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on 8/31/2015 10:23:00 PM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
This is my go to eye shadow base and I've actually made a dent in the jar which shows how much I love this product. It's basically my lids but better. If you're NC30 and up, this is a fabulous neutral base. I like to wear it on its own for a 'no makeup' look and it's perfect for bronze smokey eye looks or any warm eye looks. It's matte so if you're worried about shimmer or sparkles, this is ideal. The staying power is fabulous - it wears all day without fading or creasing. A definite repurchase.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/30/2015 8:31:00 AM
More reviews by amtn
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This product doesn't get enough mention! I hear rave reciews about Painterly or Soft Orche but Layin Low is such an underrated product. I am roughly an NC20 but like warm crease looks so I decided to buy Layin Low instead of Soft Ochre. On my NC20 skin tone, LL is a medium caramel colour - think Too Faced Salted Caramel from the Chocolate Bar Palette! It is absolutely stunning and provides a wonderful base for all my neutral eyeshadow looks. I can sheer it or apply it opaque. I never take this product up until my brow bone as I reserve that area for matte/shimmer cream highlights. My favourite thing about this colour is that it knocks out all the darkness on my eyelids! I have a heap of veins there (pale girl problems) and the warm orange tones in this really knock them out. I also use this under my eyes to prep my Bobbi Brown corrector, which creases terribly on me, but is the only thing that counteracts my darkness.I think this shadow would be wonderful used as a base for anybody NC35+.For cool skin tones lighter than NC30, perhaps go with Painterly as it is more pink.Warm tones, yellow, definitely Soft Orche instead.Another honourable mention to Groundwork paint pot - you're the most amazing taupe on pale complexions yet you manage to look amazingly different on all skin tones. I love these paint pots. I've tried to buy Maybelline dupes but Maybelline is a different texture entirely.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/28/2014 4:39:00 AM
More reviews by Jeimarie
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'm a nc-42 in pro longwear foundation, matches very well as a base for my eyeshadow. Makes my kids appear fresh and clean. Really liking this product
on 10/15/2014 4:50:00 PM
More reviews by DPD
Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure
If you are around NC40 - 45 you need to get on this.I beleive painterly is for those that are NW as itsgot moreof a pink tone, and SoftOchre for NCs as its more yellow.Im NC42-4 and whilst using Soft Ochre (SO) was fine for base for eyeshadow due to some dark discolouratipn on my upper lid it did go a little ashy if I just wanted to forego powder eyeshadow and just have a naked eye.Step in LL. Because it has a slight orange undertone much like an undereye corrector it gives a clean look to the eye. I have also found it doesnt look as dry & cakey as SO. But dont trash SO it still has a purpose. As under my eyebrow the skin is a bit red prob due to tweezing etc. So this is what I do.Put LL From lid to brow.Use either Beauty blender or the RT equivalent over to smooth it - this is an awesome trick.Fill in my brows with ABH Brow PomadeThen put SO under my brow which cancels any redness and brightens/highlights the browbone without the awful shimmery look.
on 8/29/2014 2:49:00 PM
More reviews by AMMC
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Try this color on before purchasing. I loved it in the store and in the pot, but when I purchased and wore it, I didn't like the color on. Like other reviews have said, it look orange, or has an orange tint on some skin tones. I exchanged it for a different color.
on 7/6/2014 4:39:00 AM
More reviews by abejun
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Not working. Both creasing and fading within 3-4h with it as the primer. Nothing different between this expensive one and the cheap elf one. After seeing so many gurus' recommendations and good reviews here, I'm losing hope for a even better primer that really work on me in such hot humid weather. I'll use it up for the price.Not sure why but is working now... maybe because of the weather.
on 3/26/2014 6:30:00 AM
More reviews by Alexandra123Y
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Works excellent as a primer or on its own. I sometimes quickly apply on the outer part of the eye lid area to make my green eyes pop more. Can be also used under shadows providing a good hold and preventing them for creasing.The color is warm orangey brown.
on 9/27/2013 10:07:00 PM
More reviews by ElizBehrrr
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Went to the MAC counter today... I had always used Urban Decay's Primer Potion but when the lady told me about paint pots that I've always heard about, I thought I would give it a try. At first, the consistency is that of a concealer. But I was amazed at how CREAMY this was. It goes on cream, dries to powder. I rubbed my eyes and forgot I was wearing eye makeup (GASP...the worst stomach drop EVER when you realize what you've just done!) and my shadows were still totally in place. Not even a little bit rubbed off I was so amazed!! In my opinion, this is quick thick for a primer, but it's because the coverage is so high and pigmented, it really gives you that ultimate base for any eye shadows. Totally and utterly in love, obsessed, and beyond impressed.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 5/27/2010 9:21:00 AM
More reviews by Hothead
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
my poor Laying Low -- it is one of the most versatile paint pots yet it is not as highly touted as a Painterly or the Ochre one..why I use it a lot: it is a mid tone pink nude which is what I use on women of mid tone skins to cover any imperfections on the eyelid -- like freckles, dark spots, port wine stains.. etc. and, it works beautifully to do this.on women of lighter skin, this shows up as a cool pinky nude and lays a great base for any pink, beige, cream, lavender, brown or blue es.I love this shade and use it a lot.. I have repurchased a few times but don't know how much longer until MAC dcds it.
on 5/27/2010 5:12:00 AM
More reviews by labellarosa
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Nice Beige Paint Pot. I use this as an eyeshadow base when I'm tan in the Summer months. Great base for Pigment, eyeshadow and just whatever. No complaints.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
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