This is one of my HG products. Until recently, I used only Painterly (on occasion) and TFSI. Then I met Soft Ochre! It's a WONDERFUL alternative to the TFSI for me and doesn't crease at all. The color, too, is a great neutral. Like another reviewer said, Painterly tends to be a greyish tone, while Soft Ochre has more of a neutral/yellowish tone.
I apply mine with a duplicate MAC 217 brush...a Studio Tools Crease Brush purchased at Target for $1.99!
If I ever get to the bottom of the pot, I will definitely purchase again! I also use Painterly, Rubenesque, Greenstroke & Groundwork.
EDIT: I've since swapped Rubenesque away because I found it a bit too shimmery for me. I've also picked up Artifact & Constructivist in the last couple of months. continued >>
OMG I LOVE this paint pot! Before I was using Painterly and loved it, but then later i found it to be a little too grey/cool toned and i think it went bad cuz it started to break me out :P I was watching makeup tutorials on youtube and fafinettex3 always uses as a base so i thought i'd check it out. This colour is amazing!! It really brightens up the eye area and can double up as an undereye concealer too! Price is $20cdn but since you can use it many ways, i think it's a great price. Went clubbing and danced the nice away, and by the end of the night, my eye makeup still looked fresh and clean! For reference, I'm asian and normally wear MAC NC20-30 :)
I did not used to like paintpots after my first 2 purchases which were Bare Study and Rubenesque. They were much so different compared to the Soft Ochre. Bare Study and Rubenesque were shimmery and quite sheer shades and they glided on with ease and stayed on very well also. Bare Study did not really make me look awake like I had hoped for and Rubenesque did nothing to me either, it was too warm tinged. But I was recently at mac and I wanted to take a look at these in real life and I got the SA to help me and I asked for a shade that would make me look awake. She recommeded either Painterly or Soft Ochre and after she took a look at me she said that Soft Ochre would work better on me which suprised me because I have always used NW foundation. But she was right, Soft Ochre is not shimmery and it does not glide on as easily as Bare Study and Rubenesque but it does make me look awake and it definitely does not look like concealer. It is simply perfect for my colouring. I kind of like this stiffer texture more also. I ifnd this matte texture much more flattering than the shimmery painpots and I do think this is a very great shade for NW?? 20 me. EDIT: I use it as a concealer too, but something someone said in Youtube got me thinking if this product is really necessary or needed as a base. I did a little test and wore this on one eye and a foundation in another and I saw no difference in my eye shadows lasting power. The eye shadow sticks just as well over foundation and lasted just as long. Kudos, I do not really need an eye shadow base, it is just an extra product and step to my routine wich I can skip. Also a white eye pencil makes the same job plus highlights a bit and I really like the white canvas :), but just foundation will do.
Another gem in the MAC collection! I'm slowly getting addicted to Paint Pots, so naturally I was thrilled to add this to my collection.
Soft Ochre is more yellow toned than Painterly, so it's a wonderful and very neutral base that I think would flatter the warm toned girls, although I think just about anyone could use this. There's zero shimmer in this .. it's kind of like the matte version of Bare Study. the only reason I didn't rate this a 5, is because for me, this seems to be slightly more sheer upon application than Painterly. If you're looking for a PP version of Bare Canvas, this would be it! Wonderful texture as with all PP's and blends on beautifully with my fingers or a synthetic brush! I'm sure this is one I'll finish!! continued >>
i went to a mac store and this MA used a paint pot on me, which will serve as a good base. I even looked on online tutorials, and they say that mac paint pots make good base as well...so i gave it a try
At $16.50, i had the urge to buy soft ochre for an everyday look, then it started my paint pot craze even before i tried it myself, i bought rubenesque and indianwood. The next day i started playing with my "toys", but paint pots application on my lid would hurt me. I was informed by the MA that you wouldnt need any primer if you use a paintpot. Believing her, i did what she instructed. But it seems like the contrary, i need a primer to apply this base smoothly.
Overall i love this product, for it enhances my eyeshadow colors. I love soft ochre coz it goes with ANYTHING for the everyday look!
the price? its soooooo worth it for how much product it has! i said i dont think ill be buying again coz this pot will last me forever! but in case i do use everything for sure i will
one advice... everytime you get some product from your pot, SEAL IT or else it will dry up...
one BETTER advice : get a smaller pot (mac sample jar, or any sample pot) put some product on it so you wont end up drying the whole pot. :) then just refill your small jar when needed. hope that helps
this is an ok product but to be very honest i'm quite disappointed with it. i don't find it easy to blend and it is not very creamy. i always have to warm it up with my hands and that is annoying. as a base UDPP/TFSI would do a much better job since this will crease after a few hrs. the colour is too light for me and it only works as a coloured base for me. the pakaging is cute...? but i feel kinda cheated since the bottle is bigger and heavier than the actual product. also the pakaging does not make using the paint pots very sanitary. with all the finger dipping...=/ overall this product is ok...but not worth it and i certainly won't buy it again. i probably won't even finish using it....
my favourite eyeshadow base! i use it over toofaced shadow insurance cause i dont want it to crease on me. and it also holds the colour of it on longer. painterly is more pink toned, but since im asian, soft ochre works better for me as it is more yellow toned. got it for $20 canadian at my local mac counter and im very happy with it. used it over 30 times and you can barely notice the dent ive made. definately worth the money if you're very keen on applying eyeshadow along with the rest of your makeup!
I recieved this in a swp and ADORE it! I use MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque for most of my looks since I tend to go towards golds and bronze colors especially in the summer. But I really wanted to get a neutral base. Bare Study was a little too shimmery champagney for me. (NC 44/45).
Soft Ochre is a matte Paint Pot and doesn't alter color, just enhances it. The yellow tone of this looks WEIRD on tis own on my skin like badly matched concealer. Its definetly mean to go under something for me. The texture seems a little less slick then my Rubenesque or Bare Study. Really feels like a concealer and I find it applies better with my finger than a brush because of the thicker texture.
But thats my only gripe. Otherwise its fabulous. It amplifies whatever eye shadow I've decided to wear and keeps it from slipping. I apply my makeup at 6am and it wears through the end of the day when i get home at 8pm. Hubby even commented on how nice my eyes still looked when he got home at 8:30pm.
It is $$ BUT....that said...the pot is packed with mega product and you sue sooo little that I can see this lasting me a long time; longer than that crappy UDPP or the Eye shadow insurance which FYI did NADA for me in the long run. I have oily lids so that might be why but the MAC PP's work sooo much better. So for that reason i'lll give it 3 lippies because if it lasts me 6 months its not THAT expensive. I willa dvise you though to make sure your lid is screwed on TIGHT so this doesnt dry out.
I really reccomend these. Its one MAC product that deserves its hype!
I love using this as a base. My eyeshadow goes on highly pigmented still and it does not crease. Any color I do put on top of the soft orche, the soft orche really makes it stand out. Really great as a base for people with yellow tints, Highly Recommend!
After reading the rave reviews from MUA, I decided to give Soft Ochre a try. I had it on about a day as a base for my other MAC eyeshadows, but found too much of a yellow tinge on my skin. The color looked like I had smeared concealer all over my eyelids. I thought I could just use it as a base, but I also found that my shadows creased. Unfortunately, it was not my personal favorite.