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4/9/11

MAC Painterly Paint Pot Review & Swatches


What it is:
A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners.

Mac Painterly Paint Pot

I use this an as eyeshadow primer. Here's what I like and dislike about it:

Likes:
♥   It evens out the color and texture of my lids
♥   Mattifies oily lids
♥   Blends really well, but you need to blend quickly before it dries, otherwise it'll feel uneven.
♥   Makes eyeshadows pop, smudge less and stay longer
♥   A lot of product in the little pot, and you need very little each time, so it'll last.
♥   Cute glass pot. But drop it on a hard surface and it's goodbye Painterly.

Dislikes:
-    It feels rubbery when it dries and not silky smooth. It wrinkles too. Swatch below will explain what I mean.
-    Expensive. I wish it was priced below a 1000 bucks.
-    Judging by the testers at the stores, once these dry up in the pots, they are useless. Make sure you close      the lid real tight every time.



Swatch

In the photo above: 2 swipes of eyeshadow on top of Painterly Paint Pot, whereas 3-4 swipes of eyeshadow on the part without Paintpot. Eyeshadow used: MAC Espresso Eyeshadow


After rubbing both with a finger

As you have seen, it really is a good eyeshadow base. I think I might buy more of these in the future.

In case you're wondering, like I did, if it can be used as a concealer, NOPE ;)

Price ~ Rs.1100
Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥4/5

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

24 comments:

  1. I have the inglot eye base...its really good too, but it has a thinner consistency and tends to crease slightly more than this..also it doesnt hold up well in the summer...but then i paid Rs 400 for it, and its brilliant for that amount..
    I have rubenseque..i really like that one!

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  2. Sounds soo good thanks for the review hun!!

    xxx

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  3. I have this and love this over my UD pp in Sin and Eden. I just love it because its fuss free, easy to use, apply and blend. Creates a clean canvas for shadows.

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  4. hey I just gave you an award..check it out!!

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  5. I have the coral crepe and I love it to bits.

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  6. Thanks for this review! Everybody raves about about this product but there was no decent review :) I'm still not quite sure I want it, but I'm def closer to buying :)

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  7. I love Painterly, but the price - not so consumer friendly!

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  8. Great product. I plan to try it out now

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  9. It creased at lot on me when I tried it years back. I think I'm gona give it another go now as I really need a new primer :)

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  10. hmm what shade are you in MAC sff? i range between NC35 and NC40 and i'm worried that this is going to be too light and pasty looking on my skin...

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  11. you bought this today na??... in a sexy blue dres??.. :P :P

    i saw u with ur husband.. an u vr looking fab

    p.s. i literally stoppd in from of MAC ka showroom to cnfrm tht its u.. lol

    Ritika

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  12. Ritika- Really??!! When I was in MAC? Why didn't u say hi then? Ya I was wearing a blue dress...haha...thanks!

    ♥xx♥

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  13. Ritika- ...and no, actually i bought this a while back. I just reached home :)

    ♥xx♥

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  14. sikenthreads- I'm NC 25. I think it'll look fine on yr skin tone too, coz it's quite sheer when blended. Those with darker skin tones also like this one. But test it at the store first to be safe

    ♥xx♥

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  15. Good review Cynthia..

    I bought Groundwork...looks like Painterly will be too liight for ma lids

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  16. Thats why its called PAINTERLY POT cause of the texture it gives like a paint on canvas. The texture of canvas you see, canvas wrinkles. :P

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  17. Can I just blindly get this one Cynthia or you think I have to try this one [I mean will it suit everyone?] before getting it ?

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  18. Great review, I'm impressed by the coverage...it really holds up the eyeshadows in place xoxo

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  19. aarthi- If light beige eyeshadow suits u then would too

    ♥xx♥

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  20. Cynthia.. hehe.. actually i was a silent reader here till 9th April..so was bit shy.. geeee

    and and and i also bought the same flip flip u bought from accessorize and a super cute butterfly wala necklace and a bracelet.. :P :P

    hope to catch up with you some other weekend.. :) :)

    Ritika

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  21. Ritika- Oh no need to be shy :). Ya next time do say hi. U also got the flip flops? Nice. I think i know which necklace ur talking about..they're all cute! ;D

    ♥xx♥

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  22. It certainly does make a difference as a shadow base! I hate it when a product dries up pre-maturely. It would be such a waste of money, especially if it's expensive.

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