Monday, July 22nd, 2013


M•A•C Pressed Pigments take eye shadows to another level with advanced technology. Now in nine sophisticated new shades, go bold with the rich, blue colour of Vanilla Diamond or glamorous in stunning Black Grape. For a softer, luminous look try Pink Pepper or the glistening glow of Summer Honey. Two different applications give you gorgeous versatility – apply dry for a shimmery-sheer effect, or wet for a dramatic, high-gloss finish.

Pressed Pigment ($21.00 U.S. / $25.00 CDN)

  • Vanilla Diamond Warm yellow beige (Limited Edition)
  • Moth Mauve with silver pearl (Permanent)
  • Lime Ice Seafoam green (Limited Edition)
  • Rock Candy Mid-tone fuchsia (Permanent)
  • Summer Honey Pastel coral (Limited Edition)
  • Black Grape Deep aubergine with multi pearl (Permanent)
  • Pink Pepper Deep coral with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Damson Deep brown with gold pearl (Limited Edition)
  • Midnight Vibrant deep blue (Permanent)
  • Sweet Acting Midtone pink (Permanent, Repromote)
  • Enlightening Deep silver (Permanent, Repromote)
  • Jet Couture Charcoal black (Permanent, Repromote)

215 Medium Shade Brush ($25.00 / $30.00 CDN)

A paddle-shaped brush with short, extremely dense, natural bristles. Pro-preferred for smoothly shaping/defining the eye with colour. Flawlessly applies both powder and cream eye shadows.

Availability: Online July 25th/In-stores and on-counter August 1st (North America); August 2013 (International)

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28 thoughts on “MAC Pressed Pigments for Fall 2013

  1. “Advanced Technology” .

    Whatever MAC, I’ll believe it when I see it.

    A shame, they used to be so good, and now I basically expect their products to be junk :(

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rad Rad

    Hmm not very exciting…i’ll be giving this a miss. My wallet is thrilled :)

  3. I wonder if they really are as full-on, over the top glittery and brightly pigmented as that photo would suggest. Actually, some of the shadows in the photo look quite nice, probably because they look like SO MANY EYE SHADOWS I ALREADY HAVE!

  4. The colours look really pretty, but unfortunately I’m not seeing anything unique enough to make me buy. I guess I’ll have to wait for individual photos/swatches before I decide!

  5. Love that promo eye shot!

  6. Naz

    I returned the last pressed pigment I bought from MAC. I’m hoping these give more than just a wash of color …and fall out. :-\

  7. Deep Damson is one of my all-time favourite MAC shadows so I am hoping the Damson pigment might be similar but super charged.. There are a few here that interest me.

  8. Sarah M

    There are so many people who dislike MAC’s pressed pigments but I personally love them. I own every pressed pigment that has been launched so far and cannot wait for these ones.

  9. I hope they improved the formula from last time. As a collection these looks nice, but I can’t say I see a specific shade that I would pick up.

  10. Tatiana

    I’ve swatched them all and they’re SO pretty especially if
    Damson is gorgeous ! I’m obsessed with pressed pigments

  11. Elle

    I’m so behind on MAC collections because they release too many – have they done pressed pigments before?

  12. This is actually interesting to me at full price, even…

  13. Gemma W

    i have bought the pressed pigments before.
    I think it’s good and blendable but it will FALL OFF.
    I don’t mind fall off but i hate the fall out destroyed my shininess of my eye makeup. THIS IS.
    shame. It’s good idea for pressed pigments (not messy as loose pigments)

  14. Holly

    At first my heart was racing because all I saw was “pigment,” then I saw the word “pressed.” Boo!!!

  15. I usually use loose pigments and if these will work I’ll be hooked. I looooove pigments but I’m tired of having them all around my apartment.

  16. Andrea

    use the pigments wet with fix+ ppl, they stay on all day that way and look extra shiny!!!

  17. OMG ravishing shades :)

  18. dd

    I don’t like a powder stuff since i can not care it well but the pressed one!
    I hope I can get one at least.

  19. If they haven’t changed the formula I don’t understand how these keep selling. Mine is useless. :/

  20. The description for Vanilla Diamond is so confusing. I know it’s a warm, yellow beige. But the paragraph above implies it’s a rich blue color. What’s up with that, MAC?

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill cloudburst

    This is the one MAC product I never bought, hopefully this time around the formula will be much better./\

  22. I personally love the pressed pigments – the secret to applying them is to use your finger (at least that’s how they work for me)

  23. Mo

    I used my first Pressed Pigment yesterday. Loved it! So sexy! I patted it on my lid with my finger. Had minimal fallout. Hardly any fallout actually. I want a few more of them.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kim Kimber

    I actually bought Black Grape and Damson. I used a Maybelline Color Tattoo when applying. I had zero fallout. The colors are rich and shiny. Really gorgeous. I never tried their previous pressed pigment release, but the two I just took home are amazing and unique.