Monday, May 18th, 2009

8 Must-Have MAC (PRO) Pigments

About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.

Pink Pearl pigment is a gorgeous duochrome pigment that is both fuchsia-pink and fuchsia-purple. Think Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow, but prettier, more pigmented, and brighter.

Kelly Green pigment is a bright pop of springy green. Perfect to add brightness to any look, and it works particularly well as a green base.

True Chatreuse pigment is a matte, yellow-y green. It’s like Bitter, but insanely better, because it’s a lot more pigmented and opaque.

Naval Blue pigment is a dark, navy blue with a bit of cobalt reflects in it. Very pretty and dark.

See four more must-have pigments!

Emerald Green pigment is a rich, deep emerald green. It’s vibrant, opaque, and gorgeous.

White Gold pigment makes for a gorgeous lightly shimmered white with gold. It’s a nice shade for highlighting and accenting.

Blonde’s Gold pigment is a soft, tanned gold frosty pigment. It works well as a base, light highlighter, and works well when mixed with moisturizer for an all-over body glow.

Vintage Gold pigment is a metallic, vintage gold shade that works well on both warm and cool tones, because it isn’t overly warm nor a yellow gold.

What are your favorite pigments?

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49 thoughts on “8 Must-Have MAC PRO Pigments

  1. Emm

    Honestly I really love cocomotion and vanilla pigment. Cocomotion is such a pretty brown that it goes well with so many other colors. And vanilla is so versatile, highlight, body shimmer, etc..

  2. I love all the high shine metal pigments, especially Gold.

  3. Milaxx

    Ah, you’re costing me money! I’m always missing at least 1 of your must haves.

  4. IvyTrini

    Emerald Green pigment is amazing!!

  5. Definitely Emerald Green! It makes such an amazing liner. When Grape was still pro only, I would’ve added that, too, for the same reason as EG.

  6. Nicole15

    My favorite PRO pigments are:

    Dusty Coral
    Emerald Green
    Silver Fog
    True Chartreuse
    Rose Gold

    I definitely want to get Pink Pearl, White Gold & Blonde’s Gold.

  7. Nathalie

    I’d really love kelly or emerald green but the closest pro store is at 250 kilometers. Unfair! :-/

  8. I love Pink Pearl pigment! It did remind me of Stars N Rockets in pigment form and it is brighter. I would love to get Blonde’s Gold since I was after that pigment when Overrich came out in October.

  9. Karla

    I have pink pearl pigment… and if you have the too dolly quad the pink in there is similar in my opinion. It has the same blueish/green duochrome effect. Pink Pearl is my other favorite besides Grape pigment. I use those two pigments with dark soul. VERY dramatic.

    • Nathalie

      Karla, is dark soul easier or harder to use than Carbon eyeshadow? Any difference of rendering, texture, effect? I’m using matte black eyeshadow for at least 10 years to make smokey eyes and I have no problem with that at all. I’m just wondering how good it’d be to use dark soul and if it’s worth the try.

      • Karla

        I like it a lot I’ve never used Carbon but from exsperiance Dark soul can have a ton of fall out so i put either a tissue under my eye or use the tape trick. I like pigments because you get more for the money and if you use black a lot like I do it’s worth it to me. It also has a little sparkle in it too. I like it with Quick Frost or Fairy Light pigment. It goes on smooth and blends well for me so I imagine it’d be the same for you. :)

    • Romping is kind of similar, but Pink Pearl still gives me so much more OOMPH! you know?

  10. Julia

    I’m definitely all about Burnt Burgandy. I love that pigment! It’s dark and matte and such a rich colour; it’s beautiful.

  11. lesleykat

    i cannot purchase ANY mac until i get my MACPro card. this is torture! seriously!

  12. SUZI

    How do I get my Hands on this Pro pigments. Whats a MACPro card & how do I get my hands on this MACPro card.

    • Nathalie

      I don’t think you need a mac pro card to purchase pro stuff. The card simply allow you to get a discount. As soon as you find a mac pro store, you can walk in and buy what you want.

      Depending the country you live in, go on the mac website, search for stores in your country and you shoud see in the list if a store is pro or not (generally they’re called “mac pro” in France so they might be called this way elsewhere). If my memory is good we only have 2 or 3 pro stores in France.

      • SUZI

        So how do I get a MACPro card just for the discount? I have spent over $1000.00 this year already.

        • cmferrets

          yeah me too , how do u get one ?

          • Miss Trendy

            ladies check out you can order toll free by phone if you are not a pro member and the website has all the 411 on the qualifications and how to become a pro card holder and what the benefits and fees are. Hope this helps.

        • Nathalie

          I downloaded the application to see and you must have been professionally
          been recognized as:

          – makeup artist
          – aesthetician
          – cosmetologist
          – performer/on-air talent
          – fashion stylist/costume designer
          – photographer
          – model
          – hairstylist
          – nail technician

          Of course, they need offical papers that proves all this, that you’ve actually worked as those…

        • You must be part of the industry — e.g., makeup artist, hairstylist, etc.

    • You can call any PRO store (or visit) and place an order. You don’t need a PRO card.

  13. emm

    I’m pretty sure blonde’s gold isn’t a pro pigment, it was a limited edition pigment with the overrich collection. I checked on the pro website and its not listed. Cause I always wanted to get a hold of it and I have a pro store near where I live, where I’ve never seen it before :)

  14. Nicole Fugiel

    In my opinion ..I really think the metal pigments should be included in must have pro pigments! Rose Gold Metal, Gold Metal, Silver Metal and Copper metal are completely unique and absolutely *stunning*!!

  15. Elle

    Christine I think you read my mind today…I was at a MAC PRO store and was hoping you’d do a must-have list for their PRO pigments. I picked up Emerald Green today before even reading this. :) It’s gorgeous!

  16. YaYa

    Emerald Green sounds nice. Are there any nice chocolate colored browns?

  17. Karla

    OHHH If you can get a PRO pigment I suggest bright fushia and Grape. I like them both a lot. Bright fushia is a hard one to wear but with a light pink lid and a bright fushia crease it’s so much fun!