I remember years ago, when I had first really gotten in to MAC and started collection makeup, how pressing pigments into solid eyeshadows was a big thing. You would buy some empty eyeshadow pans, mix some pigment with some alcohol, put it in the eyeshadow pan, cover it with a tissue and a quarter and press as hard as you can, and viola! Let it dry and you have a pressed pigment.
MAC has caught on to this trend and taken it into their own hands with their version of pressed pigments. These are larger than your standard MAC Eyeshadow, have loads of shimmer and sparkle and, unlike regular shadows, can be applied wet, making them a bit easier in versatility. Below I have three of the new shades to show you- a muted violet, coral, and lime green shimmer.
Moth Pressed PigmentMoth Pressed PigmentMoth Pressed Pigment- Applied dry (left) and with a damp brush (right)
Moth is a mauve with silver pearl. Nicely pigmented with loads of silver sheen.
Pink Pepper Pressed PigmentPink Pepper Pressed PigmentPink Pepper Pressed Pigment- Applied dry (left) and with a damp brush (right)
Pink Pepper is a coral with gold pearl. Not the most unique shade, but I am always a sucker for all this coral and peach. This is such a gorgeous shade and a great every day shade for blue eyes!
Lime Ice Pressed PigmentLime Ice Pressed PigmentLime Ice Pressed Pigment- Applied dry (left) and with a damp brush (right)
Lime Ice is a sea foam green. This reminds me of a color in my Naked Ivory Collection, as well as a color MAC Came out with earlier this year with their In Extra Dimension collection. It’s not an exact match to that color, as this is a cooler green with more of a base color than shimmer, and has a silver pearl.
Available for $21 each from MAC Cosmetics.