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on 8/29/2017 12:02:00 PM
More reviews by Lillixiii
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
MAC has been d/c left and right. I periodically check mac website for no reason other than to make sure they are still carrying this national treasure. This is my ALL TIME favorite eyeshadow!!! I will love it til the end of times. I'm nc20, neutralish. Love this in the lid, as an inner corner highlight, under the brow. Wear it alone, wear it to warm up a look. Whatevs. It's perfection. Variety is the spice of life but if I could have only one eyeshadow ever for life it would be mac ricepaper. Fun fact! It's actually the first mac shadow I bought. Went in for nylon, left with this. Mac ricepaper if you're reading this know you are special and loved, you yellowy champagne butter perfection you!
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 5/8/2017 3:27:00 AM
More reviews by janerover
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I think everything about this shade has already been said i.e. yellowish-gold-ivory. I'm NC20 skin tone. I find this shade to be very subtle and I needed multiple layers (i.e. it has poor pigmentation compared to other Mac e/s in my collection). It also feels quite stiff. I do think for someone with my skintone, this is great as a highlighter or as a subtle wash over the lids.A combo which I do like for a subtle wash of color (great for work) is Ricepaper on the lids, Satin Taupe on the outer v and Wedge as a transition to blend it all out. I borrowed that from another user here, VanRaamsdonk.I probably won't repurchase this because I have too many similar colors and with better formulas than this.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/4/2016 5:22:00 PM
More reviews by mariella99
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
There's nothing really wrong with Ricepaper but, on the "Exciting Highlighter Scale", it barely registers a blip.I really only purchased this shadow because MAC lowered the prices on their Pro Pans (my preferred "format" anyway). I'd known of Ricepaper's existence since I first got into makeup but I had quite a collection of highlighters that I really like so never really bothered to get it even though I know a lot of people rely on it and love it. But it was always in the back of my mind and the new lower price has been enough for me to start madly buying up all those "back burner" shadows. When I first tried to get Ricepaper, it was sold out; a few days later, it was restocked and I grabbed one. For a "frost", I find it rather dull and, given the name, I find it far more flesh toned than I was expecting. I guess I thought it would be more like Dazzlelight or Nylon. When I see swatches on line, it looks so much more shimmery and just more like what I was expecting/hoping for. I can't believe I got a "dud", so maybe I have to fiddle with it a bit more to get the true colour to show through but, as it stands now, I wouldn't repurchase.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 6/24/2016 12:43:00 AM
More reviews by limfy
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Another favorite MAC eyeshadow of mine apart from Soba - I love this for almost the same reasons. It is the perfect eye brightener on me. I adore Ricepaper all over my lids for a crisp eye, it makes me look so awake. On me it goes almost a gleaming gold that's very subtle yet opens up my hooded eyes. Top with liner and mascara and I am good to go. Otherwise I use it as my base color for all the other neutral browns in my collection. However, I find Ricepaper is also brilliant with bright colors and I've been loving it with orange eyeshadows too.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 6/14/2016 10:50:00 AM
More reviews by Adrisf1497
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Im an nc15 in mac and i was looking for a browbone highlight for the summer so i picked up ricepaper based on the good reviews it has here but when i went ahead and applied on my browbone IT DOES NOT SHOW UP!! And i went pretty heavilly with it but it just wont show up. Is just an useless eyeshadow for me and we don t have back to mac here in chile so it will just go to the trash
on 5/5/2017 10:09:00 PM
More reviews by Lucydibs
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
This shadow was once a staple in my collection but has since been replaced by a more pigmented shadow of the same colour family Nylon. Rice paper is a light yellow-cream colour with a frost sheen. On application is much sheerer than Nylon. It's a pretty ethereal colour, excellent as a highlight shadow. It's a good starter colour.
on 3/2/2015 7:14:00 PM
More reviews by cllien
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
My experience with Ricepaper was not quite as glowing as the other reviews (perhaps I got a dud?), and I almost returned it. However, after working with it a bit more, I felt it was a good staple, and I'm very glad I kept it. I wear it a few times a week on the inner half/third of my lids as a lid color or inner corner highlight. It's a nice light yellowed cream color. It's definitely not too yellow on my skin. Mine was not super pigmented or super shimmery. I have to work a bit to pick it up with my brush (mac 239). But if I build it up with a couple layers, it is a beautiful color with a lovely subtle sheen and it works well with many other colors.
on 5/30/2015 11:19:00 PM
More reviews by LG75
I have deep set eyes, and I use this on my lid and in the inner corner of my eye. It's a gorgeous colour against my NC30 skin (almost like a 'my skin but better' look - a light golden champaign colour). I do have to apply 2+ layers of it though as it's not extremely pigmented. But once I've layered it (and used primer underneath), it stays on a long time.
on 9/11/2015 8:24:00 AM
More reviews by guccietro
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Best highlight colour for my nc20 skin. Not too in your face but still noticeable.One of Mac's best eyeshadow, I reckon.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 7/24/2015 5:33:00 PM
More reviews by Chriseightynine
Ricepaper is the PERFECT highlight for my skin tone! Because my skin has yellow undertones, the yellow hue in Ricepaper just blends in with my skin and adds a SLIGHT glow to my inner corner and brow bone, and doesnt look like a highlight at first glance. For reference I have over the years tried Shroom, White Frost, Phloof!, and Nylon, but this is by far the best because it doesn't pull silver or white on me. I have very almost hit pan on this and will definitely repurchase!The only downside to this, is that it isn't very buttery. But the colour is worth it for me.
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