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I like the MAC pigments and Lime Crime has some pretty nice stuff, too. I just dip my brush in and tap off the excess. I try not to blow on the brushes so I don’t get bacteria on it.

I use mineral eye shadows and pigments. I love them, but do plan to press some in a bit. I just dip the brush and tap them on the back of my hand pushing the color in.

You should soooo press them! I recently pressed 15 of mine into a palette – they are soo much easier to work with and the colors are just as gorgeous! It is a bit hard to get the hang of, but eventually you will find a method that works for you 🙂

Thanks a lot for that website! I checked it out and they are gorgeous… NOOOOO… *smashes head against desk* now I must buy MORE makeup! sigh. 😉

I use MAC pigments as well as Bare Minerals and Lime Crime. Though in some ways I prefer pressed shadows because they are easier to apply. I love the multi use of a loose color. I also use a mixing medium (1 part glycerin 2 parts water) which helps.

Sure. I use Mac Pigments, pure mica (from Coastal Scents) and Bourjois “suivez mon regard” loose eyeshadows. They’re not especially different from pressed eyeshadows to me as when we take eyeshadow from the pan, it becomes powder.

Not really. I have a few Barry M, Collection 2000 and a couple of Mac pigments, but don’t really know what to do with them. Question: can you just use water instead of water mixed with glycerin? In fact what is the difference between just water and glycerin? Thanks.

Hey Anitacska, Do you have Fix +? I can’t be bothered using Mixing Medium, so I just spray Fix + on my brush, shake it off a bit, then dab the brush into the pigment or MES.

It is so easy to make your own mixing medium – like some people have said above, 2 parts water and 1 part glycerin. You can buy glycerin from a drugstore. What I do is mix up a batch in a bottle ahead of time so it’s less work at the time when I’m doing my makeup.I use the lid of the bottle to measure – ie 1 cap full of glycerin & 2 of water. Then I mix up the bottle and use it for a week or so (there are no preservatives so it won’t last forever).

I actually like my loose colors/pigments more than my pan shadows. I don’t really care for loose foundations. I don’t think they count as colors, but I feel a little hypocritical for liking one and not the other. The shadows look so nice, though, where as the foundations emphasize every pore on my face.

I use, maybe once every two weeks, MAC pigments and loose powder shadow from L’oreal they put out years ago. I find loose powders too messy (i’m not even a neat cook so this is challenging). However my I use physicians formula loose powder foundation, which gets all over my bathroom sink. It does absorb oil better though.

I use Fyrinnae Cosmetics, Aromaleigh Cosmetics, Meow Cosmetics, Beautiful Girl Minerals, and MAC Pigments, which are all loose.
I’ve started to prefer them to pressed eye shadows as I feel like I get more color payoff with pigments.

I definitely don’t use/like them as much as pressed color, but I’ll use if I need a more shimmery or blendable option and I’m not too worried that day about fallout and spillage. I use loose shadows and face powders the most out of all my loose products and I’m going to buy L’Oreal HIP Kohl in Black soon.

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