MAC Pigment ‘Naked’ Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC Pigment in the shade ‘Naked‘.

Price : Rs 1250 for 4.5 g

I picked it up as part of a 5 pigment set (each containing 2.5 g) from the Tartan Tale collection. Price : Rs 2300 for 5 pigments

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

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What MAC says about Pigments : 

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. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product

NAKED : Fleshy beige w/ pearl (Matte)

View all Pigment shades on MAC Website HERE.

 

My take on the product

 

 

Naked is part of a 5 pigment set I picked up from the Tartan Tale collection last winter. As described by MAC, its a ‘fleshy beige‘ color with a  pearl finish. The shade is almost neutral and hence works well for both warm and cool skin tones. Pigments are described as ‘multi-use’ products by MAC – can be used on eyes, lips, face and nails as well. I generally use Naked as a highlighter for brow bone, inner corner  and cheek bones.

For everyday wear, I like using just a small amount of the product on my brow bone for a subtle highlighting effect. For more dramatic looks, I use a little more of the product for a more intense effect. The pigment can also work as a lovely all over lid color for fair skin tones.

The product is finely filled and blends easily. It lasts 7-8 hours easily on me on the eyes and a little lesser on the face since I have very oily skin. If used properly, there is barely any fall out.

A very small amount is needed in each application and even the smaller 2.5 g size jar will last me a long long time,

Highly recommended to everyone.

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

 

The GOOD about MAC Pigment ‘Naked ‘ –

  1. Finely milled.
  2. Smooth texture
  3. Blends easily
  4. Gorgeous shade- will work for all skin tones
  5. The pearl finish is neither too loud, nor too subtle- will work for all occasions and looks.
  6. Only a small amount needed for each application.
  7. Multi- use- can be used on eyes as well as face.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about MAC Pigment Naked –
  1. Since its a loose pigment, it needs a little practice in handling otherwise it leads to fall out.
  2. Expensive.
  3. MAC is not available everywhere

This is how it looks on me (I have used it as highlighter on brow bone and inner corner)

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC Pigment 'Naked' Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

 Overall Verdict

 

It is a fleshy beige pigment with a pearl finish – the neutral shade will work for both warm and cool skin tones. The texture is extremely fine milled, its blends easily and a very small amount is required in each application. The shimmer/pearl is not too much and it can be used as an highlighter in everyday makeup too. It will also work very well as an all over lid shade for fair skin tones.

Highly recommended.

Rating : 4.5/5

 

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23 Comments

  1. September 17, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Woww..this looks awesome Ankita…such a great shade for highlighter!!!!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 17, 2011 / 7:39 pm

      Thanks Cali 🙂

  2. September 17, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I do like this alot Ankita..its a fab highlighter! Btw is this collection still available..i mean 5 pigments for 2300 bucks?

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 17, 2011 / 7:40 pm

      The collection was launched last winter Parita. I don’t think it would be available now 🙁

  3. Vid
    September 17, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    this looks great! can it be used on face as a highlighter

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 17, 2011 / 7:41 pm

      Yes it can be used as face highlighter too 🙂

  4. September 17, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    This eye makeup is lovely…what is the copper tone that you have used?

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 17, 2011 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks Divya 🙂 It is Coastal Scents eye shadow ‘Swiss chocolate’. I did a makeup breakdown of the look few days back also if you’d like to see the whole look.

      • September 20, 2011 / 6:30 pm

        Thanks…I think I missed it…will check

  5. September 17, 2011 / 7:10 pm

    Lovely look…great shade n must say awesome deal!!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 17, 2011 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks GG 🙂

  6. September 17, 2011 / 8:08 pm

    its a cult favorite ! any possible dupes for this ?

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 18, 2011 / 1:15 am

      I’ve not found any yet Vijayta, if I do, will let u know 🙂

  7. Taps
    September 17, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    this looks soooo natural yet gorgeous ! m loving it !

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 18, 2011 / 1:13 am

      🙂 🙂

  8. September 17, 2011 / 11:05 pm

    I too love this pigment. Very versatile. I mostly use it on the lid & sometimes as cheek highlighter. 😀

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 18, 2011 / 1:13 am

      I find it a tad light for me on the lids so I generally use it as highlighter 🙂 I’ll try it on the lid too.

  9. September 18, 2011 / 2:20 am

    Hey..nice. Been wondering on ur earlier FOTD/EOTD what this pigment thing was. Gud to knw now 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 18, 2011 / 10:33 pm

      😀 Its really a nice one..good for medium Indian skin tones!

  10. shai
    September 19, 2011 / 1:21 pm

    It has a beautiful, luxurious finish.

  11. September 23, 2011 / 11:20 am

    Great shade…

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 10:55 pm

      Yes it is 🙂

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