MAC Unsung Heroes: Cork Eye Shadow

MAC Cork Eye Shadow, an Unsung Make-up Hero

This workhorse MAC brown is a should. Additionally, I miss this hair, LOL! Hope you guys are having a terrific week to date. Take pleasure in this throwback submit.

At any time when I take MAC Cork out for a spin, I hear champagne bottles popping. “POP!”

If it have been attainable to put 1,000 butterfly kisses on a pan of brown eyeshadow, I completely would.

Wait — that really is feasible. By no means thoughts! 🙂

It’s a medium impartial golden brown with MAC’s Satin end, and it’s a part of the everlasting line.

It’s additionally not the one Cork at MAC. There’s Cork Forehead Sculpt Pencil and a Cork Lip Pencil, too.

What’s an unsung make-up hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated make-up morsel, a everlasting assortment product that scoots underneath the radar display screen of many make-up lovers however recurrently rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes sequence options a few of my favorites.

Cork isn’t flashy, but it surely’s a damned good workhorse shade. It’s a type of shadows that’s simple to overlook if you’re perusing these tiered MAC shadow shows.

The Satin end is completely key. It makes Cork a terrific transition shade. It might probably double as a matte eyeshadow and deepen the crease, and since it has a touch of shimmer, it has a bit extra character than a fundamental matte. And it’s a lot simpler to mix.

mac cork in crease
Cork in my crease and alongside my decrease lash line (my lid shade is MAC Membership)

Cork might idiot you at first as a result of it could possibly actually appear to be a straight up matte, but when look carefully, you’ll see the tiniest twinkle (it’s barely there!).

I like utilizing Cork in my crease when my lid coloration is a cool or impartial shade, and I believe it’s GORGEOUS with blues, greens, purples and grays.

Oh, my gosh! Attempt it with MAC Membership in your lids considered one of nowadays. That’s what I’m carrying in these pics. The 2 are like Shakespearean sonnets collectively. MAC Greensmoke too.

mac cork swatch

Cork can be my secret weapon once I look within the mirror within the morning, and my lids look extra hooded than typical. The neutral-ness (?) of the brown sculpts a deeper shadow in my crease than hotter shades like MAC Smooth Brown or Saddle.

By the best way, it’s additionally darker than MAC Soba, which is one other impartial brown MAC Satin eyeshadow I take advantage of rather a lot as a crease coloration. I’ll alternate between the 2, however I select Cork extra usually once I’m carrying a brilliant saturated lid coloration as a result of it’s simpler for me to transition a daring lid shade to a extra medium-toned brown like Cork (the gradient isn’t as dramatic as going to one thing lighter).

mac cork
Carrying Cork in my crease and alongside my decrease lash traces

Only a warning! — on some individuals, Cork can flip orange. If golden browns go orange on you, swatch it at a counter first. However for those who don’t dwell or work close to a counter, additionally FYI, Cork is accessible on the MAC web site as a single pan refill for $6 (you don’t get the black case, although). Stick it in an eyeshadow palette, and also you’re in your merry manner. 🙂

Last item, for those who’re a redhead, Cork works GREAT as a forehead filler.

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,


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