Hello lovely ladies.
MAC pigments are probably one of the prettiest things I've ever laid my eyes on. So sparkly, so pretty, but so expensive. They start at around £16 for a full jar, which I just can't justify for a big jar of dust, admittedly a very pretty jar of dust that would last a long time, but still.
When Ali told me about a website that offered a small sample of pigments, I jumped at the chance to try just a little bit of these pretty pigments!
I ordered Frozen White, as I'd been eyeing this one up at the counter every single time I've been there, which recently has been often! They are sent in good quality plastic twist top jar which you're not charged extra for which I think is really nice, it could be sent in a small sandwich bag or something similar.
There are two different options for the amount you want, 1/4 of a teaspoon which is approximately 30 uses, or 1/2 a teaspoon which is approximately 60 uses. I opted for 1/4 of a teaspoon as I was unsure of exactly how much I'd use it or how much it. I was surprised by how much pigment I received as I thought 1/4 teaspoon would be a smattering of dust, but I think it's a good amount, especially for £1.70!
The pigment is a very pretty silvery white. You need very very little of the actual pigment, a tiny dab will do at least one eye, if not probably two! Although its estimated to last 30 uses I think if you were liberal with it, it could probably last at least 50 uses.
The prices of the pigment samples vary depending on which one you want, as old, rare and discontinued pigments are also stocked but are understandably more expensive, so if you are searching for a pigment its worth a check! The most expensive pigments are the very rare and hard to find pigments, which cost £3.00 for 1/4 of a teaspoon or £6.00 for 1/2 a teaspoon.
The ordering process is slightly more difficult than with most websites, after you pick your pigment or pigments you need to send the lady that runs it an email and request a quote. It's not overly difficult but you will have to wait for her to send you an invoice. Postage is only £1.50 for up to 9 pigment samples which is pretty reasonable as any package at the moment costs at least £2.20.
There is also a risk that they could be fake, as there is no jar there is really nothing to compare it to, but its promised that all the pigments are 100% genuine on the website. To be honest it was a worry of mine, but the quality of the pigment is very high, and feels the same as the one I swatched in the shop. I wouldn't like to guarantee it to any one, but personally I do believe they are genuine.
Available to order here.
Available to order here.
Overall I'm really happy with this, its a great way to try the pigment colours out without spending £16 on one colour.
Do you ladies like any on the MAC pigments? Which one should I order next?