Cat Marnell, sister to cutie PR chicklet and friend of Musings of a Muse, Emily Marnell, recently tried out a very interesting facial mask….
I’ll go throw it out there and say Cat went to the Beauty Most Unusual extreme here…!
Wanna learn about this mystery mask?
Late Sunday night I decided to dive in and try out MAC Pigment Pressing for the first time. Um yea can I tell you how horrifying pigment pressing is for a makeup junkie?
Ok, first off let me explain that I thought pigment pressing was going to be some sort of major mess but turns out it’s actually quite easy, fuss and mess free! I had zero mess to clean up and didn’t get pigments on my fingers or anywhere else thankfully!
What was it horrifying?
The problem with pigment pressing is if you’re emotionally attached to your MAC LE pigments and you’re planning on pressing them you may be in for a shock at how much product you have to use to get a single press! I had no idea I would have to use SO much pigment! I used MAC Pigment in Mutiny because I sincerely adore this color. I was smart enough to realize when to stop but if I kept going I’d have used up over half of my jar of Mutiny before getting a full press!
I had no idea that I’d need to use so much pigment to get a full press of shadow from the jar! If you want a full press of a pigment you have to use at least half a jar of pigment or more! See where I am heading with this?
If you’re really attached to your pigment in loose form chances are you’re going to be upset when using a half a jar of a favorite LE pigment! On top of this the chances of messing the press of the pigment are very real. I was trying to press MAC Pigment in Blue Steel and completely screwed it up! Ahhhh! Imagine taking a very valuable LE pigment and screwing up the press? It would be like going to a funeral!
I guess if you’re using pigments you can get from MAC anytime then I’d recommend pressing them out as it makes application quite easy considering how much fall out pigments create however if you have vaulable LE pigments that you’re not willing to part with I’d totally avoid pressing them (unless the Muse is the only one emotionally attached to her pigments)!
This was an experience the Muse didn’t enjoy and won’t be doing again as most of her piggies are LE!
These are about a quarter jar of pigment each…as you can see the presses are not even half full!!!!!!
What do you think of pigment pressing?
Willing to use your LE pigments to do it?
Tell the Muse!
Making the Most of Urban Decay Primer Portion
I recently decided to risk life and limb by sawing open my Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Kids, don’t try this sh*t at home!
The bright idea to try this stemmed from my desperation for Primer Potion. My sister is out of town this week and I know I won’t have much time to head to Sephora to nab a new bottle and ordering online isn’t an option considering that it’ll take days to get here!
My schedule is booked solid this week with work, life, and everything else so yesterday morning I realized I was most definately out of primer!
My god the horror of it all!
My shadow creases in a sincerely major way be it Summer or Winter but its particularly bad in the humid weather that we are having. So as I pumped, pumped, pumped away this morning (you know what I mean if you’re a UD primer user) I realized that the good old tube of primer has reached it’s cash in date and was headed towards the rubbish bin!
My unsuspecting tube of Urban Decay Primer Potion!
When I came home later that night the bright idea to SAW open the tube came to me! It was a like a bright light bulb going off in my head! Of course! I’d just saw open the tube easily like I’ve seen performed on other blogs and mounds of primer would await me.
My ass. Excuse my french
This is not a matter of simply sawing open the tube! This takes some sincere sweat, blood, and tears to do! Holy crap it was like a cardio work out just to get the bloody thing apart! I swear I must have been there 10 minutes at least sawing away with my dull kitchen knife! I couldn’t help but think how proud freaking Michael Myers would be of me!
All yur primers are belongs to me biatch!
Tools of the trade! Yes, this is what I used to hack the thing apart!
After narrowly missing slicing my thumb off and just grazing it enough to spurt blood all over the place I finally got the tube sliced open!
Starting to saw!
Slowing getting there!
And low and behold inside laid nirvana. You can watch videos, you can view pictures but nothing prepares you for the first time you saw open your very own tube of Urban Decay Primer Potion. Angels sung, birds chirped, all was right with the world again.
Holy COW! L@@K at all that primer!
And some more……….
After some major scoopage!
Sincerely, there was at least enough in the upper part of the tube to last me the rest of the month if not more!
Sadly, after the workout of cutting the top half open I wasn’t prepared for doing the bottom half. It was suggested on a video tutorial to slice not only the top but the bottom as well but the Muse has an attachment to her fingers and since she survived the first round of hacking she decided it was best to call it a day!
Do I recommend slicing your tube open?
This is sincerely hard, dangerous work! I’m thinking that $25 USD for a dual package of primers isn’t too bad a price to pay to keep all my fingers on one hand!
If you value your limbs I say don’t try it! It’s seriously a chore and I was just desperate!
Have you ever cracked open your tube of UDPP?
Love your fingers as much as the Muse loves hers?
Tell me all about it!
I’m thinking next time it would be easier to get a straw, stick it in, and suck the remaining potion out!
Better ideas anyone?
A most happy ending!