Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MAC Melon Pigment: Review & Swatches!

Today's featured product is MAC's Melon pigment, a beautiful peachy gold. I love this pigment because the color is neutral and very wearable, but the duochrome sheen makes my eyes really pop. This is a really great eyeshadow if you don't want to look like you're trying hard with your makeup, but you want everyone to notice it at the same time.


As mentioned in an earlier post, I like MAC pigments because they are a little clumpy (as you can see below). This makes picking them up on my brush and applying them a little easier. I prefer to apply these pigments dry, but you could also wet your brush with water or MAC Fix+ to get an even more dramatic color payoff.


I like pairing this pigment with MAC Rubenesque paint pot as a base, since they are virtually the same shade. If I'm going for a more neutral look, I'll put a warm matte brown in the crease (like MAC Cork), or for something more dramatic I'll put a burnt, coppery red color in my crease. This also looks AMAZING with MAC Sketch eyeshadow (dark burgundy).


Swatches!


Do you like switching up the colors you wear on your eyes? Or do you wear the same colors all the time? I like experimenting with colors, but usually save the extra bright/dark stuff for the weekends or fun events.

xx, Allison

23 comments:

  1. I love this pigment! I got it a few months back and it's gorgeous.
    Great post
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  2. I would love a tutorial on pigments!

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  3. Such a gorgeous colour, I've never bought a pigment I think they'd be a disaster for me as I'm always knocking things over! x

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  4. i love Melon it's one of my faves!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this color!!
    Do you ever press your pigments?

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  6. Gorgeous color!! Is this color the similar to MAC Tweet Me eyeshadow? I don't want to waste money buying melon when tweet me is a dupe for it. Please help me, if possible, Allison! <3

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  7. Do you think this is similar to Urban Decay's X eyeshadow?

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  8. @SWalker yes I have pressed all of them actually! It makes them a little less messy, however I've noticed when I use my pressed versions I have to work harder to get color on my brush than when I just dip straight into the jar.

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  9. @Lisa This is very similar to MAC Tweet Me eyeshadow, I think the biggest difference between the two would be that Melon will have a much more apparent sheen. I don't think having both is a necessity though, unless it's one of your favorite shades to wear! :)

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  10. @Dana I'm not familiar with Urban Decay's X eyeshadow, so I can't say... sorry! :(

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  11. I love melon pigment. There are so many combinations we can do with that lovely pigment. I love to apply it wet too so it really stands out.

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love these peachy, shimmery shades that can be used everyday.

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  13. Awesome, so, If you haven't already done one, could you maybe do a video of you pressing a pigment? I have a couple I've been wanting to press and was thinking that would be helpful :)

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  14. I love switching up my eyeshadow. :) I love wearing a neutral eye to class with splashes of color! This pigment is gorgeous. :) thanks for sharing.

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  15. I got this pigment at my local CCO in the older packaging, and absolutely love it! Such a gorgeous shade. :)

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  16. I'm only a sophmore in highschool, but I am always switching my makeup and nails! I sometimes wear colors; sometimes wear neutrals; but it's one of my favorite parts of the day!

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  17. this pigment is so freaking gorgeous! I have a medium olive skin tone, and I've even wore it as a highlight on my cheeks esp when going clubbing and such. Looks fantastic but a little obvious! Beautiful@

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  18. Would you say the MAC mega metals eyeshadow in Tweet Me! is a pressed dupe for this?

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