Pigments something I was scared of for such a long time because they're a little messy and can be fiddly. However, they are totally worth that extra bit of care because they give such intense colour pay off and can really make an eye-look just pop!
The Tan pigment is described as a muted pinky brown bronze, which is basically a copper/rose gold tone that I, a long with many other people, have been obsessed with recently. I picked this up just before Christmas and I was obsessed straight away. It makes the eye look almost glossy without having a chunky shimmer or shine to it. It looks amazing with a dark chocolate brown in the crease for a real contrast and if you spritz your brush with some fix+ first, it really intensifies the pigment for a more dramatic look!
Vanilla is described as a soft vanilla white, which makes it such a versatile pigment to own. When I first started my MUA training, my lecturer gave us a 'must have' list and this was near the top! You can do so much with this pigment - highlight the brow bone, the tear duct, the centre of the lid and even highlight the cheek bone! It's just a beautiful shade that really helps to pick up the light without looking glittery!
There is an extensive range of pigments available from mac from muted brown tones to hot pink and cyan blue so you're sure to find one that really tickles your fancy. I really love the two in my collection and I will add to my collection in the next few months - I've got my eye on Naked!
You can buy the full range directly from the MAC website.