I know, I know..I’ve been a bad blogger..missing so many days of posting, not to mention forgetting to post last week’s Product of the Week…Oh well…Last week wasn’t a good week for me in my personal life, not to mention all the heavy rain cause a lot of laziness and procrastination..I haven’t even work out for a week! hahahaha..
Anyways, since I missed last week’s Product of the Week, I’ve decided to put this week’s installment on Monday. I’ll try to do another one this Wednesday, but no promises since my lover (aka bff), Liz, is coming to see me!!! I’m gonna be busy for a while…
So, in this week’s installment, I want to show you guys M.A.C Melon Pigment Color Powder.
What is MAC Pigment Color Powder?
Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.
M.A.C Cosmetics, 2013
Let me just say that I have been using this pigment for a looong time. Like I said in my Summer Splash post, I always go back to this pigment for my Summer makeup. Now that I’m in the Tropics, I tend to wear this a lot more than other eyeshadow. I have quite a small collection of M.A.C loose pigments, but this shade, Melon, is definitely my favorite.
M.A.C Melon (is?) was a Pro Product. I’m not sure if this product is still being sold. I took a look at the MAC Cosmetics website and this shade is no longer in their pigment list. I know that some stores might still carry them until their stock is finish. If you can’t find it, you may want to try NYX loose pearl eyeshadow for the dupe.
In my opinion, M.A.C Melon is a gorgeous shimmering peachy gold shade. It’s very peachy and warm, which works very well in most skintone. For those with lighter and medium skin tone this would be a good medium color. Wear it alone with a lot of mascara on the lid for a good light wash of color. For those with darker skin tone, this would be a good highlighter color.
The other best part about this pigment is you can use it dry or wet. If you like it sheer, you use it with a dry brush. If you like a bit more intensity, use it dry. Either or, the result is gorgeous. Use it dry and you end up with a frosty finish, use it wet and you end up with a pearly finish.
You can also use this as nail color. Mix it with clear nail polish and ta-daaah you just created a nail polish. I might do a tutorial using loose pigments on your nails.
On myself, whether I apply it wet or dry, it seems to last the whole day (8 hours) with little creasing. Applying it on top of a primer would probably help esp. if you have oily lids.
It’s USD$ 21/each. Each container consists of 4.5g of pigment. I’m not sure how much it is in Indonesia.
- Amazing pigment pay-off.
- Intense and very concentrated color.
- Beautiful shade for any skintone.
- Can be used wet or dry.
- A lot of product in the container (even though it’s less than in the past, but there’s still a lot of product in the smaller newer container). This product will last a good while.
- Easily blendable.
- Long lasting.
- A lot of fall-out if you use it dry and don’t tap the excess off your brush.
- Hard to use if you are not used to it.
- Pricy compared to other brands like NYX, Coastal Scents etc. (if you don’t have a Pro discount)
For this product, I give it 4.5 winks out of 5! It’s an amazing product, with great pigment pay-off, which is what every artists always love! For me, and other professionals who work in the beauty industry, you can buy this product with your Pro Discount. Even though other brands might have similar color to M.A.C Melon, I still think M.A.C Melon has the extra vibrancy and shimmer, not to mention there’s something unique with that peachy undertone of this pigment.
I am not in any way sponsored/endorsed/being paid by the company to review this product. I bought this out of my own pocket and any review pertaining to this product is purely my own opinion. Please be reminded that each individual reacts differently to the product. Always do a test patch whenever possible before using the product on yourselves.