Nov 2, 2012

Essence Pigments swatches: the Twilight saga Breaking Dawn Part 2

Here I am again! I wanted to swatch the pigments I bought from The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Essence Collection. I had very few pigments, and do not use them a lot, because I'm not a make up artist or technician, so I usually end up messing the whole thing up! But I thought these were cute and not expensive, and I really should start using pigments more often, that's why I ended up buying the 4 shades of the collection.
To the swatches.
From top to bottom:

02- Alice Had a vision - Again: Dark plum almost black base withPurple and blue glitter.

03- A piece of Forever: What? It is supposedly light gold pigment

04- Edward's Love: Dark gray base with multicolour glitter.

01- Jacobs protection: Black base with multicolour glitter.

All swatches are on bare skin, no primer, no mosturizer, nada.
Here is a close up picture:

I'm not pigment expert, but you can see for yourselves these are not great quality. The only worth the 4 CHF I payed each is Jacobs Protection. It applied perfectly with one sweep, without fallout which is a big plus for me. Alice had a vision again is pretty and would probably work well with a primer or base, without it it is a little patchy but there's not terrible fall out or anything.

I regret buying the other two (Edward's Love, and A piece of forever). I don't see how in the world these could be buildable! They're gritty, and A piece of forever evokes more the "Invisible Man" than a Vampire. I'm still trying to figure out what would I do with these...

Pigments are a quite recent add on to the Essence core makeup line (please correct me if I'm wrong!) and to be honest I've never tried those. So this review is not intended to be generalized to all the pigments Essence does.

What do you think? Have you picked any of these pigments yet?
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  1. :O I commented on this but it didn't stay? I think I forget the security code, opps! Well I like the look of them but I know how sad it is when a colour barely shows up :( I try any pigments that don't show up well with a damp make up brush! xx

    1. Hi Ithfifi, I know is deluding when colours don't work! I have some NYX pigments that are good, but don't know how to use them properly.

  2. I agree with you. JP seems like the only one worth buying, the other ones actually looked low quality and I picture that the quality is very important in especially loose pigments.

    1. You're totally right Gelic, quality is the most important point!


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