Mac Hey Sailor Pigments in Old Gold & Naval

by mehak on July 24, 2012

in Eye Products, eyeshadow, Grade A, MAC, Reviews

Girls who like men in uniform, raise your makeup brushes in the air! Im waving my  Flat Top Kabuki high in the air at the moment, but since there isnt any handsome sailor man infront of me right now, ill just have to practice my  little” Hey Sailor” move till the time i meet one . I just cannot say it without tilting my head, giving a big cheesy wink and a mock salute! “ Hey Sailor , what did you bring back from the sea for me” * Wink **Mock Salute*  .

Well the sailor at the  Mac ship bought ashore these little tiny jewelled treasures called Mac Pigments in Naval and Old Gold as part of the Mac ‘ Hey Sailor ‘ Collection . Arent these the perfect sailor colors- a rich, indigo blue  and a gorgeous, gold with a greenish sheen!

Mac Old Gold Pigment is a bright,  antique gold with a greenish tinge. Old Gold is part of MAC’s permanent line of pigments as well and if you want a nice shimmery eyeshadow to wear with your indian wear, then Old Gold is gorgeous. Specially when you pair it with Emerald Greens, Old Gold really blossoms.

Mac Naval Pigment is a luxuriously rich indigo blue with silver shimmer. In some lights, you can see just a hint of purple in it but mostly its just a pretty, pretty, blue and though its not all over lid color for me, this is gorgeous for a blue and gold look, or applied as an eyeliner when wet. Somehow, i can imagine those gorgeous  Dubai women  having a field day with this pigment – the best selling eyeshadow in Dubai is Atlantic Blue , so getting a shimmery Blue pigment must be like christmas !!

Both the Pigments are extremely pigmented, and soft and smooth to apply. These can be used wet or dry depending on how intense you wat the look to b: wet they give really rich intense color, but even dry they are very pigmented too.  They can also be mixed with clear nail polish to create your own colors (im thinking Naval nail polish!!), and  are basically multi purpose makeup products. Pigments do have fallout issues, as do these but they are definitely less than the usual run off the mill pigments you get from the market and are much smoother to pat on to your lid. Another thing about Mac Pigments is that they wear a ridiculously long amount of time- you can go sailing and back and still have pretty blue and gold eyes. Infact, when doing an intense makeup look, use these pigments wet as bases and see how long they wear!

I have a problem in general with the way all pigments are packaged, i  understand packaging loose powder is hard, but there needs to be something better than dumping them in plastic jars right? I mean-sailor striped or not, thats kind of tacky and inconvenient!

Mac Old Gold Pigment

Mac Naval Pigment

Verdict: A

Product:4/5,Pigmentation:5/5, Texture:4.5/5, Longevity:4.5/5, Value & Packaging: 3/5

Price: Rs 1350/- (I think, im not sure how these are priced Thanks Pooja!)
Recommendation: Mac Old Gold and Naval Pigments from the Hey Sailor Collection are two gorgeous ones to own in your stash. While Old Gold is more versatile and wearable, if you are a brights girl then you will love Naval as well!

Disclaimer: Sent by PR as wedding gift.

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Shruti Dhingra Wahi July 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Lovely gold colour :-)
Tutorial plz :-)


Dolon July 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Great P.R :))… loving the naval pigment


mehak July 24, 2012 at 1:12 pm

They really are the best PR around .. Not just because of the gifts, but theyr very warm and friendly, and professional!


Dolon July 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

That’s really great…makes blogging so much better with such people around :)


Inaya July 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Mehak. I’m sorry for the random post, but I’m coming to Delhi TOMORROW. yeah, I plan in advance. can you please tell me where u buy your makeup? Specifically, faces color bar and lakme. THANKS! It’s my sisters wedding, and your bridal bar has helped A LOT


mehak July 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Colorbar and lakme both have counters in pantaloons/lifestyle/shoppers stop…faces has stand alone counters in Saket- there is a mall called DLF Place next to select city walk. Select city walk which is next door also has a standalone colorbar counter and tons of multi brand shops…yll find everything thr.


Inaya July 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Thanks mehak for the prompt reply! Hoping to run into you :)


Jyoti July 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Loved both of them, but the gold one looks so pretty! I am yet not comfortable with pigments so haven’t tried any. :( Would love to try that gold one some day! :)


Kejal July 24, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Wud this blue be similar to l’oreal infalliable blue by any chance?


mehak July 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Yess quite similar , but Loreals is a darker, more navy has more blackness to it. Good eye though le tme list that as a possible dupe


SweetAndBitter July 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

i think both lookvery different – Loreal one (all night blue) is more jewel toned that this (judging by the swatch here) and its more darker as well. the navy base is much more darker than this. (all words are judging only by the swatch here and what I have :D …it will be gr8 if u could do a comparative swatch)


Shivangi July 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Pretty shades, an EOTD would have helped ;)


mehak July 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Lol, earlier eotd’s used to be a pain cos hey wer time wiht managing a house plus work plus blog on my own theyr literally impossible !


Pooja@IBC July 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Oh yes! Welcome to the married gals club, juggling work,home and blog ah it needs a wonder woman to juggle it all! Btw how’s the house furnishing and decoration coming along ?


mehak July 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

House furnishing is a pain in the ass…im sick of hearing “madame will deliver in 3 days” and seeing it been deliver in 3 weeks!


Pooja@IBC July 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I hv old gold, it’s a seriously pretty color! Love the fluid silk texture of MAC pigments!! Btw MAC pigments are Rs 1350/- for 4.5 gram jars.


Tanmayee July 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

loved both :) and please post EOTD with this ….you are one fortunate gal :)


swati July 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Nice review…. i shall advice my brothers grlfrnd to buy dem as he’s a sailor :) she cn do dat mock salute lols


Maliha July 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I just got the navy one and I love it! By the way I was just wondering but what is PR?


mehak July 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Public relations ..its the dept that cooridnates with media and bloggers.


gargi July 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Both look quite pretty!
I wonder why another golden shade?


Crazy Indian Bride July 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Gold one is really pretty!!

Don’t like the packing either.


Chris July 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I have Old Gold, it’s a great shade all around. I want to get Naval Blue, but I don’t know when I would get to use it. Probably at a photo shoot, but I like to make excuses for buying makeup. :P


Ansh@Vanity No Apologies July 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm

mine is in navy *wink* so i probably should get something from this range!


Bhumika July 26, 2012 at 3:24 am

both are pretty..and thankfully old gold is not LE..but buying small samples is so much can never finish those pigments..


mehak July 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I knowwww…mac needs toi start a smaller size policy.


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