For Spring-Summer 2015, Inglot is all about starry starry eyes, and has released 5 new AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadows for the Star Dust Collection. I decided to put 1 of them to the test, incorporating it into a bunch of other Inglot makeup that I have for a couple of looks. And whilst I was fooling around, I thought it’d be fun to see what else I could do with these pigments, and came up with 5 ways!
For SS15, Inglot released the Star Dust Collection which just recently arrived in Singapore. The collection comprised of 5 brand new AMC Pure Pigment eyeshadows in various colorful hues.
Many brands (e.g. MAC, Makeup Forever, Makeup Store, etc) carry loose pigments, but Inglot differentiates itself by using 90% pure pigments. This ensures intense color with luminous shine, and is resistant to sweat so it is long-lasting on the lids. They are formulated with vitamin E and sponge gourd oil, which keep the lids supple and smooth.
First, how to work with pigments:
To use, you would need a fixer of some sort to keep the pigment in place. Inglot offers its own Duraline, a clear colorless fluid that is somewhat tacky in texture. Simply dab a little bit onto the lids and leave to dry for about a minute before patting on the pigments. You can choose to use your own of course, I personally found that first dabbing my brush on some cream eyeshadow primer before picking up the pigments and then patting the mixture to my lids and then fixing it all with a makeup fixing spray worked well, so feel free to experiment!
Now, what to do with pigments: #1 As eyeshadow!
Since we are playing around with Inglot AMC Pure Pigment eyeshadow today, I thought it might be nice to show you a couple of fun ways to play with a small handful of Inglot items that I have, just so you can see how well these perform and how multi-tasking they can be! Fyi, I had also reviewed some Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadows sometime back here. The items I’m using today are:
For the eye look below, I first defined the outer corner and crease with the matte eyeshadow, after which I patted in the pigment with a flat brush. I was in a hurry when I did this, so I forgot to tap off the excess from my brush and some of it fell onto my lashes. Please don’t make the same mistake as me!
#2 Highlight & line the eyes
If using pigments all over the eyes is too intense for you, you may also choose to simply dab it to the center of your lids for some pop and dimension. Alternatively, you can just pop a little bit of pigment on the inner corner of your eyes to wake up those peepers!
In the eye look above, I’ve also added some pigments (I thought pink would be too matchy-matchy, so I delved into my stash and pulled out some gold and silver from Shu Uemura) into my liner along my lower lash line just to make things interesting! To prevent the pigments from falling all over the under eye area, first spritz some fixer into a flat liner brush, then press the tip of the brush onto some pigments (I should note here that it is better to pour a bit of pigments onto a flat surface or the lid of the jar instead of dipping a brush directly into the jar), tap off the excess, and press the brush onto the lash line. Do not sweep, but repeat with pressing motion.
#3 Amp up those lipglosses!
Just for some fun, I also mixed some of the pigment with a light pink clear gloss and applied it all over with a brush.
And here is the full look in context, featuring the 1st eye look and lips shown above, including the Freedom system blush #47 on my cheeks:
#4 Jazz up your nailpolish
Since the pigment I am using today is rather glittery, I simply sprinkled a bit of it all over my nails. I was going for something arty, nothing precise, so all I did was apply the pigment whilst my nail polish was still wet, and then set it with a clear top coat.
You could also mix more of the pigment with clear nail polish, and apply directly onto the nails for your own custom color. It gets fun when you mix and match your own pigments!
#5 Hair & body shine
For pigments like the Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadow #111 which is glittery, you may also try mixing a tiny pinch in with hair or body oil, and applying to your tresses / shoulders / decolletage for some shine! Cheaper than buying Guerlain’s shimmer spray (and it’s only available once a year in limited quantities anyway), and can be so fun for parties. Just make sure that if you are using it on the body, try to stick to translucent / gold / nude tones unless you are aiming to be a walking glitter bomb!
Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eyeshadows are a fun way to jazz up any look and can be used in many different ways. Have you tried them out yet?
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Oh, I do love me a bt of sparkle! And these look lovely. used to be all about loose pigments back in the day, but then fell in love with Urban Decay and it all spiralled out of control from there.
Hahaha… i love sparkles too, but never really played with them as much as I did for this post… it was FUN!!!
I love this post. I have some loose pigments which I only “remember” to use on the eyes but after seeing this, I know I have to try lips and nails as well. Although let me tell you, I don’t own a light pink/clear gloss to date haha
Oh… we all have too many things hiding around in our stashes waiting to be loved! Definitely try it on the nails, lips…. only if you don’t plan on eating!
Hey Linda, this looks like fun! Like Lily, I avoid loose pigments in general. I know they’re pretty and all that, but I also know I am lazy enough never to really use them!
true…. why pick pigments when we have so many others to love? But it makes me wish i have a little girl whom I can play dress up barbie with all these pigments! 😉
I love how it looks on your lips, Linda. I never work with pigments though. I’m really clumsy and I know I’ll get it everywhere. Then, my work table will be all bling!
I fully understand!! The trick is to tap just a bit of the pigment onto the lid of the jar, and work from there. Or in the case of my nails, I worked over a sheet of paper, that way, when i’m dong, i just fold the paper slightly in half at the edge and tip everything back like a funnel into the jar. If it gets bad, just vacuum it all up! Pigments are so cheap really… and a tiny bit goes a long way.