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why is that?

i use black black shadow,to be exact i use carbon from mac and zero from urban decay.black enough right???

anyway,i use primer(ud)and i even put blacktrack as a base all over my lid,from lashes to crease and then i put lots of carbon shadow..and it all looks cool and black untill an hour late when it starts turning gray...then kinda bluish gray.the other day i went to mac and the lady told me,i love your blue shadow..and i was like,woman,that is carbon over blacktrack...she couldn't believe but wasn't any help explaining why this may happen...she has no clue.same thing happens when i put black w/o blacktrack underneath..or even w/o base...anyone experienced something similar using true black? and yes..how to keep blak on my eyes w/o turning gray...i don't wanna gray-i want B L A C K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANKS

 
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I totally know what your talking about!! It happens to me too. There are not many TRUE blacks out there that stay black all day and don't fade. What I do is layer the blacks....

I use my UD PP first, then I put on Benefit Towne Car (black creaseless cream shadow) and finally I put on a black powder shadow over that. It seems to help keep the color more true.

 
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OOOhhh and I forgot to mention that black shimmer shadows turn grey or blue more than the mattes.

 
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well,that's what i do too,first i put ud base,then i was using nars black cream shadow and then blacktrack (lots and lots and lots of layers of it...)then it didn't wrk so i used ud,then blacktrack and carbon and zero..all mate!still i get gray...

 
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..and I thought it was just me!! My black eyeshadows always turn blueish or sometimes kinda green, I'm thinking that it was my skin color (NC42-44)

 
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oh my gosh after all that and you STILL dont get a black hue? that is so weird because i can wear a dark blue or dark brown eyeshadow and people will be like, i like how you did your black eyeshadow! lol!!! i find even the cheapest eyeshadows look black as f__k on me and i use a black eyeshadow color by sinful colors, and thats waaaayyy cheaper in price than MAC so it cant be that better in quality. well that's odd?

 
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The UD Primer potion is turning the color of you shadows. This is a common issues, try a different primer such as benefits F.Y.eye which I love and it works better than UDPP because shadows are easier to blend. HTH

 
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I have used a plethora of primers and it still turns gray or blue?? I think it's the shadows?

 
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Lol. Plethora.


I remember when I first heard that word in "The 3 Muskateers".

 
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this happens to me all the time!

i go for a smokey eye, it looks like a blue smokey eye.

it drives me nuts!

 
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The only black shadow I've used that stayed totally black on me, even after performing, was from Wet & Wild. I'm not sure if they still make it, but it was a matte black shadow that stayed REALLY well.

 

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