Here’s a Tip for Working With the New MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Sets

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MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Set in Gold and Beige

Butterfingers tested and approved!

The mini jars of MAC Pigment and Glitter in the new MAC Objects of Affection holiday sets are so small (0.09 ounces) that I can barely fit a brush into them. They’re tiny! Butterfingers that I am, I feel like the Abominable Snowman trying to hug Bugs Bunny when I hold these jars, so when I use them, to keep accidental drops and messes to a minimum, I have a little workflow I follow…

First, I place a paper towel down on my work surface. Then, I pour a small amount of whichever product I’m using on the towel, and pick up the product directly from there with my brushes.


Much less mess, and it’s easier to load just the right amount of product on the brushes. 🙂

MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Set in Gold and Beige

The MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Set in Gold and Beige ($35 US, $42 CAD)

MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Set in Gold and Beige

Here I’m wearing MAC Pigment in Lithe on my lid, Pigment in Deep Brown in my crease and along my lower lash line, and Pigment in English Gilt in the inner corner

MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Set in Gold and Beige

MAC Objects of Affection Pigments and Glitter Set in Gold and Beige

Swatches of the Gold and Beige set…

These are pics of the Gold and Beige set, one of four sets in the LE holiday collection (here’s a look at the Pink and Rose set too). I really like this set’s neutral brown and beige shades for daytime looks, and all of the shadows are easy to blend by themselves and together.


Deep Brown, by the way, the matte chocolate Pigment in the kit, is beyond great. It’s one of the smoothest mattes I’ve ever smoothed.

I’ve actually never finished an entire jar of MAC Pigment before, but with this one being so pretty (and smaller than a full-size 0.15-oz. MAC Pigment jar), I suspect I’ll finish it. Smooth and silky, it buffs out beautifully. I think it’s lovely, even when you don’t go all out with it and just blend it on top of a creamy black kohl liner.

Keep your eagle eyes peeled for Gold and Beige, and the other three MAC Pigments and Glitter sets, when they show up October 27 on the MAC website, and a week later on November 6 when they arrive in stores.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Divya says:

    Thats a nice tip Karen! The colors look so pretty on you besides this is the only set wearable for me from the rest! beige + MAC = oh yes!
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  2. Nivedita says:

    I am glad that they came up with smaller sizes of the pigments. The jars never finish. Not to speak of the hole in the purse if one wants more colors.

    The Abominable Snowman trying to hug Bugs Bunny! LOL! I am going to think of it throughout the day and laugh.
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  3. Agata says:

    I really like these and I like the smaller size. Not that I own any pigments to know how much I’d use them…lol
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  4. Oh how many times have I knocked over a jar of MAC pigment, sigh… I should use a paper towel next time, thanks!
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  5. Kim says:

    Very pretty! I have a soft spot for browns and golds – and can definitely appreciate the shimmer on other people. 🙂

  6. Isabella says:

    So pretty! Except for the glitter, I would use all of them.
    What are you wearing on your lips? Looks like the perfect mlbb combo!
    Have a great weekend!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Isabella!

      I’m wearing MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, Kiss the King Lipstick and Chic Supremacy Lipglass, all from the new Nude Lip Bag.

      You have a great weekend, too. What are your plans?

      • Isabella says:

        Hi Karen!
        Looks great on You! I’ll see if I can get my hands on that lipstick 😉
        I hav a bit of a cold so I think I’ll just relax, maybe read a book.. an your blog ofc.

        • Karen says:

          I hope you feel better. Maybe make some soup? I just had some for lunch. It’s getting cold here in the Bay Area and I’ve been craving soups and stews.

          What kind of books do you like to read? My favorite genre these days is young adult fiction. I just finished a great book called Daughter of Smoke and Bone. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  7. Kelly B. says:

    This is such a gorgeous pigment set but I honestly don’t reach for loose shadows much :/ Even when I just keep them in my drawer with the lids on tight, they still make a mess!
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  8. Erin says:

    This look is great! I also like the tip. I don’t have any mac pigments but I do have some their old as hell sparkle powders so I might try the technique with those as I always make a huge ass mess!
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  9. Fancie says:

    This is a really great idea! This will definitely help me use my pigments more. I’m clumsy so I always seem to make a mess lol
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  10. Stefi says:

    Great idea!
    Which set do you like most or which one will you use more on a daily basis?
    I think these smaller jars will be more useful for the average user since I could never imagine using a normal size up in a lifetime 🙂
    Love, Stefi

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