Posted by Ankita Srivastava | Posted in Eyes, M.A.C, Product Reviews | Posted on 14-08-2012
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Today I’m reviewing the gorgeously unique MAC Blue-brown pigment. I recently wore this to the Lakme Fashion Week and I got quite a few compliments on my look that day I picked it up as part of a 5 pigment set (each containing 2.5 g) from the Tartan Tale collection. Price of the Limited Edition set : Rs 2300 for 5 pigments
Regular Price : Rs 1350 for 4.5 g
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.
Blue Brown : Brown with blue/green pearl (Frost)
View all Pigment shades on MAC Website HERE.
My take on the Product
MAC Pigment Blue Brown comes in a jar packaging and this shade is part of a 5 pigment set I picked up long time back. The pigment itself is very finely milled with no grittiness in texture, it applies very smooth and blends easily. The powder has some adhesion and is not entirely loose so one doesn’t need a primer or sticky base for it. If used with care, there is hardly any fallout. I wore this shade on bare lids with no primer and no other eye shadow and it wore a good 10 hours on me with minimal fading and no creasing. This is excellent wear on my oily lids without a primer which is one of the reasons I love MAC pigments!
Blue Brown is a gorgeous shade with a reddish brown base and a greenish-blue pearl finish. The beauty of this shade is in its duochrome and the fact that the effect can be altered by using a base. When used alone, it has the softest finish (see swatch) and when used over a black base, the blue really pops out! When blended out, the brown shows more prominent so when you apply this all over the lid and blend in the crease, it looks like you’ve added a brown eye shadow to add depth to the crease. It can also be used wet for lining the eyes. I would definitely recommend this shade, it is simply gorgeous!
It would pair beautifully with a natural pink or coral lip color. I personally love it with coral(See FOTD)
Its not one of those multi-tasking shades like Naked which can be used on the cheeks too so I wouldn’t recommend someone picking up the full sized jar. Its better to pick up smaller sized samples from websites like makeupgeek.com.
FOTD : MAC Blue brown pigment applied dry all over lid and blended out using MAC 217 brush -
The GOOD about MAC Pigment Blue Brown :
- Finely milled
- Smooth texture
- Blends easily
- Gorgeous shade- will work for all skin tones
- Doesn’t need a sticky base to adhere to the lid
- Only a small amount needed for each application.
- Long stay, doesn’t need a primer
- Since its a loose pigment, it needs a little practice in handling otherwise it leads to fall out.
Blue-brown is a gorgeous pigment from MAC with a reddish brown base and a popping greenish-blue frost finish. The shade can be used alone for a softer look or over a black base for a more vibrant look. The powder itself is finely milled, blends easily, doesn’t need a sticky base and is long wearing. Overall, an excellent product!
I would recommend picking up smaller samples from makeupgeek.com instead of full sized jars for shades like these which can be only used on the eyes.
Rating : 4.5/5
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