MAC’s Desert Cloud pigment

Posted on Monday, at bought • 144 views

  • Manufacturer: M*A*C
  • Availability: from their webstore or their boutiques and MAC shops; part of the Butterfly Party Crushed Pigment Stack, from the Vera collection
  • Color Range: muted blue-violet shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$19.50 for 4.5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Bare Escentuals' Gigi (similar base color, different finish)
MAC’s Desert Cloud pigment

This has a similar issue as Moss Garden: it looks like the pigment may have dried out a little bit, it has its coloring but the metallic finish is nearly gone and it doesn't apply as smoothly as other MAC pigments (non-metallic ones, most notably.) The color itself is nice. It just seems to have suffered being stored in a jar other than the one MAC packaged it in. (Or that would have happened over a longer period of time regardless of which container was used to store the metallic pigment, I honestly don't know which.)

Wet application brightens the color a bit. I like the way this pigment looks when applied wet, versus dry application. I think that BE's Gigi might be a similar shade of violet-blue, but Gigi will have a different finish.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

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