This was a gift from a friend, which sat in my kit for months before I opened it. It's a beauty for sure. I'm NC40 as a reference and find that this is dimensional enough to really add intense shimmer to the lid area of my eye. The shade is a very shimmery pink/peach/rust but it's not at all garish and looks fantastic with bronze, gray, and plum shadows. Man I wish I'd opened this sooner. I've looked at the pigments at MAC for years, but I stick to the basics and never venture out, so I'm really happy my friend gave this to me. She seems to have a knack for what works for me, yay!
I'm still working on my application technique because this can get messy really, really fast, lol. I wish MAC would make the jars smaller actually. The pigment jars are HUGE (IMO) and are begging to be shared and swapped; there is no way a girl could use up that enture jar in herself, lol. I've been using this from the inside of the lid because you need so very little. Rose seems to versatile! Love.
This pigment is a lovely colour, a pretty pink with bright gold undertones, but the texture is not smooth and satiny which for me is the the best pigment texture to work with. The texture of this pigment instead is very flaky, and not so finely milled. Im very disappointed by this as I would really love it to be something I could use with ease. When I use this, it doesnt adhere to the skin very well (the colour payoff is lovely but it just falls off the skin when applied dry). I tried using it wet but when it dries it just flakes off again. The only solution to working with this pigment is using a -very- strong primer/base underneath it. The only base I found after trying lots of products was in fact Dermacolor, which is a really thick camouflage product... and yet it only works then if you really press the pigment into it. The only real use I could possibly have for this pigment is if you mix it with a lip gloss and use it to highlight your bottom lip and/or cupids bow.
Other pigments with this sort of texture that I have found so far are Steel Blue and Rushmetal, although they are a bit better to work with.
Color: is more gold than rose, but stills really pretty.
Pigmentation: Is amazing! I love pigments, they're so many things to do with them, lipgloss, nailpolish, blush, eyeshadow.
Packaging: The packaging is kind of messy, so I prefer having it on my dresser that in my cosmetic bag & make a mess.
I'm surprised this has so many bad reveiws. The color is effin beautiful. I have several 1/2 samples of this, I love it so much and trying to get my hands on the full size. If anyone wants to swap lemme know! Anyway, these color is a Corally orange red with gold shimmer reflect. You have to swatch the color to understand. I used MAC creme brillance gloss in clear and it adheres to my lid amazingly and the color pay off is 10x better. If you have alot of unpigmented shadows or want more vibrant finish, I really reccommend creme brillance in clear. It's under multi use on the mac website. The two together is truly phenomenal and with electric coral on the crease, my eyes are drop dead gorgeous.
The color is a gorgeous deep rose, it has a lot of gold shimmer!
and this is probably one of the shimmeriest pigments i own.
Overall...great pigment, definitely a must try for darker complexions!
I recently bought this and tried it over udpp. I hated it, it was chunky and not easy to blend. It did not stick to my primer and kept producing fallout. I was disappointed because it was such a beautiful color and I had saved up my money for such a crappy product.
Yet another one of my favorite Mac pigments! I love this color and works great with my skin tone. You can also use it as a beautiful blush and nail polish! It has a gold hue to it that is absolutely gorgeous! I would def recommend it!
I use this as a blush or eye shadow. I have even mixed it into a pot of lipbalm!
I was so excited to try this pigment, but was really disappointed with the texture and consistency. It's such a beautiful pink with gold, but it's chunky. The texture is enough to turn me off of it completely, that's how bad it is. I've tried it over UDPP and other bases, but it just won't stick nor will it stop caking. And I mean gross, flaky, cracked, caking that is quite obvious and disgusting looking. It's hard to appreciate the quality of the color when it's so hard to work with. The only real way to utilize this pigment is to really wet it down with some sort of medium, or like a previous poster said, with gloss. But though I love the color, I would never ever repurchase this pigment nor would I recommend it.
I love the colour of this pigment. However, the texture isn't great and it just doesn't seem to transfer the colour into my eyelids well at all. I've used it with many products on my eyes including UDPP and not even this can get a good colour pay off that will stay. I'm really disappointed as the colour in the pot in gorgeous. It doesn't work for me, but I'm sure it will work for other people, I just wish it would as it is a really special colour. I'm hoping I can find another use for this as someone suggested mixing it with clear gloss. I'll try that and see how it goes. I won't be repurchasing as I have a massive tub and won't get much use out of it :(
EDIT: Deducted a lippie as I just can't get on with this pigment :( :(