Hey everybody! So I'm so excited to share with you all one of my latest makeup hauls! I was able to go a bit pigment crazy at the Makeup Show Chicago a few weeks ago. I planned well before the show to go and purchase some really unique pigments so that I can offer my clients something a little different. Well once I started looking around, I found that the Makeup Show didn't disappoint!
Remember that I was working for NARS at the makeup show? Well, I was on a break and I had a small amount of time to do a whole bunch of shopping. I already knew exactly what I wanted. I knew that I wanted to splurge on some unique pigments. While running (OK briskly walking but you get the idea), down one aisle Supermarket Sweep style (remember that show?), I walked past the Magnolia makeup booth.
I was so glad to bump into the wonderful ladies of Magnolia makeup :) I actually planned to purchase from them even before the Makeup Show came to town. Let me tell you that they did not disappoint. They were so very accommodating of me and nice enough to help me shop, even though I was in a bit of a rush.
I always appreciate good customer service and I let it be known. They were nice enough to help me quickly sample some pigments and they even held my purchase for me until I had another little chunk of free time to come back and pick it up. Thank you Magnolia makeup!
So now I am the new owner of a very nice Magnolia makeup pigment collection. And I couldn't be happier. Let me tell you, there is nothing skimpy about their pigment packages. I'd estimate that each jar had close to a good 1/2 ounce of product. Anywho, each jar would last you YEARS! You are getting way more than your money's worth.
The other thing I loved about their pigment packaging is that each jar of pigment came with a shaker top lid, kind of like what comes on a salt and pepper shaker set. So what does that mean? It means that you will only be dispensing a small amount of product at once! No waste here. Knock over your pigment jar? No problem! Only a little will spill and not the whole bottle. It's always great to have a back up plan for clumsiness! I definitely appreciate this built in feature!
I would like to add that the following swatches were done on my hand with absolutely no skin prep or eyelid primers. Can you say wow??? Super highly pigmented, amazing and unique pigments. I'm a happy camper :)
Sugar Cane is a lovely pigment that reminds me of champagne. It's a very shimmery, soft colored gold with iridescent silver sparkles in it. Can you say gorgeous!!!?!!! It's the type of pigment that can be put on very lightly to only give a subtle gold shimmer. Or, you can layer it over an eyelid primer and really pack the color on in layers to up the intensity.
Twinkle really, really surprised me. In the bottle, it looked like it was almost a soft purple/lavender. But once I applied it to my skin, I found that it actually photographed as a light blue/purple color with blue sparkles mixed in. Pretty pretty pretty! It really did twinkle :)
Night owl really surprised me. As you can see above, this "taupy"/medium brown color flashed completely different depending on the angle. In some photographs, it looked as though it had light gold shimmer. In others, it looked like really soft blue/purple shimmer. Either way, I love this pigment for bringing something fresh to my brown eyeshadow collection.
Hmmm, I just cant wait to use Cathedral! See how beautifully this photographs? It's like the stars in the night sky. The gold chunky shimmer in this black pigment literally sparkles. It's simply gorgeous. Love love love :) I could imagine using this color to create a lovely and unique take on a smokey eye.
I was also so excited with Galaxy. I felt that this pigment was a gunmetal gray with a mixture of silver and blue sparkles in it. Once again, I think this color would be great to use with a grey smokey eye. It would also be a great color for the mobile lid.
Last but definitely not least, I purchased this color as a sampler and did not get the full jar. So I'm not completely sure on the color but I think it is sugar hill? Anywho, I loved this rose-colored copper color. It's so warm and I could see this color being used to spice up an eye that was done with neutral brown tones. Another beauty :)
Overall I am highly pleased with my new pigments and I plan to purchase more from Magnolia Makeup in the future. Go ahead and check them out at www.magnoliamakeup.com :)