MAC Espresso Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, Tutorial

by Rati on October 27, 2011 · 67 comments

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow

mac espresso eyeshadow

Price : Rs 680 for refill ; Rs 900 for pan

MAC describes espresso as muted golden brown.

Espresso is a matte greyish brown eyeshadow. This is the kind of color one would always use- whether for lining your eyes, for filling in your brows, as an everyday all over wash of color, crease color or for brown smokey eyes. Espresso would never fail you. It is  a matte eyeshadow that goes on smooth. It is very pigmented, blends seamlessly, is long staying and would never fail you. Unlike Carbon, which is also a matte finish, I didn’t find this patchy or hard to blend.

I would say that it is not a unique color because you would find this kind of brown in your neutral eye shadow trios or quads. But if you are making your MAC eyeshadow collection or buying an everyday MAC eye shadow quad, do consider picking up this product. Very good eyeshadow for all skin tones and especially for medium dusky skin tones. The color is deep enough to show on various skin tones.

I’d say not unique but a very good eyeshadow color for everyday use.

eyeshadow

Swatch :

swatch

And here is the quick tutorial on how to create a 5 minute smokey eye using this product. If you don’t understand any step, let me know. I’d try to explain it in comments. :) I used MAC RicePaper Eyeshadow as highlight. Review HERE 

I have used black eye pencil as a base for this look.

smokey brown eye makeup tutorial

And here is the look and FOTDs

look

I co-ordinated my eyes with cheeks. So used a peachy brown blush and kept my lipstick pinkish mauve (MAC Syrup )

 

espresso

espresso eyeshadow by MAC

espresso

Tank : Zara, Top : Promod, Neckpiece : Mango, Earrings : Forever 21

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Vid October 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

nice tuto rati :woot: :woot: loved the eyeshadow and u looking nice in the cute tank top

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm

thanks vid. Did a tute after ages today but then this eye makeup look barely takes 5 minutes to do I thought I’d add this . :D

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Vid October 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm

ya i know its so simple… doing eye makeup on my tiny asian eyes is so difficult :D this will be quick to do

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zeeba October 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm

eeeeeeeee..i already have a dupe for this one….here..http://uae.makeupandbeauty.com/elianto-splendour-eyeshadow-roasted-brown-review/

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm

the one you have is much darker than this and looks sort of plummy , zeeba. But guess has same undertones. :))

vid, yeah give it a try! :)

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zeeba October 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

yea…………..sought of similar….

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:29 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Parita October 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm

its a gorgeous shade rati..and you are look very cute :)) :teddy:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

yeah somreeta it’s a very versatile shade. thanks. :)

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Parita October 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm

somreeta ?:) ?:) :nababana:

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Pragnyadeepta October 27, 2011 at 7:24 pm

:| :| :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: Bhat is going on here? :lol:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

oh sorriieee. i was rushing for somewhere..:(( sorry parita :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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sangeetha October 27, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Aww so pretty.. You look awesome Rati.. :) and i love the earrings…

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

thanks sangeetha. :)

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bhumika October 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Is the shade a lil similar to maybelline chai latte quad brown ?
I liked d blue black combo..pretty look :))

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

it is hai na bhumika. i dnt have chai latte quad for comparison now bt it kept reminding me of that only. :D

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Nupur October 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

veryy nice tutu :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:
Loved ur fotesss :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
:puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm

thankoo hai furr furrr :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Prachi October 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Hey Rati you looking very gorgeous..acha can you lemme know which brush you use for blending…i think its high time purchase one :chewnails :chewnails

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 4:46 pm

it’s the MAC 217 prachi. :)

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Prachi October 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm

do you know its substitute in inglot.. or u think i should buy this only

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Taps October 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Try AMC matte eye shadow 358 , costs Rs 680

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Taps October 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Its from ingot but its bit lighter than expresso. u may try 342 tht will be a close match

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sukanya October 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm

thanx for the dupe taps :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: but i felt it similar to the one in chao latte quad na? or is it a bit deeper than this ?:)

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

thanks tapas. This would have lots of dupes. :))

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Taps October 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Rati you rocking this look !! I have similar neck piece too! Such eye shadow doesnt shuit me much so I kind of use shimmery one after using the matte brown, will try the way u doing

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

thanks tapas. :)) yeah try it with a shimmery shadow. It always adds that extra pop. :))

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jomol October 27, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Loved your pics modellllllllllll ji…..and you look lovely in the tied-up pony tail……………………. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: and yeh jo kaala til hai on your shoulderrrrrrrrrrrrrr :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

thanks jomol. you noticing what all things I tell you :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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Monika Agarwal October 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm

looking great Rati……..Love ur ovearall look :) I’ll try this look soon :)

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

thanks monika. do give it try.. :))

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Pragnyadeepta October 27, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Looks yummy…And it has a yummy name too! :dumb: :dumb: :hihi: :hihi:
And thanks for the tute Rati! I’ll keep it in mind!
I like your outfit. So chic and bubbly. :preen: :preen: I’ll try it next time. :love:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

thanks pragya.. do give it a shot. It would look fab on you :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Pragnyadeepta October 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Really? Ab toh I will try it! Pukka! Pukka! :yahoo: :yahoo: :puppy:
Thankoo Rati! :puchhi:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:53 pm

:jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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jomol October 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Pragny…………..mere liye bhi ek le lena :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Pragnyadeepta October 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm

err….Pehle se hi kangal thi…I meant I would make one myself out of my old shirts. :| :| :|
Magar if you want one so badly,Jomol di…I’ll try ot some patchwork shirts with the scraps. :puchhi: :puppy:

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Kimi October 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Oooooooooooooooooooooooh…sexxxxxxy look Rati!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm

thanks cali. :)) how was your diwali? :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi October 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Diwali was good Rati..my school time best friend came..and we chatted till morning 4 AM today… :P and then we slept and woke up at 10..ate breakfast and went shopping!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: It was such a nice day today!!! :toothygrin:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

awww!! that must have been awesome cali .. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: what all did you shop :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Kimi October 28, 2011 at 12:12 am

he he he…me did only chutku mutku shopping..nothing much!! :P She bought loads…makeup..creams……shoes….!! :D : Me just bought some accessories from Aisha jewlery store..and some more idhar udhar ka samaan!!! :P

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Rati October 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

oh aisha store is by that girl no who played the role of a little girl in black? i think we also have it here in Delhi. Kabhi check nahin kiya :stars: :stars: :stars: how is it? :D

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Neha S. October 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

really? its by that gal? its here in mumbai too.. its a nice store.. a teeny bit overpriced..but i like most of the stuff there :D :D

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nands October 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm

sexxxyyy…u look really good with this soft smokey eyes :yahoo: :puchhi:

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sukanya October 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

i totally agree with nands ,you look cute and smexy at the same time Rati…loving this one..and it so simple… have only one question..wats the pencil you are using here??? :jalwa: :jalwa:

:shocked: and one more not related to this— i have a hair quiry :pigtail: ..i had posted the question on yesterdays ask imbb comments section (but nobody noticed :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: , everybody celebrating diwali :bomb: :bomb: ).. :brokenheart: :brokenheart: :brokenheart: should i mail you the same ?:)

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 10:29 pm

sukanya i use the loccitane shampoo. I’d post a review on that soon. :)

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

thanks nands. do give this look a shot!! :))

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nands October 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

u know what rati i have been following this blog since last may ..but never had guts to comment…u really have a great blog out here that caters to all feminine interests…do keep up the good work…love u and ur blog <3 <3 :thumbsup: :toothygrin:

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Rati October 28, 2011 at 12:02 am

awww!! thanks you so much nands. I am glad you comment here regularly now. :))

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Gargi October 27, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Nice shade rati :waytogo: and tied-up hair looks chic on you! :thumbsup:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 9:50 pm

thanks gargi. :))

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Bee October 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Even I love it when you tie ur hair in a pony tail and leave a few strands…. you can totally do a serena Van der woodsen look!!! :thumbsup:
A MUA had told me espresso is one of the must haves :) but I have a similar color in a loreal palette so had to let it go :)
you use smolder pencil naa?? for smudging and all?

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm

awww!! that’s a really sweet comment bee. yeah must have if you use only mac eyeshadows or if you are making your everyday mac eyeshadow quad.

no bee, using ebony here. postinga review of it in a while. nt a great pencil though. I dont have smolder.I use feline kohl. :))

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Bee October 27, 2011 at 10:26 pm

it looks fab- I will check out feline now.. hehehe
ebony sounds from the family of browns… waiting for the review :D :preen:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm

nahin it’s black bt thoda kam black. :| :| :| :|

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sukanya October 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

rati not replying to me… :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Sofia October 27, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Hi, the eye makeup u did looked so good on u :) can anyone pls tell me are ebay make up brush sets are of good quality?

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nids October 27, 2011 at 10:32 pm

its a luvly brown… n u luk soo cute in this hair do.. Rati do :whistle: :whistle: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati October 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm

thanks nidss.. :shying: :shying:

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Neha S. October 27, 2011 at 11:33 pm

u looking like a cuuuuuute kiddo… :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: acchi bachi types :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati October 28, 2011 at 12:03 am

thanks Neha. O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Sabrina October 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

Hiiiiiii Rati……you look very nice in the pics, and i love your top and accessories. Y/day I went to MAC, and the first eyeshadow i picked up (without looking at the name) was……Woodwinked!!! I thought of how nice it looked on you, and I bought it…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: . Also bought a concealer, a blush and a makeup remover from them. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: (Making good use of all my Shoppers Stop gift vouchers)…… :D :D :D

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Shuchi September 19, 2012 at 10:26 am

Rati,
i didnt get this pan concept
does it come in a box or case?

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