I had heard about makeup artists using pigments and watched many YouTubers use them but never felt I would need to have them.. Well.. I was kinda wrong.. Curiosity got the better of me.. 😉
Recently, I decided to try some out.. I didn’t want to buy full size because these are new for me and I have heard that full-size pigments last forever! So, I decided to buy these mini pigment samples from http://www.makeupgeek.com/or MUG.. They sell pigments from various brands such as MAC, Ben Nye, MUG, Sugarpill, etc..
These are about 1/4 th teaspoon of the pigments packaged in clear, screw-top jars and cost $2.79 for Ben Nye pigments and $4.79 for MAC pigments.. which I feel is reasonable considering I wanted to try different colors and buying the full size meant spending atleast $21 USD for a single MAC pigment and about $18 USD for Ben Nye pigments… It just didn’t make sense in buying full size.. so here is what I got off of MUG website.. 🙂
I went ahead and ordered 3 Ben Nye and 8 MAC pigments..
Here are some swatches:
Top Row: MAC Vanilla, Ben Nye Sun Yellow and MAC Primary Yellow (PRO color)
Bottom Row: MAC Naked Dark “Limited Edition” and MAC Deep Brown (PRO color)
Love the Naked dark pigment as an all over lid color and Vanilla as a brow highlight!
Here comes the more shimmery/ metallic ones.. In general, I think these had more color payoff and were less ‘chalky’..
Top Row: MAC Melon (Pro Color), MAC Tan and MAC Copper Sparkle
Bottom Row: Ben Nye Peacock, Ben Nye Amethyst and MAC Deep Purple (PRO color)
Overall, I am enjoying using these pigments and will consider buying full size products once I use up some of my favorite colors.. For now, I have plenty to work with.. 🙂