M.A.C Vanilla Pigment

Mac vanilla pigment has been on my wish list for years & I mean yeeeeaarrrsss but I just never got round to buying it. But for my birthday back in June I received it as a prezzi & boy was I excited!!
Mac Vanilla Pigment is described as a Soft ivory white frost finish. 
All mac pigment can be used for multiple purposes such as mixing with nail varnish, adding to lipgloss etc. Vanilla has to be one of the most versatile mac pigments as it can be used as a face highlight too, and it looks stunning placed along the cheek bone. It has a champagne element to it so a more obvious highlight on my skin tone than say 'soft & gentle' MSF.
On a small fluffy brush Vanilla blends seamlessly into the skin for a beautiful highlight, but I just can't seem to get the pigment to work on the eye when using a brush. I have tried packing on the pigment wet & dry (my usual method of application of pigments) on the Mac 242 numerous times, but it always looks clumpy & uneven. So for eye application I choose to use my ring finger & gently press the pigment onto the lid that way.
On the MAC Cosmetics website, Pigments are described as:
"Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting"
MAC Pigments used to be sold in different packaging, which contained WAY more product. For whatever reason, pigments are now in a smaller bottle containing 4.5 g / 0.15 oz of product & yet still this bottle will last you a life time.
Here are some of my favourite uses for Vanilla Pigment:
  • Mix in with your body lotion or facial moisturiser for luminous looking skin. 
  • You can also mix this in with your liquid foundation, to give your face a dewy, luminous glow.
  • Highlight your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and cupid's bow.
  • Mix Vanilla Pigment in with your lipgloss to add a golden sheen.
  • After applying your lipstick, add a tiny bit of Vanilla Pigment to the centre of your lips to highlight, gives the appearance of a fuller pout.
  • Apply to the inner tear duct area of the eye to give a more bright eyed, awake look.
  • I have also heard that you can mix with nail polish to add a golden sheen to any colour polish! 
See Vanilla is SO versatile, if your going to own just one pigment I strongly suggest Vanilla.
Vanilla Pigment on the eye & highlight areas.

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  1. Looks really pretty! And wow its cool as it has so mny uses.. The nail polish thing is something I've never tried, sounds interesting though

  2. Looks absolutely gorgeous on you hun x

  3. I adore MAC Pigments! I have Pink Opal and iit's gorgeous! It's a really pale colour like this but pink! Vanilla is on my list next i think! It definitely looks like a great highlight!
    Lovely post :)
    Rosie xxx

    1. It's such a pretty highlight I'm sure I'd love it. xx

  4. I don't own any mac pigments! Need to get myself some! I am such a sucker for highlights so this definitely interests me.
    Great post as per hun!


    Hannah x

    1. Aww thank you sweetie. If your a highlighter lover this is defo one to add to the collection. xx

  5. That is such a pretty shade and I love that it has SO many uses!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. Looks so beautiful on you, I'm so happy I bought this!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  7. looks gorgeous! Will definitely be purchasing this at some point, thank you for sharing it's uses it was very helpful! x


  8. This looks so nice on you and everyone always seems to rave about it! The only thing I've tried from Mac so far are lipsticks! x

    1. I do love mac lipies, but there pigments & highlighters are amazing too. xx

  9. Absolutely beautiful, Megan Leigh! I just got Vanilla as part of a set and I am so excited! It's such a versatile product!

  10. Wow. This looks incredible on you, Megan. I had no idea MAC's pigments were SO versatile... that's amazing! I really want to buy this now! xx
    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

    1. This pigment is super versatile i highly suggest it hun. xx

  11. I don't know why I've always steered clear of highlighters, because this looks lovely, and gives your skins such a beautiful glow.

    Hmm maybe...

    1. Have you? Oh you should give one a try, I love the effect highlighters give to the face. xx

  12. id never think to use it as a highlighter! it looks so great on you, popping it on my wishlist too xxxx

  13. This looks absolutely beautiful on you. I've been looking for the perfect highlighter for a while now so will definitely be checking this out next time I'm at a MAC counter :)

  14. I have not heard of this product before, therefore thank you very much for introducing me to it! :) I have heard a lot of good things about mac products! :)


  15. This has been on my wishlist for so long I need to get round to buying it! It looks gorgeous on you! x

  16. Lovely pigment! If I was going to buy any of them it would certainly be this one! :)

    Thanks for the tips!

    p.s vanilla of the tear duct is also lovely!


  17. i always thought that there was way too much product and it would go unused, but I've never considered so many uses! definitely worth a purchase, wow! x



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