This is what happens when you grab a bunch of stuff without a plan, and slap it together. SMH. I’m not a big fan of this look, but I’m dealing with it…
I haven’t really gotten a chance to play in my Surf The Ocean pigment stack before now. Can I just say that what has happened to the gold pigment is just BEYOND. I’ve smashed it out several times, and it continues to melt back together into a wet little ball. I feel like there’s less pigment in that pot than any of the others. It’s also become increasingly difficult to pick up with a brush. I worked with it today… but I think I’m just either going to mix it with the ‘dry’ MAC gold pigment from the regular lineup, or some Sugarpill Goldilux.
Anyway, here’s what I did today:
So… MAC quickly replaced my busted pigment stack of Surf The Ocean. I’m really surprised and pleased by their service and fast response on this matter. I called them about it late last week… and it arrived today!
Now, some of you guys had complained about the gold pigment being ‘melted’ — mine was too. I found that if you just smash it around, it goes back to looking like the others. I think MAC is experimenting with this new ‘wet’ pigment formula… it may take some time before they get it right. I do like the pigmentation level on these new formulas though; they have more depth.
My swatches on both pigment stacks are a little ‘bumpy’ — because I’m still getting used to the formula. You have to really smooth these out. I did better when I put them on my eyes. I also found that you don’t need much at ALL to really blend out and create a beautiful look.
One side note: did you guys notice this?
A special note to those looking to create any lip glosses or colors with these pigments… DON’T. I don’t know what they’ll do to your lips. But you have been warned.