December 9, 2014

loose pigments: how and why you should try them

Since I've started working at MAC I've gotten to experiment with all kinds of products, and one product that I'm currently loving is loose pigments. Even though they are mainly used as eyeshadow, loose pigments have a wide variety of uses on the face. You can mix with a clear gloss for a custom lip colour, dust on the contours of the face to highlight, or combine with a mixing medium for a very pigmented eyeshadow application.

How to Use:

I like MAC's fix+ as a mixing medium, and to use as an eyeshadow spray a little bit of fix+ on a palette or old CD, dip your brush in the fix+ (just to dampen, not soak), then dip it in the pigment. Mix it around on the back of your hand and then apply to your eye for the desired look.

Here's a recent eye look using MAC's loose pigment in "Heritage Rouge":

Get This Look:

-MAC loose pigment in "Heritage Rouge" [crease]
-Maybelline The NUDES eyeshadow palette [lid + transition crease]
-MAC shadow in "White Frost" [tearduct]
-Revlon liquid eye pen in "Blackest Black"
-MAC pearlglide eyeliner in "Almost Noir" [undereye]
-Lancome Doll Lashes Mascara
-Ardell "Demi Wispies" false lashes
-MAC fix+

And don't forget to use an eyeshadow primer with all eye looks! This is a very important step that keeps shadow in place for 12+ hours.  I like Urban Decay's "Shadow Primer Potion".

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