If you have not checked out my Video Review on MAC Pressed Pigments, I suggest that you do, because not only will you hear about my thoughts on these pressed pigments, but you also get a chance to win a MAC Pressed Pigment in Damson (you must be a subscriber to my YouTube channel). At any event, here's my written review on the pressed pigments.
I've already talked about the pressed pigments that were launched last year, but there are more colorful shades in this bunch compared to the previous releases. I have five of the new pressed pigments. Below are the pressed pigment swatches and my thoughts on them.
Pink Pepper, Damson
Wearing MAC pressed pigments in Lime Ice (inner lid) in Damson (mid and outer lid)
MAC Pressed Pigment in Lime Ice is a nice light green pigment. Like most of the pressed pigments, this one applies sheer when used dry, and metallic when foiled or used wet. I like to use these wet mixed with MAC Fix+, because I noticed that they adhere to the lids better when foiled.
Midnight is a bright blue frost that looks pretty on the lids. I saw the MAC artist wear this on her lids and it really stood out against all the other eye shadows she was wearing.
Black Grape is a favorite of mine, described as a dark aubergine. It looks very metallic and pretty when used foiled.
Pink Pepper is a color that I can wear daily - a peachy shade that makes for a nice wash on the lid.
Damson is my top favorite - a beautiful brownish gold with flashes of green as well. As you can see in my eye look in the photo above, it looks really gorgeous and eye-catching.
Staying power is great with these pigments. I wore Damson and Lime Ice on a very hot, 108 degree day. I came back home and cooked, baked, with heat constantly radiating on my face and eyes. After 8 hours, I was surprised that the pigments were still on my lids, without creasing. I have to say though that I wore two eyeshadow bases - one main primer all over the lid, and another colored base to make the colors pop and to provide better adhesion of the pigments on the lids.
These silicone applicators were made especially for MAC pigments, the MAC artist said. They apply the pigments on the lid without much fallout. These are also re-usable for up to 5 applications, according to the instructions on the package. They can be washed using soap and warm water.
All in all, I think these pigments work well, but they do need lots of help. You need to have a tacky base underneath to make the pigments adhere better on the lids. I also think it's better to apply then foiled for maximum lasting power. Lastly, if you opt to get the silicone applicators, they work well in applying the pigments without much fallout.
Check out my video review and subscribe to my YouTube channel to get a chance to win a MAC pressed pigment in Damson!
(Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration, except for the giveaway prize on my YouTube channel which I purchased.)