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28Dec/100

Such a Dark Diversion

MAC Dark Diversion Fluidline Eye-Liner GelI've been waiting for M·A·C Stylishly Yours to launch online, and today it was finally available. Needless to say I did some shopping for myself, Fieran and Pinch - and now I'm all excited. The main goal of our haul was to get our hands on the new and gorgeous Fluidline called "Dark Diversion" (blackened plum). Such a fantastic color!

I also wanted to pick up a few more things from this collection, so I added three of the four pigments: "Follow Your Fancy" (bright coral with small pearl particle), "Madly Personal" (bright pink) and "New Fixation" (bright fuchsia red with soft pearl) to my cart - in addition to the new Fix+ Lavendar from M·A·C Cham-Pale, which was also launched today. I didn't really like this collection, so I didn't get anything but the Fix+ which is a nice-to-have product.

The last two days I've been spending going through my collection of M·A·C pigments, and I've found - to my horror - that I've got a fake one. A long time ago I bought four pigments off eBay from a seller who was said to be legit. I received my pigments and was quite happy with my purchase until I decided to post a picture on Specktra and ask whether or not these were authentic. At that time I didn't have a clue, and couldn't tell the good fakes from the authentic no matter how hard I tried, so when I received a reply telling me that at least two of my new pigments were fake I believed it.

One of the pigments in question was Chartreuse, a PRO pigment. Not so long ago I decided to buy myself a new one, since I don't intend to use a fake pigment on my face that could contain anything from poison to.. well, I don't know! Yesterday I swatched the two side by side on my hand since I thought they looked a little different in the jar, and what do you know.. the color was not the same. Now, I haven't seen Chartreuse before, so I don't really know what the color is supposed to look like - but where one was a little darker than the other, and a little more green, the other had a slight golden tint to it. Even though Chartreuse is described as a gold pearled chartreuse green, I firmly believe that the darkest one is authentic - and naturally, that was the one I had from before.

Such problems.. Wink

Photo courtesy of Temptalia

Posted by Shamini on December 28, 2010 – 7:09 PM

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  1. Nice hauling, young lady! Grin thanks for your help! what makes you think it’s the darker one that’s fake? I’m sorry you’re even in this situation Frown

  2. Same to you, my dear Pinchy – and no need for thanks! Wink No, I think the lightest is the fake one, simply based on the batch code. Someone told me yesterday that Chartreuse was released with M·A·C Dress Sets in 2006, and if that was the first time it was released.. then the lightest one is fake, with its AB4 batch code. Thanks, but it’s my own fault. Wink

  3. Den ser veldig fin ut! Selv har jeg Macroviolet, og de ser ikke så ulike ut at jeg følte jeg måtte ha begge. Jeg kjøpte en cream colour base som jeg skal bruke som blush, og to paint pots (dilla på pp, hehe).

    Pigmenter over nett er litt skummelt, om man ikke kjøper fra MAC eller andre retailers. Har selv kjøpt noen prøver andre steder på nettet, og selv om jeg har hørt at de skal være ekte der har jeg ofte tenkt tanken på at de kan være fake..

  4. I’m a bit terrified of buying pigments on eBay. I love the range – they do have nice colours and such, but I can ever tell which is original and which isn’t. Since my pigment craze is still new, I’m trying to just buy one jar every few months from the MAC store.

  5. Whoops, forgot to mention: Thanks for buying the stuff Smile you’re too nice to me. *HUG*

  6. Renate:
    Ja, jeg likte den kjempegodt. Christine ved Temptalia la nettopp ut swatches (her) av den ved siden av Macroviolet, og jeg syns igrunn ikke de var så like? Macroviolet er mye mer lilla, mens Dark Diversion er mer rødsvart. Jeg så lenge på CCBene, men klarte styre unna – jeg kjøper dem, men bruker dem ikke.. such a waste!.. Hvilke Paint Pots kjøpte du? Jeg så litt på den mørkegrå, men innså at jeg ikke kom til å bruke den likevel. Jeg ble skuffet over hvor frosty de var. Frown

    Det med pigmenter er alltid en risiko, men det er små detaljer man kan se etter for å forsikre seg om hvorvidt de er ekte eller fake. Det nytter selvsagt ikke å se etter én ting, men mange små ting kan avgjøre det hele ganske lett. Dette var noe jeg ikke var klar over når jeg kjøpte blant annet Chartreuse, jeg stolte bare på hva folk hadde å si om selgeren (blant annet på Specktra).

    Når det gjelder Chartreuse så sitter jeg her med to bokser, hvor både farge og tekstur er forskjellig – fra en selger som er ansett som pålitelig, og en privatperson som er svært hyggelig, og sier at hun har kjøpt alle sine pigmenter fra M·A·C selv (har aldri handlet pigmenter på eBay eller Specktra). Kinkig, men jeg skal nok komme til bunns i det. Wink

    Fieran:
    I’m not really afraid of buying my pigments on eBay as long as I know who the seller is. A good feedback on eBay doesn’t mean squat, there are to many ignorant people out there who don’t have a clue to what they are buying (like that Viva Glam Gaga Eyeliner), but it’s important to do proper research beforehand. I now buy my pigments from a few sellers, and I stick with them – I do this mostly because I want the old style jars in my collection, and not the new ones.

    Oh, and please don’t mention it! I’m just happy to help, and I get a kick out of ordering goodies, even if they’re not for me. Thank you for helping me getting my hands on the Nicki Minaj Pink 4 Friday lipstick without having to pay by selling a kidney, and for the tip on Black Pearl. We’re so even! Wink *HUG*

  7. Jeg kom over de nye kolleksjonene til MAC igår, helt uvitende om hva som kommer! Yes nye paint pots endelig! Skal prøve å lage en post med det snart, de er så flotte!!! Chilled on Ice er super unik!

  8. Neimen, Ingrid. Nå har jeg jo akkurat besluttet at jeg ikke likte de nye Paint Pots.. Paint Potene.. Paint.. whatever!.. og så kommer du og skryter av dem? Ja, lag en post – jeg gleder meg til å se. Smile Har du det bra ‘over there’? Må innrømme at jeg misunner deg bitteltt, snowmargeddon eller ei.


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