MAC • Pigment in Kitschmas • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
After hearing all of the rave reviews, i was expecting this pigment to be increadible. Sadly, i was let down :( . The color is a pretty silvery light lilac, but it is very shimmery and ends up all over your cheeks after applying. This is probably one of the pigments i wont be purchasing the full size of.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure if the one i got was the original or the re-released version. It was given to me as a gift a while ago when it came out.. i believe the collection was called "Merry MACmas". This is selling for some crazy $$$ on e-bay.. for just a sample!.. anyways onto the review :) It's a beautiful light silvery lilac!.. a lot easier to blend than "Frost" which is pretty white!. i love how since it has a silver mixture in the pigment along with the lavender it creates.. almost a duochrome multifacited effect!!..beautiful mixed in with lotions for an all over shimmer.. or to add a little "oomph" to e/s and lipstick! Like with all MAC pigments, it comes in a jar but you get A LOT.. so it will last a lifetime! .. i haven't really used that much but a good amount of times throughout the years and my jar is well, surprisingly full to the top!!..
NOTE: Kitschmas like Frost is pure shimmer/sparkles with no base colour so don't expect full coverage when used as an eye shadow as it's 100% shimmer/sparkles.. unlike some of their other pigments.. like fuschia which has a fuschia base.. so it allows for full coverage when used as an e/s :)
hope this helps!..
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Really nice pigment. Nothing majorly special especially not worth the ridiculous amounts people were spending for it on Ebay. Still think its v. pretty though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Don't understand what the fuss was about over this, people paying ridiculous amounts for this on Ebay. A very very light lavender with lots of silver sparkles. When used alone, the colour was virtually non existant. Extremely low colour payoff... not really worth having.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Kitschmas is not a bad pigment, but not as exciting as all the scalping on eBay led me to believe. Worn alone on the eye, it's very blah -- shimmery but washes me out. I use it layered over dark matte shadows to brighten them and add a gleam. It's also nice as a nail polish or mixed with lotion for a collarbone-highlighter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I bought the original when it was released in the Kitschmas Collection. It's a really pretty Icy Lavender color with flecks of silver. I love this one on top of my purple eyeshadows, it just makes the eyes dance and sparkle. I've had this forever and it still looks near full. Great price for that much product. I find the new-release one doesn't have the same depth as the original. The newer one isn't as sparkly as the original.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
In the bottle, this appears to be a light to medium, lilac purple. On, it appears as a sheer white/ivory/lilac, very beautiful. It would look great with Violet Pigment in the crease!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
While I do like this pigment, it definately is overrated. I wouldn't buy it again because I'll probably be able to pass it on to many generations down the line. ;) Although, where it is lacking in bright colouring, it makes up for it's own shortcomings by being a great highlighter. I love to put it on over blush to make my cheeks glow, or use just a small amount of it to make a matte shadow frosty. All in all, don't expect much, but have it in your collection if you like a frosty look. Well, that and to say, "OMG, I have Kitschmas, so nyah!" And then you stick your tounge out at them. Hahahaha! Just kidding!
Or am I? ;)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is a pretty very very light pinky purple, very sparkly. Applied it looks like a muted mica sparkle, with a teeny hint of lilac purple. (Muted in the sense that it blends better with skin tone than stark white like Frost, Kitschmas is plenty shimmery). I've heard others say the new version is slightly different than the old, so I figured it deserved a seperate review thread. It is one I use fairly often, but it's kind of... blah. I'd never wear it by itself unless I wanted a really basic simple eye- the color is almost nonexistant on my skin (which is really, really pale; things look quite bright on me usually). So anyway, I use this paired with darker purples like Deep Purple pigment, BE Glimmer in Emotion, Grape pigment, and TwistedFayte.com purple eye spices. Kitschmas blends so nicely into darker colors, and has just a hint of lilac, it looks really nice with the more vivid, darker purples. Great highlighter too. All in all, while I'm getting a lot of mileage out of it, it's not that exciting all by itself. Hopefully someone will be able to compare the new version with the old here.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
I wouldn't repurchase any pigments, simply because of the fact that you get enough product to last you for a lifetime.
That said, I finally got my hands on the legendary Kitschmas after MAC brought it back, and at first, I was extremely disappointed to say the least. I'm asian with NC35 skin and this product alone went on more silvery than lilac. I looked like a frosted drug addict or something. However, I reached for my Deep Purple pigment to put into my crease/outer V, and WOW. This is a beautiful look. Even my fiance complimented me, and he's used to me changing my eye makeup everyday.
I'll even forgive the flaky texture. I just have to make sure to dust loose powder on my cheeks before I put this pigment on because this stuff is similar in texture to Dark Soul.
I'm glad MAC brought this pigment back. I definitely wouldn't have paid an arm and a leg for a sample, but this is definitely beautiful paired with a darker pigment like Deep Purple.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I do like this, although it may be "too much" for me. I'm a newcomer to eye makeup so this may just be my fault. But it's a pretty color, looks good with blue eyes. The price is awesome, too, considering how long this will last.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Blah, I hate this pigment (and hate is a strong word!). It looks gorgeous in the container, but applied on me it looks a silvery lilac. The main problem I have with this pigment, is that it doesn't blend well and it has no staying power (even with a base).
I think this pigment is purely hype, and nothing special, nor even remotely spectacular at all.
Blonde hair/blue eyes/warm tanned skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Although this looks like a pinkish toned lavender in the package, on me it turns a dusky "more dark lavender-than-pink" with silvery highlights.
I had to have this after reading all the high praise, and have to say it is so worth it! Sounds like MAC discontinued this at one time, but it is now available on their website, so don't pay crazy prices for "samples".
When I first apply this to my eyelids, it looks too silvery, but that tones down fairly quickly to a lovely dusky tone. It is easy to control the density of color by applying in careful "layers".
I have medium skin tone, black hair and brown eyes.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is definitely an overrated product.It is a nice shade,but why are people paying so much for this on ebay?All this is,is a very shimmery shade of lavender.I like wearing this with violet pigment.It also works really well when paired with a dark purple liner for a smokey purple eye look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this color, but I don't quite understand why people were paying $100+ for it! That said, I'm glad that they re-released it. It's a cool-toned frosty lilac that really brightens up my brown eyes. It looks nice paired with All Girl pigment, but I think it looks even prettier with Rose pigment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
What is the big deal? Certainly not Kitschmas. I must admit I was enticed as anyone because of all the hype and the exorbitant prices people were paying for this. It would have made you think it was a miracle cosmetic that reversed the effects of aging. I was tempted to spend anywhere from 10-15 dollars for a sample and I am soo glad I didn't because this pigment just doesn't do much for me. Yes, it is gorgeous in the jar. When applied, it is soo sheer and a bit flaky if not careful. As others have described, it is a shimmery lilac/silver/pink shade. It might suffice as a highlighter but that is all I predict. I guess with anything, your curiosity won't be resolved unless you try something yourself.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I finally got to see Kitschmas in person today. First thought: "This is what people have been spending $100.00 and up on? This?! Am I missing something?!"
Kitschmas is a frozen lilac, more silver-ish than lilac, more white frost than anything. Icy and intense, this pigment is average at best. I almost purchased it just because it's The infamous Kitschmas... but for what reason other than that? I'd certainly never use it, it's not that interesting.
Several beautiful lavenders or lilacs I prefer: UD Grifter (gorgeous)... L'Oreal OTL Beauty Queen... ... The All Girl Pigment... Heck, even MAC Idol Eyes with its odd texture is infinitely better. I was not impressed. I give it a solid three. Olive NC30.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
This is so nice. I'm glad they decided to bring this back. On me it looks a lot like Frost w/ lavender infused throughout. It looks really pretty used alone all over the lids & I imaging w/ a darker shade in the crease but I havn't tried that yet. I'm happy w/ this purchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am so glad I didn't shell out $$$ on ebay for this either, although I do love it! This is the newer version I just bought from the MAC store and it's a light, sheer, irridescent lilac with silvery/pink tones to it. Sorta like a light lilac version of All Girl, which I love so that's fine by me. It's not terribly unique so I wouldn't go buy an overpriced one on ebay. But still very pretty and looks nice with Cornflower which I also bought!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a light lilac frosty shade. I didn't initally want it, but heard good stuff so why not? The MAC MA didn't even know or even heard of Kitschmas .. geez! I've only tried this once pairing it with All Girl and it really brings out my brown eyes=). Lovely, but I don't think i'd finish it up because i'd rarely reach for this.