MAC Embark Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, EOTD

by Rati on December 17, 2012 · 29 comments

MAC Embark Eyeshadow

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Price : Rs 720 for refill.

MAC describes Embark as matte intense reddish brown.

I am slightly on the edge of loving MAC Embark eyeshadow. It is a matte deep brown eyeshadow with red undertones. It is very pigmented and builds up well. Sometimes it goes patchy but a few brush stokes just makes the color look seamless. If I use it as an overall color, the reddish undertones of the color sometimes make my eyes look dull and ill. I always have to use a bit of shimmer on top of it to add life to my eyes.  It is however an excellent crease color , and an outer V color.  The staying power is pretty awesome . It does not fade neither does it crease. I also like to use it when I have to smudge my eye kohl. It barely has any fall out.

Personally for me , this a very regular deep matte brown eyeshadow. A similar dark brown color is also in L’oreal Pro Eyeshadow Palette in Smokey Brown.

I wouldn’t call it a must have. I’d rather prefer Folie or Espresso

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 3/5

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Swatch :mac embark eyeshadow swatch

EOTD :

Embark all over the lid and a light shimmer added on top of it. mac embark eyemakeup

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

TA December 17, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Your eyes look beautiful Rati, very neat :)

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Rati December 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

thank you TA :)

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Nidhi December 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Rati.. Nice review.. i like the color ….. babz u have many other options in brown probably that is y you are iffy bout this shade… and the eotd.. its very my kinda .. i love this kinda subtle look with bold lips.. me loving it :-)

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Rati December 17, 2012 at 11:02 pm

actually my reviews are based on .. let’s say if people want some 15 mac eyeshadows , would this be the one? Yes no?? If there is a better option, I mention that. You are right I have so many browns that is why I don’t fancy this one much. But there are better browns. :D

Thankoooo :))

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Nidhi December 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

Okkieeezz… good to know.. :-)

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aparajita December 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

OMG! this is like the perfect brown! :D ur eyes look stunning as usual :)

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Rati December 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Thanks aparajita :)

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Nafisa Ali December 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm

ur eyes look lovely!! ♥ :)

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Rati December 18, 2012 at 12:06 am

thank you nafisa :)

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shilpi December 17, 2012 at 11:09 pm

your eyes look pretty, n u know only by looking at your eyes I can imagine you in full..:-)

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Surbhi December 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm

i liked this color but you are right rati di, there are better browns available. but still, it looks really awesome on your eyes :)

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Rati December 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

thanks surbhi. :)) thank you shilpi :)

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Bee December 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

I loved this eye-do Rati :) I’m going to do the same on kishmash :D
I got zukaam and fever :( give me huggie!

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Rati December 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

awww tight huggggggsss beeno. Get wel soon. :-* and do it on kishmas. It would look super nice on you. :)

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Nidhi December 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

I agree with you Rati that the color when used alone would look lifeless and boring. Its the added shimmer that makes one gaga over it. As a base color I believe it would look great on fair complexion but not much otherwise. Though you have done great justice to the color

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Kritika December 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

Beautiful eyes Rayi dii….am toe fan of ur eyeshadow reviews…. U r sooo perfect at this…….. Bole toe Aamir akhan types….lol. ;-)

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Kritika December 18, 2012 at 1:02 am

Oopsiiiii Rati* dii…..my bad bad phone ka keyboard…..O:-)

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Misha December 18, 2012 at 1:06 am

All Hail the MAC Queen RATI :) …i have a below average knowledge about eye shadows…tutorials on IMBB help me in understanding a lot more than their basic characteristics..a big thank you for starting this blog and letting me be a part of it :) xoxoxoxoxo <3 <3 Long Live IMBB!!

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Bhumika December 18, 2012 at 5:24 am

loved the look u cam up with Rati :)

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Parita December 18, 2012 at 7:14 am

love love the EOTD! gorgeous Rati but i do agree its not a must have..i have espresso in my wish list :)

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sandhya December 18, 2012 at 11:08 am

beautifully done eyes rati di! I am looking for a deep brown crease color, i am in favour of folie as i have seen you use it so many times! wil check out this one also though! btb is there a touch of pink or have you just blended the shadow with a highlighter. also which highlighter have you used ?

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Megha December 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Lyk u my eyes r also hooded which i really dnt lyk. bt after looking at ur eyes…i have changed my idea nd convinced myself dat hooded eyes r also beeeeeeeeeeeautiful!!!!!!!!! Ur eyes r really beautiful. Shadow is also good bt d credit goes to ur eyes only. Its bcoz of ur eyes shadow is looking nice.

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Megha December 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Rati i hav a query… after applying shadow my eyes r looking more smaller than usual. can you pls guide me how can i apply shadow to make it bigger

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