MAC • Helium Pigment • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am so unsure about this piggie, even after having it for almost a year. I like it, but don't love it. It looks great mixed with body lotion for some shimmer, and mixed with a clear gloss, it reminds me of the fashionflower lipgelee, which I love. I just wish I could find a way to pull it off as an eyeshadow, then I would LOVE it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This product has been sitting in my drawer for really long time..maybe like for good 3 years. I don't know much looks I can do with this but let me tell you something this is a great colour. I wore this colour with a red lipsticks and it was amazing. I used mac 239 brush and tab off any excess on the brush n there were no fall outs so i had no problems using it. I also used Mac painterly pot as a base & it works great. overall, its a good colour ...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a beautiful pink/lavendar color that's very shimmery and iridescent. It's very chunky so expect a lot of fallout. When I blinked, I could see pink sparkles flying off my eyelashes in my peripheral vision. I will definitely not wear this with my contacts because of the fallout, but it's a great pigment for your collection. This reminds me of Milk pigment from the Hello Kitty collection. Milk has a smoother, chalkier texture.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is one of the prettiest colored pigments I have ever seen from MAC. Problem is, it just doesn't translate to my skin. When I use it, it just shows up as lavender and pink sparkles. The actual pigment is a milky pink with a lavender shimmer and with pink and lavender microshimmers. The color itself is so light it is invisible as an eyeshadow, even with UDPP. I am very light complexioned also, so I cannot imagine this showing up on anyone (I am a NW20). Another thing, this has major fall out and a gritty consistency which other reviewers have mentioned.
I guess Helium is a good name for it, for the pigment is as insubstantial as a trace gas.
Not a must have, and hence I will not repurchase. I would like trying to duplicate this, however, as the color is so unique, I doubt it is possible. Too bad it doesn't look as lovely on the eyelid as it does in the jar.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is the worst pigment I have ever worked with. I absolutely HATE it. The color is so gorgeous and it's such a shame. The only upside to this product is the color, and that's why I'm giving it a 2/5 instead of a 1/5.
The main thing I hate about this product is the fact that it goes everywhere! On my desk where I do my make up, a little on my clothes, all the way down my face. The fallout is so bad. Another thing is the texture is horrible. I find it hard to smooth on my eyelids because it's so chunky.
Overall a pigment I would stay away from if it is repromoted.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Helium is probably one of the prettiest pigments MAC has ever put out, but it does have it's downfalls. For starters, this shade is insanely pretty! It's a very iridescent light pink that flashes white and lavender. It's undoubtedly an incredibly unique shade that I can't say I have anything similar to. This pigment would get a HUGE 5 from me.. IF, it wasn't for the lousy texture. This is one of the chunkier/grittier pigments .. similar to Frost, Kitchmas, Steel Blue, etc. There is a lot of fallout with this one unless it's used wet, and for that reason I don't reach for this one often. The shade though is gorgeous, and for that reason I've kept this one in my stash. Overall, a great shade, just a less than desireable texture.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this at CCO for $14, which I thought wasn't a bad deal. It looked very pretty in the lighting and seemed versatile like someone said. I felt that I could use it on my eyes, cheeks , lips, as body shimmer, etc.. but when I finally came home I realized that I HATED THE TEXTURE. It is so chalky and falls on my cheeks, etc. I wear contacts and it was VERY uncomfortable for me the entire day. I've had no problems with other MAC pigments, but this one seems to have way too much fallout. I'm asian, and this skin made my eyelids look very weird...dry...chalky..messy. ugh. I was so disappointed. I drove over 90 miles to get this.... =(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am kind of surprised the rating is soo low on this, because I absolutely love this pale pink pigment, I have found so many uses for this that it went from being ok to amazing. Although I know some people may not like the fact that it is a little chunky and has a bit of fallout, but with good blending and a steady hand that will be eliminated.
Helium is so multipurpose that it would be great used with a clear gloss, highlighter, lid color, and even a cheek color (I only suggest this if you are going out, otherwise its a bit over the top).
I bought this at my CCO, just for the fact that I collect pigments...but truthfully in the last couple weeks this has probably been one of the pigments I've used the most, especially using it as an all over lid color with gold mode on the crease. Definitely will buy this again, if I ever run out
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my first pigment buy. I got this at my CCO for $13.75 so it was a great price. The color is a light sparkly pink. Great for a wash of color before you use your heavier colors and it also makes a great highlighter. I can't wait to mix it with lotion this summer. It will looks great on tan skin!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Sucker me...gotta have something...no matter what cost...so just bought Helium Pigment off Ebay for (don't ask what price but hint...$29.99 + shipping). Damn, I thought after using the convincing BIN feature...could have swapped on MUA, especially since this is not a favorite pigment of the MAC collectors. Well, Lordy Me! The best "outrageously priced" item I've been suckered into in long long time. I LOVE this pigment!!! I had to test right away of course without removing office shadow and it instantly became one of my very favorites, with one little brush and water (foiled) over old shadow even. As foiled application...no fall-out....no harshness...no nothing but a simply beautiful pink shadow (reminds me a little of my beloved pink opal without the irredescent effect) and a perfect match for EL's VERY expensive "pink ice" at less than half the price. AND, this jar will last until hell freezes over! Luv luv it! Wish I had swapped and saved the $$ but you know how we makeup junkies are....gotta have it and gotta have it now. Still, I'm proud to have it and will use it daily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this pigment. It's so soft and pretty a very beautiful shimmery pink and as another reviewer mentioned very sparkly. I just love the shade of pink though I could see it as a great body highlighter for the arms and decollete if mixed with a body cream or something--great for holiday parties and strapless dresses. Just a lovely colour.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is such a beautiful color. This is actually my first MAC pigment purchase. I grabbed it at a CCO for only $13.75. I don't think any online swatch could do this color justice. It's a light pink, with a bright pink shimmery sheen. The texture is kinda chunky-looking in the pot, but I don't have any problem blending it-- and this is coming from a pigment noob. It's very sparkley, so I don't think I could pull this off for a daytime look, but I will definitely use this for party/clubbing makeup looks.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
There was a whole Helium hype going around,
So I fished it from Ebay, with a decent price
I wish I could say this is an overhyped product, but this pigment IS pretty special.
I don't use it everyday, actually I have only used it about 2 times, and I got this full sized pigment more than 6 months ago....
But it really is a unique color, its a sparky, electric pink
Super great for special, party looks (guess thats why I haven't worn it much) and looks great to highlight under eyes.
Heard some people spread it on their cheekbones to pop the cheekbones, and it sounds great but its so sparkly, I haven't tried it yet.
If you collect MAC pigments, or if you do a lot of crazy, party looks this is your dream pigment !
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love the color but like other reviewers have stated, I hate the texture! Its so gritty and hard to blend! I pat the color on AFTER I have applied the rest of my shadows. I use this just as an accent rather than using it all over or as a highlighter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Very pretty and versatile. I have used it alone, on top of other colors and for highlighting. I have 2 of this pigment because I use it a lot and will be very sad when it is gone.
The consistency seems weird, but I've not had a problem with application or fading.
I used helium yesterday with tan pigment on my lid, lovestone on my crease and the helium on my inner corner. It was realllly pretty! Just used it again today alone on my lids with black liner and mascara because in a rush as it was on my counter from yesterday. It's just a really pretty color. If you can get your hands on it you should.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Helium, the color is very pretty... but I hate the texture! It's too much chunky and when I apply it with wet brush, it doesn't wanna sit smoothly on my lids, it's just cracked! When I try to fix it by blending it with my brush, the color fades... It's too bad since the color is really pretty.
I wouldn't go for a repurchase, I would find a similar color with less chunky texture.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Hate the texture! It's really chunky and gritty, not smooth at all like the other pigments. It would be a gorgeous color, but I can't get past the texture of it!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this. Its texture is odd. Its gritty and chunky. The color goes on really pretty. A pink with a kinda purplish sheen
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not really a pigment person. This one reminds me of kitschmas only a darker pink. It's also really glittery.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Light and very shimmery, so I thought I wouldnīt like it.
But I love it. I can wear it alone on my lid, and it doesnīt make me look like a silly.
It brightens my eyes. My whole face look awake. People often say that my eyes (not my eyeshadow) are beautiful when I wear Helium.
For reference, I have big brown eyes (with some green in them), pale skin and reddish hair.
I always use a wet brush, so I donīt notice any problem with its texture.