I have about 14 of these, I think, and I actually really like thes. I do find them hard to work with. I'm not being a snob here (I actually owned these before MAC pigments), but there is difference (for me at least) between the two. MAC pigments adhere to the skin a lot better than these. I found that applying these without a base was not an option - any of the jumbo eye pencils or even NYX's eyeshadow base helped a lot.
The packaging is pretty awful, but I depotted them so it's not really an issue.
All-in-all, these are a great buy for the price and well worth the work it takes to apply. But I won't be repurchasing because I've barely made dent in what I have.
These are great. The price is right and the colors are wonderful. You cannot beat it. I have quite a few and would probably would have them all, if I hadn't gotten pigments on eBay a really low price. The packaging is fine for me since I depot them anyway. This product is way better then Mac because the price for Mac pigments is so high. It takes me forever to get through pigments, so I cannot justify paying an arm and a leg for one
These are the best eyeshadows for their price. I LOVE wearing the pearl maina in Mocha, you don't even need to apply a base for them, they are so pigmented and looks gorgeous. These pigments are so amazing, they actually drew me away from Mac pigments. I highly recommend these little guys. NYX has great products overall, but if you're deciding which product to try out, I'd definitely choose the pearl mania and the jumbo eye pencils. I absolutely love the pearl mania, just need a few more to finish the whole collection!
I just love this stuff. Its very simple ingredients list - Mica (and) Iron Oxides (and) Titanium Dioxide - makes me happy, and the colors are spectacular. No one sells this in my area, so all of the many shades I have have come through swaps on MUA, but even if I had to buy it, the $1-2 price tag is certainly more than reasonable!
Yes, the packaging is terrible, you can't get most brushes down through the neck of the bottle, but that issue is easily corrected with some witch-hazel and an empty shadow palette. I have a MAC pro-palette that I bought for just such the occasion as to depot my NYX pearl manias into it. Just shake out some of the shadow, add a few drops of WH at a time, and stir with a small stiff brush or a chopstick (yes, that's what I used) until it's smooth and blended. Tap the container, and voila, once the liquid evaporates you've got your Pearl Mania in a usable container!
Such an awesome eye shadow product! And the price...unbeatable!! I got each one for $1.99 @ the mall at some Asian store which sells jewelry and random trinkets. I bought 4 colors, turquoise, ocean, purple and lilac. Yes, the packaging isnt great, but the price and quality of the pigments more than makes up for that. I just sprinkle some out on a clean surface, like a plastic mixing palette and then keep adding more as I need more and dip my brush, and voila! Beautiful color. A little goes a long way. You def. need primer to make it budge-proof. I use Too Faced shadow Insurance, works like a charm. I used to be afraid of pigments because of fallout and the mess. This is pretty simple if you take your time to just be careful and get the hang of it, then its a snap! I have MAC pigment colour powder, this is totally comparable. The only major difference between the two is in the price! Try it and see, what do you have to lose besides $2!?
I've been wanting to try some of these for awhile, and I was excited to get my hands on them. I did a look with Charcoal, Mocha, and Nude pearl, just a soft smoky look. I found that the pigments were amazing to work with and easy to apply. The texture is soft and silky, and the pearlization/shimmer of the pigments isn't too over the top. The problem for me was the packaging. The tiny, skinny neck of the bottle is way too small to dip a brush in. Therefore, I had to dump some out to apply it, and I feel like this is wasting product. Granted, this product is mega cheap, so wasting shouldn't be in the discussion, but it still irked me quite a bit. Also, the pigments are so soft that if you overblend, they blend right off your face--kinda like Stila shadows. I was impressed, but not impressed enough to go buy a ton. If I see them in a sale, I might pick them up, but the packaging/overblendability of these kind of turned me off.
These are my ALL time favorite pigments!!!! Very cheap pricing and the quality is very rich, you can not beat the price. The only negative thing about this product is the packaging.
If you dont own ladies, you are seriously missing out!!!!
Love this product! super quality. just the packaging is not so good. hard to get product out. great value, i got all of mine for $1.50 at a little cosmetic store in downtown los angeles(: very happy!
Terrible idea for packaging. But overall, the price is low and the product is pretty good.
Very impressed with these little numbers! I am an avid MAC user but Iím pretty familiar with NYX as well. Iíd have to say that the Pearl Mania loose pigments are one of the few NYX products that are TRULY comparable to MAC. I was never satisfied with the quality of NYX single eyeshadows or jumbo pencils compared to MAC eyeshadows and shadesticks. But it really is a different story with these pigments!
I find the Pearl Mania colors to be very high-quality. They are just as vibrant and long-lasting as MAC pigments in my opinion. Not to mention affordable! I wear Too Faced Shadow Insurance as a base primer, then I also apply a MAC Paint Pot as an additional base. I then pack Pearl Mania on with my 239 brush and voila! Gorgeous, shimmering color that lasts all day! As you can tell by the name, these Pearl Mania colors definitely have a very shimmery pearl finish. If you apply them wet they turn creamy and intensely metallic! The only downside is that they *only* come in this high-shine finish. Iíd love it if they came out with different finishes, but Iím very happy with these because I am a Veluxe Pearl fan anyways!
So what Iím really loving about this products is that they make custom mixing a total breeze and its so much fun! Of course youíll want to transfer your colors into 10g jars first. Iíve been able to come up with a few MAC dupes so far (Walnut + Very Pink = Twinks; Walnut + Black + Purple = Satin Taupe; Mink + Nude = All That Glitters; Silver + Very Pink = Style Snob) and Iím sure there are countless more colors to come up with! These pigments press very easily as well but you do need a binding ingredient. I use a mixture of 60% alcohol and 40% binding agent - either EZ Press or a hair serum. They apply very nicely when pressed with very little to no fallout, and I love being able to keep them in my palettes! I might purchase some matte mica powder and experiment with toning down the shimmery finish.
As you can tell Iím having lot of fun with these! I would definitely recommend these little guys as an excellent alternative to MAC pigments, plus they are just really fun to play around with and you donít have to break the bank!