Make sure you also read the follow-up to this post, which compares Kitschmas vs. Kitschmas.
Old vs. New MAC Pigment Jar Packaging: A Tale of Comparisons
The news may be old, but the feelings are still raw. MAC has changed up their packaging for their pigments, which are loose color (often multi-purpose). The MAC website, just today, updated and not reflects the new jar packaging.
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Here’s why some are upset:
- New packaging (we often do not like change, period)
- Sizing has decreased from typical 7.5g/0.26 oz. to 4.5g/0.15 oz.
- Pricing is the same ($19.50 U.S.)
Because this post is designed to give you a very detailed insight into the differences between the sizing and packaging of both the old and the new…
Here is a summary for those find this post too long to read.
After dumping a new jar and an old jar, seeing it in real life, looking at the heighths, widths, density, etc., I suspect you’re losing around 1/2 teaspoon worth of pigment. It may be more, it may be less, depending on the pigment in question. (I estimate roughly 4 teaspoons of pigment per old jar, on average.) You’re still getting plenty of pigment for your money–likely more than the majority of us will use up in a lifetime. Pigments often differ in texture and density; they’re not all made alike. Some are very chunky (e.g. Kitschmas) while others are very smooth (Vanilla). At the end of the day, I think you’re still getting much more than you think (and you’re not getting as little as you think).