Saturate; In the Face of Colour

By Julie Jacobs

I remember receiving my very first ‘MAKE UP FOR EVER 12 Flash Colour Case’, I felt energised to be creative; the possibilities seemed endless.  I then acquired their powder pigments and literally ‘LOST MY MIND!’  An assistant questioned “What are we meant to do with these?” “have fun!” was my reply.  For one shoot I simply splashed the powders on the face using a traditional powder puff and I LOVED IT!  Pure pigments release the experimental side of a Make-up Artist, I feel they give permission/freedom to play, make mistakes and to simply enjoy.  Even though pure pigments are mainly found in the ‘Pro’ section of some brands it doesn’t mean to say a make-up lover can’t find a use for them too. The creams and gels tend to be waterproof therefore perfect for body art.

_MG_4316The two main brands I rely upon are MAC and MAKE UP FOR EVER powders or creams, MUFE also have liquid/ink pigments.  Transparent mixers are often sold along side these products and achieve either a matt; gloss or satin finish.  My MAC Lip Mixes live in my kit, they go on every job with me incase I want to create individual colours for eyes, lips or cheeks or to add to existing lipsticks, they are my saving grace.

When I require true to colour cosmetics (no messing or wasting time re-applying) the brands I turn to are Illamasqua; Kat Von D; Kiko; Nyx; Smashbox; Sleek; Bella Pierre; Zoeva; Urban Decay, these are highly pigmented with a few unconventional colours too — what you see is what you’re going to get — whether it be a lipstick; eyeshadow or blusher.

_MG_4550Highly pigmented colours don’t only come in primary or secondary colours.  Cover FX launched Custom Cover Drops a few years ago. These are skin/flesh colours designed to mix with your favourite cream to make either a tinted moisturise, a full cover foundation or to adjust your own foundation.

_MG_4635Companies that sell pure pigments are enabling the consumer to individualise their make-up, I recommend everyone release their inner Make-up Artist and buy at least one pigment in their life time and just have fun!

Beauty Editor
Kathleen Burbridge

MAC Chromaline    

MUFE 12 Flash Colour Case   

MUFE Colour Stick     

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops   

Illamasqua Powder Blusher 

Illamasqua Powder Eye shadow  

Smashbox Always Sharp Kohl Liner    

Urban Decay Glide-On 24/7 Lip Pencil   

Zoeva Eyeshadow Palette      

Kiko Smart Colour Blush   

Kat Von D ‘Studded Kiss Crème’ satin-matte finish lipstick   

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil 

Sleek Matt-Me-Vino-Tinto  

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