|Swap with stilaaddiction on MUA|
Hi guys! Today I’ve got a post on some MAC pigments I recently got in swap from stilaaddiction on MUA. (I’m belletrist9 on that site.) Sincere thanks to her for her kindness and patience, especially since I wasn’t even home to receive her package for like a week and a half! She was so nice to send me a holiday greeting card and two skincare samples in addition to the pigments I swapped for.
Aren’t they gorgeous!? They’re *really* generous samples! I don’t really have any conception of how much a 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon is when it comes to piggies, but I’m pretty sure these will last me just about forever! Kind of funny, because once Ilyana suggested that I would really like Blonde’s Gold, I actually went on MUA and tried to swap for a sample of it, in addition to some pigments that I’ve wanted for quite a while now, like Sweet Sienna and Circa Plum. And I was successful! So I now have two jars of Blonde’s Gold! LOL. But it’s so pretty I’m happy to have more of it hehe. The pigment pictures on the right are actually more accurate, I think, color-wise than the swatches below.
|Swatches: Sunnydaze, Sweet Sienna, Circa Plum, Blonde’s Gold, Mauvement, Golden Olive, Kitchmas, Blonde’s Gold (last two from Ilyana’s swap)|
I apologize for the poor quality of the swatches, but I thought I’d still post them since it shows the difference in finish in the pigments. They are quite washed out though, so I’d refer to the picture of the jars above for color accuracy. Mauvement and Kitchmas are the grainiest and have the most fallout. Sweet Sienna is the most matte, relatively speaking. Sunnydaze is by far the most shimmery and it gets everywhere. The first time I wore it I was quite embarrassed because it got all over between my eyes and it’s so noticeable because it’s so reflective LOL. Circa Plum and Blonde’s Gold are also shimmery, but less multidimensional than Sunnydaze and they have less fallout. Golden Olive is just freaking gorgeous, probably the smoothest out of all of them.
And here are three FOTDs I’ve done with these pigments so far:
I’m just in love with Blonde’s Gold, Circa Plum and Golden Olive. Sunnydaze is a good bit lighter than I thought it would be and I dunno, I wouldn’t call Sweet Sienna a taupe? Maybe I’m just not wearing it with the right colors to bring out it’s taupiness LOL.
Do you have any MAC pigments? Or any loose shadows? Which ones are your favorites?