Product Type: MAC makeup
Newest Review: ... smaller jars of pigment. To buy singularly it costs £15.50 for 4.5g of product (MAC website), I would say my jars are probably more aro... more
MAC Pigment Colour Powder
Member Name: mwah_xx
MAC Pigment Colour Powder
Advantages: Sparkly, varying intensity, creaseless, easy to blend, easy to apply
Disadvantages: Can splash over your face, price
Last year I extended my make up, and extended it, and extended it, and it became well known amongst my friends about my love of MAC and as such I opened a present off my best friend and lo and behold it was a gift set of MAC pigment eyeshadows, the funny thing was across the other side of town on that same Christmas morning she was sat there opening the very same present off me, great minds hey!
**Packaging, how much you get for your pennies and how many pennies it will cost**
Pigments is rather than a pressed powder that has come to be synonymous with eyeshadows the MAC pigments take it back to basics and comes as a loose, shimmering, glittering powder. As such the packagaing is obviously a little bit different to normal eyeshadow. My MAC pigments come in a clear tube, so you can see what colour the pigment is, with a black screwtop lid, these are made out of plastic, though be warned they can shatter as I found to my horror I smashed the darkest pigment I owned and it flew all over my make up bag and the white bathroom....!
On opening the the tube you see the pigment nestled in the tube, and it can be deceptive if the pigment has settled and compressed down - a little (GENTLE!) tap on the bottom of the tube and you will separate this which makes for easier application.
Now I have the gift set, where I have slightly smaller jars of pigment. To buy singularly it costs £15.50 for 4.5g of product (MAC website), I would say my jars are probably more around the 1-2g mark and I have been using these since Christmas 2009 with plenty of pigment left, so it does offer good value for money.
**Whats the right colour for me and whats it look like?**
Well it all depends on what you want from your pigment, drama, dayware, subtle shades......there is a shade to suit all skin types and make up styles with 29 different shades to choose from!
The pigment, once you've chosen your shade, is generally a very vibrant colour where you can see each speck of powder, these are not all glitter though there are what looks like pieces of glitter in there, and the overall effect is a shimmery one!
**Application and Utensils**
As we are working with loose powder rather than pressed powder I find it easier to apply using a brush. My one bug bear is that the jars I have personally are too small to swirl my brush around in and so I have had to adapt my application somewhat:
- Tip a SMALL amount onto the back of my hand
- Sweep the brush along this, being careful not to take too much product onto the bristles
- Apply to the eyelid in a gentle sweeping motion
I do find that the pigment can "splatter" glitter across your face which you will then need to clean off as it is never a good look! Other than that, application is even and it is easy to build up slowly to create more intensive, dramatic looks, and on talking of building up, it is easy to blend the pigments with both other pigments and "normal" pressed eyeshadows. I have found that this is less prone to creasing and is long lasting - so much so that it takes a good scrub to remove even after wearing all day.
**Would I recommend?**
If you love make up then I would recommend that you buy, especially if you like to play around with your look. The best thing about this is the intensity of the colour and the length of time that this lasts!
I would give it 5 stars, but for the price - £15.50 is a lot to spend in my opinion!
Summary: Sparkly, shimmery, sexy eyes!