MAC • Pigment in Dark Soul • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
works great over a base such as TFSI or UDPP. gorgeous sparkles in it that show up really well. easy to apply wet or dry, using a mac 239 brush. easy to remove using any of the mas removers or mac wipes. i use it as a liner mostly, but its great too for ahadow or crease or outer v area.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
this is such a gorgeous color. i don't wear very many bright colors but opt to go for more blacks/greys so i decided to test out this pigment. i took a little bit on my finger to swatch it over my hand and just. wow. in the bottle it looks like a plain grey-ish black but it's so much more than that. it's a nice black with sparkle and it's just gorgeous. i've yet to actually use it but i plan on it soon. it definitely fits in nicely with my collection of blacks/greys.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I can see now why some people don't care for this color. If you don't apply it right, it does NOT stay on!! Within no time, all you see is a light cast of black/grey. The color itself is GORGEOUS. Definitely, definitely use a sticky base of some sort for the best results. What I use it for is darkening the outer V and it works pretty well for that. Also BEWARE of fallout. Especially since the color is so dark.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this pigment. As a professional MUA, I can't understand how some people can write a bad review on this, and say it's "too pigmented". They shouldn't be reviewing the item if they don't know how to use it properly...Doing your eye makeup first, will be time saving, which is something I always tell clients. Here are some tips for those who have a hard time with Dark Soul pigment, or pigments in general...One - It's a PIGMENT! Therefore, it's going to be a highly concentrated color. Two - Being multi-use, (wet or dry), makes it awesome to get different looks from one product. Yes, it's expensive, but it will definitely last a very long time! Three - Using it with a damp brush gives a great metallic look with the glitter flecks blending in to create a more foiled look. Using it dry, and with an eye shadow primer under it, gives more of a glittery look. Four - You should pick up a very small amount on your brush, tap off the access, pack it on the eyelid by using a patting technique instead of swiping back and fourth, it will have much less fall-out. Lastly - Build the color until you achieve the look you're satisfied with.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
My friend and I split this pigment because I knew I would never be able to use it up. This is the black pigment with sparkles. It is a difficult pigment to work with because it is really pigmented, dark, and tends to have fall out. I like to start with the least amount first and then build it up in order to avoid any messy clean ups. I also like to use this pigment wet for a dramatic effect. You must use a lighter hand with this pigment.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
I hate to say it but I really don't like MAC and this product is one of the reasons why. Yes, it is very pigmented. Too pigmented, to the point where it's almost unusable. Once you put it on, there's no changing it unless you want gliterry black smudges all over your face, so if you make a mistake- too bad! Water wont help, and neither will the best of makeup removers. When you put it on, a lot of it falls onto your cheeks too so you will inevitably have some gray smudges. It also migrates during the day. Straight into the creases of your lids, outer corners, and cheeks. As I mentioned, it's impossible to remove. I used to scrub and lose lashes and it still left a sicky gray cast. The packaging was horrible too. Not only did it spill everywhere when I opened it, after a week it all spilled in my makeup bag. That was the end of it. I'm glad it wasn't terribly expensive because 1. I hated it and 2. It all went to waste thanks to the crappy packaging. Along with this and bare minerals, I've had enough of loose powder anything. Would not recommend to anyone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product is amazing. it blends nicely, thought I find on me it likes to fade or crease because i have very oily skin...
but i like this colour over all, i just need to figure a way so that it can be long lasting.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
VERY dark pigment, great if that's what you're looking for. To me, it seems like a very basic black, albeit very pigmented, so I'm not sure I'd repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I do like this pigment - recently I managed to get hold of an old MAC Dark Soul from when it was LE. So much nicer than the new reformulated version. The pigment I have is not quite black - it's actually more of a dark grey. For me, I would have liked it much more if it was actually completely black, but I haven't come across any MAC eyeshadow that is black when it's meant to be. So perhaps, the colour payoff isn't so fabulous... however thats just my humble opinion! I do like the like the little sparkles in this pigment, it's great for evening looks and anyone who wants to wear a dark colour but still wants some light and sparkle to their eyes. The texture isn't smooth and satiny like a lot of pigments I own, its more chalky - so if you would like to wear this and get the colour that you see in the pot then I would definately suggest using a primer on your eyelid. Another good thing about this pigment is that it really adheres to the skin well, so that you won't really have to worry about the colour becoming less intense as the day/evening progresses.
Overall not a bad pigment to work with.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a great pigment, it a very very dark grey/blackish colour with silver ultra fine strass (don't worry it won't give you disco-ball look since the strass is top quality and is super refined) and it's amazing for creating stunning smokey eyes. Can be a nightmare though if you are not careful, so you should experiment with it a bit to make it work for you. MAC pigments were originally created for professionals so you might find it a bit tough to work with them at first. Once you know your way around them though, you will adore them.
Moreover, you only need a tiny ammount of product each time, so each pot will last you for ages. One day while i was using Dark Soul i said to myself "wait, when did i buy this? Oh my, it's been like 4 years!". The quality of the product was excellent still, as if it were brand new but threw it away anyway and replaced it cause it can't be hygienic to use a product for so many years. Yes, MAC pigments last that long. Love them!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have the LE vevsion ot this pigment, which is much more of a charcoal gray color. It works nice as an all.over color w.th an antique gold on top. I also like this on the outer v. This is nile\for a softer, romantic smokey eye. Now that the formula has been redone, i'm curious to see what it looks like. However, I like the dark grey that I have. It it is any different color, I'd probably think twice before buying.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I find this pigment kinda hard to work with as like a full on eye shadow and is not really worth it (for me) to play around with and force to work. It is a really pretty coulor in jar I use it to set my 24/7 zero eye liner it looks nice I like the look super black with some reflects
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have come to realize that there were two versions of dark soul released. The original dark soul came out in 2005 I believe. It was a LE and it's dark but not really black, it's comes off more dark grey with lots of beautiful sparkles making for a really beautiful color. Mac then rereleased dark soul this time, it's permanant but it has been reformulated. the new version just looks plain black with a little bit of glitter. Not the same as the original, not even close. I used my LE dark soul on a friend and she wanted to buy it so we went down to mac and it was sooo different. The rereleased version is not Unique in the least. I will upload a picture of the original version for comparison.
EDIT: I double checked on Specktra's "complete pigment list" and the permanent version of dark soul has indeed been reformulated.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Dark Soul is literally.. black on me. I have no use for any other black eyeshadow so for me, its a pass.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I think this is one of the best MAC pigments. There are many attempts to duplicate it out there, so if you don't get any, I do recommend trying a dupe, but I like it so much I would buy more as soon as I saw samples available and would consider buying a whole jar, although I doubt I could ever use that amount, a little bit goes a long, long way with this pigment.
I would describe this pigment as a deep charcoal gray going on black that is matte except for fairly fine silver microglitter. It is quite beautiful in the V, as a contrast, or as a liner. You can also use this to smoke out any eyeshadow look. This is so versatile.
I would compare this to Urban Decay Oilslick in color except the glitter is way tinier. You will get some fall out with this and it is quite noticeable since this is such a dark color, unless you apply this wet or use a fix like Fyrinnae Pixie epoxy.
I have purchased pretty close dupes of this on Aromaleigh and Fyrinnae, but I can almost always find samples of the real MAC Dark Soul pigment for sale on the usual etailer sites.
I think this is worth the money for the sample jars and doubt anyone would ever need a full size jar, but I would snatch up one of those small vials in a minute if I saw one on discount websites. This was sold as part of the christmas sets in the smaller vials, so if you see one for swap or sale, I recommend to jump on it, I know I will.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I don't know why this has low ratings.
This is a perfect loose powder for a dark smoky eye. One of my favorite ways to use this is to dampen the brush with Fix and apply like a waterpaint.. it is stunning. I then follow up with a dark pink or fuschia matte color on the contour and the effect is subtle, sexy and modern.
love the product but I hate these containers -- as for me when I work I am usually in a rush and these containers are not too functional -- so, I usually depot or decant, or whatever into a smaller container to for ease of use and less spillage.
but the product is amazing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love doing smokey eyes for working evening shifts at my job, and I think this is my go to black from now on. I like to apply this wet over a base to get it really dark, and then apply a dry layer to get the full sparkle going :) It always lasts hours and after the initial fallout I don't have to worry about black streaks all over my face.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I adore this pigment!! It was my very first encounter with pigment, and it's fantastic! The color is nice, and the glitter is a nice touch. It's perfect for a smoky eye, and it lasts quite a bit. I had it on for about 4-5 hours before I took it off, and it didn't smudge or even get lighter!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted a black loose eyeshadow to smoke out certain looks and I got this one in the smaller size (2.5 grams) in this year's holiday smokey sexpot pigment set. It is a shimmery black color, but it takes a lot of work to get it to actually show up black on your lids. With a couple layers, you get a charcoal grey and with like 4-5 layers you get almost black. The fallout with this pigment is the worst because the color is so dark. So I apply my foundation after I do my eyes when I wear darker shadows, especially if they're loose.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Not quite the color I was hoping for, but still gorgeous. Mine is a more toned down black, almost like a dark charcoal than true black. Great for my smokey eyes, but it does take a little more effort to blend than most of my other pigments. Maybe I just need new brushes. Tons of product for the price, I don't think I'll run out anytime soon, but would definitely get it again.