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Rural Glamour: Playing With MAC Pigments and Loose Eye Shadows...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hi!!!

I have a mini tackle box full of pigments and loose shadows that I tend to forget even exist. When I first discovered MAC pigment in 2005, I was amazed and quickly became a junkie, trying scope up as many as I could. I bought most of them, all samples, on Ebay. Then I got to bored...

Ever so often, I reach for the tackle box o' piggies to see if I work with any. I'll be honest pigments are little intimidating. They are loose, tend have fall out all over my face. Well....after a many You Tube videos on working with them and all the uses for them, my confidence is back!!

Here I have MAC Golder's Green and Gold Dust and BE Emotion. I've never used Emotion and don't know how I came to own it. Golder's Green and Gold Dust...I've used but were not super excited about them....I picked them all out of the box by chance.


I used Gold Dust in the inner corners to almost the lid...pressing the color in the skin with a stiff brush...layering for intensity. Then Golder's Green in the mid lid. I blended the two slightly. I've learned that it better for me to blend as I go rather than wait to all the colors are applied. Then Emotion is applied in the corners up into the crease, halfway...just to my iris.



I love it!! It's looks like camouflage!
I think I'll start a Pigments/Loose Eye Shadow Challenge like the H.I.P. eye shadow Challenge...I got so many to work with:)
Anybody else have piggies or loose shadows and how do you "work" them?
Holla at me!!
Jamie

9 comments:

Toma on 4:39 PM said...

I am a loose pigment/shadow junkie!!! The easiest way to use them is to slightly wet(foiling) the brush and then pat on. Then I let them dry for sec and take a fluff brush and blend (or lighten) the colors the way I want them. Foiling also brings out the many hidden colors in pigments.

*B* Fab on 5:26 PM said...

I really LOVE how you blend woman!!! I play with my eyeshadows and ppl say they look reat but they never look like yours! I need to work onmy blending technique!! Fab darling!

ohthatgirl on 10:25 AM said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Jamie, it looks fan-fricken-tastic! I used to have a bunch until I was cured of my MAC addiction. LOL! Now I only have one, Melon, and I wore it yesterday. I love it. I mostly apply with my fingers and blenda matte color in the crease.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 10:38 AM said...

toma-Thanks for the tip...I'm going try that on my next try at the piggies.

b-thanks girl!! practice practice practice! I'm still learning the blending and shading stuff. I used to not play in my makeup much but I do now since I'm tight and don't have much moolah to buy new stuff.

A- I got a Melon sample somewhere! now I got to go look for it!!.Thanks!

yummy411 on 10:40 AM said...

hey chica! love pigments... but you haven't really used them until you've used them wet, foiled them!!! love all over again! i usually just wet the pigments that i use on my lid. also using them wet on the lid can serve as a great base for other eyeshadows.. think MAC shadestick.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 12:23 PM said...

kia-I miss you!!!!:( thanks for the tips...

TrinkyWiggy on 7:12 AM said...

hey Jamie,
You are doing the dang thing with the eyeshadow.

Pigskin Loving Lady on 6:15 AM said...

I'm going to learn how to apply eye shadow in my next lifetime. *sigh* BC this really is pretty.

MAKEUP central-by LYN on 11:33 PM said...

oOoo minimal fall out too! Looks really good! The colors work well together! I have fallen behind on your blog, I changed my layout and lost all my daily bloggers list so I had to re find them. And finally I found your again! yay! :)