Saturday, May 11, 2013

MAC Pigment in Rose

I'm back with yet another review! I recently purchased my very first MAC pigment. Pigments are at the core of the making of any eyeshadow -- it's what gives them their intense, vibrant color. When you buy just a pigment, as opposed to a pressed eyeshadow, you're buying straight up, intense color. It's most often used on the eyes, but it can be used on the cheeks as a blush, or mixed with lip balm to make your own gloss!

MAC has loads of pigment shades, but I picked Rose because I wanted a neutral pink for everyday wear -- I've been rocking the bronze-pink look all spring and plan to keep rocking it straight into the summer. It's fun, tropical looking, and adds a hint of glam without overdoing it.

One thing you'll notice upon swatching this pigment is that it's VERY chunky. Most pigments are. It needs a good primer or cream shadow underneath to give it something to stick to. From there, it gets very easy to apply and blend. And a little bit goes a long way -- I tapped a teensy bit onto the lid of the container and it was more than enough for both eyes.

I used Rose on the lid with a darker color in the outer corner and crease. You can really see the copper and gold glitter under the flash of the camera. If you're looking for a plain pink, this isn't it, it's a very complicated rose gold color. Layered on top of my Maybelline cream eyeshadow in Inked in Pink, it became a tad more cool toned and more pink looking, but the gold and copper still shine through strongly. Either way, this color is everything I wanted it to be and more, and I can't wait to buy more MAC pigments in the future!

Have you tried using pigments instead of regular eyeshadow? What were your experiences?

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