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    Friday, August 22, 2008

    Quick Rant


    WHAT THE F*CK IS UP WITH THE NEW PIGMENTS???..(pardon my French)

    They changed the net content (?), from 7.5g to 4.3g but still for the same price..So yea MAC, what up with that?..I've been wondering why the pigments i have bought recently have been coming half-full, I even asked a MUA and they said they still have the same content weight but just comes more compressed..But when i checked what weight it says on the jar, i saw 4.3g then i checked the older ones i have and those say 7.5..the website says 7.5 (even for the newly released Overrich Pigments). That annoys the hell out of me..You know MAC ain't cheap, but way to go on ripping us off, eh?..


    and i know they raised their prices on all of their products except the pigments, but a .50c or even a dollar raise would have been better than reducing the content by almost half..

    Now, i'm contemplating whether to return the ones that i just bought, and order samples instead online for $1.59 per 1/4 of a tsp, which is really what you just need for one color.. I love MAC pigments, they're gorgeous, we all know that, but Is $19.50 +tax worth spending on something less than 5grams?..really?

    Tell me your thoughts on this..


    ***So i checked back on the website and it now states (in the product details):
    Please note: Pigments weight vary based on the denisty of product. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.
    7.5g / 0.26 oz or 4.3g / 0.15 oz

    I then proceeded to ask an artist thru live chat and she said Mega-Rich and Mauvement have 7.5g in it while the rest only have 4.3g due to the difference in "density" of each pigment. I find this to be still a bit absurd because they are being INCONSISTENT, pigment is pigment, right?..I mean, do we pay less for Matte shadows as oppose to the Matte2 ones since the latter has better color pay-off?..really?

    I also asked her, if this is only for the newly released pigments or will it apply to the permanent ones as well, and she said "Only for Overrich"..But i remember when i bought Old Gold (which is permanent)not awhile ago, i received a half full jar as well..INCONSISTENCY, my friends. The next time i buy a full size pigment (if i ever will), i will make sure to ask the SA/MUA to bring me out a few so I can pick one that's filled to the rim or closest at, seriously..

    Ok, enough of the bitchin', my heart still belongs to MAC, let's just say we had a big fight but not big enough to "break-up" with it..haha..i'm a dork..haha..


    SPECiAL x GiRL said...

    I'm with you on this one. That's just plain ridiculous. Btw, I have been reading your blog for awhile but never commented cause' I just switched over to blogspot recently. Your FOTD's are gorgeous! : ) Stay pretty!

    xbrookex said...

    I agree! And the worst part to me is that the ammount doesn't seem to be consistent among the different shades or even among the same shade... I got Antiqued Green and mine came like 75% full, but my friends came almost full to the top... then I saw someone's new Copper Beam and it was seriously about HALF the jar. Arghh I feel like I'm getting ripped off!

    mandilicious said...

    brooke: i Heritage Rouge is half full then my Antiqued Green is almost full..annoying right? is it just the color or they pick random jars to fill up to the rim and leave some that are only half time i buy a pigment, i'll have the MUA bring out a few so i can pick which one has the most..hahaha

    BrightColoredMakeup said...

    haaayy girl! please do so! don't mind if i add your site to my page as well!!

    but anyway. WTH?! i seriously thought it was just me who was thinking the same thing when i bought dark soul pigment. it was literally 70% full when i bought it. NOT COOL!! :P

    Lani said...

    no way girl. i have so many pigments and never really use them. i think the pigments should come in the holiday set vials. that's seriously enough to last a lifetime. a tiny bit goes such a long way. that is a rip off though. i would return them and point out the weight difference. LOL. i dunno, that's just me. i can't really justify buying pigments anymore, i'm better off with buying the samples. seriously. but yeah just my 2 cents.

    Seymone said...

    I did an investigation into this matter.. You can come check it out.

    An Indian's makeup musings said...

    Thats bad...I didnt know about this...until now. 1. Hope they remember to change it on their website.
    2. Hopefully they reduce the price eventually....just like they reduced the quantity..
    You're right about the 1/4 tsp thingy...unless one is a makeup artist who is always doing looks ...the big jar of pigment usually just lays around, not being used.

    SPECiAL x GiRL said...

    hey : ) my name is Tina. thanks for linking!

    Stephy said...

    omg R U SERIOUS? i didnt even realize they have reduced the amount of pigments by nearly half!! do you know when they started doing this?
    i think we should sooo submit some kind of complaint to MAC customer service about how they said it's 7.5 on their site but it isn't in the actual jar!
    i'm with u on ordering samples!

    Vanessa <3 said...

    i saw that! thats too crazy! i love mac but if their gna be sneaky w thier stuff im thinking of ygoing online and "chat w a make up artist" to see what they say

    Vanessa said...

    OMG girl! I thought I was the only one! I am glad that you noticed it too, at first I thought I was crazy, I went home and was like WTF where is the other half!?? If that shit was $10, then ok, but $20 for HALF A DAMN JAR??! You have got to be kidding me. Ugh I am starting to frikkin hate MAC.

    Vanessa said...

    hi Sis! Yeah you should return it or exchange it for one that's at least close to full! What a rip off seriously $20 for half a jar?! Um no thanks. If they try to be bitches about it point out the size difference and let them know what's up we have 30 days to return so they should be ok with it. I am even contemplating on getting sample sizes just cuz of this but so hard to decide since these are neutral colors I know I can probably use them all the time but still not worth it to me.

    cta808 said...
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    cta808 said...

    hey i've been reading your blog for a long time just havent been up to date on mine and just got back into the groove of it all lol

    wow so many pepo are noticeing this and its so weird cuz i bought old gold 2-3 months ago i got home to try out the colors and to my horror it was half emty that day i also purchased golden lemon and it was full
    well i guess imma just check it the next time i purchase a pigment from them like u said lol

    ok keep this great blog cuming
    take care

    <3 chanel