Thursday, November 11, 2010

MAC A Tartan Tale Midnight Night, The Family Crest and Later. Pigment Review & Swatches


I'm such a sucker for MAC pigments. The lovely subtle sparkle in the MAC A Tartan Tale Collection pigments didn't let me down :)

The MAC A Tartan Tale Collection includes 3 pigments.  Later. (originally from Alice + Olivia earlier this year), Midnight Night and The Family Crest all are black based pigments that are surefire hits for your smokey eye arsenal. 


Later.  is black with purple and pink pearl.  Over a black base or applied wet it is amazing.  Kind of like a grown up version of MAC Young Punk Mineralized Eye Shadow from the MAC Style Black Collection 2009. 


Midnight Night is black with bluish green pearl.  Once again, this one is like a grown up version of MAC Blue Flame Mineralized Eye Shadow from the MAC Style Black Collection 2009, however is is more a hybrid of MAC She Who Dares Mineralized Eye Shadow from the MAC Venomous Villains Collection 2010.

The Family Crest is a black base with golden bronze pearl.  This one is reminiscent of MAC Gilt By Association Mineralized Eye Shadow from the MAC Style Black Collection 2009. Not quite so gold as Gilt By Association, but pretty darn similar enough ;)


Compared to their mineralized eye shadow counterparts, these less glittery and more pearly. Definitely an advantage if you were looking for something more subtle in the sparkle department.  Applied dry, they can work well over a base, but are far better performing wet.  However, wet pigments are always harder to blend, so I would suggest a simpler eye look to avoid doing too much work (both clean up and blending). 

These pigments are amazing.  Hope you check them out before sell out :)



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2 comments:

  1. I love The Family Crest. I contemplated for a few days before buying it and I have to say I wish I had bought it earlier.

    Try it with Bronze eyeshadow and Family Crest in the outer corner and crease. It's beautiful.

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  2. Great tip fieran! I will definitely have to try that out one day :)

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