I have used this as a base, but I find it makes any brown shadow ashy and unfortunately it didn't work out for a smoky eye as i like warmer bases :(
the amazing purpose it has served has been to shape my brows, as many have already mentioned it is good for. my eyebrows are in good shape but the tails ends never quite recovered from the years of abuse, so i draw the ends in with this paint pot and they are set for the rest of the day.
i've gone swimming in the ocean, and my eyebrows were still there when i got home! strangely enough, they always seem to fade a little on the side of my face that my bangs fall on. but the formula does amazingly well.
the last half of my pot has dried up at this point, but i usually keep the pot uncapped throughout the 20 minutes it takes me to get my brows perfect. i might try mixing in some water, since this has worked with my fluidline.
great for brows, didnt like it as a base.
i love this pp for when im doing a dark smoky eye! its even amazing for the lower lash line :) love it.
Interesting product, this is the first paint pot i purchased!
the color looks quite different on, than when in the jar, but overall i was quite pleased.
I have heard so many people rave about the MAC paint pots, so i decided to try one.
Overall, quite nice.
I love the color of Quite Natural. It's a true brown shade that looks great on anyone! It's great used alone or as a base. It made my shimmery brown shadows pop! I didn't need any primer anymore. Yes, it is slightly on the dry side, but it didn't bother me at all. I swivel my finger in circles just to make it melt a bit (with the warmth of my hand), and apply! This is just amazing! One of my must haves from now on!
This is going back to mac! Im nc35 with yellow undertones. I usually do neutral make up so i tried this paint pot. It is soooo dry i cnt even blend it! I always had to tug my eye to blend and its like im racing with time to blend it before it dries. Yes, matte make ups are usually dry but i own the painterly one which is also matte but it wasnt as dry as this. And also the color looks muddy. It deserves at least 1 lippie for staying power tho. Mac pint pots stay well! I have indianwood, painterly and bare study! And theyre way creamier than this particular color.
I went to the MAC counter in search of all the products they used on Quorra in Tron Legacy to achieve the monochromatic look they did in the film, and apparently, this paint pot (along with Bare Study) was one of the paint pots used. (For those who are curious, they also apparently used a kohl black liner smoked out, as well as a black gel liner to achieve the look.... and for the face, they used Strobe Liquid under foundation... still experimenting with it.)
What I discovered was that without the super heavy black/smoked out liner like they did in the film, Quite Natural has turned out to be my H/G for creating a basic but beautiful daytime neutral eye look. It blends easily, and doesn't crease or get weird throughout the day. In fact, I was surprised to see that after 10 hours, it still looked just about like what it looked like when I put it on that morning. Admittedly, I'm not sure if it was this alone, or the fact that I had a MAC Paint (in Bare Canvas) on (in place of a dedicated eye primer). Either way, this has become a staple in my morning routine... I just change out the eyeliner color to suit my mood and add a coat of mascara and I'm out the door.
I used to avoid MAC products because the MUAs working at the counters didn't seem particularly approachable, and their makeup seemed "loud," but after trying their eye makeup, I'm hooked. And, as an added bonus, they're cheaper than Armani/Nars/Chanel/Dior, too!
I never actually saw this product until I went to the CCO and it totally caught my eye!!! I am in love with this PP I mean you just put it on and ur good to go no need for eyeshadow or anything! LOVE ITTTT..I think is by far my favorite in my collection! this is a real MUST have! =)
LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this to fill in my eyebrows!
This is a really great shadow base, particularly for darker smokey eyes or a bronze eye, but also under lighter colors to add depth.
Some readers are calling this a red brown, but I find it very middle of the road - not too gray, not too red. In fact, when you pair a lighter color on top the lighter color often morphs into a gray-ish taupe-y version of itself.
Also good on it's own. Very matte, very neutral, perfect for work. One thin layer magically covers all veins and shine on your lid without adding loads of color. Very buildable. I apply with my fingers, haven't tried a brush with it yet. Love the heavy glass packaging :)
I love this product. I am using to define my brows instead of a eye shadow (knew about this trick from Kandee Johnson) and I love this. it stays on all day long and I dont have to use a clear gel over (like with an eye shadow). I can touch my brows/face and don't be afraid the color will fade away. it's very natural, easily applied, easily removed, blends perfectly. I also use in on my lid for a brown smokey eyes as a base.
Quite Natural is a medium dark brown, quite neutral without a reddish tint. It's a matte finish without any shimmer, but doesn't give that super flat matte look some powder eyeshadows or even other cream shadows with the same finish do. It seems a bit more lively, I really like that. The texture feels super comfortable on the skin, not heavy at all, is easily applied with the right brush (I like something similar to the 217), and doesn't dry out my eyelids.
I use this mainly for my slapdash daytime smokey eye. The PP applied thinly all over the lid -intensity build up in the crease -, a bit of dark brown gel eyeliner smudged in at the lashline, a healthy dose of mascara and I'm good to go. Very simple and sophisticated.
The intensity is buildable, so this one paintpot actually covers a lot of different brown shades from medium to dark. It also works very nicely as a base for a variety of powder eyeshadows. Overall it's just a very good staple product if you're looking for a plain brown that's subtle and natural.