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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Review/Swatches: MAC Tartan Tale pigments

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!




shuang said...

Hi Tao :) So glad you're back! I was just wondering, for your Laura Mercier Creme smooth foundation, how do you apply it? I have it, but I can't seem to find a good way to apply it without it looking botchy on me. Thanks!!

Tao said...

Shuang: I just use a TINY little bit and use my fingers to spread it all over my face. Then I take a flat top kabuki brush smooth it out (mine is by EDM). Remember, a little bit goes a LONG way. Too much product will make you look cakey.

shuang said...

Wow you reply fast! haha. I will try that tomorrow and hopefully I will not look like a hot mess. Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing more of your videos! Thanks a lot for your help.

Cosmetics Aficionado said...

You know, I wanted to love these but I just couldn't get excited enough about them.

Jenny said...

gorgeous pigments! happy you are back, missed you =)

Charming Vanity said...

I love the colors of those pigments. They are so pretty! =)


Semona said...

They look absolutely stunning.

Rei said...

Thanks for your review and honesty! :)