MAC Blacktrack secret

Friday, November 13, 2009

I figured this one out a couple weeks ago — it’s really nifty! When you line on top of shadow with a black gel or cream liner (I used my Blacktrack, hence the title) it sometimes actually alters the colour of the shadow… check out the example below.I was in disbelief for a few moments (it’s so different! And pretty! So… blue!) and thus made sure multiple times this wasn’t some epic screw-up. When I swatched it to show you guys, I wiped off the liner before dipping in with a clean brush… and yup, it definitely does change the colour of the shadow! (Okay, okay, maybe it isn’t THAT different. But you have to admit, it is a pretty big change, especially as you’d expect no change at all.)

‘Kay, one more time: here’s a close-up. (Can you tell that I am absolutely MESMERIZED by this??! Yah, pretty much.)Just a nifty little trick that I thought I’d let you guys know about. Lesson: layer shadow under your black gel liners for a cool effect, or ensure that they’re going on shadowless skin if you want it super-black.

(The shadow used in this is Senna Fantasy, one of my favourite shades. It’s gorgeous and versitile, not to mention ridiculously vibrant for such a light colour.)

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8 Responses to “MAC Blacktrack secret”

  1. rasilla, on November 13th, 2009 at 2:15 am said:

    I know that they do this with the shadows, (elf eye transformer smashbox eye illusio), but didn't think about the effect with liners (even though smashbox even states that you can as a liner XD)anyway thanks for sharing that~

  2. beautifulmonday, on November 13th, 2009 at 7:04 am said:

    just to be a devil's advocate:
    how does this compare to layering the shadow (which IS lovely) OVER the liner?

    :D

  3. Rae // theNotice, on November 13th, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

    Laura: lol!! You get more pigment overtop when you use shadow over liner, so it looks more like, well, shadow over liner! (As opposed to this, which irl just looks like a tinted liner)

  4. Rae // theNotice, on November 13th, 2009 at 9:06 am said:

    rasilla: It's not quite the same thing, as eyeshadow transformers are made to transform the shadow into a liner, or "eye illusion"y products into a more shimmery version of themselves, rather than a total change in colour =P But I get what you mean!!Try it out sometime :) Definitely fun!

  5. Sorcha the Plucky, on November 13th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

    How interesting, I've tried layering shadows over Blacktrack (Stars N' Rockets turns out this amazing blue), but I'd never thought of trying it the other way around!

  6. Rae // theNotice, on November 13th, 2009 at 5:02 pm said:

    Sorcha: Me too! This was an accident — and a really cool one =P

  7. Christy, on November 15th, 2009 at 6:15 am said:

    Ever tried it with Stars & Rockets? It's some serious <3

  8. Rae // theNotice, on November 15th, 2009 at 8:22 am said:

    Christy: Lol! No I haven't, but if I ever pick up Stars & Rockets I promise I'll give it a go! Thanks hon :)

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