Guest Post By Nids
Description: 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.
Price: 1650 /- for 4.5g (full pack)
MAC describes ‘Old Gold’ as High frosted Tarnished Gold.
My take on Old Gold:
I recently picked 2 MAC pigments in small quantities one of which is Old Gold that I am reviewing today. This is my first pigment and the first MAC pigment even. Though I am not used to working with eye pigments still working with my first MAC pigment was as easy as working with any normal e/s.
Shade: ‘Old Gold’ as MAC claims is a duo chrome olive gold eye pigment. It appear more bronzed gold when used on a bronze or a gold base or when used alone but over a dark brown or black base the shade appears green gold. I prefer the 2nd way more means using Old Gold over a black base as the duo-chrome effect is highlighted nicely.
Texture: The pigment is very soft and it’s easy to pick it up on a brush and then apply over the lids. You should try using an eye primer or a proper base so that the loose pigment sticks well and lasts longer. The texture is easily blendable. It can be used both as dry and wet and picking it on a wet brush deepens the shade.
This pigment can be used as an overall eye shadow, or mixed with a medium (like Inglot duraline) and can be used as a liner. Yu can use it as a highlighter (apply lightly) or mix it in your matte nail polish to create a new effect. Best is this e/s being duochromes that changes color if you apply them over dark bases.
Staying power: Over a base, this pigment stayed on for several hours on my eyes without and creasing and slight fading. I even splashed water on my eyes but the pigment didn’t run down or crease. You need to use a proper cleanser and rub it off the eyes to remove it else it stays on pretty well.
Packaging: I took a part of the pigment and I have it in a mall round plastic case. Be careful while opening and handling the pack as the pigment may fall off easily and yes, it flies around too. Care need to be exercised while handling it.
- Soft and easy blendable texture:
- Duochrome finish
- Versatile in usage
- Great staying power.
- Water resistant
- Full quantity would last you for a lifetime.
- High Price.
- The pigment needs to be handled with care
Final Word: If you are looking for a pigment to go with any look and which gives you the benefit of being versatile in use then better go for ‘Old Gold’. It would go fabulously with your ethnic wear. The texture and ease of use are added benefits.