How to use MAC pigments- Tips and tricks

Pigments are look beautiful when applied correctly, if not then you might end up looking like a messy ball of glitter.

Here are some simple ways you can use pigments:

Eyeshadow base

The best option is to use a cream eyeshadow base. It holds the pigments really well for long. Not at all messy .

Stick them on!

Yes, you can stick them (Don’t smear) on with the help of eyelash glue. Good thing is that it makes the glitter stick instantly . Down wards is that it sort of makes your eye crease  stiff and uncomfortable . It gives a rich matte finish but could look patchy if you don’t do it right.

Gloss or not

Some say you can use a clear gloss to sick the pigments , but i found it really tacky. And even after hours of application there is still a sticky feeling around the crease. So i don’t prefer that option much for a long day wear.

Gel I tell

Yes, you  can use gel…
I used aloevera face gel as eyeshadow primer.So after applying the gel , pick some amount of MAC pigments in your brush and press it gently over your eyelid. I like this better. It gives my eyes a cool sensation and since it dries off quickly there is no feeling of stickiness as such.

Wet the brush

You can wet the tip of the brush a little , get rid of the extra water by gently pressing the brush with a tissue , pick the pigments and press it on you eye.  Remember too much of water on the brush will led to wastage of pigments. This method worked a little for me , but the MAC pigments lost its intense color once I finished my eye makeup.


So these were few of the tricks I had tried. Have you tried any of these methods? What do you think is the best way to stick glitter / pigments on eyes? Let me know in the comment box . 🙂


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