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MAC Unsung Heroes: Swiss chocolate Eyeshadow

got a sweet tooth?
I was at the gym last week when we started talking about desserts (These are the things you do when you hang out with a bunch of people who do HIIT together. You talk about desserts!), and the teacher, Nicol, said that if you put anything chocolaty in front of her, she’s essentially toast.

I’m the same way with chocolate desserts and eyeshadow, and especially MAC Swiss chocolate Eyeshadow.


Chocolatey delicious
What’s an unsung makeup hero? For me, it’s an often underrated makeup morsel, a permanent collection product that scoots under the radar screen of numerous makeup lovers but frequently rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorites.

Oh, my goodness, I’ve been wearing this shades for eons! — and I start busting it out much more typically in the fall because I love the way it looks with vampy fall berry, burgundy, purple and red wine lip shades. A little MAC Swiss chocolate added to your eyeshadow mix ties everything together in a DEEEEE-luscious chocolate bow.

I’m wearing Swiss chocolate in my crease and MAC Heroine Lipstick

Don’t worry the red.


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Jeg gjentar! — do not worry the red, because matte reddish brown Swiss chocolate strikes that delicate balance between being red and not being too red, so you won’t look like you’ve got demon eyes, OK?

It functions a little like MAC Saddle in that you can do your lighter brown crease color first (colors like Soft brown and Texture, by the way, look terrific in the crease with Swiss Chocolate), and then layer Swiss chocolate on top, but if you leave room for it to feather up into that crease color, it’ll appear to deepen your crease.

Now, instead of being an orange brown like Saddle, Swiss chocolate is much more of a reddish brown. It’s still warm and brown, but I choose to wear Saddle with warm brown, peach and coral lipsticks and blushes, and Swiss chocolate with berries, plums, etc.

Swiss Chocolate, Soft brown and Saddle
Swiss Chocolate’s red tones really make blue, green and hazel eyes pop IMO, but, you know, I have brown eyes, and I think it looks terrific on brown eyes, too, especially if you do a bronzed brown or reddish brown liner like MAC Teddy or MAC Costa Riche. It’s perfection.

MAC Bamboo Eye shadow (lids), MAC Swiss chocolate Eye shadow (crease), MAC Teddy Eye Kohl (water lines and lower lash lines), Chanel Inimitable Mascara (lashes) and Covergirl Bombshell intensity liner (upper lash lines)
I’ve heard some folks say that they have issues blending out Swiss Chocolate. I haven’t experienced that myself, but if it’s something you’ve run into before, here are some things that might help. first is to lay down a primer, of course, and if your primer doesn’t seem to be working well with Swiss Chocolate, try using a thinner layer of primer. That seems to make the blending simpler for me.

Also, after you apply your primer, wait for it to completely dry. Then, blend a bit of transparent powder on top, because that powder will act as a buffer between your eyeshadow and your primer, enabling those powder grains to slip and slide better.

MAC Ricepaper layered underneath MAC Vanilla on my brow bone, MAC Bamboo and MAC Saddle in the crease, MAC Swiss chocolate on my lids and MAC Ricepaper in the inner corner, and MAC Smolder Eye Kohl topped with MAC Carbon on my upper lash lines, MAC Costa Riche on my water and lower lash lines, and Chanel Inimitable Mascara in 10 on my upper and lower lashes.
Swiss chocolate goes well with SO numerous classic MAC neutrals, too. in some cases I’ll wear it with Bare study or Laying low paint Pot, then, like I mentioned, I’ll add Texture, Bamboo or Soft brown in the crease. then to define the crease further, I’ll add a little Swiss chocolate in the crease and the outer V.

I like to use MAC Brule to highlight when I do a look like this, but Ricepaper looks good, too. thing is, Ricepaper’s shimmer has much more of a ’90s vibe (which is great, though, but it can be dated), especially if you’re putting it along your brown bone, so I’ll typically keep it on my lid and in the inner corner.

A pan of MAC Swiss chocolate is available now for $16 in the permanent line, but if you have any empty palettes sitting around, you can save some dough by getting one of the refill pans instead, which are $6.


Swiss chocolate is an amazing fall color! I hope you check it out sometime.

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