I received a package this week from my regular MAC pigment seller: 1/2 tsp each of Quietly, Vis-a-Violet and Helium. Now if these were not LE (especially Quietly which was launched only in Asia) and in scant quantities everywhere, I would have purchased full-sizes of these. Yes, I know, Helium is a repromote in the upcoming Curiousitease pigment set, but I didn't know that when I ordered these! Anyways, I loved my tiny haul nonetheless. I got 1/2 tsp each because 1/4 is just not enough for a pigment whore like me. Anyone out there into pigments like me as well?
As you can see, Viz-a-Violet and Quietly look so similar in the jars, but believe me, they're not. I also love similarly-hued pigments so that the progression of shades on the lids are both subtle and noticeable.
As labeled, I applied these over Painterly paint pot so the colors stay truer to their shades on the lids when worn. These were applied dry and they will change a bit, both in texture and color, when foiled (I'd like to apply Helium using the MAC mixing medium because as you can see on the swatch, it is quite grainy when used dry).
I tried a smokey pink look, but I was disappointed with the pictures. I usually take pictures in natural light, but I took these at night, so the nuances of the eye look didn't register properly. Oh well. Just want to rave about Poste Haste from the Matte2 collection. This is the almost-Passionate clone, but I let go of the latter because Post Haste is soooo much better! It glides like butter on the lids unlike Passionate, and was not hard to blend at all. The color pay-off was fantabulous as well. I hope I'm not the only one liking the texture of the Matte2s!
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC Apricot Pink pigmeng used with MAC mixing medium on lid
MAC Revved Up pigment on mid to outer lid
MAC Post Haste (Matte2) eyeshadow on outer V and crease
MAC Carbon and Twinks eyeshadows on crease
MAC Cloudbound eyeshadow to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Tanzanite
MAC Zoomlash mascara
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Dayna's G2 mineral foundation
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC Emote blush to contour
Lumiere veena blush in Mauvelous
MAC New Vegas MSF over blush
MAC lipliner in Whirl
Lumiere Lumi Lips lipgloss in Holy Grail