MAC pressed pigment – black grape

mac black grape
mac black grape review
mac black grape pressed pigment
I feel like I haven’t gone and purchased an eyeshadow in forever. I actually use them all of the time, but tend to stick to the old Naked 2 palette on a daily basis so never have a need for anything else. I purchased this a few weeks ago, when I was actually on the hunt for a new lipstick..sidetracked again! I was in the queue, when the girl in front of me was getting this and it caught my eye so I went and picked one up too, nothing like a bit of impulse buying there ha!
I have never tried a MAC pressed pigment before but have always heard good things. The magpie inside me, couldn’t not love the shimmery goodness of it anyway.
mac pressed pigment swatch
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Black Grape is a nice grey shade with a subtle purple hint. In the pan it looks like a very deep silvery grey with hardly any purple, but when applied the purple can really be seen and you are left with an almost pinky shimmer. It is held within the typical black MAC pan which has the clear window to see what’s inside. I love this packaging as the eyeshadows look all pretty and colourful lined up in a row on the side, just me that does this?
The eyeshadow is extremely pigmented, when used dry you get a nice subtle colour with a slight shimmer and used wet you get a more intense greige hit. I was quite surprised at how well it sticks to the eyelids, I was expecting a huge fallout as I have had with glittery based eyeshadows before but this didn’t budge for me at all which is always a plus. I really love the subtle sparkle that is seen when you blink, it adds a nice twinkly effect to the eye without being too glitterbomb.
I am such a fan of this pressed pigment and will definitely be trying more. Next on my hitlist is Rock Candy; a nice shimmery pink. ♥ GFC ♥ RSS ♥ bloglovin ♥ facebook ♥ twitter ♥       



  1. February 15, 2014 / 3:14 am

    This shadow looks so beautiful! I am now following on bloglovin and gfc from the brightside beauty blog hop:)

    • February 23, 2014 / 3:45 pm

      Thankyou for following lovely 🙂

  2. February 17, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    This colour looks so pretty on you!

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