Image taken from Lipsticks & Lightsabers and re-edited in Paint.
The news are old and probably have already taken effect, but I didn't really pay much attention to it until I read this post at Lipsticks & Lightsabers a few days ago (catching up on blogs, okay?(:). I'm not a big MAC fanatic and I really only have one pigment (which happens to be Cocomotion and maybe 3 samples, lol) but I just wanted to talk a bit about the packaging and how I feel about this change.
Anastasia did a comparison when it came to the pricing and sizing of the pigments. I totally recommend you all to check if you haven't yet since its pretty detailed. Most of you that own the older MAC pigments jars know that most can be filled right to the brim, and the jar lasts a pretty long time. So is there really a difference in the amount you get? Christine did a post comparing the amount you get. In this post, she mentions that the new packaging is made to "reflect the packaging of MAC’s entire line, particularly their nail lacquers and foundations". It didn't seem like we're losing too much pigment, but at the same Temptalia has mentioned that the plastic is a little thinner than the old jar. So does that mean it can easily break or crack? That's what I'm most concerned about. I don't want to spend 20USD on something that can probably break on me at any given time. It'll definitely be a pain in the ass to clean it up.
I'll be honest, I don't like how the jar looks, even if it looks dead on like the foundation and nail varnishes. I prefer the logo to be in the center as it looks more balanced that way. The opening looks too narrow to dip your brush in. Looks odd and seems like I can just squeeze the jar and break it in half. It looks cheap. Can we say retarded packaging alert?
Would I still purchase MAC pigments? I won't lie - yes, considering the fact that I still haven't gotten my hands on Melon yet, which has been on my to-get list for ages. I should go check my local MAC counter and see if they still carry the old jars - crosses my fingers! I'll more likely get samples and press them since its smarter that way (for me). I feel the pain for Europeans, Australians and Canadians as they pay more than we do - 24CAD (around 22-23USD), 23Euro (around 33USD) and 39AUD (35USD) - not to mention Asia! They're paying more for less product. Oi. Mineral shadows for the win!
How do you all feel? Do you purchase MAC? Still pissed? Don't care anymore? Like the new packaging? Talk to me.
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