Tuesday, June 14, 2011

MAC Surf Baby Summer Stash Crushed Metal Pigments Review & Swatches

The MAC Cosmetics Surf Baby Collection has an enormous array of face and color products.  I was able to take it in at a preview party where one of the first items I absolutely had to have was the Summer Stash Crushed Metal Pigments.

The Summer Stash Crushed Metal Pigments includes four shades.  From lightest to darkest, there is a pale silvery icy pink, a pale pink, a dirty pink mauve and a deep plum.

These have a slightly moist and slightly chunky texture with tons of shimmer and shine for lots of eye catching attention. Use them wet for loads of shine or buff it in dry over a moist base for a subtle shimmer. An eye shadow base is necessary however to avoid creasing and to reduce fall out.  Unfortunately without a base, they tend to crease up too easily no matter whether applied dry or wet.  Fallout is kind of a given with pigment, so use it sparingly and with a base for an easier clean up.   As well, wear time varies greatly depending on using a base and type of base.  I'd suggest the one-two punch with Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance, along with MAC Paint, Paint Pot or similar base.

These retail for $38.50CAD, breaking down to under $10 for each pigment.  Not bad for a product that I am unlikely to use the entire jar of :)  Now, I know these bare some resemblance to the 2009 Spring Color Forecast Stack 1.  I thankfully have some samples and must say that as close as they are, they're still different enough for pink and purple lovers.  FOTD's with these pigments coming soon :)

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