The first time MAC Pressed Pigments released last year I didn’t like them at all. So assuming the formula was still the same I almost passed this year. Glad some of my beauty friends convinced me to give them another try.
Pink Pepper- deep coral with gold pearl
Damson- deep brown with gold pearl
Some shades are repromotes from last year, some are limited edition and the rest were added to the permanent collection.
Black Grape- deep aulbergine with multi pearl
Jet Couture- charcoal black
While last years MAC Pressed Pigments were as dry as regular shadows, these are absolutely juicy. You can’t press down too hard or they’ll start to fall apart. The arm swatches were applied dry then wet. Even when swatched dry the pigmentation is great. When I applied them with a damp brush they were more metallic and bolder. The eye swatches were applied wet with no base.
Damson is my absolute favorite , in fact I had to hunt this one down. It’s a gorgeous brown and the pearl makes it to die for. It also has this plumy brown undertone that is really unique. Pink Pepper is basically the star of the collection, it was the first to sell out mostly everywhere. The gold pearl over the coral really makes it a pretty shade. Black Grape is a deep blackish purple, I think it would look great on all skin tones. Jet Couture was kind of a let down. The description says it’s black but it’s more of a dark grey. Jet Couture and Black Grape are permanent.
I’m so glad I got these. I swatched them all in-store and all of them had something to offer. These four were just the prettiest in my opinion. You still have some time so check them out. Hope you enjoyed my MAC Pressed Pigments Swatches.
[wptabtitle] Price[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]$21[/wptabcontent]
[wptabtitle] Availability[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent]12 shades
Some shades still available at MAC online and MAC stores, Nordstroms, Saks Fifth and Macy’s[/wptabcontent]