Ground Brown is a deep dark, highly pigmented dark brown (notice how I said ‘dark’ twice there LOL it’s DARK!). The minute I saw it in the pan I was instantly reminded of Brown Down and if you’re wondering how the two compare to one another, you definitely aren’t alone! I instantly ran to my makeup cabinet and dug out Brown Down to compare the two. Honestly, the two are one in the same, which is probably why MAC decided to discontinue Brown Down. The only minor difference worth mentioning is Brown Down has an ever so slightly more red tint to it compared to Ground Brown and that only appears more visible when they’re swatched side by side. If you’re wondering if you need both, I’d say absolutely not and I actually prefer Brown Down, myself (it’s just easier to work with). Overall, meh, I could leave Ground Brown.
MAC eyeshadows used:
- Ground Brown (on lid, below crease)
- Texture (crease)
- Blanc Type (blend)