I really like the consistency and the color of this product. I often use it as a base or a primer for my eyeshadows. It`s basically the same color as my skin but it just sort of conceals the veins or discoloration on my eyelids. I like this product but when used as a primer for eyeshadows it doesn`t seem to have very good staying power. I`ll put my makeup on in the morning and by mid afternoon I find that my eyeshadow is nearly gone. I still use this product but not as often and especially not when I`m doing a more dramatic eye look or when I am going to an even of something like that where I`m counting on my makeup to stay on all day. The packaging isn`t terrible but you need to store these pots upside down or else the product will sometimes dry out. I would recommend this product for concealing purposes but not for primer purposes. I would re-purchase this item.
This creases on me if I don't wear a primer underneath which is why I gave only 3 lippies. But out of all the primers I've tried UDPP is the only that didn't make my eyeshadows crease so that's no surprise. I didnt buy it as a primer either, I bought it to use it as a base for my neutral shadows and I really like it for that.
Its a niceskin color base,but its a bit too light for me. It lasts about 6 hour and it only creases if ou put too much on. other than that i love it
I use this atleast 4-5 times a week. My go to paint pot.
Paint pots are, for the most part, great products in general - the darker shades work well as eyeshadow colors, and the lighter ones, like Painterly, create perfect canvases on which to apply powder shades. For my pale skin (NC20) this shade creates a flawless canvas which matches my skin tone very well. I use my finger to apply it (I probably shouldn't - who knows how germy I'm making my product! - for darker shades I use a Bobbi Brown cream shadow brush). I find it easier this way because the product dries very quickly if you use a thin layer, so I find it easier to control application with a finger. It creates a very smooth primer-type surface so that shadows adhere and don't crease. I would definitely purchase again, although I think it will last a huge amount of time!
i was reluctant to buy this for ages because of it being one of those boring 'useful' products, as opposed to all the fun colours and shades that i love buying from MAC. but this is great!
this matches my skintone almost 100%, so i can be a bit sloppy when applying this. what i do; is i take a flat dense brush (always prefer brushes for eyeshadow bases because they deposit more product) and just apply it from lid to right under my eyebrows as well as lower lashline, then blend it all properly and tapping it in with my ring finger. i wait for it to dry then go ahead with my eyeshadows. i also wear TFSI primer underneath this, because i'm addicted to how much it pops colours, but you really don't have to do that.
what i find this does; is make my eyeshadow look much more blended. this provides such a nice thick, velvety base that i can apply my eyeshadows and blend them so effortlessly. this also prevents a lot of fallout because the powders stick to it a little. but what i love especially about this, is that there is no need for a browbone highlight because it matches my skintone and conceals any nakedness in that delicate area, and because i usually use browbone highlight to quickly clean up the unevenness i've made with my eyeshadow. but with this, there is no unevenness! also i think it looks really nice instead of any highlight sometimes, because it lets the lid colours take center stage a bit more (on me anyway).
also, this hasn't creased at all on my oily lids. and my eyeshadows even crease a bit with my TFSI alone sometimes so i can tell this is great.
Color: A little darker than my NW10 skin but still light- pinkish- fleshy.
Texture: Creamy, applies evenly and has decent color pay off.
Lasting power: Good but not great. Tends to crease after 5 hours or so on its own- but not terrible.
Packaging: I like the thick glass with screw top. I've been using painterly for almost a year and it's still as creamy as day one. Just make sure you close the jar tightly after every use.
Use: I use it almost every day on its own with eyeliner and mascara to cover discoloration when I don't have much time or with every other eyeshadow to make them pop.
Final thoughts: It's a worth-having product for me and will certainly buy again. Very versatile. The jar last ages even with everyday use. But I don't rely on it completely as a primer.
This has been my HG eyeshadow base/primer for about 3-4 years. It lasts a long time too, at least a year and a half. It's creamy, so powder sticks to it, rather than flaking off like it does on the more shimmery paint pots and paints. Matches my NC25 skintone well, and still looks good when I tan. I have repuchased and will continue too. Tip: Store it upside down and shut the cap tightly to prevent it from drying out, though I have never had that problem with mine. I have oily skin, and this prevents creasing, makes my shadow last all day, and keep the colors vibrant. Works great on oily and dry skin alike. I HIGHLY recommend this for light to medium skintones. I recommend Groundwork for medium/deep to dark skin tones, as it has the same creamy consistency as Painterly. Both very universal shades.
EDIT: Some people debate whether this is a base or a primer or both. It depends on how oily your eyelids are. Mine are only slightly oily sometimes, and this is all I need still to get my eyeshadows to stick all day. No need for TFSI or UDPP for me. Also I have changed my mind and I would buy this again because Soft Ochre is too yellow.
I would not buy this again because it is too dark for my skin tone, NW15. I prefer that it matched my skin shade more closely so that I can use it to cover any pinkness around the eyes on days I don't want to wear a lot of makeup.
The good thing is it wears all day for me without creasing. The pot lasts over a year too. I would repurchase if this came in a lighter shade.
It makes the makeup on my eye cakey and is not a very good primer...