9 MAC pigments for under $20!

January 19, 2010

Hello Beautifuls!

First let me start by saying Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to making this country a better place to live for all races. Your dream will live on forever.. On to the reason I’m posting this blog, I heard a lot of make-up guru’s talking about MAC pigments and its many uses. If you are unfamiliar with pigments, they are highly concentrated loose color powders with a lot of pigment (meaning it’s packed with color and you only need a little bit for a very vibrate look that POPS). They come in matte and shimmer finishes. Many companies have pigments such as L’Oreal Paris HiP line have pigments, Coastal Scents has Mica pigments and Urban Decay has Loose Pigment eyeshadow just to name a few. These pigments range in price from about $12-$20. Not only can you use them for eyeshadow but if you mix them with lip gloss you can use it as lipcolor, or mix it with different hair products (pomade) to give color to your hair, mix it with your moisturizer to give your face an extra glow or you can even press them yourself instead of keeping them as a loose powder. MAC pigments come in a 4.5g jar for $19.50. People who buy these jars say they last forever, however, if you don’t want to spend that much on eyeshadow or you feel you don’t need that much I have discovered MAC pigments!!! There are  few sites that sell these samples but all of them are not real MAC pigments. Most of the sites sell them in a small jar with about 1/4 tsp of pigment inside. The price range from $1.75 to $1.90 for one sample. For those who aren’t sure, 1/4 tsp of pigment equals about 30 uses (very good for under two dollars). I ordered mines from http://www.thebeautysampler.com. I ordered 9 all together and my total was about $16. On that site some of the samples are $1.75 and some are $1.90.

For a video on how to use pigments check out Petrilude’s video How To Use Pigments at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcc91B7s5UE

Product; MAC Pigment Samples

Where I got them; http://www.thebeautysampler.com

Cost; $1.75 to $1.90 for 1/4 tsp

Shipping; took about two weeks due to the holiday. Arrive through U.S. Postal Office, came in a bubble wrap filled envelope. They come in a little jar with a screw on cap and they each have labels on the bottom.

Overall; I was very satisfied with the product. THEY ARE NOT FAKE! Every one of my jars had a good amount of pigment inside and the colors look amazing!! So go check out MAC pigment samples, another website you can get them from is http://shopcraze.com/PageShop.aspx?c=10101 Note: Each site has a different variety of colors to choose from so check out as many sites possible!!

Below are the pigments and a few swatches w/o primer…

in order from Left to Right:

Naval Blue, Grape, Violet

Kelly Green, Teal, Night Light

Pinked Mauve, Heritage Rouge, Chocolate Brown

Swatches; in order from left to right

Chocolate Brown, Kelly Green, Naval Blue, Violet, Teal




4 Responses to “9 MAC pigments for under $20!”

  1. kelz Says:

    Nice boo, keep up the good work

  2. Iindia Says:

    aw this is cute!

  3. Dee Says:

    Another site that sells Mac pigment samples is cocodebody.ecrater.com

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