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.