Two weeks ago:
Desperate for high pigments, I Googled and Googled until I found... Medusa's Make-Up, aka eye dust heaven.
WHAAATTT?! Affordable? Bright? Vegan? PETA friendly?
I'm thinkin', "Get outta town!"
So, naturally, I ordered. Six bucks a pop.
Here's my review:
Medusa's Make-Up does a really great job when it comes to bang for your buck. The cool thing about high pigments, if you're unfamiliar with them is that they can be mixed with a filler (clear nail polish, water, eye-liner seal, nude lipstick) to turn eye-shadow into just about anything in the cosmetic field. I ordered the following colors of Medusa's Eye Dust Pigments (out of the 48 she offers): Tiger, Big Bird, Planet Earth, Flamingo and Fascination.
Each color comes in a little pot and weighs, according to Medusa, about 1.5 grams. This, ladies (and gentlemen?), is a STEAL. Compared to MAC, whose pigments cost 'bout $19.50. Now, I understand that MAC gives you roughly 4 grams... However! Buying two of Medusa's is still cheaper and although it's not "brand name", I can assure you that the quality is still up there.
Only flaw: If you're wanting all-day wear, use this lil' trick I came up with:
Recipe for long-lasting high pigment wear:
*1/4 cup of water
*1 pot of high pigmented eye dust
Take Q-tip, dip one cotton tip in water, lightly dip in eye dust, apply to eyelid.
The water mixed with the shadow creates a stronger, brighter pigment and because it dries to your lid, lasts all day long!
Helpful hint: If you're not used to high-pigmented powder, try practicing on the back of your hand before you apply anything around your eye.
WHERE TO GET IT: http://www.medusasmakeup.com/
I hope this was helpful! Have a beautiful day!
Until next time,
Two weeks ago:
Posted by Melinda J. at 1:45 PM