So last week my fabulous tutee, and good friend, Lauren and I had our final ever maths tuition session together and after 3 years of chatting makeup whilst we worked, she knew the way to my heart. At the end of the session she gave me a little Selfridges bag and I got way way too excited! Inside was my first ever MAC pigment, Copper Sparkle! Now both of us love warm toned eye colours so she knew this would be a hit with me as I always complement her when she wears it! I gave it a test drive last week when I went to see Mamma Mia! at the theatre and I thought I’d let you know what I think. Also, as a little side note, this is my 200th blog post and I am literally the proudest person ever to think I have written that many! I actually read some of my older posts the other day and although they are a little cringey and the pictures are awful, its nice to see how far I’ve come and hopefully I can carry on improving! Anyway, enough of the emotional moment, back to the review!
Firstly, I love the packaging. It is very similar to the MAC polishes packaging with the chunky almost rubberised top. You get 4.5g of product inside which may not sound like a lot but you literally need the tiniest amount so a little will go a very very long way! Thankfully there is also a little removable stopper inside the lid to try and help you avoid unnecessarily spilling £16 on the floor and crying.
When it comes to the colour, where do I even begin?!! This is the most beautiful coppery, warm orange shade that looks absolutely gorgeous with blue or green eyes. It makes them pop so much it is unreal! Warm tones are my absolute favourite to wear and this is very similar in tone to Woodwinked or Amber lights but is about 1000 times more pigmented and is quite a bold statement. However, if you want to go even bolder (go hard or go home right?!) then if you spray your brush with Fix +, the pigmentation is off the charts! I’ve included swatched below for you so you can see the ridiculous difference!
Surprisingly, this is very easy to apply and very easy to wear. It lasts incredibly well throughout the day and really does not budge. There is a tiny bit of fallout when first applied, but the pigment particles are chunkier than a normal eyeshadow so they do brush off very very easily and don’t really disturb your face makeup underneath. I get so so many complements when I wear this as it is so much sparklier than any normal eyeshadow and the colour is incredibly striking!
Here’s my favourite makeup look using this palette. Products are as follows:
Face: Hoola Bronzer, MAC Crisp Whites Blush, MAC Soft & Gentle, MAC Fix+
Eyes: I used Substitute For Love & Freshly Toasted from the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette in the Crease and then sprayed my brush with Fix+ and pressed Copper Sparkle Pigment all over the centre of the lid. I smudged the crease shades along the lower lash line along with a touch of pigment. For liner I used the shade Beans are White from the Zoeva palette too. My inner corner highlight is Shroom from my MAC Palette. For mascara I went OTT and used three! I used Too Faced Better Than Sex, Benefit Roller Lash & Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes. I thought the outcome of these three was simply amazing!
Lips: I used MAC Cherry Lipliner to line my lips and then filled them in with MAC Russian Red Lipstick.
What do you think of this pigment and the look I created with it? Is this in your collection? Would this be something you’d wear? I now desperately want to add Blue-Brown pigment to my collection as that is absolutely beautiful. Hopefully I can treat myself after my internship!