MAC Coppering Eyeshadow: Swatches, Review, Photos

by mehak on April 27, 2011

in eyeshadow, MAC

Y’know how people say that for women, its only about the engagement ring and the wedding ring, but for men its about 3 rings- engagement ring, followed by wedding ring, followed by suffering ! (Ya right, getting married to a gorgeous woman who brings some order into your life is SO painful isnt it :p )  Well , anyway for me, there is a third ring in my life too and that is MAC’s Coppering! (Well technically, this is the only ring in my life currently since i no have no engagement ring on my finger yet!)

The color
Coppering is a veluxe pearl finish from MAC and is described on the MAC Website as an ‘Orange Copper’ . To me, it is more of a bronzey golden copper with some very visible red undertones. Its a color that looks very different on different skin tones. Darker skin tones carry this off with great ease as this looks just like a bronze on them, but with lighter skin tones, the redness of coppering comes through and specially in photographs can sometimes end up looking a bit too red!

In natural light without flash

With flash- The redness comes out in flash photography

So if it looks red in snaps, Why  do i still like MAC Coppering a lot?

Coppering is not a color that i would wear all over my lid , specially if i am being photographed because of the obvious red undertones.I do however love to wear this slightly on the outer corner or, when i wear brown in the crease adding coppering on top gives it an immense amount of depth. Its the kind of eyeshadow that i feel works best when layered on top of other eyeshadows rather than worn on its own. One of my favourite combinations is Expensive Pink all over lid with a soft brown in the outer corner and crease, with coppering on top. Like all MAC shadows, this lasts a long time, has minimal fallout and is highly pigmented.

Overal Verdict:
Somewhere between a B+ and an A- (3.5/5 to 4/5)
Price: 680/- in Refill Pan form

Would i Repurchase: I would if i run out.

Overall Recommendation: Coppering is a  bronzey copper color that is really handy to have in your makeup stash. While i avoid using it too much on the eyelids because in photographs it ends up looking red which is my main pain point with this, it works great as a layering eyeshadow on top of browns or an outer corner eyeshadow . I also feel like on blue/ green eyes this gives a strikingly beautiful contrast and looks even better on them.  If you are an eyeshadow fan, then you would definitely want to have Coppering in your kit, its a really unique color!

PS: Makeup look with coppering comeing soon.!

PS: Have any of you read Ayn Rands Books? One of my favourite authors of all time, and   ‘the boy’s ‘ fav author too. BUT, he has become so inspired by Ayn Rand novels that he decided something strange  about a ‘ring’ that has the potential to shatter my solitaire dreams. That story sometime later.

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