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rated 4 of 5 on 1/10/2013 10:51:00 AM More reviews by beachsexybronze

Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I noticed these on Amazon, and wanted to do a review since I never found any on here. They seem to be a bit popular on Amazon, so I thought about sharing these pigments with you since no one has done any and no swatches for you.

First of all: There are 40 pigments. These were only $42 for FORTY of these! The jars are about as big as MAC pigments, but similar colors to NYX pigments (which I also love). The colors are only labeled as "numbers" and not "words" (for example; "pink", "brown", "mocha", etc..), they don't tell you on them what kind of colors they are, but each have a number on the bottom. They are VERY pigmented, and long lasting (even without primer). (I upload some pics of all the swatches I did-using NO primer, NO foundation , nothing-just my arm and my camera! NO flash was taken, so you can see how each one is.

Now, none of these are "Matte"-so if you hate pearl or shimmer, then do NOT buy these. But if you love pearl/shimmer, and some glitter, then BUY these! Now, only 10 are more glittery -the rest is all pearl/shimmer, but VERY pigmented and VERY pretty!!

Only cons- there are a few shades that are so similar to a few others, that it at first seems as if you get 2 or 3 of the same colors. But that is not the case when you look at each one and swatch them individually. Another con-there are no mattes at all and NO reds and NO "Black" color either. Not sure why no pigment sets wouldn't include a dark grey or black color, and because you get so many colors, you would think they would include a more "red" or brick red color in the mix, but again-these are STILL worth the money and quality is perfect.

Now as all MAC lovers know, they make such wonderful and unique colors, but these don't have too many of such shades you cannot find anywhere else when it comes to pigments, but a little mix and matching you can probably make new colors and have fun with these!

Now row 1 seems to be your basic cream/whites and neutral colors. The 2nd row is my favorite because these colors are more unique and highly brighter, and more "colorful" that you can certainly play more around with and esp for spring/summer-GREAT colors to wear!
The 3rd row seems nice and more lighter colorful colors but not as bright as the 2nd row of colors. The 4th row-"glitter colors" are great for adding more glitter for parties and night time glam. The glitter purple/lavender one is the BEST in my opinion out of the glitters and #40 (the gold glitter).

So overall, these are a STEAL and beautiful colors! Packaging is nice and they come with two brushes (they look like small concealor brushes) but overall, VERY nice! I do recommend these highly-but only if you are ok with not getting any matte shades, and no black or pure red shades (although they have a TON of peachy/orange shades). :) These will last me forever!

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