Monday, 21 November 2011

Mac 'Painterly' Paint Pot

Availability: Permanent Collection. Available at Mac Counters or on their website.
Price: £13.50
Description: A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The next generation of a popular Mac formula. Paint Pots maintain all the intense traits of it's inspiration. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with Mac shadows or liners. Available in satin, cream, frost and pearl formulas.

After watching numerous videos on Youtube, featuring Mac Paint Pots I decided I needed to pick one up to see what the fuss was all about. I originally wanted 'Bare Study', described as a 'soft beige, with gold pearl' but found it to be far too shimmery for an everyday natural look so settled on Painterly, a 'nude beige'. For £13.50 you get 5 grams of product, which may not sound like a lot but a little goes a long way and after a months use I've barely made a dent. The packaging is sleek, compact and sturdy - ideal for anyone like me who manages to smash 9/10 products I chuck in my make-up bag!
Why I love it? The paint pot warms up on contact so it's incredibly easy to smooth the cream over your eyelid, blending well but once set - they don't budge! If you mess up your mascara you can apply more and blend away mistakes, it gives your eyes a wide awake, natural look while concealing veining on your eyelids and evening the skin tone and it's an ideal base for eye shadows, ensuring you're crease-free all day, shadows stay put and colours are intensified.
Only downside? If I apply too much, it causes slight creasing but this can still be blended away easily.
Simple, everday look using 'Painterly' to even out the colour of the eyelid and lighten up the whole area, leaving you with a more wide awake polished appearance.
Eyeliner, Rimmel - White
Mascara, Maybelline - The Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes
Amazing Shine Lashes - 747-S

24 beauty obsessed ladies have an opinion...:

  1. I have Soft Ochre and I absolutely love it! In fact, I love Paint Pots in general :) Love your eyelashes btw!

  2. WOW, your whole eye make-up looks really nice!! Are they your real eyelashes? Sooo amazing!

  3. I've heard about paint pots too but I've never tried them. Thanks for the post!

  4. MAC Paint Pots are amazing products. Your eyes are stunning. x

  5. I'd love a Mac paint pot! x

  6. wow this looks amazing! I really do want to try a paint pot but not sure which one, but this looks like such a pretty everyday colour:)xx

  7. Your eyelashes are just incredible, what have you used on them?! xx

  8. I've wanted this for the longest time, but never seen an actual swatch up close, it looks lovely! Will definitely be purchasing when I'm next in the UK! xx

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  9. I love painterly! your lashes look incredibly too xx

  10. This stuff lasts forever. Excellent choice! Imma need to stock up on this soon :)

  11. I love your eyes! I want to try Painterly but it might be too light on my lids? I want a natural tone x

  12. @Yu - Thank You! :) Soft Ocre is next on my list! x

    @Jessica-emily - Thank you! No, they're not. I wish! They're falsies :) x

    @Dana - No problem! x

    @StealMyHeart - They really are! Thank You :) x

    @Kath - They're worth the money! x

    @rebecca boo. - It's worth going in and swatching them, it helped me decide which to buy! :) x

    @Melanie Jane - haha, they're not real! :) False lashes x

    @TheOtherSideOfCool - Glad you like the look of it, it's a great product! :) x

    @Pretty Wonderful - Thank You! Glad you're a fan of it as well! x

    @Rachel - It really does, I've barely made a dent! x

    @Roshni - Thank You :). Possibly, it's a shade lighter than my skin tone and I'm NC30/Tawny in Estee Lauder DW if that helps? x

  13. I do like the simplicity of cream shadow. No tools needed.

    The color looks gorgeous on you.

  14. I use "Painterly" everyday without fail and couldn't imagine not using it! I bought "Bare Study" first but found it too shimmery for everyday wear and so glad I discovered Painterly! X

  15. Thank you for the review, it's definitely going to help me with what products to order from MAC in the future <3

  16. Um, your lashes are to die for missy!!! But yes, Painterly was my first or second paint pot. I purchased Soft Ochre as well, though I have no idea why considering they look almost exactly the same.

  17. I love my Painterly, too! So funny I came across your blog today as I've just made a review about it! Oh and by the way, I'm having major lash envy by seeing your pics! What mascara are you using? xx

  18. Ive been looking at the paint pots for ages and never actually bought one.. but i might put this on my christmas list now..
    I also wasn't sure whether to go for Painterly or Bare Study.. so youve made my mind up for me :) thankyou :) x

  19. I spent ages trying to decide whether to purchase this or the prep & prime primer. I was disappointed by the primer, but I've heard many good things about the painterly pot so I will oblige to purchase next time I'm in town!
    I'm also trying to choose between two other eye primers: too-faced or urban decay?xx

  20. @cbsg5861 - I wish these were my real lashes, haha - the name of the mascara and the falsies I was wearing are in the blog post :) x

    @Stephybabes - The paint pots are definitely worth the money :). I haven't tried either I'm afraid, I don't regularly use eyeshadow so only really need Mac Painterly which doubles up as a primer and a cream shadow for me. :) I've heard good things about Urban Decay though! x

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    1. Thank you, I'll definitely check out your blog! :) xx

  22. This looks amazing!
    This is definitely on my next wish list!


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