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Introducing: My Pigment Collection Sunday, June 1, 2008

Posted by kittylamour in Cometics.
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As I’ve reviewed some of the suppliers of my eye pigments already, I thought it only fair to introduce you to my collection ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately due to the limitations of WordPress (or my inability to optimise very well) the picture isn’t that clear, which is a shame, but you get the idea. As you can see, I’m a bit of a horder. This image was taken yesterday but I was halfway through decanting some new samples, so although you can see 19 stacks here (each holding 6 pigments so…. quick mental calculation makes that 116 pigments) there are now 22 stacks in total, and I’m currently awaiting more samples from Archetype Cosmetics. My collection ranges from mineral pigments from Fyrinnae, Archetype Cosmetics, MAD Minerals, and Taylor Made Minerals to NYX loose shadows, Barry M Dazzle Dusts and other loose shadows from companies such as Hennes/H&M, Bourjois and Claire’s Accessories.

Their homes are these lovelty retro vanity bags that I picked up in Primark, my personal shopping heaven, for a mere ยฃ3 each. As you can see from the pic, as well as the main body of the bag there is a little top section with a fold-down mirror where you could also keep things such as makeup brushes. The bag is just the right height to keep the stacking jars upright, which, unfortunately, is a must to avoid mess.

As you can see from the image above, despite being screwed tightly shut, somehow the pigment still manages to make its way into the thread of the jars, which can make for mess and wastage when you open them. The only way to try and combat this is to keep the jars upright at all times and as still as is humanly possible ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, there are plus-sides to storing your pigments this way. Firstly as I order many of my pigments in baggies rather than individual jars, it’s a cheaper way of storing them. These stacks cost between ยฃ1.30 and ยฃ1.99, depending on where I buy them from, but I can save significantly on shipping because all my orders can ship in a little flat jiffy bag. Secondly, it means I can group them however I like – by colour or brand, and they take up less room and are easier to see in my m/u bags. I store mine by colour because it means if I am doing a specific look, either for myself or for a client, I can easily grab a whole stack of the colours I want and have 6 colours and more to hand without having to get out loads of jars. The jars themselves are 4cm in diameter so I can store a lot of colour in them- anything from a 1/4tsp sample (or several samples if I order multiples of one colour) to a full size 5gm jar and still not risk overflowing.

The other bonus is that when it comes to buying new colours, I can easily see what kind of shades I’ve already got ๐Ÿ˜‰ Right now I have 4 stacks of greens, 2 of blacks/whites/silvers/grey, 5 of purples, 3 of pinks etc etc. Still, they’re all unique to me!!

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1. christiana divine - Saturday, June 7, 2008

what that’s an impressive pigment collection. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. christiana divine - Saturday, June 7, 2008

i meant to say “WOW* that’s an impressive pigment collection” LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚


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