The new MAC Pressed Pigments collection features twelve shades, nine of them new.
You can use these eye shadows dry or wet, for a more dramatic impact. They suggest using the Medium Shader Brush 215 for application. I actually prefer to use my finger for more control. These are suuuuper shimmery, so there can be lots ‘o’ fallout. The ways in which I combat this is three-fold. I use an eyeshadow primer so that helps it stick a little better (and obviously prevents creasing). I apply with my finger and pat it on gently, being careful not to get too much on my finger. I also apply it before my face makeup so I can easily wipe away any fallout that occurs.
Moth, Black Grape, Rock Candy, Midnight (dry over primer)
Moth, Black Grape, Rock Candy, Midnight (wet)
Moth, which incidentally is one of my favorite eye shadows shades from MAC, is a mauve with silver pearl. I don’t love it as a Pressed Pigment though because I want it to look more like the powder version. It’s very light when dry but definitely gets more intense and prettier when wet.
Black Grape is a deep plum with multi-pearl. This one is super pretty and my favorite one. It doesn’t change much from dry to wet because it’s really intense both ways.
Rock Candy is a medium candy-colored pink. This one doesn’t change much from dry to wet either.
Midnight is a vivid deep blue. Very pretty, especially when wet.
Overall: I think the standout shade here is Black Grape, but Midnight is also really nice. These are soooooo glittery though so they do create a mess with applying them and removing. Beware!
Availability: MAC now.
How are you feeling about these shades or the Pressed Pigments in general? Too shimmery for ya?
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