Product Type: MAC makeup
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Paint a Picture on your Eyelids
MAC Paint Pot
Member Name: sparkle1004
MAC Paint Pot
Advantages: Long lasting and beautiful colour that doesn't crease
Disadvantages: Not many shades available
I love make up and I am constantly trying out new types and varieties to add to my already rather full collection. I am fussy when it comes to eye shadows as you can get some really bad ones but as I knew that MAC was a good make, I thought that the Paint Pot eye shadows were worth a go.
What does the product do?
The product is a highly pigmented eye shadow which means that you can expect vibrant and intense colour and it promises to be long lasting. It claims that the colour will remain crease free and that it won't cake. The product can be used in conjunction with other MAC eye products so it is adaptable and its creamy consistency means that it will be easy to work with.
The product comes in a few different shades although they are all very tame and neutral so there won't e anything for the dare devils among you. The colours mostly include browns, beiges and creams. The products have quite interesting sounding names such as Painterly, Rubenesque and Indianwood. I chose Constructivist which is a deep dark brown colour.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied in the same way as a normal eye shadow. It can be applied using either your fingers or an applicator brush and it is to be swept across the eyelid. I then use my finger to blend in the product.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a black box and inside the black box is an expensive looking glass jar with a screw top lid. The lid is plain black and there is no decoration on the jar but as it's transparent, you can see the colour of the shadow inside. It looks very classy and you can tell it is from a good make. Each paint pot will cost you around £15 and you can buy them from anywhere that has a MAC stand and also from a variety of online websites.
The product has the consistency of a cream eye shadow which I usually avoid like the plague because I don't like it when they crease and fade away. Despite this being a cream shadow, it actually changes its consistency when it is applied to the eye lid and it goes almost powdery and matte. You only need to use the tiniest bit to get a lovely and vibrant colour on your eye lid. It is easy to blend as long as you don't wait too long and you can work with it to achieve the look that you want. It feels completely comfortable on the eyelid and it hasn't caused me any irritations.
The product is almost like a stain and the colour is just as pigmented on the eyelid as it looks in the pot. The colour is extremely rich and vibrant, and it gives a clear block of colour so the end look is not subtle. Mine has a metallic finish that looks multi tonal and it shimmers with slightly different colours. It does look really pretty. It doesn't crease or clump just as it promised that it wouldn't and it is extremely long lasting, staying in place from the beginning of my night out until I get home. In fact, it's actually quite hard to get off, even with my usual make up remover. I've used mine quite often and I've barely made a dent in it so you don't need to worry about it running out too quickly which makes it worth paying for.
This is a really good eye shadow and it is definitely the best cream shadow that I have used. It gives vibrant colour that is long lasting and doesn't crease. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one of these Paint Pots. I think it is worth every penny.
Summary: A lovely eye shadow which goes on easily and is long lasting