I have been waiting for almost an entire year to get my hands on these gorgeous pigments from MAC! They are part of the limited edition Holiday collection that MAC tend to bring out each and every year. The set is $65 AUD and contains 5 stackable mini pigment jars. Regular pigments are $39AUD each, and i just couldn’t justify spending that much on one colour when there was no way that i would use the entire thing! I wanted to be able to try out a heap of colours and this was the perfect way for me to do just that.
The set that i selected is the Black and Gold set, however there are another two that are Silver and Violet, and Green and Teal. They are all so beautiful and it was quite difficult for me not to convince myself that i needed all 3!They come in a gorgeous black and gold box and each of these little jars has black, gold and white detailing on the lid. They are quite festive looking and are of MAC’s constant great quality. The first colour is called Naked. MAC describes it as a “Fleshy Beige with Pearl”. It’s a gorgeous skin tone colour with a hint of a shimmer that looks beautiful as an all over lid colour on fair skin, or as a highlight shade on darker skin tones. It is perfect for every day wear to work or to university just to amp up your look a bit! The next shade is called Museum Bronze, and it is the darkest of all of the shades. This is my favourite of all the colours! It’s the shade that i would use to add some sparkle to a smokey eye, and the shimmer in this colour is just beautiful. It does remind me a bit of Woodwinked eyeshadow. Gold glitter is in the middle and it is a finely milled.. well gold glitter! I can see myself using it sparingly over the lid for a bit of sparkle for my new years make-up this year, and i have actually also used in on top of clear nail polish for a festive sparkle! This shade has a similar sparkle to Museum Bronze, but it is much lighter and brighter! I can see this colour looking absolutely beautiful on girls with blue eyes, and it would also look very pretty mixed with some Fix+ or water to be made into an eye liner. Black Glitter is the one that i think i will be using least of all of these. The pieces are much larger that the Gold Glitter. I think i will find myself placing a few of these glitter pieces on the edges of my winged eyeliner for nights out with the girls. It would give the standard wing a little something! This photo was taken in natural light. The pigments are so smooth and easy to work with, they feel like butter when being applied! I didn’t use a primer or anything, just some pigment that was left on the lid. A little really does go a long way, so make sure that you use these sparingly.
Overall i am very happy with the collection. The beauty of pigments is that their uses are absolutely endless, and they can be turned into eyeliners, lipsticks, nail colours and just about anything that you can think of!
Thanks Lovelies! Xox