You'd be forgiven for bypassing MAC Soba on the kaleidoscopic display of MAC eyeshadows on the in-store display.
Honestly, it's a shade I bypassed for years - another brown eyeshadow? Groan. I've got about five million of those. Why did I need Soba?
Soba is a mid-tone, warm satin brown. In other words, a poopy/beigey/boring/slightly offputting little pan of eyeshadow. It's kind of yellowy, camel-y, and not very appealing.
But on the lids - woah there. It's a different story entirely. The not-quite-matte finish is flattering on any and all eyelids of any age; and from the fairest complexion to deepest, richest tones, this eyeshadow will find a forever home in your collection.
It can be a one-wash wonder with a little liner. It can be a fantastic transition from a super-foiled finish to a matte shadow with no choppiness. It can be a light definition shade for the socket on minimal makeup days, or paired with full-on lashes without being OTT. On fair skins, you can make it super grungy; on darker skintones, this will be a beautiful, chic, sophisticated lighter lid shade.
|Left - Burberry Cream shadow in Mink. Right - MAC Soba|
Overall - Glorious. Necessary. And surprisingly hard to dupe.
Get it in your makeup bag.
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