Review, Swatch - Bbia Pigments

6.26.2014

Today I want to show you some pretty bling-y things.
Not too long ago, my friend Pauline (she has this awesome YouTube channel, btw) sent me the whole set of Bbia pigments from Korea.
I have not really followed Korean makeup trends lately, so I did not know about the brand at all. Apparently this hip and affordable brand called Bbia (삐아) and its pigments are very popular in Korea.


Bbia Pigments
Bbia pigments "Flavor" series (맛대맛 시리즈)


Bbia Pigments
Bbia pigments "5 light" series (5광 시리즈)



They are so pretty, aren't they? :)

I can't say I am big on pigments in general because I often find them messy and dry. Pigments end up everywhere unless you're equipped with a sticky base
But, these Bbia pigments are quite different from what I have experienced (I admit I haven't really explored that far, though.)!

Okay, enough talk. Let's look at the pretties again.


[Bbia Pigments Flavor Series]





As you see here, it comes with different size of glitters and shimmer, and more importantly, in a semi-wet formula. You see the pigments are bunched up a little in the jar? That is because they are not completely dry.
So you can apply with more ease and get multi-dimensional looks.


Bbia pigments swatch
Each color is numbered but also has a cutest name.
Here, I roughly translated the names of the colors for you.
My favorites are 01 and 05. They seem to have creamier texture compared to other shades.
02 and 03 are too warm and don't look all that different once worn.
I have used 04 for this look recently. :)
My only gripe is that the whole set leans maybe a little too warm.



[Bbia Pigments 5 Light Series]

5 Light series are packed with bigger and more dramatic glitters with deeper tones.


I like the colors from the 5 light series better but I find the bigger glitters are not as great for everyday use.
These will make your eyes pop, however. 
I put on just a little bit of 07 in the center of my lids using my finger tip, and the sparkles still were visible in a dark club. 
A great party makeup item.


Bbia pigments swatch
The naming for the 5 light series is even more hilarious, but it is a little tough to translate into English (The first two start with Sunlight and Moonlight then it gets funny after that), so I will just leave you with the numbers.


The "Flavor" series is more suitable for daily wears. I just put on some black base and add pigments on top and blend in. It is great paired with more dramatic lip colors without looking too strong.
The "5 Light" series is best to be used as accent colors, added in the center to give more dimension. I have tried using it all over but I thought it was too much. Good thing is that they stay on very well even though you still see some glitters end up on your cheeks and even on your décolleté.

For the affordable price, these are really excellent quality and add tons of fun to my somewhat conventional makeup routines.
I do not think they are available in the U.S., but I have seen them on eBay, each jar priced less than $6.
You can see clearer swatches and looks here on the Bbia website.


Thanks for looking.
Are you a fan of loose eyeshadows and pigments?
What is your favorite way of using pigments?




20 comments

  1. Sweet is beautiful x

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  2. Pigments have always been a little tricky for me to like, but when they're done right, they're amazing! The swatched really well though and at less than $6 per pigment, what a deal!

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    1. Maybe it's been too long since I used any pigment in my makeup, because these are quite easy to use and look great! :)

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  3. OMG the Flavors series looks amazing!!! I would love to own all of them! Although I'd prefer to have them as pressed pigments these are just sooo brilliant in their finish! I would probably use them as a single shadow look!

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    1. I guess I can have them pressed but the mini jars are so adorable. I'd try it if it stays in the pot after pressed. :)
      And I totally agree that they work really nicely individually. Simple yet it will stand out! :)

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  4. oh wow they are totally my cup of tea!! warmer tones! xD
    I am not a fan of pigments though as I always get them messy.. maybe I can try to apply them wet, they're so pretty and worth the try.. even better that they're affordable :-)
    thanks for the review and swatches,Lena!

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    1. I agree. Even though these are so much better than any pigment I've experienced, I still see some strayed glitters. I guess they are more noticeable since they are bigger and sparklier. LOL
      One thing, though..I don't think you need to wet these at all. They are pretty much creamy and slightly wet in texture, which makes them better pigments, in my opinion. :)

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  5. Wow talk about some bling!!! So pretty and shiny! Not sure I could get away with these but they sure are nice to look at! :)

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    1. I was just like you! I don't mind shimmer but even the flavor series have small glitters in it. But once worn over a black base or alone, they don't look too gaudy or anything. I was surprised! :)

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  6. I think these are really fun and look great, but I rarely get that adventurous with eye looks and would only need like one pot. :) They kind of sound like a loose (and more pigmented) version of the Armani ETKs or L'Oreal Infallibles.

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    1. If you need one pot, I'd recommend the 01 Sweet! Very versatile! :)
      I guess these pigments are slightly drier than the ones you mentioned, but I think you're about right. Very pigmented and long lasting, too.

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  7. i LOVE the look of these, especially when i see youtubers use them in their tutorials, but i know that i do not have the skills to apply these! #8 is really pretty.

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    1. I think the easiest way of using glittery pigments is to put a very small amount in the center of eyelids using your fingertips. It will add dimensions and is very simple to do. :)

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  8. Awww this pigments are very very beautiful and super pigmented!

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    1. I agree! And I love how (relatively easy) to use them as well. ;)

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  9. Wow. These are so pretty. And HIGHLY pigmented! I am not usually bold with my eye makeup, but I kind of need that "mild" color!

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    1. "Mild" is my favorite, too! It creates soft glow if you wear it alone, but looks also great with a darker base. :)

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