I'm very cheap uni student and At first I felt really guilty and irresponsible for having just spent 11.50 GBP on an eyeshadow that was basically carbon with a faint bit of purple shimmer in it. but I'm glad I bought it, I like it :) . It goes on less harsh and blotchy than carbon and it gives me this great 'bombshell' look if I put it on my lids alone, which is how I usually wear it. Its very wearable ( I'm NC43 ) Best of all that purple shimmer doesn't end up all over you face ( *cough* *cough* urban decay. ) . make sure you try it on/ swatch because you're in for a surprise... that purple shimmer is barely noticable.. its basically just a purprish black ! x
This was beautiful in the pan, but once I put it on, it was just black, not beautiful burgundy flecks like I was hoping for.
I bought this eyeshadow quite some time ago and I hardly ever wear it... When I bought it, I thought it looked beautiful in the pan. I just wish that's how it looked on my eyes! As others have said, I'm sure I could do some work to it to make it "work" but it seems like too much work to make it work, lol. But as it is on its own, it's very chalky and hard to blend. Definitely one of my least favs out there.
This was gorgeous in the pan. But as previous posters noted, on the lid it looked like a light black. Very little glitter, if any. I returned this the same day. I read here that I can make it work with other colors, but I'm not willing to do that much to make a color 'work'. There are plenty of other colors that do what they should.
Beautiful colour!! It is a very dark (almost black) purple with pinky-purple shimmer. I like this colour for when you want to do a dramatic smokey eye but want to tone it down a bit from the black, change it up a bit, or add a bit of colour without looking clownish. I personally use this eyeshadow regularly in wet form and apply it as eyeliner on my top lash line with an angled eyeshadow brush. I think this colour is gorgeous for brown eyes (from experience lol) but would probably work with any other colour.
Gorgeous color. BUT, I must say you DO need a black base. Or else its extremely muddy and diffucult to blend. You'll definetely see the true color with a black base :)
I completely agree with the previous reviewer that this eyeshadow is beautiful in the pan only. On the eyelid, the shimmer/glitter is very obvious, it separates and falls off, and all that's left is an almost black/grey colour - not the colour I had expected or hoped for. The texture is also very scratchy. I 'Back to MAC'd this having only used it a couple of times.
I actually really love this shadow, I find it to be a beautiful color especially when wet. Having said that... I bought it specifically for a smokey eye because I could tell that it was going to be dark (I swatched before buying) and it looked GORGEOUS in the pan. If I runout, I'll probably repurchase, however I think it'll take a long time for that to happen as a little goes a very long way. I don't think this is for everyone but for me, it's a beautiful alternative to just plain ol' black.
Beautiful in pan only, turns black upon application. I can't get with any product that I have to "do things to" to make them appear to be the way I think they should/the way they present themselves in their raw forms. This is one I wish I had not purchased.
Oh, Beauty Marked! Never has a product inspired such frustration and wonder!
I too was enamoured by the way it looked in the pan only to bring it home, try it on my lid (over a Urban Decay Primer Potion) and have it look...black. D'oh!
Away to youtube I went, where I found several tutorials on "how to make Beauty Marked work" and can finally get the results I wanted. I use it over a black, purple or white base (think NYX jumbo pencils) and/or I foil it. Only then can you see the beautiful red glitter flecks.
I'm giving it only 3 because though I can make it go on beautifully, it takes a bit of work to get it there and I feel a bit limited on how I can use it in that it absolutely must be foiled or applied over a base.