Pigment noob alert! Until a few months ago, I had no idea what pigments were used for. So a lovely MAC MUA told me – “a pigment is an intensified eyeshadow”! I bought one and can say is I am a changed woman . I picked one up for trial and I am completely hooked! It does help that it is a gorgeous shade of gold, MAC Old Gold Pigment to be precise.
In MAC’s own words, a pigment is a “highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long lasting.” Sounds like a good investment doesn’t it?

What I liked about it? 

  • Rich, intense color. The payoff is amazing, really!  What else do you want from an eyeshadow, right? The actual product deserves an A+ on its own.
  • Blends amazingly.
  • Does not crease.
  • Really long lasting, lasts the entire night of partying with a primer!
  • Amazing range of shades, all of which seem desirable to me.
What I didn’t like about it?
  • I detest the packaging so much. I have been so scared that I will somehow spill the entire product.
  • A little on the expensive side, $23.50/4.5 grams, but I reckon it will last me for a long time.
Overall thoughts? I want to pick up some more colours, especially some neutrals. I (heart) pigments, they are definitely an exciting alternative to boring old eyeshadows.
Old Gold is definitely a gorgeous shade of gold and is a must if you want bollywood-esque gold eyes. I used it for a bridal look I did, here.



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13 thoughts on “MAC Old Gold Pigment

  1. GlitterGlamourGrace

    Yet to take the pigment plunge..You make it sound too good to be missed..

    Btw, your blog is looking beautiful..I would say this is one of the best ever templates you have used :-)


  2. Peachesandblush

    I love MAC pigments- they are the omost versatile products ever- u can mix them with clear nailpaint and they become a coloured nailpolish, some people mix em with foundation and use as a highlighter..
    BTW…loving the template..


  3. aoyv

    I am in love with this product, its amazing. You should def check it out. And thank you…I keep changing my mind…i have commitment issues when it comes to this thing 😛


  4. Neeraj

    I love Old Gold….btw MAC got a new packaging for their pigments and they are better in no spillage as it was a concern seeing the wide mouth of the jar before……I am going to buy Pinch me blush soon.lucky its in the regular permanent line…

    Have u tried Richlife pigment which is a matte brown on the burgundy side…ITs a lovely contrast..



  5. aoyv

    HI Neeraj, yes MAC changed the packaging, but I still find it a little uncomfortable to use :/
    Pinch me is a gorgeous shade of blush, you'll really enjoy it. Especially on brides wearing pink, its gonna look great.

    I'll definitely try Richlife pigment now that you have recommended. Keep coming back here, I'd love to hear your views on new things.


  6. shilps

    hi aovy…
    i jst landed on ur blog link thru rashmi's indyabeauty blog……..
    and i luv ur blog thoroughly……i m going to b a regular frm nw on……


  7. Cynthia Z

    This shade looks gorg! I have a few MAC pigments but rarely use them. I agree with u about the spillage…I get scared too. So messy as well, and here with the fan n all >.< ♥xx♥


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