Hello my friends! Hope your Monday is going well. I wanted to write up a blog about one of my favorite MAC eyeshadows... it's called Beauty Marked and it's a gorgeous black-plum with burgundy sparkle. It's very dark, and makes a great smudgy eyeliner, smokey eye, outer V, or crease shade.
I remember purchasing MAC Beauty Marked for $15.00 because I thought it was such a unique color! That was before I found the dupes... I know I've told you about at least one of these dupes before, but I thought it'd be good to make a blog to share my additional findings. Take a moment and try to decide which of the shades swatched below is Beauty Marked...
I'll reveal the answer in a moment! First I'd like to note something about these swatches and the way Beauty Marked and its dupes apply. Toward the top of the swatch where the most product (and pressure) was applied, you tend to notice a bit more sparkle and purple-ish tone. Toward the center of the swatch where less product and pressure was applied, less of the sparkle and purple show through. And at the tail end, you can see that with minimal product and pressure, the shade transforms to a medium neutral- very different from the top of the swatch. My point is that these swatches represent how Beauty Marked & dupes will apply on your eyes with varying amounts of product and pressure. It's really a pretty versatile shade!
Now... Answers to the swatch quiz!
The only really outstanding shade in this palette is the Beauty Marked dupe in the upper right hand corner. The other shades are definitely average to below average, but the dupe shade is really nicely pigmented and beautiful! As you can see in the swatch pic above, this one has a little more of a visible plum color than the other shades. I wanted to offer this dupe because I know not everyone has access to Wet 'n Wild.
MAC Beauty Marked ($15)
Not much more to say about this shade.... other than the fact that the Wet 'n Wild colors have an even creamier feel to them than this MAC shadow!
Wet 'n Wild Color Icon 6-color Palette in Lust ($5)
I love this whole six color palette, which is a half & half mix of matte and shimmer. This shade, and the following Wet 'n Wild shade couldn't be closer to Beauty Marked!
I believe this is the exact same shade in the other Wet 'n Wild palette. So whichever one you get your hands on... you'll have a Beauty Marked dupe!
So how did you do on the little quiz? I gave it to Tyler, and on his fourth try, he chose the actual "Beauty Marked" shade :) One more thing- I always use a primer with my eyeshadows, and I haven't noticed any difference in the staying power of Beauty Marked versus the drugstore options.
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