for years this has been my staple in applying eye makeup on clients -- many do not like UDPP and the reaction is the ES balls up or glops up.
so, this product and painterly paint pot have been my life savers for simple neutral ES applications or for eyes which have discoloration, port wine stains or bruises.. this works like a charm to cover these up and set a nice base for the eye makeup.
it doesn't have shimmer which is great for older women and it increases the durability of the eye makeup application.
I do wish MAC would put a safety inner cap inside so the product will not dry up within the year.. but all in all, it is a great product.
Soft Ochre is such a versatile paint pot! Yes, it is a great base for eyeshadow. But it can also be used as lip erase. I found this at my CCO for $10--worth every penny.
UPDATE: I have found that this paintpot is less creamy and dries out faster compared to my other paint pots. It is a shame that the consistency of the paintpots are not more uniform across shades.
I picked this little gem up last week and could not be happier! I used to be a BIG fan of UDPP...but it dried my lids out terribly...I also tried the Lumene eye shadow base and had a severe allergic reaction. So, I gave this one a try...I LOVE some of my "base" e/s colors, but the color fades on my lids so quickly...so i picked this up to help the color and shades POP...and sure enough, it does the trick!!!
I'm an NC35 and this is the ideal shade for me as a base that is neutral enough to pick up and emphasize any color I put on top of it. Lasts ALL day and doesn't fade or turn greasy!
This PP evens out the discoloration I have on my eyelids (I'm an NC20 aka light with yellow undertones) and is a great base for eyeshadow adherence. This is my 1st PP so I can't compare it to other shades, but I do find that it isn't very creamy and does feel a bit dry upon application. My eyes aren't oily nor do I own/wear bright eyeshadow (mostly neutral tones) so I can't compare this to UPDD or TFSI in terms of e/s primer lasting power. However, I noticed that wearing eyeshadow alone without this as a base definitely makes a big difference (colors aren't as vibrant), as well, as evening out the slightly discolored eyelids. Soft ochre is a matte beige color, no shimmer so it's very wearable. It is a bit pricey but I've been using this for a few months on a daily basis and I've barely made a dent, will probably last me over a year. I'm happy with this purchase and would buy it again when I run out....whenever that is.
EDIT (12/11/10): I've had the same PP for over a year (purchased in Spring 09'), and even with daily use, I only made a slight dent! :)
Soft ochre is the fifth paintpot that I have purchased over the years, I wish I discovered it a long time ago. The first paintpot that I bought is girlfriendly,it is too pink for my skin tone, and I am not a big fan of the texture either. I found Soft Ochre in a CCO, for the price I thought I would give it a try, it works perfect for me, I am NC25,it is the perfect match for me. The staying power is just as good as UDPP,but after a while,you will see the powdery effect on your lid, at the end of the day,it will appear to be a little bit ashy on my lid. that's the only downside to it. Maybe its just me.
I ran out of UDPP and purchased Soft Ochre for a change, so this will be a comparison between the two.
Colour - UDPP goes on almost transparent with no visible coverage. It doesn't interfere with any eyeshadow colour but I would have liked it to even out the discolouration around my eyes. Soft Ochre does just that. It's almost identical to my NC20 skin and covers redness, dark circles and any other nastiness I have going on around my eyes after long nights of studying. It provides a one-coloured base for my eyeshadows. My highlights show up much better and all my other colours go on true to the colour in the pan.
Consistency - UDPP is quite creamy and easy to spread on the lids, but I had problems with it under my eyes. Soft Ochre is a much tinner consistency, goes on much more even and doesn't settle into the fine lines under my lower lashline. UDPP thickened up considerably after a few weeks, making application a lot more difficult. I use my fingers to apply both products because the warmth of skin makes them more creamy and easier to spread.
Lasting power - pretty much the same as UDPP. Both prevent creasing completely and take eyemakeup from day to night easily.
Eyeshadow application - Soft Ochre doesn't make shadows harder to blend, like UDPP does. It dries to a slightly sticky finish so it grabs on to the shadows much better, I never have any fallout with it (unlike UDPP).
Packaging - I reckon packaging is why I'll keep on purchasing Soft Ochre. The hassle with cutting up the silly (but cute) UDPP bottle is just not worth it, and it starts to dry out in any other container. Soft Ochre comes in a glass pot with a black plastic lid that's easy to unscrew. I just dip my fingers in when I apply it, unlike with UDPP where you have to smear it off the doefoot applicator.
Overall - UDPP delivers a fantastic performance, but Soft Ochre does just as well without the pain with the packaging. The colour is also an added bonus and spares the use of concealer. I'll continue to repurchase Paint Pots, they're amazing quality and reliable.
The first thing you must do with paint pots is take off the top layer. The smooth good stuff is underneath! I wasn't happy with ochre when I first tried it but once I had used it a couple of times the dry top layer was gone and I was on to the good stuff.
I have super super oily lids and my eye make-up has lasted all day and afternoon! I am so happy I finally found something that works with me.
I really like this. I use it as an eyeshadow base, and it keeps my eyeshadow in place all day, with no creasing. I also got it at my CCO, for around $10, def worth the price. I also sometimes use it as a concealer on my light/med skin around red areas if I don't have any with me.
Everytime I open it, it looks so dry, but when I actually go to apply it, it's very creamy and easy to blend; i use my ring finger.
Reasonable price, will last forever
VERY neutral color, does not interfere with color on me AT ALL
Does not dry skin out or make me break out
Keeps shadow in place and pigmented all day
Can be used under light/neutral and also dark shadows
Tends to make my eyeshadow a little chalky looking throughout the day, maybe an antiaging primer would work better, not sure
i found this at my CCO, so i got it at discount. i love the color, on my NC25 skin, it is just a hint lighter than my skin color and gives a great look to my eyelid all by itself. it appears to be a nude that is maybe just a teeny bit lighter than my eyelid. i use it as an eyeshadow base and it works pretty well. i've been going back and forth between this and my UDPP to see which works better, and they seem to work pretty similarly. this paint pot is a little bit difficult to blend as it is quite thick, so i took a lippie off for that. however, it did not crease for me all day and it did a decent job of keeping my eyeshadow in place.
Just bought it yesterday & tried it this morning for the first time. I have been using Painterly for months & thought I'd try a different color. It seems much dryer & not quite as creamy, but I do like the color. I'm hoping that it's just a little dry on top & the further down I go, the better it will be. (fingers crossed) My favorite is still Painterly & UDPP.