MAC • Later Pigment - Alice + Olivia Collection 2010 • Eyes

rated 3.2(6 reviews)

Average Rating.3.2
Would buy this product again.33%

rated 1 of 5 nicolejohnson on 11/20/2010 5:07:00 PM more reviews by nicolejohnson

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

I bought all three piggies from TT collection ... they are beautiful colors no doubt... I don't know if anyone has had the issue with them or not but they crease SOOO bad on me! I have tried everything ... and i mean everything... No primer,no base = crease... Primer, no base = crease....Primer and base = crease ... just primer = crease .... just base = crease... I have tried NARS no smudge primer .... UDPP ... Too faced shadow ins... mac paint pot in blackround .... mac base in black ... NYX black bean jumbo pencil ... nothing helps it ... before i can even finish my left eye the right one is creasing !! I would never buy these again if i had the chance. No other pigment i have creases like these

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rated 4 of 5 lalu on 11/12/2010 11:50:00 AM more reviews by lalu

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

If you use a light hand on this pigment you will have a soft grey with some shimmer, or if you like it more intense I think it will look somewhere in between very dark dark blue and purple again with shimmer but this time they will be more apparent. I like it, very unique. And I like the fact that you will get lots of products when you buy a pigment but I hate the package.

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rated 5 of 5 danikcali on 11/3/2010 10:37:00 AM more reviews by danikcali

Age: 30-35   Skin: Oily, Olive   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This pigment is awesome! It's a purple-black color and is incredible for a dark purple smokey eye. I've also used it as an eyeliner with Violet pigment. I had to pre-order it and I'm glad I did because when I went to the MAC store at 4pm to pick it up, they were already sold-out. I love it!! If you love purples, and a smokey eye...don't pass this up!

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rated 2 of 5 monochromatic on 8/16/2010 10:29:00 PM more reviews by monochromatic

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Tan   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Saw swatches of this pigment wet online and was immediately sucked in by the pretty purple sparkles. Unfortunately, the sparkles don't make up for the fact that this product is somewhat of a nightmare to blend. I first applied it wet to my lids and tried blending it out- only to blend away the purple sparkles. Without the sparkles, the pigment is just a matte black that won't blend, won't budge. I'm trying blending with different eyeshadows, but if I can't find a way to make it work I'm just going to return it. Beautiful color but disappointing formula.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* jenn7985 on 7/24/2010 6:41:00 AM more reviews by jenn7985

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond, Fine   Eyes: Green    

i bought this without seeing any swatches because it was online and it sold out 45 minutes after i put my order in so i had high hopes for this pigment

when it arrived i was less then impressed. it seemed like a boring matte light blackish blue with some glitter... i can barely contain my excitement. i swatched it dry and was even less impressed. i was ready to send it back or put it up for swap when i decided to try it wet and boy am i glad i did. dry it was a boring easily dupable color that was hard to blend. wet it was this intense pigment that had a rich metallic purplely sheen to it and the glitter was visible but not too much

the only way im using this is as a liner and possible to add depth to a smokey eye. it is a great color when wet and i am so glad i bought it the only reason i wouldnt buy it again is it will take me an eternity to use the whole jar if im only using it as a liner

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* medicredfearn on 7/22/2010 7:31:00 PM more reviews by medicredfearn

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

Pictures, swatches and a dupe in this review to include a video comparison.I was lucky enough to order this before it sold out online. This collection was a MAC store exclusive. Meaning that only Freestanding and Pro Stores got it, I believe. I only have counters inside department stores around me. So the only way to get it was to either order online or phone order with a store.

This pigment is pretty nice. The price is a bit steep at $19.50 + tax, considering you only get 4.5g now as opposed to the 7.5g you used to get from a MAC pigment for the same price.

I'd best describe this color as a black base with a purple sheen and mutli colored sparkle. The sparkle isn't that obvious except in certain angles. And the same goes for the purple sheen. It's nice when it does catch the light just right though. It's not a deep black base. And I find it seems a bit chalky in texture. I'd describe the texture as a mix between a matte and sparkle pigment. It really does look like a matte and my best description would be to say that it looks like if MAC took a matte pigment and dumped some sparkles into it. So basically, not the typical MAC pigment texture you'd see in frosts, metals or pearls.

Overall the color is gorgeous and I got it sight unseen because of the limited edition factor. But it was so Limited that it sold out within hours of being posted on the MAC website. Thankfully was able to find a close dupe for anyone who does not want to spend the big bucks for this on ebay. Of course it's not a dead on dupe, but pretty darn close if you ask me!

So because of that I chose 'No' that I would not buy again because of the simple fact that I like the dupe I found better. But if it did not exist, I'd probably buy this again.

The dupe I found was Urban Decay's Rockstar loose pigment. The main difference being that Rockstar has more glitter/sparkle, more purple sheen and is a bit more pigmented. Other than that, they're pretty much the same. I took several comparison pics and even shot a little video. In all of the pictures and the video Rockstar is on the left and Later on the right. I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Eden as a base and they were both applied dry. No flash in any of the pictures. They were either indoors by a window or outdoors in direct sunlight.

Here is a link to the video comparison:¤t=DSCN1436.mp4

I hope this helped someone out!

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