In lieu of the fact that I still have not used any of the pigments that are offered by MAC, I thought that I would investigate the MAC Overrich collection to try and further my understanding of the pigments. The MAC site describes this collection as “Fall for luscious. Eight pigments that keep you de-lovely and delicious as ever. Oxidized, rich metal hues are a cakewalk to apply, for eyes, face, and all the sweet spots…These Overrich pigments satisfy an appetite for glamour.” Already, I am semi-confused, I have only heard of people using the MAC pigments as eye makeup. Time for more investigation…
This the definition and product description of a pigment on the MAC website. “Pigment is a highly concentrated loose powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Pigment comes in a excellent range of colours. Use to create a subtle wash of colour or a more intense effect. Pigment does not streak or cake, is easy to blend and long-lasting.” This explanation semi helps with my understanding of the product, I think that I have been thinking too much of the Urban Decay pigments that can only be used on eyes.
The colors of the collection…
- Blonde’s Gold - Light tan with gold and white pearl
- Heritage Rouge - Deep burgundy with red and brown pearl
- Copperbeam - Rusted brown with red pearl
- Vintage Gold - Tarnished green with gold pearl
- Antique Green - Turquoise green with green pearl
- Museum Bronze - Rich taupe with gold pearl
- Mega-rich - Frosty burnt orange with gold pearl
- Mauvement - Cool taupe with gold pearl
Well, I really like many of the shades and I think that I could pull them off as eye makeup. However, I am still not really seeing the other parts of the face usage. I decided to go onto Makeup Alley and see how others have used this product. After reading through the reviews, I am only seeing people that use them as eye shadows. They talk about the texture, how to apply them to the eye area, and the look that is created with their usage but nothing about using them of the rest of the face. I think that I will try the using the pigments only as eye shadows but I really want to try some of the colors in this collection because these look tailor made to complement blue eyes.
photo courtesy of MAC