This post is a long overdue, but I had been extremely busy with my best friend’s wedding and so this post went on getting shelved. Well anyways, last weekend I purchased my first MAC product. But let me give you guys a background first.
I had initially gone to the MAC counter to buy myself a MAC paint pot in either Painterly or Soft Ochre. But they were out of stock on both, so I enquired about the MAC Limited Edition Lady Gaga Lipstick. Well, that was out of stock too and so I ended up checking out the eye shadows. I was longing for a black shadow in matte and so I asked the SA to gimme the shade called CARBON BLACK. Well, he showed me three shades- Carbon Black, Beauty Marked and Black Tied. Well, I was stubborn on Carbon Black, but he kept on pestering me to try Beauty Marked. But you see Beauty Marked looked like a shimmery Purple shade and so I kept refusing. But he was so adamant that I try Beauty Marked, that I had to give in and swatched it. Dude!!!! It was Black with some Purple shimmer. It was like magic! I fell in love with it and I bought it 🙂
This is how Beauty Marked looks in the container and how it looks swatched with and without base:
As is evident from the above image, it is an extremely pigmented shade and even though it isn’t really black, it is awesome for a smokey effect.
It cost me a whopping Rs.900/- but then I really wanted something from MAC 😉
I have used it only once till now and that was to obviously create a smokey effect with a Purple shadow. It really gave an awesome effect and I am already in love with it. The shade is so unique!!!
But you see the product itself isn’t so awesome 🙁 It doesnt really last for long and creases horribly even with a proper eye shadow base 🙁 Well, you see I went for a reception last night for which I did a blue smokey look. To achieve that look I used L’Oreal and ELF shadows and the eye make-up was intact throughout the 5 hours that I was there at the reception. But the purple smokey look that I tried with this MAC shadow started creasing within ½ an hour 🙁
Also, this shadow wasn’t very easy to blend. Maybe because it had all those glitters in it. Maybe a matte shade would be easier to blend! I’ll need to purchase another MAC shadow in matte this time to actually find that out for myself! 😛
I dunno if MAC shadows require MAC paint pots as bases only cause today I used my NYX eye shadow base and the MAC shadow is already creasing big time 🙁
Let me list out the PROs and CONs of MAC Eyeshadow – Beauty Marked now.
PROs of MAC Eyeshadow – Beauty Marked
• Unique shade
• Highly pigmented
• The purple looking shadow turns black on applying on the lid. It’s like MAGIC!!
• Negligible fallout
CONs of MAC Eyeshadow – Beauty Marked
• Not easily blendable
• Creases a lot
• Doesn’t stay for long
• Expensive! Rs.900/- for 1.5 gms.
Would I try another MAC shadow?
Errrr… Yes! Maybe something from the Villaneous range as well as the Tartan Tale range 😛
The Eye Make-up that I did with my MAC eye shadow (Beauty Marked) is as follows: