Review and Swatches: Essence Colour Arts/Pigments


Today I have for you swatches and review of Essence Colour Arts TE/Pigments. Colour Arts was a preview of pigments, that are already available in our stores. This TE had 15 pigments, but there are 20 pigments in a whole collection. For the beginning I decided to try 5 pigments, an eyeshadow and a nail polish base. 

I got pigments in 02 Smeell The Caramel, 14 Strawberry Smoothie, 07 Safety First, 19 Kiss The Frog and 18 Little Mermaid. 


The first row are swatches over Colour Arts eyshadow base (the swatch of it is also on the right) and the second row are swatches without base. I applied them with my fingers. As you can see, they're amazingly pigmented. In the second row they were easy to blend, because I didn't use eyeshadow base. Over eyeshadow base I had to dab them on my hand (that's usually the way to apply pigments), because blending was impossible. I didn't try them with any other base.


The eyeshadow base is white in the tube, but after appying it on the lid it drys transparent. Pigments are easy to apply with brush over it (just blending is hardly). And they last pretty long. I was wearing make up with them for 12 hours and they didn't crease. They just faded a bit, but make up was still strong and visible enough. But it's true, that my lids are normal, not oily. I don't know, how it's going to work with oily lids. I actually applied once a cream on my lids and then a base over it and pigments start creasing, because everything was very greasy. I hope the girls, that have oily lids, will tell you, how it works for them.


The nail polish base is transparent in a bottle. Essence advise you 2 ways, how to use it:
Effect 1: Distribute some pigments on paper, collect them with the brush of the nail base and varnish the nails. 
Effect 2:  Directly dap pigments on the natural nail and seal them with the nail base. Clean the brush with a cloth. 

On the photo below is my first try with pigments and a nail base. Ring finger is effect 2 and middle finger effect 1. Effect 1 worked pretty good, although the mixture dryed very fast (maybe, because it was hot outside). The effect 2 didn't work for me. Maybe I did something wrong, I don't know, but dabbing a pigment on a nail and then applying a nail base isn't very easy, because first you can't apply a lot of pigments and second pigments don't stay on its place on the nail. And the second way is much more messy than the first one.


I also tried to mix some pigments in a nail base to see, if you can make frankens with it, but the answer is no. As you can see, pigments are heavy and they dip in the bottom of the bottle.


I made a swatch of the mixure I did with Kiss The Frog. That was very nice shade, but it was very sheer. I think I used 4 coats here (it was also a bit hard to apply because of the brush I used. It was small). 


I also made few looks with pigments. I have only 2 for you, because I photographed only these 2. Both are made over Colour Arts base.

First look is made with Safety First over my lid, Smell The Caramel in my crease and Strawberry Smoothie in my outer V and under my eyes. The pigments are pretty intensive and they really pop out.


With second look I used Strawberry Smoothie over my lid, Safety First in my crease, Kiss The Frog on my browbone and Little Mermaid under my eyes. 


Prices:
- pigments 2,69 for 1,8 g
- nail base 1,69 for 8 ml
- eyeshadow base 1,99 € for 7,3 ml

What do you think about Colour Arts TE/pigments? Will you get anything from it? Will you use pigments mostly for nails, make up or lips?

17 komentarjev

  1. Ja to sem tudi videla, da se pigmenti radi vsedejo na dno stekleničke, kar ni ravno najbolje. Pa problem nastane če jih hočeš zopet pomešat. Pol so pa mehurčki, pa ostali problemi...
    So mi pa zelo zelo všeč make-upi.
    No mene so tudi mikali da bi jih poskusila, no mogoče si bom kupila tistega najsvetlejšega za pod obrvi, da doda malo sijaja, drugače pa sem kasneje ugotovila, da bi se samo nabiral prah na njih in se odločila, da si raje kupim kaj drugega za ta denar.

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    1. Jaz se bom verjetno kar precej igrala z njimi, ampak samo z očesnim make up-om, za nohte bom raje uporabljala navadne lake.

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  2. Oooo. In jaz sem nedolgo nazaj razmišljala, da rabim pigmente in to poceni. Hvala Essence, mislim, da jih imam :D
    Hvala za tale post ;)

    xo Deja
    Deja Zu

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    1. Tile pigmenti so res poceni in še super so, Essence se je res potrudil z njimi.

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  3. I think I'll only use these pigments for eyes. I believe they'll be drying on lips and for nails, I'm a little bored to mix and apply 4 coats so no, thanks. But as eyeshadows they look gorgeous, I adore your first look!!

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    1. If you mix them with nail base, they came really sheer. I only regret, that they didn't make a base to do frankens. So you could mix up a base and pigment and then use it, whenever you would want.

      I'll use them mostly for eye make up too.

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  4. Niso dobro potuhtali tega mešanja z lak bazo, verjamem, da si se pošteno namučila z žongliranjem prahu na nohtu :D
    Safey First sem že imela nagledan, samo se pomoje splača počakat na menjavo sortimenta,
    ker ni šans, da bojo obdržali to barvo v rednem. Pa ta karamela mi je krasna.
    Čakam, da druga dekleta stestirajo vse barve, potem pa grem v nabavo :D

    A so mogoče sestavine pigmentov na embalaži?
    Me zanima, če so samo čisti pigmenti oz. minerali ali imajo še kaj konzervansov.

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    1. Drugi efekt res niso, ker si na ta način s pigmenti nimaš kaj za začeti. Za mešanje z baso so super, edina škoda je, da ne ostane mešanica, ampak se pigmenti ločijo. :(

      Ne, sestavin pa ni na embalaži. Itak je pa tako majhna, da jim verjetno niti ne bi ratalo natisniti. Verjetno bo treba po njihovi spletni strani pobrskati, če so sploh kje objavili sestavine.

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  5. Wow, it´s so cool. Unfortunately they´re not available in my city =(

    anesagill.blogspot.com

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    1. Don't you have Essence in you city? Because this is part of their regular assortment.

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  6. Bom še malce počakala in videla kako se eye base obnese na mastnih vekah, glede mešanja lakov sem pa kar malce razočarana, saj sem si želela tele pigmente ravno za miksanje lakcev

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    1. Hja, mene je tole tudi razočaralo. Škoda, mislim da bi bili pigmenti v nasprotnem primeru še bolj popularni.

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  7. Tole z lakom mi zgleda malo štorasto, kot eyeshadow pa ful lepo pridejo! Mogoče jih pa sprobam, bomo vidli... :)

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. Mene so pigmenti kot laki razočarali, kot senčila pa so zakon.

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  8. a bas sam se ponadala da ce pigmenti dobro funkcionirat s bazom za lak pa da cu moc svasta muckat, ovako ne znam vidjet cu uopce hocu li kupit koji pigment. prvi eye make up mi je super :)

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    1. Hvala. Če jih ne boš uporabljala za make up, se ti jih verjetno ne splača kupit. Bolj se splača kupit kak dodaten lak. :)

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  9. Mene tudi mikajo pigmentki, ampak imam že nekaj Dazzle Dustov, pa nočem, da se prah nabira na njih. :D Mogoče bom vzela enega ali dva ... :D

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