Ooo the MAC Vera Crushed Metallic Pigments are dazzling darlin’! So incredibly vibrant, so beautiful, and oh my god such a mess to use.
Ha…but I guess we have to make some sacrifices for gorgeous pigments eh?
MAC has introduced three color variations in their stacked Crushed Metallic Pigments with this collection. I have two of those here and recently ordered the third color selection, Aloha, as it was the one I wanted most, love those sunny shades!
These are incredibly pigmented but they are a complete mess to work with. I actually like them a lot and expressed my love in a few reviews in the past. These run flakier than MAC’s average pigment, if you’ve worked with shades like Kitschmas you’ll understand the texture. I find they are extra chunky but the pigmentation is truly incredible here and the colors are just so vibrant and pretty. But you do need some serious skills to apply. I personally make a mess every time I use them. Obviously, it’s fall out everywhere plus they have a bit of a cakey feel if you don’t blend them out fully so you end up with a heavier shadow on lids rather than a lightweight, barely there feel.
All of these colors run on the cooler side outside of Aloha which is the exception and happens to my favorite of the three (I’ll swatch it when it arrives, I ordered online). I thought the colors were gorgeous particularly the ones in Strawberry Patch.
(Swatched Left to Right: Rain Drop, Butterfly Party, Desert Cloud, and Moss Garden)
(Swatched Left to Right: Star Crystal, Rose Light, Moon Rose, Strawberry Patch)
The packaging contains considerably less product than a single pigment purchase but believe me you’ll never be able to use them up so the smaller size is not a major issue. The design is stackable so you can stack all four jars into a single unit if you desire. This also makes them a bit more travel friendly.
If you can overlook their faults they are a brilliant eyeshadow in their own right but they take some work to enjoy fully.
Do you love Crushed Metallic Pigments?
Or are they simply too much of a mess to work with for you?