Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Were currently snowed in with almost a foot of snow! So what better time to blog. Today I want to review Makeup Geek Pigment in Utopia. I've seen so many people using it lately and it looked so beautiful I knew i needed it. I've loved Marlenas videos on youtube for so long and was excited to try her products out! I'm happy to say this did not dissapoint :)
Packaging: Plastic pot with a screw off black lid. You get about 2 grams of product. There is no sifter.
This particular pigment is one like I've never tried before. It's not a traditional loose powder pigment but more of a flaky shimmery glittery pigment. It's very light and fluffy to the touch. I'm not very accustomed to using pigments, so had to work with this a bit to get it. I found a method that works for me though.
Gorgeous, right? I can't even.
I had such a hard time photographing the swatches. They really don't do this pigment justice but my eye look shows it better. So the swatch in the far left is done using nothing but the pigment itself. It kinda just went everywhere, not very effective. The next swatch is done by wetting the brush with the pigment on it. Much more effective but left a couple bumps where the pigment collected. The next swatch is done on top of a primer. It basically did the same thing as the wet method, clumped up a bit. They were easy to smooth out but I wouldn't want to deal with that on my lids. Which brings me to my last method. Eyelash glue. I spread a thin layer of lash glue down then applied the pigment. It came out much smoother, and lasted much longer. So in my opinion, lash glue is the way to go. Unless you have some kind of mixing medium, I however do not.
Here is the look I created! I used it on my lid only, the lower lashline is half baked by Urban Decay. You can really see just how beautiful this pigment is! I love it so much. I did get quite a bit of fallout with this but I expected that. If I plan on using this Ill just do my eyes first. I'm really happy with this product and can't wait to purchase some other MakeupGeek products! I paid 6.99 for this for Makeupgeek.com
Have you tried any makeup geek products? What should I pick up next?? :) I hope you all enjoyed this review and thank you so much for reading!