I have to confess that I’m not that experienced with pigments – I think there are so many amazing glitter or foil shadows already that I never quite see the point of faffing with dust. However, I have given the Glo & Ray Pigments a proper run through, not least because they’ve got a hot ginger-gold shade that’s very beautiful and a level up from rose gold.
I’ve swatched them neat on my arm and although they look a little clunky in the pots, they do swatch very smoothly indeed with plenty of gleam. Yes, they’re droppy but all loose pigments are and they’re certainly no more so than any others – you need to do the old under eye tissue-stuck-to-face-with-Vaseline trick so it catches any stray shimmers. They also work very well (and you eliminate any drop) with a tiny droplet of water to create a creamy application.
I’ve mixed them here with Dior Lipglow to create a metallic lip gloss with a bit of conditioning (but you can use any gloss or liquid lip shade) and it’s only when I did this that I started to see the fun in them. I really liked adding pigment to the lip glow – I can see myself adding a little gold to a red gloss for example (and then never leaving the house because I’m red-shy!) or even vamping up a nude gloss.
I also added (above) Dazzle Dazzle to Urban Decay Eye Primer to make a basic shimmer shot lid colour that stays put. The shades in the top swatch are: Dazzle Dazzle, Goldmaniac and More Electric and they launch in July for £12.90 each.
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