For today’s final installment of Tarina Tarantino products, I have the Pure Nude Sparklicity Pure Loose Pigment. This pigment can be used any way you like; I’ve tried it as eyeshadow and I’m planning to try mixing a little in to nail polish.
The packaging of this is nice; it’s a small clear plastic pot with a metal lid. The holes were originally sealed with a clear sticker, which I have removed – I would actually recommend that you not remove the entire sticker, as the loose pigment can get a little messy if you do.
When I photographed the pigment without flash, it appeared quite yellow (see above), and when I photographed it with flash, it appeared quite pink (below). But, in person, the pigment is a translucent beige with gold sparkle. The beige base virtually disappears on my skintone, leaving just the sparkle.
It was hard to capture how this looks in a swatch on camera – in person this is prettier, a twinkling, sparkling shimmer. As you can see, the glitter particles are very fine. This is a heavy swatch over bare skin.
Although I swatched this dry over bare skin, I would recommend applying it damp or over a sticky base to prevent fallout. I found that it adhered to the skin better than I expected, but as a loose powder it is quite messy.
Overall, this is a really lovely pigment with many different uses. However, I find loose pigments a bit tricky to work with, so I’d only recommend it to those who have the patience to play with it and figure out a way to make it work for them.