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post #361 of 462

Hi all, this is my first post ever! Been watching the site for a while though!

I just wanted to say I was a little disappointed with the pigments as well, but still used them because they were gorgeous! But I recently tried them with my new INGLOT duraline and it was amazing! The duraline is only $9 and INGLOT is now coming to more MACYs, two in the bay area alone! I really recommend trying this combo!

post #362 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

 

I got some PPs yesterday, but my eyes have been very irritated for several days (pollen?), so i haven't been able to test them yet with Glitter Glue (or test them at all on my eyes). I was hoping they'd feel better this AM, but no such luck.

 

I got Sweet Acting (pink), Amethyst (lavender), and Smoky, which i wouldn't have predicted. I don't go for navy on my eyes - navy makes my skin look yellow (and true green makes it look too pink - what can i say). But this PP can be applied quite sheer and the glitter is turquoise and silver and some other colors, IIRC. It was a lovely effect.

 

Once my eyes stop itching and watering and hurting -- and not just my eyes, but also the skin around them -- i'll see how PPs work with Glitter Glue. I've heard that Urban Decay Primer Potion is too smooth and dry to hold these PPs well.

I hope your eyes feel better soon! It makes sense that UDPP would be too dry to hold the PP. I'm thinking it will be the same for TFSI and that's why I'm hoping TFGG will work. The PP won't release here untill february so hopefully there will be a lot of reviews about them before they launch here.

post #363 of 462
What kind of glitter glue have you guys been using. I wanted to get one but not sure which
post #364 of 462
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Originally Posted by luvlydee View Post

What kind of glitter glue have you guys been using. I wanted to get one but not sure which

I only have the Too Faced one and I like that for mes or other glittery shadows. I haven't used it for actual glitter, but I guess it would work if you pat on a layer and put on the glitter before it dries. When I use it with shadows I use it the same way I would a normal primer. I put a thin layer over my whole eye and let it dry and then it gets tacky.

post #365 of 462
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I only have the Too Faced one and I like that for mes or other glittery shadows. I haven't used it for actual glitter, but I guess it would work if you pat on a layer and put on the glitter before it dries. When I use it with shadows I use it the same way I would a normal primer. I put a thin layer over my whole eye and let it dry and then it gets tacky.

do you still use a primer underneath? i find that i need to have a primer under Pixie Epoxy or it's crease city in a couple of hours.

post #366 of 462
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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

do you still use a primer underneath? i find that i need to have a primer under Pixie Epoxy or it's crease city in a couple of hours.
No I don't, but if you need to I would use TFSI.
post #367 of 462
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I only have the Too Faced one and I like that for mes or other glittery shadows. I haven't used it for actual glitter, but I guess it would work if you pat on a layer and put on the glitter before it dries. When I use it with shadows I use it the same way I would a normal primer. I put a thin layer over my whole eye and let it dry and then it gets tacky.

thanks! im going to check this out and the la splash sealer base that i heard was good for it also

post #368 of 462
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Originally Posted by luvlydee View Post

thanks! im going to check this out and the la splash sealer base that i heard was good for it also


I have used a Big Bounce with Amethyst and it works ok. I still think I have far less fall out with these than with the ones from Face and Body.

post #369 of 462

     

 just saw this video using amethyst t pressed pigment it's so pretty!!!  he used mixing medium to apply it with the 215 brush that came out with the collection as well 

post #370 of 462

I have to come up with a rock star look for work.  I might use jet and amethyst. 

post #371 of 462
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Originally Posted by tattletale View Post

     

 just saw this video using amethyst t pressed pigment it's so pretty!!!  he used mixing medium to apply it with the 215 brush that came out with the collection as well 


I love it!!! He rocks and so does Amethyst!!!

post #372 of 462
super pretty!!
I wore angelic today I used some of those lil applicators liba was mentioning, not those exact onesie are cheap ones my mom had lying around. she's always used those to do her makeup she only had one mac brush lol
anyways they world so much better than when I tried using the different mac brushes. when I used the brushes I had major major fall out but with the lil applicator things it was wayyyy less. I love how im sparkly it is too perfect for New Year's Eve! I'm going to wear Amythest tommorow winks.gif
post #373 of 462
So i MIGHT give these a try. Might being the opperative word. I'm never gonna buy the coloured ones, so i may try jet couture and deeply dashing, for a smokey eye.

MIGHT!
post #374 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

So i MIGHT give these a try. Might being the opperative word. I'm never gonna buy the coloured ones, so i may try jet couture and deeply dashing, for a smokey eye.
MIGHT!

Those are the 2 best, if you have to pick two. The light nude ones are great for a nude eye too - except Light Touch is extra glittery compared to Blonde Streak or Day Gleam.

post #375 of 462
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Originally Posted by Naughtyp View Post

super pretty!!
I wore angelic today I used some of those lil applicators liba was mentioning, not those exact onesie are cheap ones my mom had lying around. she's always used those to do her makeup she only had one mac brush lol
anyways they world so much better than when I tried using the different mac brushes. when I used the brushes I had major major fall out but with the lil applicator things it was wayyyy less. I love how im sparkly it is too perfect for New Year's Eve! I'm going to wear Amythest tommorow winks.gif

Are they sponge tips or something smoother? I'd love to find a cheapo alternative to the MAC ones, even though those have been holding up really well.

post #376 of 462
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

Those are the 2 best, if you have to pick two. The light nude ones are great for a nude eye too - except Light Touch is extra glittery compared to Blonde Streak or Day Gleam.

Thanks doll. I was looking at light touch for a nude eye/ winged liner look. Swatches make it look close to naked pigment, which is my HG nude eye. Now I'm unsure.
post #377 of 462
Light touch is a way glitter bomb! I like flicker better.
post #378 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post


Thanks doll. I was looking at light touch for a nude eye/ winged liner look. Swatches make it look close to naked pigment, which is my HG nude eye. Now I'm unsure.

Actually, I'd go for Ice MES - it's the same color as Light Touch with all the wonderful wet look clear sparkle but minus the chunky glitter confetti.

post #379 of 462
they are the sponge tipped ones
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I have never tried a BB as a base for PPs but I definitely will!

 

The Cool Elite should make the lighter colors pop eyelove.gif

 

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Originally Posted by mousygiggles View Post


I have used a Big Bounce with Amethyst and it works ok. I still think I have far less fall out with these than with the ones from Face and Body.

post #381 of 462
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

Actually, I'd go for Ice MES - it's the same color as Light Touch with all the wonderful wet look clear sparkle but minus the chunky glitter confetti.


Awwwww. we no likey the ninja glitter stars of doom?  They have been giving my sensitive eyes fits!   that being said, I love Beaming (the warm, flesh tones one) and I got Day Gleam too.  Really want the smoky brown & the black with rainbow glitter one also.

 

I do like the idea of trying the flesh toned PP as a highlighter, anyone give that a try?

post #382 of 462

Whew! My eyes felt normal when i woke up. So i decided to try out my Pressed Pigments.

 

Let me note that i always put eye moisturizer and anti-oxidant serum on my eyes after i cleanse my face - otherwise the skin hurts just sitting there. Then i do the skin care on the rest of my face, ending with mineral sunscreen creme, extending it under my brow. I let that sink in as i get out the makeup i want to use. So i definitely need to use an eye primer most of the time.

 

I patted Too Faced Glitter Glue on my eyelids and up a tad past my crease.

 

I dabbed a brush similar to the MAC 215 (Sonia Kashuk Bamboo Chic Flat Shader Brush) back and forth in a small area of the lovely pink Sweet Acting PP to get a decent coat on one side ONLY of the brush. Then i carefully patted the pigment onto my eyelids, patting it up just a teeny bit past my crease. Then i patted a second coat on the half of the eyelid closer to the nose. Oooo, shiny! The only fall-out i had was when a little fell off the brush before i got it on my first eyelid. I had no trouble with the second eye.

 

-- Using a "pencil" brush, I put a light coat of UD Omen eye shadow (metallic blue-purple with turquoise shift) in a narrow line in my outer crease, winging it up a little bit.

-- Again using a "pencil" brush, i put a very small amount of a very smooth, somewhat metallic-finish Inglot periwinkle (sorry, forgot the #) on a tiny bit of my eyelid next to my nose.

-- I lined my waterline with NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Abbey Road (metallic teal).

-- I lined my eyes with MAC Pearlglide in Industrial (sort of periwinkle grey).

-- I finished by curling my eyelashes and applying two coats of Le 2 de Guerlain mascara in Blu 2 Pucci, a lovely violet - it's expensive but i got in a 20% off sale at sephora a couple months ago and hadn't tried it yet. It was still pricy, but at least i can tell myself i didn't pay full price.angelic.gif

 

I finished with MAC Nocturnal Instinct mattene on my lips, and a little bit of MAC Blonde degradé on my cheeks.

 

I've been wearing the PP for over 3 hours now with NO fall out, and the glitter so far is not travelling into my sensitive eyes - 5 hours from now my experience may change, but so far, so good. There may be other products that work to hold onto that glitter, but i can personally vouch for Too Faced Glitter Glue.

 

Christine of Temptalia said Sweet Acting was one of the chunkiest of the PPs, and i agree, i can see the "chunks" in the pan and on the brush, but i am having no negative issues with it.

 

I value Christine's reviews - she is very articulate about how she feels, very specific about her likes and dislikes and WHY she reaches her opinion. Her swatches are especially good - although i always bear in mind i am a great deal lighter than she is and often colors that don't show up on her work fine on me and colors that look great on her will look silly on me. Thus i can often tell that i will have a different opinion, but that doesn't negate the value of hers.

 

I value any critic - movies, music, art, books, makeup, perfume, etc. - who is clear and articulate about the reasons they like or dislike something. As i become familiar with their writing, i can get a better idea of where we agree and differ. I often read critics with whom i tend to disagree because they write so clearly, and i can gauge how i will respond. Christine may rate a cosmetic item poorly, but i wouldn't rag on her just because we disagree. I just means i use my own judgment.

 

Having tested the PPs, i can say i agree with much of her assessment: the color payoff is often sheer; there's a lot of glitter; there's a tendency for massive fallout. Still, for me, with the appropriate tools and an appropriate base, these Pressed Pigments are real beauties -- and putting on that base adds merely a few seconds, so it's not an odious time-sucking chore.

 

To steal a line from a holiday TV ad here in the US, with my Pressed Pigments, i AM having a Super Sparkly Day!th_thstars.gif

post #383 of 462
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Originally Posted by lilinah View Post

Whew! My eyes felt normal when i woke up. So i decided to try out my Pressed Pigments.

 

Let me note that i always put eye moisturizer and anti-oxidant serum on my eyes after i cleanse my face - otherwise the skin hurts just sitting there. Then i do the skin care on the rest of my face, ending with mineral sunscreen creme, extending it under my brow. I let that sink in as i get out the makeup i want to use. So i definitely need to use an eye primer most of the time.

 

I patted Too Faced Glitter Glue on my eyelids and up a tad past my crease.

 

I dabbed a brush similar to the MAC 215 (Sonia Kashuk Bamboo Chic Flat Shader Brush) back and forth in a small area of the lovely pink Sweet Acting PP to get a decent coat on one side ONLY of the brush. Then i carefully patted the pigment onto my eyelids, patting it up just a teeny bit past my crease. Then i patted a second coat on the half of the eyelid closer to the nose. Oooo, shiny! The only fall-out i had was when a little fell off the brush before i got it on my first eyelid. I had no trouble with the second eye.

 

-- Using a "pencil" brush, I put a light coat of UD Omen eye shadow (metallic blue-purple with turquoise shift) in a narrow line in my outer crease, winging it up a little bit.

-- Again using a "pencil" brush, i put a very small amount of a very smooth, somewhat metallic-finish Inglot periwinkle (sorry, forgot the #) on a tiny bit of my eyelid next to my nose.

-- I lined my waterline with NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Abbey Road (metallic teal).

-- I lined my eyes with MAC Pearlglide in Industrial (sort of periwinkle grey).

-- I finished by curling my eyelashes and applying two coats of Le 2 de Guerlain mascara in Blu 2 Pucci, a lovely violet - it's expensive but i got in a 20% off sale at sephora a couple months ago and hadn't tried it yet. It was still pricy, but at least i can tell myself i didn't pay full price.angelic.gif

 

I finished with MAC Nocturnal Instinct mattene on my lips, and a little bit of MAC Blonde degradé on my cheeks.

 

I've been wearing the PP for over 3 hours now with NO fall out, and the glitter so far is not travelling into my sensitive eyes - 5 hours from now my experience may change, but so far, so good. There may be other products that work to hold onto that glitter, but i can personally vouch for Too Faced Glitter Glue.

 

Christine of Temptalia said Sweet Acting was one of the chunkiest of the PPs, and i agree, i can see the "chunks" in the pan and on the brush, but i am having no negative issues with it.

 

I value Christine's reviews - she is very articulate about how she feels, very specific about her likes and dislikes and WHY she reaches her opinion. Her swatches are especially good - although i always bear in mind i am a great deal lighter than she is and often colors that don't show up on her work fine on me and colors that look great on her will look silly on me. Thus i can often tell that i will have a different opinion, but that doesn't negate the value of hers.

 

I value any critic - movies, music, art, books, makeup, perfume, etc. - who is clear and articulate about the reasons they like or dislike something. As i become familiar with their writing, i can get a better idea of where we agree and differ. I often read critics with whom i tend to disagree because they write so clearly, and i can gauge how i will respond. Christine may rate a cosmetic item poorly, but i wouldn't rag on her just because we disagree. I just means i use my own judgment.

 

Having tested the PPs, i can say i agree with much of her assessment: the color payoff is often sheer; there's a lot of glitter; there's a tendency for massive fallout. Still, for me, with the appropriate tools and an appropriate base, these Pressed Pigments are real beauties -- and putting on that base adds merely a few seconds, so it's not an odious time-sucking chore.

 

To steal a line from a holiday TV ad here in the US, with my Pressed Pigments, i AM having a Super Sparkly Day!th_thstars.gif


Yay!!! I still think there is a huge difference in these and the FB ones. I love, LOVE Amethyst!

post #384 of 462
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post


Awwwww. we no likey the ninja glitter stars of doom?  They have been giving my sensitive eyes fits!   that being said, I love Beaming (the warm, flesh tones one) and I got Day Gleam too.  Really want the smoky brown & the black with rainbow glitter one also.

 

I do like the idea of trying the flesh toned PP as a highlighter, anyone give that a try?

I like the glitters! But for something really light and nude color, I like the sparklies of Ice better than Light Touch. I'm crazy about the PPs I own: Deeply Dashing and Warming Heart from the original release, and Jet Couture, Smokey and Amethyst from this one.

 

I did an eye look with Orpheus kohl and Jet Couture yesterday, with Strong Woman on the lips and Amber Glow on the cheeks and it was great!

post #385 of 462
Just left my Pro store and my SA had in Jet Couture using Black Line Pearlglide pencil as a base and it was GAW-JUS! I'm kicking myself for not getting a pic. I'm going to try that combination.
post #386 of 462
My store is now sold out of the purple pressed piggie!!!!
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Originally Posted by Debbs View Post

My store is now sold out of the purple pressed piggie!!!!


Odd, I thought these were perm.  Maybe they will restock soon for you?  If not, they are still on the US website...

post #388 of 462
Finally saw these in person. Light touch was a hideous glitter disaster! Flicker and blonde streak were gorgeous!
post #389 of 462
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Originally Posted by erine1881 View Post

Finally saw these in person. Light touch was a hideous glitter disaster! Flicker and blonde streak were gorgeous!


EXACTLY!!!! These new ones are so much better than the first ones. I couldn't use them for nothing but <3 the new ones.

post #390 of 462

OK, i've now had Sweet Acting Pressed Pigment with Too Faced Glitter Glue on for close to 10 hours - and still NO fallout. Without Glitter Glue i'm sure it would have been a sparkle disaster, but with an appropriate base these are great.

 

Now I'm thinking of getting Heart Warming for my cheeks. Maybe if i put it on while my foundation is moist it won't shed as much... maybe... anyone tried to control these other than on their eyelids?

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