MAC Stacked Pigments in Stacked 1 | Review & Swatches

Monday, 5 May 2014

Hello Beauties! I hope your having an amazing bank holiday and enjoying the long weekend, I know I am,  and we've had some beautiful weather for it! This week I got a couple of exciting parcels, and in one of them were these gorgeous stacked pigments from MAC. I spotted these and some other bits in a blog sale a while ago for around £10 and thought it was an offer too good to pass up, as they are such beautiful colours. 

The Stacked 1 pigments contain an icy lilac shade, a deep violet shade, a light rosy pink and a deeper cranberry pink which all contain a tonne of shimmer. I'm such a sucker for purple eyeshadows and anything shimmery so when I saw these I just had to have them. These are super highly pigmented so a tiny dot of these goes a long way and they last for hours on end without budging, especially the darker colours. 

I think MAC pigments are a great way to play with colour, and I have a few more of these in brighter colours for when I'm feeling more adventurous, but I think these purple shades are perfect for more 'everyday' wear if you don't want to go for a neutral eye. Saying that, I've never been one to shy away from glittery eyes during the day, so I can totally understand if these aren't your thing! The great thing about pigments is that they can be mixed with water or MAC mixing medium to create a more liquid eyeshadow with less fall out, or an eyeliner (this works great with the violet shade). 

The one drawback to these pigments is that they do cause a hell of a lot of fall out. If your going to use these for an eye look, I'd really recommend doing your eyes before your foundation so you don't get glitter stuck to your cheeks! 


  1. oooo wow i am in love with these stacked pigments, such a great post hun. Much better sizes then the massive tube that they normally come in. xx

    Anna-Maria |

  2. ooooo these are beautiful! I would love to see how you use them in a make-up look :) xxx

  3. Those shades are stunning and they look slightly bigger than the potted ones too x

  4. These look beautiful - great review! I'd love to try them but I think the fall out would drive me nuts. Worth it for such pretty colours, though :) xo

  5. These are so gorgeous! what a great idea to stack them

    Allison from

  6. These colours are so pigmented and beautiful! I love the stacking idea as it saves so much room x


  7. I agree with what you say- pigments are such a great way to play with colour, I just wish they were a little more purse friendly! Xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  8. Gorgeous shades, I love spraying a bit of my Mac Fix+ on my brush and applying my pigments that way it really intensifies the colour an helps with the fallout :)
    xxx Claire


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