Mac pigment and Barry M dazzle dust swatches
I think that Mac do great pigments, they are great quality and have a great choice of colours. Below are the ones I have.
1) Mac - Spititualize pigment
2) Mac - Teal pigment
3) Mac - Deep blue green pigment
4) Mac - Cornflower pigment
5) Mac - Deep purple pigment
6) Mac - Rose gold metal pigment
7) Mac - Melon pigment
8) Mac - Vanilla pigment
My favourite out of the pigments has to be 'Melon' pigment, it's such a great colour for any skin tone. I also like 'Deep purple' pigment to create a smokey eye, it just looks gorgeous, so much better than using 'carbon' e/s if you don't want your look to be harsh. 'Vanilla' is a classic, it makes a great highlight on the cheekbones and inner corners of the eye.
Saying that Mac pigments are currently priced at £15 for 4.5gms. The packaging has recently changed, oh how I do feel sorry for the collectors or those with OCD. I think if I was collecting them or displaying them somwhow it could slowly drive me crazy. :)
Barry M also do pigments, and they call them 'dazzle dusts priced at £4.50 each. They are highly pigmented, great quality and have an amazing colour choice. They also do fine glitter dusts which have finely milled glitter in them. All dazzle dusts come with a sheen, they are not matte. Below are the ones I have.
Barry M - No 53 'Chocolate' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 25 'Rust' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 51 'Mushroom' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 24 'Toffee' fine glitter dust
Barry M - No 44 'Bronze' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 22 'Black gold' fine glitter dust
Barry M - No 98 'Petrol black' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 91 'Silvery black' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 23 'Midnight' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 80 'Blue grey' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 90 'Pearly mauve' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 3 'Pink Gold' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 58 'Candy' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 22 'Electric blue' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 92 'Aqua gold' fine glitter dust
Barry M - No 14 'Khaki' dazzle dust
Barry M - No 79 'Gold green' dazzle dust
My favourite dazzle dust is No 79 'Gold green' this just looks amazing on me, I team it with UD 'Mayhem' similar to Barry M's 'Pearly mauve' in the crease. I love the effect it gives. My favourite fine glitter dust is No 22 'Black gold' this is a black with very finely milled gold glitter in it. It just looks beautiful.
What are your favourites?
TIP: When using pigments never ever use a fluffy shader brush, make sure it's flat and made of synthetic bristles like Mac's 242. Pack the colour onto your eyelid after using a base. You could also try adding Fix+ to create a paste.