Monday, December 17th, 2012

MAC Pressed Pigments for Spring 2013

M·A·C innovation creates a highly pearlized, creamy Pressed Pigment that glistens with a shimmering translucent finish when applied dry and high-gloss dramatic coverage when applied wet. 12 colours in stunning shades spotlight the eyes making them glow with brilliant accents. And, for artistic blending, the 215 Medium Shader Brush is the perfect tool for Pressed Pigment technology.

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

  • Amethyst Purple with silver undertone
  • Angelic Off white
  • Blonde Streak Light cream
  • Blue Willow Light icy blue
  • Day Gleam High pearl powder in NC30 shade
  • Deeply Dashing High pearl powder in NW55 shade
  • Enlightening Deep silver
  • Flicker Pastel yellow
  • Jet Couture Charcoal black
  • Light Touch High pearl powder in W10 shade
  • Smoky Deep silver blue
  • Sweet Acting Mid-tone pink

Brush ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

  • 215 Medium Shader

Availability: North America – December 26, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070, online December 24th at; International December 13, 2012 at all M·A·C locations, 1.800.588.0070 and

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16 thoughts on “MAC Pressed Pigments for Spring 2013

  1. Tyanna

    YAY! I loved the pressed pigments i got from the face and body collection, so these i must pick up!

  2. Carrie

    These look awesome, although the price tag is a bit much. I’m tentatively excited.

  3. I hope these ones are somehow better than the previous iteration, because I really wanted to like them last time!

  4. Holly

    The promo picture (w/the models) is beautiful; I’m lusting over that innocent springtime lilac, but in the up close photos of each pigment, they seem too look gritty and not smooth. Eagerly anticipating your review(s) on these, Christine! :)

  5. Amy

    I was hoping Amethyst would be lighter :( but Blue Willow looks amazing!

  6. Can’t wait to see if the color payoff is as nice as the presentation.

  7. I’m REALLY surprised they’re putting out more of these pressed pigments after the feedback on the previous set. They’re total glitterbombs,

  8. Lauren L.

    Not that I could ever color my eyebrows purple…but I think the purple brow/eyelid is really really cool! I think I’ll definitely have to pick up some of this lovely colors.

  9. Kris (kmk05)

    …Aren’t those the ones you hated, Christine? Hopefully they’ve reformulated the base!

  10. Mietta

    They really got me on the promo pic – I’m such a sucker for a coloured eyebrow… :) but, WHY NO MATTE PIGMENTS??? Or just less shimmery/glittery/disco-ballish? I’m over it!

  11. Yellowlantern


    I like how even though this is a close up they didn’t completely airbrush away the model’s fine lines around their eyes and they didn’t completely cover up their slight undereye circles. While I’m sure they are airbrushed this seems really restrained and looks believable compared to the Guerlain promo I just saw.

  12. Sophia

    This is crazy, they are releasing like 3 collections on the same day! The iris chic collection, this one, and the strength collection and they they have so many other collection out right now. It’s exciting but overwhelming at the same time. Anyways loving the pressed pigments.

  13. If they haven’t improved the formula, these will be a hot mess!

  14. Anne

    That’s a silly question, but would anyone happen to know the models’ names? I feel like I’ve seen these faces before, but I can’t quite put my finger on it!

    Also, I do agree with the person who said that it was a good thing they didn’t airbrushed fine lines and undercircles out. With that campaign and the Jelena Abbou one, MAC is starting to interest me!

  15. Anna

    Are these permanent now?

  16. Lilinah

    These are a glitter explosion on their own. But worn with a primer such as Too Faced Glitter Glue they’re amazing. I only had fall-out when i put the shadow on my first eye.

    I wore them on New Year’s Eve. I put them on with TF GG and for 10 hours i had no fading or fall out. I was a bad girl and fell asleep with my eye makeup on. At 3 AM i woke up and even then there was NOT GLITTER FALL OUT! I did take my makeup off at that point.

    Putting on an eye lid primer like TF GG only adds, what, half a minute to the makeup process, and then these babies behave beautifully and look beautiful.