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:
♥ 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.
- 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.
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 ^.^