Sunday, November 20th, 2011

MAC Guise Pigment
MAC Guise Pigment

MAC for Gareth Pugh: Guise Pigment

MAC Guise Pigment ($32.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “frosty grey.” It’s more like a bright silver with a part-frost, part-metallic finish. What’s noteworthy about the color is that it doesn’t lean cool, it’s more of a neutral silver. It was fairly pigmented when used dry and more metallic and opaque when applied wet. The texture is much chunkier compared to Deceit, and I did experience some fall out when an hour after it was applied to the eyelid. MAC Misty is a bit darker and cooler-toned. It’s smoother and grayer than Bobbi Brown Tinsel. I didn’t find anything exactly like it.

Like the blush in this collection, MAC is again squeezing you on both ends: a full-size pigment contains 0.15 oz. and retails for $20.00 each (and they already reduced the amount of all full-size pigments across the board a year or two ago). The packaging looks sleek, but it’s a bit messy. Guise had loose pigment all over the exterior packaging and inner lip upon arrival–I hadn’t even opened it yet! These are entirely plastic, too; there’s no heft from the metal compact like there is with the blush. On the upside, most other high-end brands that have similar loose products typically give around this amount of product (e.g. Illamasqua Pure Pigment is $24.00/0.04 oz. and Make Up For Ever Star Powder is $19.00/0.09 oz.).

MAC actually describes the formula as having ingredients that help it adhere to the skin so it is long-lasting. Pigments are best when combined with other products, whether it’s simply water or more like MAC Mixing Medium, to adhere to skin. I get decent wear out of pigments without a base (six to eight hours, then there is minor fading and at times, subtle creasing), but I would recommend using a base or mixing them with an adhesive base product like Mixing Medium. Guise did have some fall out when applied dry, because of the chunkier texture and sparkle.

The Glossover

LE
product

Guise

B-
The texture is harder to work with and more prone to fall out; compared to the silky smooth feel of Deceit, it's a bit of a let down! I did like that it was more usable dry than Deceit, though.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Guise Pigment
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MAC for Gareth Pugh Pigment

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MAC for Gareth Pugh Pigment

MAC Guise Pigment
MAC Guise Pigment

MAC Guise Pigment
MAC Guise Pigment

MAC Guise Pigment
MAC Guise Pigment

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics, November 23rd, 2011, $32.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Misty is a bit darker and cooler-toned. It's smoother and grayer than Bobbi Brown Tinsel. I didn't find anything exactly like it.

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6 thoughts on “MAC for Gareth Pugh: Guise Pigment Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Deceit is definitely the prettier shade of the two!

  2. Faerie

    Why oh why didn’t they insert a shifter to the jar? It’d be far less messy. Pretty shade though!

  3. The color isn’t that unique. I think I’ll skip this one.

  4. Leah

    It looks really similar to silver fog, but chunkier.

    • Carla

      I LOOOVE greys, and had planned to get this one, but it looks so much like Silver Fog, of which I have tons, I think I’ll wait for the Daphne Guiness pigments, instead.

  5. Ashley

    Pretty color, looks like Urban Decay’s Uzi to me from the pictures here.