Pigment perfect: Sophie’s top five pigments

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The perfect pigment is essential to any makeup lovers collection, so here are my top five pigments:

  1. NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Glitter in Beauty Beam £6

The most gorgeous holographic pink, its sure to be reflecting all the lights when you’re boogying the night away in Swingers. A very reasonable £6.00, its worth picking up this exciting pink and some of their other shades, which are all packed with colour and are easy to apply to your lids and cheeks. Due to the holographic nature of these pigments, they also photograph very well, making your eyes look just as sparkly in pictures as real life- perfect for the gram.  Grab NYX’s glitter glue for the perfect base on which to apply your new glitters.


  1. Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma £24

Glitter and Glow are two words that speak to my soul, and Kitten Karma delivers. A beautiful champagne shade that can look slightly coppery, it’s the perfect look for a classier type of night. If I’m off to a ball or a fancy meal, this is exactly the kind of product I want to be wearing on my eyelids. It’s well worth the luxury price tag (and so are you) and its shine will have everyone asking what you’ve got on. Because of the liquid form of this product, its easy to just swipe across your lid or even do a more complex look like a cut crease, as the doe foot applicator makes cutting your crease easy.


  1. MAC Pigment in Copper Sparkle £16.50

I feel like a few years ago every other YouTuber was doing a look with Copper Sparkle. Now that Autumn is truly under way, I think its about time to bring back those autumnal shades of coppers and plums, the best sparkly copper of all time being MAC’s Copper Sparkle. Described as ‘super frosty’, it will look beautiful on anyone, bringing out your baby blues or enhancing your lovely, warm brown eyes all whilst catching the lights. Blend in to warm toned browns and maybe even an orange to compliment. If you don’t want to stretch to £16.50, MAC does minis for £10.


  1. Barry M Dazzle Dust in Bronze £4.59

Don’t let the brand nor the cheap price tag fool you. These dazzle dusts pack a serious punch, and because the glitter is so fine, are easy to remove with something as simple as a baby wipe. I particularly like the shade Bronze, and it looks particularly nice when you’re wearing it on your eyes and on your body. With a fan brush sweep some of this gold dust across your collarbones and décolletage for a bronzed goddess glow that highlights your tan and ties in with your makeup.


  1. Inglot’s AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow £12.00 in 85.

Inglot is relatively new to the UK, and even newer to Newcastle, with a store popping up in 2017, however it has quickly become popular amongst makeup aficionados. Its pigments are one of its most famous products due to their sheer intensity. Described as ‘highly concentrated’ they hit every nail on the head.  I particularly like their duo chromes, which add something different and exciting to the mix. My favourite is 85, which is reminiscent of MAC’s Blue Brown, however the intensity of 85 and the fact it leans towards more blue/purplish tones wins me over.

Last modified: 18th October 2018

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