Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Moth Brown - MAC By Request // Swatches, Face of the Day

I have only been a beauty lover for a few short years, so when the MAC By Request idea was announced on Temptalia here, I had not owned or swatched any of the mentioned shades. I thought they were nice, but I was not taken with any shade in particular until Jessica from Getting Cheeky showcased the shade Moth Brown here.
Moth Brown is described on Temptalia as a purple tinted shimmery grey, and I would say so also, but note that it leans taupe and brown as well. It is much more purple than something like Satin Taupe, and I don't own anything else like it.
Moth Brown swatches smoothly and the pigment is easy to sheer out, but equally easy to build up for a darker, more dramatic look. Though it is a frost finish, I find it quite satin in finish.
I chose not to sheer Moth Brown out too much, and vamp it up with a deeper lip shade as well. I like the overall effect, and though Moth Brown can easily be an everyday taupe shade, I like that I can use it for a deeper night time sort of look also.
Face of Australia Face Base primer
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus foundation*
Illamasqua blush in Hussy
MAC paint pot in Painterly
MAC Moth Brown eyeshadow
Laura Mercier Pale Pink eyeshadow to highlight
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Black Shimmer
YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres in #4 Mauve Pigmente
Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo for volume*
Moth Brown is limited edition and is $33 AUD here.
What are your thoughts on 'request' collections?
What discontinued products would you vote for?
What do you think of this shadow?
*I purchased this myself. Honesty, always.


  1. Ahhh it looks gorgeous, just my type of colour!

  2. The eyeshadow looks pretty and love the FOTD, the face n the eyes come together very nicely :)

  3. you look GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely stunning. I don't know if I would pick up that particular colour myself especially with a name like moth brown, though it does oddly suit it.

  4. I'm wearing Moth Brown today - but smoked out as a liner and into the outer V, with MAC's Print to line along the lashes, Jete (also from By Request) on the lid, Mythology in the crease and Ricepaper as a highlight :)

  5. That looks really wearable. I don't own very much MAC, but I am in awe of their marketing ability - I think making products limited edition is a big part of this.

  6. I love it! This colour looks great on you. Love that lip colour too.

  7. This is a gorgeous colour! It looks amazing on you. Also, I really like your hair in these pics, I love a bit of a bed-hair look!

  8. This looks killer on you, gorgeous! Scary name, good colour. :D

  9. This is a gorgeous shade on you! Not a huge fan of the name though, such a drab name for a gorgeous shadow!


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