Grain is, in my mind’s eye, is the sister of Naked Lunch, Jest and All That Glitters. Not in color, mind you, but in the finish and the type of results you can expect to achieve with it. It is more the brown version of these types of shades and brightens a look effortlessly. The closest color you could compare this to in terms of finish and color in MAC’s permanent range is Era, although Grain is one step up in lightness to Era. My most favorite placement with Grain is the inner half of the lid or as a highlight in the center of the lid for added dimension in a combination. I find Grain to be very pigmented and easy to work with. If you have struggled with the shades I mentioned in the beginning, do give Grain a try; it is one shade I feel every woman can pull off extremely well. If you don’t have a great collection of neutrals already, this is definitely a must have.