I love love love MAC pigments, but unfortunately most of the people around me (both my beauty junkie friends and non beauty junkies) find them a bit messy to use. But wth, the color intensity is much stronger than the normal e/s ... and I find MAC's pigments to be one of the best in the market (the other is MUFE, but I have a problem with some of MUFE's strong pigment colors, they actually stain my eyes, but no such problem with MAC pigments)
What are pigments
Most people would define pigments as loose powder e/s, but actually pigments are pretty versatile. Depending on the color, they could be :
- mixed with a gloss to become lip color, or
- used as highlighting powders / blush colors and
- they could also be used in bodypainting.
- Eyelining if mixed with a mixing medium
.So in MAC's website, they are put under Multi-purpose products rather than in any specific one category. They are definitely much more pigmented than your normal eyeshadow.
How to apply pigments
For application of pigments i would recommend using a MAC 242 brush to PAT on the e/s instead of sweeping to prevent fall out. And in order to prevent fall out on all over the face, dust a layer of excess loose powder under the eye area. So after u are done, if there's any fall out u can just dust them away together with the loose powder from the face.And u can either use them wet or dry
As for packaging, I still prefer the old packaging. They are much more stable than the new ones, which are slightly taller and the openings smaller than the old ones. They feel very wobbly to me. Here's the comparison of the old and new packaging of the pigment bottles. And obviously, the old one contains more pigments.
Without further ado, the following are pics and swatches of my green mac pigments
From top to bottom, left to right: Pastorale, Glided green, Spiritualized, Golder's green, Antique gvreen & Nightlight. All LE
From left to right: Pastorale, Glided green, Spiritualized, Golder's green, Antique green & Nightlight
From top to bottom, left to right: Kelly green, Landscape green, Emerald green, True Chartreuse & Teal
Frome left to right: Kelly green, Landscape green, Emerald green, True Chartreuse and Teal