Yes...I'm a pigment ho.
For those of you who followed me from the beginning, you know how much I adore MAC's pigments. They are pigmented (DUH!), well-textured (is that a word?), and offer a lot more bang for your buck.
My favorites among the permanent collection so far are Vanilla, Melon, and Tan.
However, MAC released three new limited-edition full-sized pigments with their holiday collection Tartan Tale (They also released the pigment vials today-$32.50 for 5 colors? Say WHAT?!).
The full sized pigmented are called: Moolight Night(top), Later (bottom left), and Family Crest (bottom right).
They are all black with different colors of shimmers. Moonlight Night has navy/purple shimmer, Later has teal/emerald shimmer, and Family Crest-being my favorite-has chocolate/gold shimmer.
Price: $19.50 for 4.5 grams. Not too shabby.
Packaging: Come in a vial with no stopper, which makes it a little messier to use.
Color payoff: While they are all great at creating dramatic smoky eye, you HAVE to use them wet/on top of a tackier base in order to see full color pay off.
Texture: These pigments are a little on the chalky side. They are not smooth and buttery in consistence as Vanilla, tan, and melon. You WILL have e/s fall out and they WON'T be easy to clean up.
Swatches: Later, Moonlight Night, Family Crest (swatched on top of Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy)
Overall, these colors are fun to have. However, due to the sucky blendability and texture, I wouldn't say they are "must haves". I dislike products that take forever and a half to look presentable.
I have more hauls/reviews coming up, so stay tuned for more!