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Eyes - MAC - Paint Pot in Rubenesque

rated 4.2(347 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 4.2
  • 76% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.3
  • Price: $$$

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/30/2011 12:44:00 AM More reviews by kris1818

Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue

I've been eyeing this for awhile now and could never bring myself to pay MAC prices for a cream shadow. I finally gave in and treated myself to this and I love it. It never creases on me, it's a lovely golden/pink color that looks fresh and makes me look healthier, it's smooth and creamy and doesn't feel greasy at all (I usually hate cream shadows). I was worried that it would look orangey on my pale skin but doesn't at all. I've been putting Smashbox Flamingo on top, black cat liner, and mascara. I would re-buy.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/28/2011 8:20:00 PM More reviews by imeldita22

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Other, Medium Eyes: Black

Rubenesque is such a pretty color! I pair it with a light purple shadow and it looks really nice, browns are definitely a good pair for work but for some reason, this peachy pink color is very versatile. I am glad this is a permanent color. Love it. I have oily lids so i am not sure if this ever crease because i use this with udpp. Must be applied with MAC 239 or similar to get it on well.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/27/2011 9:09:00 PM More reviews by LoveAnnChic

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This is a fabulous eyeshadow. I use it as a lid color, or as a base with a powder on top. I must say that I do use it with a primer (mostly because I always use a primer, I have oily lids and the primer really makes a difference no matter what I put on my eyes). The color is phenomenal. On me it is a perfect mixture of gold, cream or peach with just enough shimmer to really highlight my eyes. I use a multitude of different crease colors and it seems to match them all! I highly recommend not only this particular paint pot, but ALL paint pots! Application is easy. When new I can use my fingers, but as I have long nails, I must very soon start using a brush or it gets messy. In another review review it was mentioned that using a synthetic brush makes a difference and I'd have to agree. The synthetic brush definitely delivers the product with less product used, and more control over placement. Overall, this is a GREAT product and if you like eyeshadow at all, or if you want something with a great look but not too much work, THIS IS THE PRODUCT!

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/27/2011 5:46:00 PM More reviews by channie15

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

At first it was difficult for me to figure out which way was best to apply this. I tried fingers and brushes, with and without primers, and alone and under other eyeshadow. I have come to the conclusion that I prefer applying it with a brush, with a primer underneath just by itself. Although it works well as a primer too, I prefer to let it shine on its own, since it is such a beautiful colour! It is a gorgeous gold/pink/peach, but once I apply it, the gold is most pronounced. It really makes the green in my hazel eyes pop! This is my new go-to everyday colour!

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/26/2011 9:15:00 AM More reviews by elledanseseule

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I think every woman should own this paint pot. It's a gorgeous color!
It's really easy to apply (with your finger or a brush, whichever you like better). I don't use it as a base, I think it looks perfect the way it is.
It's 18.50 EUR for a paint pot, which is a lot to spend on a tiny jar of eye shadow, but I have a feeling this will last me forever. I will definitely buy again, and am considering buying more colors.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/15/2011 2:06:00 PM More reviews by findingeva

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I L.O.V.E paint pots, I've got 3 of them and they are amazing whether you use them on their own or as a base.
When you use them as a base however, make sure you add a bit of powder on your eye lids, which will soak up the oil and then apply the paint pot with a brush ( I use the EcoTools eye shadow brush, it's great and just the right size, also MAC 242 and 252 brush work well, but i prefer the EcoTool one) and then on top add your normal eye shadow powder, this technique will help your eye shadow last the whole day and night!!
I do find that if i don't apply the powder under the paint pot, then it tends to crease quite quickly.
I'll be a paint pot girl for life, and they last for a very very very long time which makes them well worth the money!!

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/8/2011 10:17:00 PM More reviews by hansa4

Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown

I can't believe there is only one other review on this product. I've been using Painterly PP for a while now as a primer. I saw this one on youtube and thought it would be lovely when I wear more shimmery colors from the Naked Palette. It's great as a more shimmery base but it's beautiful on its own as well. If I'm in a rush I rub this from my lashline up to my browbone (more concentrated on the lid) slap on eyeliner and mascara and feel as though I'm good to go.

For reference, I'm NW20.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/2/2011 8:53:00 PM More reviews by JooYeon

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Rubenesque was my first paint pot, and it still remains the one I reach for the most. I love it as a base for golds, peaches, and oranges.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 12/11/2010 4:38:00 PM More reviews by Gailkey2

Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue

I love this paint pot, I have been contemplating it for a while now-always trying it on in the MAC stores. I loved it bc I love golds, bronze, purples and it makes them all pop! I love it as a base. I will keep buying this color again and again.

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/25/2010 12:12:00 AM More reviews by kakaroxox

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

At first I hated it cos it could never apply it evenly with my brush over my eye lids and it was all blotchy and gross. But now I use my fingers and its lovely!! I really like it although it is quite shimmery and it doesnt hold up my oily lids so i have to use a primer underneath if i want it to last but i much prefer paint pots to eye primers. They are so much easier to apply.

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