Review: MAC Pressed Pigment in Blue Willow

Apologies for the photo heavy opening! Isn't it a beautiful product? My best friends bought this beauty for me for Christmas and boy, did they do well. It wouldn't haven been something I would have chosen for myself, purely because I don't tend to look at the MAC Pressed Pigments or the MAC Loose Pigments. Instead I rush straight for the Eye Shadows and the Lipsticks.

My friends bought me the MAC Pressed Pigment in Blue Willow and my gosh, is it beautiful. You can only see its real, true potential when the sun hits it and then you can see it in all its glory. Blue Willow is the most glorious ice blue. It's beautifully shimmery, perhaps a bit too much all over the eyelid for the day but hey, I won't stop you.

I had zero idea how to use this product, if I'm honest. I thought you applied it like an eyeshadow. It's only when I went on to the MAC website to see it on there that I saw that MAC describe their Pressed Pigments as:
"An intensely creamy highlighter offering extreme pearlescence and versatility of finish. Apply dry for a high shine or on damp skin for a dramatic wet look."

Which I wish I knew when I was swatching the Pigment as, as you'll be able to see from the photo above, it doesn't really show up on my skin very well. Maybe I'm too pale? On me, I get a very shimmery silvery glitter so I'm definitely going to have to try it using a damp brush as I imagine the results will be much more striking.

Blue Willow really is the most beautiful colour, it's a shame my camera doesn't show it in all its glory. It is really lovely and shimmery which applies smoothly and isn't at all gritty considering it's a pigment. I pressed Blue Willow on using a flat eyeshadow brush but next time I will definitely try using a damp brush to see how it compares. I'll also try using it as a highlighter on the brow bone to see how that works.. The choices this Pressed Pigment brings!

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