The moment I heard Marlena was incorporating pigments into her amazing line of products, my ears perked up – high! I was so intrigued to see what she would come up with! I was in love the moment I laid my eyes upon UTOPIA. Gawsh! Have you see this one?
It is not like any other pigment I have. When I first received it and opened the lid, I was instantly reminded of MAC’s Solar Bits line that came out in 2009; most notably Bronzescape. I was a little worried because I absolutely despised Solar Bits (chunky, messy, hard to work with; you have to crush them, WHAT?!). Ugh. Thankfully, Utopia is nothing like Solar Bits in consistency and you don’t have to wander around the house looking for something to crush the pigment. Ha!
I would, however, compare the effect to Solar Bits. So, you’re getting the effect without the hassle that came with the little boogers. What’s great about Utopia is you can sheer it out for a wash of glitter, or you can pack it onto the lid with something like an eyeshadow transformer to intensify the effect. I’ve swatched it both ways here so you can better see what I mean.
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Today’s Look with Utopia
Products Used to Create the Look:
- NARS Eyeshadow Primer
- MUG Moondust (on lid, below crease)
- MUG Utopia pigment (inner half of lid, layered over moondust)
- MUG Burlesque (outer half of lid and into outer v)
- MUG Frappe (crease)
- MAC Blanc Type (blend)
- Jesse’s Girl Eyeshadow Transformer (mixed with Utopia)
- Maybelline Line Stiletto in Blackest Black
- Max Factor 2000 Calorie Waterproof Mascara
- CoverGirl Brow and Eye Makers in ‘Soft Blonde’
- Prestige Clear Brow Gel
- False lashes: Moonlight Dancing from InkyMinkyLashes.com
Aaaahhhh! This look is so beautiful! But now I need more eyeshadow… Fabulous job!
LOL! Thanks! 😉
Beautiful Babe! I knew you would end up picking up Burlesque. Looks fabulous on you. 🙂 Do you know if Marlena is going to do anymore pigments? Also, do you have a tutorial on eye transformers? I have one but never have used it. Thanks
Thanks, babe! 😉
Burlesque is amazing! It’s a dupe for MAC’s Sweet Chestnut!
I’m sure she’ll be coming out with more pigments.
And yes, ooooooold video on eyeshadow transformers, but there’s review and demo in it for ya here:
Thanks! One last question. Are MUG pigments like MAC’s pigments? I really don’t have any trouble applying MAC’s. Except the fallout which is to be expected.
I would say they are very similar to one another; had to tell them apart because they both perform similarly.
I would definitely recommend an eyeshadow transformer to combat the fallout you mentioned; it’s the only thing that’s ever worked for me! Even glitter bomb pigments don’t move an inch with that stuff – it’s awesome! 😀
PLEASE do a tut or video on all of her pigments! I have many but, am afraid to use them.
I have about 7 of them that came in, so more looks to come! 😉
Love the look and I second the video tutorial request on using MUG pigments:)
Utopia is amazing! I loved the look of the solar bits but your right what a hassle! This is a georgeous look and I just happen to have all the colors! Go me 🙂 thanks Z!
Right?! Solar Bits was awful!! 🙁
YAY!! Love it when you see a look and have all the colors – whoop whoop! Enjoy! 😉