Saturday, 19 January 2013

Project Swatch: Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Zeitgeist

I've been thinking of doing a swatch series for a while and really hope it will be useful. I have amassed a large collection of photographs that are sitting unused as I don't require them for review posts but they might be useful online purchasing research or colour comparison. For these sorts of post I will include pictures of the products and swatches without lengthy reviews and I will include links to any previous mentions, such as favourites or FOTD posts, where relevant. As ever, if you do have an specific comparison requests, do feel free to add it in the comments or you can email if you prefer.


First up is Illamasqua's Pure Pigment in Zeitgeist. This pigment was released with the Autumn 2011, Theatre of The Nameless collection. I was prompted to mention it today as I spotted it for the bargain price of £5 in the Illamasqua sale. I'm currently doing the basket dance with Beguile pigment.



Zeitgeist is a black pigment with flecks of silver shimmer. I probably used it most extensively when I was playing about with Halloween looks last year. I've pictured it alongside Illamasqua Obsidian eyeshadow for colour comparison. Both of the these were swatched over a NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and are several passes over the skin. I find you get a smoother, more pigmented application with Zeitgeist if you tap quite a bit of pigment out from the stopper hole, otherwise you tend not to pick up sufficient product at once. The application isn't quite a smooth as Obsidian.

Top - Obsidian eyeshadow, Bottom - Zeitgeist pigment


With flash, from left to right: RBR Sweet Dust Seriema, RBR Mysterious Tinamou, Zeitgeist and Obsidian

Disclosure: I received Zeitgeist in an event bag.


  1. I just bought the 'Berber' pigment in the sale, I'm really glad I did. I love Illamasqua, especially at sale time :)

  2. oooo just what I'm looking for, hope they do baby pink in it too!

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  4. This series is really helpful,I'm looking forward to more.Lovely pigment.

    Rachelle x


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