I’ve noticed that every year and when the summer season “the real season” comes, which i mean by June, July and August, i always like to use MAC pigments instead of regular eyeshadows. Its maybe the pearl reflections that i love, its not glittery nor too shimmery but the reflections are so gorgeous in the summer, they wont even look too much on a sunny Emirati morning.
MAC defines pigment as “Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.”
I like applying a light color all over my lid and a dark one on the outside corner and blend, blend, blend. The color will look like it’s gradually getting darker. Then i use little, just a little amount of black eyeshadow for an outer corner shading, just to give it some extra deep look.
To apply the pigment on the lid you can use MAC 239 or Sigma E55, and for blending you can use MAC 217 or Sigma E25.
|MAC 239 Shading brush|
|Sigma E55 brush|
|MAC 217 blending brush|
|Sigma E25 blending brush|
|MAC Vanilla Pigment is my favorite for all over lid|
|MAC Naked is second best|
|The old pigment containers|
|MAC Melon Pigment (old container)|
Make sure you apply an eyeshadow primer before you use a pigment, and to have an intensified color you can use a mixing medium by MAC (available at MAC PRO stores) or Illamasqua Sealing Gel (Available at Bloomingdales, Dubai Mall). Lightly dab your brush in the mixing medium then put the brush into the pigment.
|MAC water based mixing medium (image courtesy of Temptalia)|
|Illamasqua Sealing Gel|
You can also make your own mixing medium and here how to make one:
– 1/3 spoon pure Glycerin.
– 3/4 spoon water.
Put the Glycerin and water in the container and mix very well. Then you will have a water based mixing medium that will last for 2 weeks (You can buy empty containers at Daiso Store, Sephora Stores).