Hey there! 😉
I have made this post just to share my excitement about the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot. I have always been very skeptical when it comes to eye shadow bases, even more if they are as a cream base. A lot of eye shadow bases do not last long on my eyelids cause during the day they do get a little bit oily, but I wanted to give this product a try, as a lot of people raved about it.
Well – no regrets! I do like the way this product lasts, wears and looks.
I bought MAC paintpot in color “Soft Ochre” which is very neutral skin color (yellow based).
This color not only works as a good eye shadow base, but also covers all the discoloration on the eye lid. In the end you have a clean canvas to work with. As it is a neutral color, you can simply use this paint pot all over the eye, set with a powder and leave it like that. Like concealer. I personally use a little bit of translucent powder over it to prevent any creasing, but you can get along with neutral eye shadow too. It will work in the same way.
If your skin is very pale I would recommend to choose paintpot in color “Painterly” which is more pink based neutral shade and a little bit lighter.
Texture: it has a creamy texture when you apply it, but then it turns to semi matte finish.
In my experience, I haven’t seen any creasing after I use this product. Eye shadows look more vibrant, easier to blend and stays put all day. It has become one of my favorite eye shadow bases of all time already from the first time I used it.
There are in total 23 shades – neutral, brown, taupe, green, blue, black and violet tones. A lot of other cosmetic companies offer these kind of products in similar colors, but the most positive reviews I have heard about MAC, Sigma and Maybelline. I have tried Maybelline 24h Color Tattoo eye shadow bases and I would rate it 7/10, cause few colors glide on very flaky and chalky and not very pigmented. With MAC I have not experienced that and I would rate it 9/10 (just to leave a place for growth :p).
Important to remember: make sure you close the paintpot cover very well, because otherwise it can easily dry out. Of course, there are ways to make it work again, like oils and stuff, but I think it is easier just to close it properly 🙂
I recommend this product to everyone! It costs about 19 Eur I guess, but it’s worth it. I have it probably for about 4 to 5 months and I haven’t even used a half of it. Give it a try if you haven’t already 😉
If you have any questions, thoughts and experience with this product and you want to share it, leave a comment below.
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