Just like the duochrome eyeshadows that I posted a quick tip about earlier, glittery eyeshadows work really well on top of colored bases.
It can be quite tricky to get the sparkles in shadows like MAC Beauty Marked or MAC Black Tied to show up if you apply it on top of a regular primer/base. You have to pack it on and even then, the eyeshadow doesn't look like it does in the pan.
The trick is: a colored base!
Black Tied works best over a black base and while Beauty Marked works well that way too, it also looks great over a red or purple base like MAC Flammable paint (DC) or MAC Royal Hue s/s (DC) or the Mehron aquacolors.
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1: ArtDeco eyeshadow base
2: MAC Blacktrack f/l. Any black eyeliner/creme shadow/aqua color will give the same effect.