Gorgeous bronzy shimmer! I have the full sized of this and it will last me forever and ever!! I love this for a pretty all over wash. I also use it on my shoulders for a pretty shimmer! This is a staple in my stash :)
I have to say that this pigment is one of my favorite pigments EVER! I usually use it this way: I first apply "grain e/s" all over as a wash. Then, I pat on Tan pigment with my 252 brush. Then I sweep sable through the crease (lightly) with my 217. I also darken the outer V with sable. Then I highlight with grain again, and blend. Lastly, I touch up the lid with what's left of the tan pigment on the same 252 brush. You can line with Sable if you want (looks amazing) or with a very thin brown pencil line (like Stubborn Brown). It is an absolutely gorgeous look that I highly recommend. (If you don't have sable, you can use pretty much any other color. Tan pigment goes well with almost anything to be honest).
PS -- That picture above is NOT of Tan Pigment. Someone should remove that.
Let me start by saying i don't use this as eyeshadow so my review is a little jaded.
I got this from a girlfriend after she saw how obsessed i was with the melon pigment. SHe though i would love the tan and would stick by it forever and ditch my melon.
Oh no. No way.
It has an EXTREME shimmer effect, which is nice sometimes but even the teensy bit too much and you look like a disco ball.
I use it as a highlighter or on my body- collar bone, shoulders, arms and legs. When i use it on my body it's usually for events or photoshoots and i mix a tiny bit with lotion and apply. It blends evenly and gives you an all over glowing effect. I only use it this way though at the end of summer months when i am very tan otherwise i find it turns out to look al ittle like a bruise- or that i am trying to cover up a bruise. same problem when usuing it as a cheek highlighter- only use it this way on dark or tanned skin.
i will keep my jar forever most likely because i only use it 3 or 4 months out of the year and only the tinniest amount is needed to make you glisten.
be careful when applying and maybe stick with just using it on your eyelids if your fair skinned.
This pigment is a perfect 5 from MAC!
Though it's been said already, I have to say again that the name is very misleading--it's not tan at all. It's probably called Tan because it would look fabulous with a tan (as other reviewers have mentioned). However, I can forgive the naming because it's such an amazing pigment. It's a gorgeous shimmery peach with gold undertones. The shimmer factor is HUGE--I have tried almost every pigment and this is one of the most consistently SHINY. Beautiful, beautiful shine that draws the eye right to YOUR eyes. They will stand out!
Note that it's shimmery, but NOT glittery/sparkly. Upon a glance, the texture looks like it might be very chunky. But don't be fooled! Tan is smooth, buttery, and goes on with minimal to no fallout. I am very picky about fallout and I have had no problems.
The color is warm on me (NW20ish, dark hair, blue eyes) and is a phenomenal look for summer. Yesterday I put it on my lids, paired it with Museum Bronze on the outer V, and highlighted with Deckchair and Vanilla. The look was stunning (I also used UD 24/7 Bourbon liner, NARS Luster, and MAC Honeyflower and Instant Gold on my lips). Even though I'm extremely fair and don't seem to tan, it works really well because I have blue eyes. And due to the contrast, it really makes my eyes pop. It was one of those days when my husband tells me how cute/pretty/whatever I look, and he doesn't have any specific reason...but I know it's my makeup. :)
Price is dirt cheap because you get a TON of product. I would repurchase if I ever ran out, but doubting that will happen. The packaging leaves much to be desired, but we all put up with it for the sake of MAC piggies. :)
Final note: just make sure you use UDPP or another reliable base so you can capture the full color/shine of this pigment.
Tan pigment was my first MAC pigment purchase. It's shimmers beautifully and goes well with bronze eyeshadow in the crease. It's also good for very tan/brown skin. I always get compliments on my eyeshadow when I wear this. Photographs well.
I love Tan Pigment soo much !:-)
I like to wear it really lightly, almost barely there so there's not so much shimmer, and I put wedge in the crease and outer-corner.
It's a really pretty effect.
When I first got Tan I didn't like it I found it a tiny bit orange-y..
But when applied lightly it's gorgeous, prob my fave thing I've ever used on my eyes.
I also like to put it on a small brush and line my eyes very lightly with it like an eyeliner- it's a really really nice look.
This pigment is flesh colored and just gives shine/glow anywhere you use it. It works well with any other color and is great on the cheek bones as a highlight, or on the brow bone as a highlight.
I bought a sample of this awhile ago. I rediscovered it about two weeks ago, and I love it! In fact, I find it so flattering to my features, skintone and eyes that I bought a full-size tan pigment from MAC. I don't want to have to deal with it being discontinued. I pressed this pigment, and find it to be such a good daily wear color for the lids. I would definitely repurchase (not that I'll ever run out). Pigments are so worth the money. The pink undertone in this pigment really makes my hazel eyes stand out.
Awesome pigment! It gives the most gorgeous tan color that is flattering to pretty much every eye color I can think of! It goes on smoothly and evenly. One of my favorite pigments by far!
this is by far my favorite pigment!! I find its shine similar to vanilla pigment but with a brownish red undertone instead of white, so if you have a darker skin tone (nc35 plus) this would be the best highlight color for your cheeks. I would not only buy it again but stock up just in case they decide to discontinue lol...possibly my favorite mac product other than the brushes =)