Shimmery, Sparkly and Just Plain Fun, the Latest Limited Edition MAC Pressed Pigments Are Purrfect Pick-Me-Ups After a Long Week

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MAC Pressed Pigments

Wearing the the new MAC Pressed Pigments in Pink Pepper, Damson and Moth ($21 each) on my peepers

And they’re also quite handy when your fussy feline employer sends you the following office text: “I will fire your @ss if you don’t start wearing more glitter.”

Yes, sir! :)

The 12 new $21 limited edition MAC Pressed Pigment shades are…

  1. Vanilla Diamond, warm yellow beige with a frost finish
  2. Sweet Acting, a mid-tone pink with a frost finish
  3. Summer Honey, a pastel coral with a frost finish
  4. Lime Ice, a seafoam green with a frost finish
  5. Rock Candy, a mid-tone fuchsia with a frost finish
  6. Pink Pepper, a deep coral with golden pearl and a frost finish
  7. Enlightening, a deep silver with a frost finish
  8. Moth, a mauve with silver pearl and a frost finish
  9. Black Grape, a deep aubergine with multicolored pearl and a frost finish
  10. Jet Couture, a charcoal black with a frost finish
  11. Damson, a deep brown with golden pearl and a frost finish
  12. Midnight, a vibrant deep blue with a frost finish

MAC Summer Honey Presed Pigment, a pastel coral with a frost finish

Summer Honey Pressed Pigment, a pastel coral with a frost finish


MAC Lime Ice Pressed Pigment, a seafoam green with a frost finish

Lime Ice Pressed Pigment, a seafoam green with a frost finish


MAC Rock Candy Pressed Pigment, a mid-tone fuchsia with a frost finish

Rock Candy Pressed Pigment, a mid-tone fuchsia with a frost finish


MAC Pink Pepper Pressed Pigment, a deep coral with golden pearl and a frost finish

Pink Pepper Pressed Pigment, a deep coral with golden pearl and a frost finish


MAC Moth Pressed Pigment, a mauve with silver pearl and a frost finish

Moth Pressed Pigment, a mauve with silver pearl and a frost finish



MAC Black Grape, a deep aubergine with mutli-colored pearl and a frost finish

Black Grape Pressed Pigment, a deep aubergine with mutli-colored pearl and a frost finish


MAC Damson Pressed Pigment, a deep brown with golden pearl and a frost finish

Damson Pressed Pigment, a deep brown with golden pearl and a frost finish


MAC Midnight Pressed Pigment, a vibrant deep blue with a frost finish

Midnight Pressed Pigment, a vibrant deep blue with a frost finish


Clockwise from the left: Vanilla Diamond (a warm yellow beige with a frost finish), Sweet Acting (a mid-tone pink with a frost finish), Enlightening (a deep silver with a frost finish) and Jet Couture (a charcoal black with a frost finish)

Clockwise from the left: Vanilla Diamond (a warm yellowish beige with a frost finish), Sweet Acting (a mid-tone pink with a frost finish), Enlightening (a deep silver with a frost finish) and Jet Couture (a charcoal black with a frost finish)


MAC Pressed Pigments Swatches: Summer Honey on the left (wet and dry) and Lime Ice (wet and dry)

Summer Honey on the left (wet and dry) and Lime Ice (wet and dry)


MAC Pressed Pigments Swatches: Rock Candy on the left (wet and dry) and Pink Pepper (wet and dry)

Rock Candy on the left (wet and dry) and Pink Pepper (wet and dry)


MAC Pressed Pigments Swatches: Moth on the left (wet and dry) and Black Grape on the right (wet and dry)

Moth on the left (wet and dry) and Black Grape on the right (wet and dry)


MAC Pressed Pigments Swatches: Damson on the left (wet and dry) and Midnight on the right (wet and dry)

Swatches: Damson on the left (wet and dry) and Midnight on the right (wet and dry)


MAC Pressed Pigments: Moth in the crease, Pink Pepper on the lids and Damson along my lower lash lines

Moth in the crease, Pink Pepper on the lids and Damson along my lower lash lines; this eye look is actually much more glitteru in real life…the camera didn’t really pick up on the shimmer


MAC Pressed Pigments

Things you should know…

  1. What are they? They’re dramatically shimmery, glitterful powder eyeshadows designed to be worn wet or dry.
  2. Who might like ‘em? Gals/guys who like bold, dramatic eye looks and makeup bling.
  3. What’re they like? Shiny, pigmented and shimmery with minimal fall out
  4. What else should you know? Some of the lighter pastel shades look alike on my NC 42 skin, which is a bummer, and most of the shades don’t look very glittery in pics. But they sure do in real life. We’re talkin’ HELLA glittery, but for some reason the camera doesn’t reflect the shimmer as much as I’d like. I really have to crank up the flash.
  5. What do they feel like? It varies, but some of them are harder than I expected, like Summer Honey and Rock Candy, while and others are super buttery and easy to blend, like Pink Pepper, Damson and Midnight. None of them feel gritty, though, which is great.
  6. How are they used? Just pat them on your lids with a flat eyeshadow brush like the MAC 215 Medium Shader or 239 Eye Shader (with these I like to use brushes with flat heads because I think they make it easier to press the products onto the skin). Then, sweep a matte shade into your crease for contrast.
  7. How about value? Well, each $21 0.10-ounce pan of Pressed Pigment is twice as large as a $15 0.05-ounce pan of regular MAC Eye Shadow. That’s a pretty good value.
  8. Which ones stand out in the crowd? From the ones I’ve worn so far, coral Pink Pepper, golden brown Damnson and deep blue Midnight are the ones that have stood out so far.

PRICE: $21 each
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition and available now online and at international and North American MAC stores and counters through September 12
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



Karen

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  1. Tawni says:

    These are amazing and I’m so glad I won’t be able to SPILL them all over like my loose glitter pigments!

    Awesome!
    -Tawni
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  2. Latoya says:

    Black Grape seems a bit disappointing… Doesn’t seem as pigmented as the others.

  3. Agata says:

    How pretty. I wasn’t interested in those because I heard they have a lot of fall out but I gotta say the Pink Pepper is beautiful and the look you created is gorgeous!And your hair looks stunning too!

  4. Pink Pepper looks beautiful! What blush are you wearing here Karen?
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  5. Gowthami says:

    Midnight on the night and Pink pepper looks wow <3
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  6. Julia says:

    Pink Pepper is so beautiful! I would love to see other ways to wear it!

  7. RxBeautyChic says:

    Pink Pepper and Midnight…you shall be mine! :D

    You look beautiful with that eye makeup! My first thought was wow…”It seems so matte! Where’s the glitter?” Then I read the caption hehe
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  8. The purples are my faves! They are STUNNING! I also like the colors you mixed on your photo!
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  9. Danielle says:

    I keeping hearing mixed things about the pressed pigments. The only thing really keeping me from getting one is that I already have way too much eye shadow!!
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