By Sheila Arkee
After my recent purchase of two pigments from MYO Makeup, I felt the need to go back for more, specifically more of their Ultra Bright pigment eyeshadow. As a woman who adores all kinds of makeup, I couldn’t help but kind of needing to have a full set of these bright neon colors as a part of my collection.
These neon eyeshadows are definitely not for the faint of heart, but dang, they sure are a whole lot of amazing.
Each container in this set of 10 pigment is 3 grams, so you receive quite an amount of product that will last you a very, very, very long time. Just a teensy amount of the pigment of the shadows on your brush or applicator will do it, because these are packed with color. The colors in the set include the following:
1. Ultra Bright Red
2. Ultra Bright Pink
3. Ultra Bright Orange
4. Blue Print
5. Ultra Bright Green
6. Ultra Bright Yellow
7. Babe Blue
8. Ultra Bright Blue
9. Purple Stars
10. Off Spec White
While the Ultra Bright eyeshadows are definitely not for the average makeup user, they’re fun colors to have for those occasions that call for something out of the ordinary. There are many ways to have play with these colors – be it on your eyes, eyebrows, or even your hair – but make sure to always use a creamy base underneath because the Ultra Bright colors can be patchy. I’m a fan of MAC’s Cream Color Bases, but recently I’ve been gravitating to NYX Cosmetics’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk, which is a makeup kit must have as far as I’m concerned.
At $15 for 10 3-gram jars packed with pigment, the 10 Piece Ultra Bright Eyeshadow Pigment Collection is quite a deal. Shipping is free, but the catch is that MYO Makeup only sells within the USA.
My Final Thoughts: Neon eyeshadows are all full of YES!!!! If you’re a tried and true makeup lover with a penchant for bold, bright looks, you will love this set. While they’re a bit patchy, it’s not a big problem when you use a cream base underneath. The non-neon shimmery shadows are also nice and a lot smoother to apply. It would be nice if the shadows came with labels, but it’s not the end of the world.
Availability: Shadows are available to purchase at myomakeup.com
Gluten-free? Yes (confirmed by owner)
Update:When pointed out that these look like soap dye pigments, I did a little research and found this link. Ummm. Yeah. Should MYO be more forthcoming about the ingredients and publish them on their site? Yes.
And according to MYO, as published on their site (written in Comic Sans … just sayin’): “These are highly versatile, heavily pigmented loose powder product. That can be used in many different cosmetic products such as lip stick, lip gloss, nail polish, and soap making projects.”
My final, final thoughts: While you can use these pigments for cosmetics purposes, they might not work for you if you have a sensitivity to strong pigmentation. In the end it all boils down to this: Caveat emptor, aka let the buyer beware!!