So.. I'm going to start with my first ever MAC eyeshadow, which was Beauty Marked :)
This is a Velvet finish eyeshadow, and in the pan, it looks like a matte black with magenta glitter. However, when you apply it with a brush, you will find that it's just a hardly pigmented matte black and the glitter is unnoticeable when applied on the eye. It's also not the creamiest of consistencies.
For this reason, I usually use this as a black to deepen my outer-V, as it's really easy to control how much goes on, cuz it's semi-pigmented on the right brush - like a dense crease/pencil brush (shader brushes eat this stuff up for some reason!). It's weird cuz when you take it on your finger, it's crazy pigmented, but it won't transfer onto anything else..
BUT BUT BUT BUT! The best part about Beauty Marked is that it has an AMAZING effect when foiled. Foiling means to use the eyeshadow wet, and to do this, you take some product on your brush and spray your brush with either water or a setting spray (view a post about those here), and then apply them to your eyes. Here is the difference:
|(L - Dry; R - Wet)|
As you can see, while you can use it dry either in the daytime to deepen your crease and in the nighttime you can totally transform this into a metallic and very unique colour. It works really well as an eyeliner when it's wet, and it will add that extra bit of special-ness you can't get with just a plain black liner. But you wont get an eyeliner of this colour dry.. it's way too sheer!
This is great if you want a multi-functional version of a plain black, if you don't mind it being not very pigmented. The only thing I don't like about it, is how difficult it is to get the colour on the brush to apply onto a surface.. the product seems to disappear, unless it's a dense crease brush.
Do any of you guys have Beauty Marked? :)
I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and lemme know if you would be interested in more posts like these on specific colours! :)