|MAC Swiss Chocolate |
(US $10.00 - 1.5 g / 0.05 oz)
I have been a bit of a late entrant to the MAC makeup world, and even now, I hardly own anything much from the brand. I just find the range of colors, products, and formulations so overwhelming, and it doesn't help that most MAC counters I have gone to have these perfect-looking SAs like they just stepped out of some YouTube makeup video - it's all a little too intimidating! I do have a few MAC eyeshadows, though, that I really, really like and have been using a lot of ever since I bought them. Mostly mattes and neutrals, and MAC Swiss Chocolate is just that. MAC describes this as a muted reddish brown, and this is a matte shade.
|MAC Swiss Chocolate - Swatch on my darker Indian skin tone.|
|Makeup Used: Chanel Perfection Lumiere and Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm|
Concealers: Bobbi Brown Dark Peach corrector, NARS Caramel and Biscuit
Eyes: MAC Swiss Chocolate all over lid and along lower lashline.
MAC Saddle and Soft Brown to blend out edges.
MAC Siahi Fluidline along upper lashline. Urban Decay Perversion waterline.
Maybelline Megaplush Mascara
Blush: NARS Taos
Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Paradis
This is one of my favorite eyeshadows - MAC or any other brand - because of a couple of obvious reasons: It's matte, and it's a warm-toned brown. Most beige/brown/taupes tend to look ashy on my eyelids because of the natural discoloration that I have on my lids, and the warm reddish tones in this shadow do a perfect job of neutralizing that and showing up quite true to color. Despite being a darker shade, because it's a matte shadow, Swiss Chocolate is also much more "natural" looking. I can use it either as an all-over lid color, like I have in the photo, or use it to blend along the crease. It makes for a nice transition shade (at least on my darker skin) and helps blend out the edges while doing a darker smokey eye look. It doesn't look all that very pigmented on my swatch but does apply beautifully with a brush and is quite easy to blend out too. Over a primer - I always use one - this eye shadow lasts the whole day long on my eyelids.
If you like neutral shadows and/or are just starting off with some basic eye shadows, I think Swiss Chocolate would be a nice shadow to try, especially if you are somewhere around my skin tone.
MAC Eyeshadow Swatches (Part I)
MAC Eyeshadow Swatches (Part II)