Static pigment was one of the first items I bought from Illamasqua. It's a gorgeous product and is very similar to MAC's reflects glitter so it's definitely on the sheerer side upon application when in comparison to the usual pure pigments. I do like to wear this with neutral eyeshadows but if you really want to play up to the colour (which I certainly do most of the time) I use a silver or blue eyeshadow underneath with black smoked out in the crease which creates this lovely violet sheen over the eyes, it's beautiful...try it!
I've never been a fan of unpressed pigment powder before, but when I bought the Freak EDP set I immediately fell in love with the pot of STATIC pure pigment that was included in it. The base colour is a kind of pink tinged iridescent colour and it contains pink and lilac shimmers.
As the base for STATIC is mostly translucent you need to use a base colour under it for the best results, although it does catch the light nicely worn alone. I've been playing around with it over different coloured eyeshadows for a little while now and have come up with a number of combinations;
The most eyecatching combination I've found is using a white eyeshadow as a base for it, or a very pale silver shade, which is just as good. Using black or grey are other eye-catching ideas for nights out, although the pink tinge to STATIC doesn't show up as well with a darker base
Also; when I first got STATIC I patted it over the soft fawn shadow I was already wearing and l adore the softer look it gives - perfect for day-to-day wear. My other favourite 'soft' looks are a pale pink, baby blue or pale lilac base shadow.
I've also found that STATIC looks good patted over pink shades of lipstick and I like to lightly apply it over my cheekbones for nights out. It may not be a cheep pigment, but I'm definitely getting my monies worth :)
This is gorgeous.
I have both this and MAC's reflects transparent pink and this is a million times prettier!
Looks amazing patted onto black eyeliner!
Not too keen on the packaging, I find the lids kinda hard to take off. Thats the only downside though :)
This product is beautiful! The way the other reviewer described the colour is incredibly accurate and when I first saw this I also thought of the MAC reflects glitters (I've not seen reflects transparent pink but I imagine it would be quite similar to Illamasqua's static. I think this is a permanent colour now and it would be highly recommended. I however don't like the packaging of this (a square with a small hole in to get the product out) I imagine it would be really difficult to get the last bits of product out. It is also the same price as a MAC pigment in the UK (both being £15) and the Illamasqua pigment isn't even half the size of the MAC one (MAC being 4.3g and Illamasqua is only 1.3g!) so that is the only down side to these.
Part of the Dystopia collection.
The swatches on Illamasqua's site aren't very accurate. Especially in the case of Static. What looked to be just another frosty white on the site turned out to be far more beautiful in person.
It reminds me a little of MAC's Reflects glitters, only they don't have one as pretty.
Static is a pink & violet crossbreed. Incredibly stunning & sparkly. Worn on its own, it comes off as more pink with hints of violet, patted over another colour, it's incredibly beautiful. White shadow in particular picks up the violet & pink. Over black is just as beautiful but in a less subtle way. Absolutely gorgeous.
It's best patted on to a slightly tacky base, such as TFSI before it dries all the way. Wear time is excellent, it stays put until I take it off.
Packaging is as with other Illamasqua Pure Pigments. Square container with a clear base & a black lid. I like the small dispenser hole, I feel less like I'm about to spill this than I do my MAC pigments.
If sparkly pinks & purples are your thing, I definitely recommend checking out Static. Hope they introduce this as part of the regular line at some point.