20 September 2011

How To: Many Ways To Use Mac Eyeshadow Pigments

Ever since I got my first item from Mac (which was Mac Brule eye-shadow in case you were wondering) I was always fascinated by the pigments, they looked so colourful and exciting and I love anything that comes in a little pot, the packaging always gets me. The first pigments I ever got were from a holiday collection a few years ago, as you can see from the picture below I now have quite a selection.

Mac Pigments 101
I'm going to be honest and say that I manly only use them as eyeshadow, but after watching many youtube beauty videos I learnt they actually have many uses.

Let me first show you a few of my favourite pigments:

Mac Pigments 101
  Here are some swatches of my favourite colours:

Mac Pigments
L-R  Vanilla, Mellon, Violet, Teal, Fuchsia.

Now here's a few things the pigments can be used for:

Dry (Eyeshadow)
No-brainer.

Wet (Eyeshadow)
You can mix the pigment with Fix + or some other kind of mixing medium, you could even use water, by mixing it you are intensifying the colour. I have done this with the violet pigment and it looked amazing. 

Eyeliner:
The same as above and you can then use it dry to set it and your eyeliner won't go anywhere.

Highlighter:
I sometimes like to use lighter coloured pigments, like vanilla as a cheek and brow bone highlight. You could even mix it in with your mousturiser or foundation for an all over glow.

Lipgloss:
Mix a gorgeous pink pigment like fuchsia with a bit of clear gloss,  and there we have it ladies, home-made lipgloss.

Nail Polish:
This is something I have never tried and I really want to, all you need a some clear nail polish and a pigment of your choice, I think mine for be melon, I think it would be perfect for autumn. I will be sure to do a full post on this when I try it.

The sky really is the limit, all you really need is some pigments and a bit of creativity. Let me know if you have tried any of the things I mentioned? Especially if you have made your own nail polish, I would love to know how it went.

Let me know your favourite Mac pigments?

XOXO Claire.
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8 comments

  1. I'm so jealous or your collection! Melon looks gorgeous, and the idea about using it as nail polish is amazing, I'm going to try that out Xxxxx

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  2. @Shari

    Oooh let me know how it turns out, I want to try it but I have get get some clear nail polish first :-)

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  3. What an amazing collection! I think my fav Mac pigment is probably Golden Olive. I really like the look of Melon and Violet x

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  4. I like MAC pigments too but I have yet to try one as a nail polish!:D


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  5. So many pigments. Love all the colours specially melon

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  6. One of my personal make up goals is to use my pigments more, I love them but because they take that tiny bit of extra work, I do neglect them! My favourite is Reflects Antique Gold. Oh and push the edge

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  7. @Gaelle- The Make up Fairy

    I know what you mean, they are quite messy but its so worth it :-)

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