I'm going to do a little review on my MAC shadows. I've only been buying from MAC for about 5 months, but I've been really impressed with their products. I'm not an expert on their products, by any means, but I have formed opinions about them.
|Left: Burmese Beauty Quad; Right: Showstopper, Skintone 2,|
Burmese Beauty, and Prized
|Left: Custom 4 Shadow Quad; Right: Satin Taupe, Trax, |
Beauty Marked, Blanc Type
Beauty Marked is as intriguing as it is temperamental. In the pan, it's stunning, and it catches my eye every time I see it. But when you swatch it (normally, at least) it comes off as a black with maybe three specks of red/purple glitter, and when you try to use in on the lid, the glitter kind of falls off. You either have to apply it wet or over a dark base to get it to show up. But as you can hopefully see in the swatch, I was able to swatch in a way that shows off how gorgeous it can be. You're going to think I'm crazy, but I just ever so lightly scratched the shadow with my finger nail (just to kick up enough shadow to use in swatch) so it becomes sort of loose. I've not tried using this technique on the lid, so I'll make an update on that when I do. Unfortunately, this is about the fullest to it's potential that I have been able to get it.
So, that is what I think about the shadows I own. Overall I really do love these shades, and am planning on purchasing more in the future.