Maybe I'm just not wearing it right, or maybe it's my skintone (NW20) but it always just makes me look like I've got a shiner. Boo.
I bought this a couple weeks ago, and I'm honestly not impressed. I tried this on the lid with a smokey crease and a nude lip. It just didn't look right. Maybe I should try using it different ways, but for now I'm disappointed. I wouldn't repurchase either. I love MAC shadows, but this one's a bust.
Trax is a plummy-purple with gold glitter specks. Very similar the plum shade in the NARS 'Habanera' duo. It's one of my all-time favourite MAC eyeshadows and I wear it nearly every single day all over my lid and blended into my crease with Urban Decay 'Sin' in my inner corners. Now, I have to be honest and say the pigmentation isn't outstanding - sometimes I really have to pack it on my lids with my 239 brush, which can be an annoyance. But, I'm willing to forgive that aspect because I just love the colour and sparkle of Trax so much. If you have very dark brown eyes, it's well worth a look!
Such a pretty colour but sadly horrible pigmentation!
For some reason I only swatched this on my fingertips before buying it, and didn't try to swatch it on my hand - otherwise I would've seen how sheer it is. On my fingertips it showed up like a subtle purple shade with gold shimmer, and I instantly fell in love. At home though, when I put it where it's intended to be, on my eyes, I was shocked to find it just doesn't show up! All I could see was the golden shimmer, none of the purple! (and I'm not a massive fan of shimmery and glittery things)
I've tried this with different products underneath, on its own, just over a primer, you name it, but it is just too sheer! If you try packing it on, you only get more gold shimmer, and barely any of the colour, so you end up looking like a disco ball.
What a disappointmet.
I still use this (I hate wasting products), sometimes over a nude primer, as a wash of (barely any) colour, or over eyeshadows in the middle of my lid as a bit of a highlight, or sometimes if I want to add a different effect to a matte shadow. But I wanted to use this as a regular eyeshadow colour, which I can't do, so I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
I love trax. I don't know if there is anything I can say that hasn't been said before. It's a multidimensional neutral purple with gold shimmer. It's not crazy pigmented, but I use a MAC Paint Pot as a base and then pack on the color with a sponge applicator or a synthetic concealer brush and I get opaque coverage. I wear it all over the lid and on my lower lashline and smudge a matte burgundy-plum or brown in the crease. Love it!
This was a dissapointment. The color is gorgeous with different dimensions but I have to pack it on to get any color payoff. Like REALLY pack it on. I have hit pan already and I hardly ever use it. It's pretty with sketch in the crease. This is not one of MAC's better e/s formulas. Now I only use it on my lower lashline--it's much easier to work with that way.
Trax is very pretty, medium slightly reddish purple with gold flecks! I mostly use it as a crease color or/and at the lower lashline almost every time when I wear purple or brown on the lid. Applies beautifully, no fallout and I hadn't any issues with pigmentation. It was my first MAC eyeshadow and still loved...
In general, I'm a big fan of MAC eyeshadows, but this one is a disappointment. It is very sheer and goes on a bit splotchy. I used Stila prime pot underneath after reading one review suggesting a good primer, and it was still a letdown. I used it as a lid color with Fig. 1 in the crease and it was just OK, no wow factor for me with this one.
.This does not wear as well as other MAC e/s. to me. However, beautiful purple shade, until applied. Guess I will keep searching for a nice purple shade that suits me. I'd say this would be appropriate for brown eyes and/or the right skin tone for this lovely shade.
This is a beautiful colour - but be warned, the staying power isn't great. I have a lot of MAC eyeshadows and use painterly paint pot as a base and never have any problems, but with Trax I find that it does crease a bit and doesn't have the longevity that I like. I tend to use this over other eyeshadows to add a little bit of something extra when I want a bit of glitter or a purpley mauve sheen :)