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MAC Pressed Pigment

A dual-use shadow that offers either a sparkly translucent or intense high-shine finish.
Average Customer Rating:
4.25 out of 5
4.3
 out of 
5
(32 Reviews) 32
Customer Reviews for Pressed Pigment
Review 1 for Pressed Pigment
Date:04 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
BRING BACK SUMMER HONEY
Tags +Highly pigmented
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring back summer honey. I've been looking for it forever and completely regret not getting it when I could. Everyone has been looking for it and dying without it. please make it a permanent color!!
+34points
36of 38found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Pressed Pigment
Date:02 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
amazing product!
The glitter in this doesn't flake off at all it seemlessly lays down beautifully very shinny but not glittery. anyhow i have black grape and dashingly and love them both. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes high shine w/ out glitter fallout. I apply mine w/ a damp brush for maximum pigmentation and like it this way.
+21points
23of 25found this review helpful.
 / washington state
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 3 for Pressed Pigment
Date:02 10 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing!
Tags +Crease resistant, making your eyelids gorgeous
When I first saw "Day Gleam" in the pot, I didn't think much of it. But when it's actually on your eye lids, wow. It's incredible! I truly get compliments on it every single time I wear it - even from strangers! I was told that it goes on much better if you use your finger, rather than a brush or other applicator - and it does work extremely well. I absolutely recommend this - just try it, it's awesome!
+12points
14of 16found this review helpful.
 / Overland Park, Kansas
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 4 for Pressed Pigment
Date:11 12 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful, dramatic
Tags +Bold Color, sparkle dramatic wet look
I don't quite understand why this product is getting low ratings due to the glitter factor. I think they are quite lovely, glitter included. The product was made for dramatic, eye catching effect and that's exactly what it delivers. I also appreciate the wet (NOT GREASY), sparkly effect it gives.
This decision is pretty cut and dry - if you don't like glitter (as it appears is the case for previous reviewers) then you want to stay far away from this product.
If you love sparkle, shine, and standing out...drama - you won't be disappointed.
+12points
13of 14found this review helpful.
 / midwest
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Pressed Pigment
Date:02 08 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Diamonds on your eyes
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, eyes, dramatic looks, sparkle eyes
I love the Pressed Pigments!!! Looks like diamonds on your eyes!!! I like to start with my crease color first then place the paint pot on my eyelid and then I take my ring finger and "Press" the pressed pigment on my eye. Just be carefull that you are pressing the pigment because rubbing or swipping I find just moves and transfers the glitter elsewhere! I also love using them over top of eyeshadows to bring out the pigment part of it. i.e.Vibrant Grape eyeshadow with the purple pressed pigment ect. Enjoy!!!
+8points
10of 12found this review helpful.
 / Washington, D.C
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for Pressed Pigment
Date:08 31 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love these! Soft and flattering shimmer and color
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I got Damson, Midnight, Pink Pepper and Summer Honey. I love them all!
Some bloggers I read gave mixed reviews....saying they aren't pigmented enough. They are pigmented! But you can also easily sheer them out for a nice soft wash of color and glisten...which is what I prefer. Too much pigment makes me look cheap and overly made up. These are perfect. Did I see fallout? Not much...but I'm also not careful...so I tend to be less meticulous with application. And they're easy...for me ....to apply. Love these!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Pressed Pigment
Date:02 06 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Unique!
These are so fun and really cool to play around with layering over colored bases and mixing (I particularly like Light Touch in the middle of my eyelid over a darker color and Deeply Dashing is perfect for a unique smoky eye). These pigments all have the same fine, translucent glitter that appears wet and glossy on the eye, but as with all glitter there's fallout; I recommend always using these wet with Fix+ or a spritz of water and having an eyelid base (and make sure you've powdered under your eyes!) As mentioned in the product description, these pigments are a bit delicate so be gentle with your brushes, the pigment can crumble. These pigments are bold and different and I love them!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 8 for Pressed Pigment
Date:11 26 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, eyes, highlight, nighttime/going out, everyday look
I absolutely LOVE this product, I have it in Spot Lit, Deeply Dashing (wearing today) and Warming Heart (?). Yes there is a lot of glitter fall out but if you apply it before foundation and you put a thick layer of a paint pot underneath and apply the pigment with your ring finger on your eyelid (as a shadow) before the paint pot dries then it isn't bad at all. After 1 use, it doesn't look like it has a lot of glitter left but don't be fooled, it does it just gets covered up by the pigment. If you are nervous about using this, I recommend looking up the product on youtube to see the different ways it is used.
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Pasadena, MD
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 9 for Pressed Pigment
Date:05 22 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE this product
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Crease resistant
I have been using MAC since the early '90s and I am very excited about these pressed pigments. I have Blond Streak, Light Touch, Day Gleam. They're incredible, especially with the #239 slightly (!) dampened with Mixing Medium (water-based version). It glides on and the payoff is spectacular. I'm not sure where the negative reviews are coming from. Enjoy! Loving mine.
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / St. Petersburg, FL
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for Pressed Pigment
Date:10 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Black Grape
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, long lasting, shimmer
I purchased this eye shadow in black grape, and it is beautiful! It stands out and is very shimmery. I love this color! I will definitely be purchasing more colors of this pressed pigment eye shadow. It blends well with other Mac eye shadows. I just love the color!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Fort Worth,TX
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Pressed Pigment
Date:08 19 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very dramatic
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I am crazy about these pressed pigments. Very preety. For the life of me I don't know why these prduct gets such low ratings. I apply it wet and it really stands out awesome.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Miami
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 12 for Pressed Pigment
Date:04 07 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
amazing
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented
These Pressed Pigments are just beautiful. they are super super sparkly. I use a small piece of toilet paper under my eye while I apply them to help with the glitter flaking in places I don't want. I also found that just using your finger really helps control that as well. If you want a super sparkle finish this shadow is for u!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Pressed Pigment
Date:04 01 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Mixed feelings
Tags +Highly pigmented
I love this stuff, but I was very disappointed when I received it smashed into pieces. I waited for it, hoping I'd receive it before I went outs town, which undid, but broken and un usable. Thankfully customer service was understanding, didn't make me ship back the broken product which was worthless and thrown away. Then they over nighted the pressed pigment, although I was out of town it was the thought that counted. Thank you. I praise MAC and blame UPS for being so rough w fragile packages!
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / Arden,NC
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for Pressed Pigment
Date:11 05 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Shatters easily
I like the product and the colors, but it slid off my counter once and shattered. Shimmering mess everywhere! It must be a lot softer than the other eyeshadows because I couldn't even pick up the pieces without it crumbling more.
+1point
4of 7found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 15 for Pressed Pigment
Date:10 12 2012
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Too much glitter
I thought this would be great as a highlighter for my eyes etc. and was fooled by the pretty swatch it made. This product has entirely TOO MUCH glitter. I tried to use it on my eyes (like any other pigment) and I had a horrile fall out of glitter. Waste of money :/
+1point
3of 5found this review helpful.
 / Auburn, AL
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 16 for Pressed Pigment
Date:03 04 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented
I love the glitter in these but my best tip is to apply with finger tip otherwise u will get a lot of product falling off onto face.
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 / Windsor heights, Iowa
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Pressed Pigment
Date:04 08 2013
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
so-so
I expected a lot more from this product, I got 2 of them & they were both pretty disappointing. I barely ever reach for them which is sad bc they were pretty expensive. The colors are beautiful but they have very low payoff & a lot of fall out. Would not buy again probably, love everything from MAC except this.
0points
2of 4found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Pressed Pigment
Date:07 24 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Pressed Pigments! BEST!
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Crease resistant, dramatic~ & soft metallics!
I bought some of these and my FAV is "Enlightening". I get so many compliments! Both using it dry & then I use paint pot silver for base. I am going to try mixing med or Fix+ to apply wet now. I had no idea! WOW!
These are well worth it! I have a whole 4 layer case full of loose pigments & these pressed ones are so great! Wish they would add some more bold colors! Like I just saw on Temptella's site the "Midnight" blue & "black Grape" or "Damson" which I really NEED to find! LOVE LOVE these & recommend to everyone!
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Fl
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Pressed Pigment
Date:09 17 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Must use with Fix+
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, eyes; highlighting
LOVE IT! Have only used Light Touch but I fell in love with it instantly BUT I was instructed by a MAC artist to spray Fix+ on the brush first. It makes a big difference! I also use Paint Pots first. The finish is super shimmery without looking like a bunch of cheap glitter.
0points
1of 2found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Pressed Pigment
Date:06 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Versatile
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I bought Smokey. It's a great blue/gray color. I have blue eyes and it's not to loud or manniquein looking. I use my duo fiber brush to apply and it's so pretty. I can amp it up with some fix+ and apply it wet. I'm hoping to get black grape and deeply dashing too! Not messy like regular pigments.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com