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on 4/7/2015 7:12:00 AM
More reviews by fecktopia
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
Although it does extend the wear of eyeshadow, it's not really a primer in the truest sense. It's more a cream colour base in my opinion. I use Painterly over a primer to enhance neutral looks and notice increased longevity and vibrancy, especially of mattes. It can also be used for brighter colours but I think other shades of paint pot are better suited to the bolder styles to really get the most out of the colour pigment. They're easy to use, versatile and a lot of product so good bang for your buck. Worn by itself Painterly is prone to creasing after a few hours especially if you apply too much (a little goes a long way), which is why I feel a good primer is still necessary. It can also be used alone for a subtle beige tone on the eyelid which conceals any discolorations and still looks natural on light to medium skin tones. I'm fairly neutral but this does have pink undertones. I sometimes blend it with other cream shadows, but paint pots tend to have a drier consistency than most other brands I've used. They pick up easily from the pot with either fingers or brush and distribute smoothly, but work quick when blending with other cream shadows because they can set fast, especially if only using a thin layer. This is a good thing for me, as there's no wait time to add powder over the top.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/1/2015 3:10:00 PM
More reviews by ecot4
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
It's a must have product. It goes well with every type of make up. You can use it as an eye primer or base shadow.
on 3/30/2015 11:18:00 PM
More reviews by Faalanu
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Best shadow primer for any color eye shadows.
on 3/30/2015 1:04:00 PM
More reviews by Bairbre4
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
This is something I bought a couple of months ago and it has been eye shadow changing.My shadow just lasts so long with this on!!!It also helps bring out the colour of your shadows!!Definitely worth it.Also, it's not cheap (about 20euro) but I feel it's something that you could use every day and still have a ton left in a year!
on 3/26/2015 9:17:00 AM
More reviews by dinosaurseatghosts
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Other
Great eye base! I thought it would be too pink but blends in perfectly :) not much to say except that it keeps my shadows matte and just looks great.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/17/2015 4:22:00 PM
More reviews by moorecl2
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this eye shadow! It's perfect for a natural look and great for keeping top liner in place. I like to apply mine with a lip brush as it's less messy than using finger and it stays put for ever!
on 3/17/2015 9:09:00 AM
More reviews by ness321
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
I love this product. I have tried UDPP and the elf primer (try it if you haven't already!) This is the one I will repurchase if it ever runs out. I apply it to my eyelid, then blend it out to my eyebrows. I have little veins above my lids and this covers them, creating a smooth, blank canvas for my eyeshadow. It keeps my eyeshadow vibrant and in place without creasing all day too. My skin is roughly NW15, so I'm very fair with pink undertones. This blends into my skin perfectly, but if you have medium to darker skin then this may well look ashy.
on 2/21/2015 6:30:00 PM
More reviews by RebDesnoyers
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I love the MAC paint pots, Painterly is a gorgeous soft pink-toned base. People with yellow undertones should stray away from this product and go towards Soft Ochre. As for consistency, MAC paint pots are great, they feel smooth and blend easily. You get a fairly good amount because you only need a tiny bit.I love to use this MAC paint pot to conceal and prime my eyelids prior to eyeshadow application. I wear this everyday, even if I am not wearing any eyeshadow.A downside is the longevity of the product itself, creams tend to go bad fairly quick (6months to 1year) and so the product could go bad before you use it up.PROS;-Smooth-Pigmentation-Amount (Only need a bit)CONS;-Price-Longevity of the product
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 2/18/2015 1:17:00 AM
More reviews by cllien
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
This was a bit too pink and dark for my skin tone to use as an eyeshadow base. Soft ochre is much better for me. It works well as a base to even out my dark eyelids. I need to wear UDPP underneath or it creases. Goes on smoothly though, and the pot will last 6 months to a year as long as it doesn't dry up. Sometimes can be found at the CCO for $13 (I don't know that I'd pay $21 for this at the MAC store).
on 2/16/2015 1:35:00 PM
More reviews by raquel36
What can I say...this fixes so many problems, a great base, just an overall staple that will make you look more refreshed, keeps your makeup on longer and cancels out red color on waterline and lid. It kinda does not need a review, but stands out alone as a must to have in your makeup case.
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