MAC pans you depot yourself).

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 10/30/2010 11:54:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This shadow is perfect for a foxy brown smoky eye. I got this a Sephora (am I the only one that's STOKED about Bobbi Brown FINALLY coming to Sephora?!). It's gorge. I rimmed my eyes with it and it looked super cool and really sexy. Reading other reviews, lots of people fill their brows in with this, so I'll try that as I have dark brown hair. This color isn't the most blendable, but make sure you have a good quality brush and you should be fine. This is a proper matte brown. Rich, deep, and with no other colors included. I love this as well as "birch" and "mink". For dark shadows, Bobbi Brown has really become my go-to.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I use this daily to fill in my brows. Im a very fair asian with jet black hair so I cant define my brows with anything too dark or grey, this is perfect. And stays on all day too :-D

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on 7/5/2010 5:11:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I absolutely love the color of Mahogany Ink (the gel eyeliner version), which is a cool deep ash brown with no discernible red or gold, but this powder shadow is not the same. I know this is a staple eyeliner for many reviewers, but since I can only put this on top of my eyelashes (rather than tightline with it), I can't help but notice hints of red, which is no good anywhere near my eyes.


I tried using this as a crease color (because it's matte, and I can take a bit of warmth there), but I found it stiff and a little waxy. That's because it is really meant to be a liner. Period. So it is not as finely milled as the other BB shadows. I'll hang onto this in case I find a flattering way to use it, but I do not reach for it often. I prefer her gel liners over the powder liners.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is my first Bobbi Brown eye shadow. I caved in after reading and seeing some reviews on Youtube about this particular product. I bought it on eBay, in nearly new condition with all of the hetchmarks still being visible. After using this practically every day in one form or another, this is my verdict: You need this. Period. The colour is - unlike the name suggests - an ashy, very dark neutral-leaning-cool brown. There are no red or otherwise warm undertones in this whatsoever.


I use this in a variety of ways. I'm brunette, and this is the perfect shade to fill in my eyebrows with. I use a small, angled brush by E.L.F. and the results are perfect each time. Apart from that this is an amazing eyeshadow. Urban Decay's Twice Baked, which is a similar, dark brown, creased on me. Mahogany did no such thing. It lasted the whole day without fading or creasing. I love using it the outer V or in the crease in conjuction with NARS Portobello on my eyelids, or smudged as a liner just above my lashes and on my lower lid. The texture is firm, and doesn't seem to me to be prone to crumbling. Yet it is so highly pigmented that you barely have to tap your brush onto the surface of the pan to be able to apply it. It's easily blendable, and you can create a wonderful, smoldering smokey eye by just using this, a highlighting shade and a liner!


My only niggle is the packaging. The shiny, black plastic scratches very easily and ends up looking scruffy in a matter of weeks. I think I might invest a few more Bobbi Brown eyeshadows and in a 3 or 6-pan palette to avoid this. But other than that, this is a product so incredibly versatile, it deserves all the raves it gets. It is one of the few ones that I can see myself coming back to again and again and again! HG!

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Mahogany is a matte warm brown with excellent pigmentation. It is very blendable, which makes it perfect for using as a dark base under other shadows. I tend to not be a big fan of matte shadows, but I do like using them as bases for shimmery shadows. For this shadow I like to layer a shimmery plum over it, or a wash of BB gold shimmerwash. This shadow also works well as a liner since it doesn't fade away on me (I don't seem to have that problem anyways though, so YMMV). Overall, I would say that this is a very universal shade of chocolate brown that would be flattering on a lot of eye colors.

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