MAC Espresso Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, Tutorial

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 Β 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.


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. πŸ™‚ I used MAC RicePaper Eyeshadow as highlight. Review HEREΒ 

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

smokey brown eye makeup tutorial

And here is the look and FOTDs


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



espresso eyeshadow by MAC


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

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 4/5

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67 thoughts on “MAC Espresso Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, Tutorial

    1. 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! πŸ™‚

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

  2. 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

        1. 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 ?:)

  3. 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

  4. 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:

  5. 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:

    1. 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:

  6. 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:

      1. Diwali was good school time best friend came..and we chatted till morning 4 AM today… πŸ˜› 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:

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

            1. 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? πŸ˜€

              1. 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 πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. 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 ?:)

      1. 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:

  7. 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 πŸ™‚ but I have a similar color in a loreal palette so had to let it go πŸ™‚
    you use smolder pencil naa?? for smudging and all?

    1. 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. :))

  8. rati not replying to me… πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯ πŸ˜₯

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

  10. 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)…… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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