the first PP i owned was painterly and i always liked it, not as an eyeshadow but as a base for my powder shadows. its a little drying but i make it work. Groundwork is not as light and blends a lil smoother i would say. plus it works great under my gold shadows. not to mention i dont think ill ever need to buy another one, there's so much in the jar it is worth the money. you only need a little for each eyelid. so i would definitely purchase if i run out and recommend to others.
MAC Groundwork + Grain + Kid = fabulous!
I love this paintpot! It is my go to shadow to wear under just about any powder. I can't wear eyelid primers as they are too drying; I've tried several and they all seem to just suck all the moisture out of my eyelids. MAC Groundwork works perfectly as a primer. But what I really love about it is if I'm just not in the mood to do much on my eyes, I can use just Groundwork with a little mascara and I'm good to go. An everyday office appropriate look is Groundwork all over the lid up to and slightly beyond the crease; Grain all over the lid and Kid in the crease and outer V. It's a soft look and definately looks pulled together. I'll never be without Groundwork in my collection.
This was my first paintpot from MAC and I admit, I bought it because of Lisa Eldridgeīs tutorial. Sheīs very pale as I am and the colour worked for her, so I decided to give it a try.
For reference: Iīm a BB sand, MAC NC 20 with amber eyes and black lashes and eyebrows.
The colour is a tan colur with the tiniest bit of shimmering silver in it. MAC describes it as a mid-tone neutral taupe with a satin finish. I usually look awkward with warm browns on my lids as they donīt really emphasize my eyes. But it must be the shimmering silver in this colour, that prevents it from being overly warm.
It looks really like a mid-tone colour in a true sense, being neither too light or too dark on my lids. Thatīs what makes it perfect to give my eyes a little depth and a certain smokiness without being too overpowering. I assume itīs my pale skin colour that makes it look like that. Whereas Iīm not sure, it has the same effect on darker skin colours.
I use it for everyday make-up looks and itīs so versatile.
I simply wash it over my lids with wedge, omega or copperplate on top for a quick and polished look, when I donīt feel like putting a sophisticated eye-make-up on.
I use it with soft grey and cool browns to create a lighter smoky eye for daytime.
And I can build it up with black khol liner and dark grey crease colour for an evening look.
The only negative point is, I canīt use the colour on its own, because it is a little on the warmer side of colours and I have to "cool" the warm tones down with other shades. But great as a base colour on my lid.
I use my hands or a brush to apply the paint pot, both ways work well.
Allover this colour is a neutral everyday colour with so many options to use it. I donīt regret buying it and if it suits your skintone and eyecolour, give it a try.
Love, love, love this color. I was afraid that it would be too light on my eyes but it's perfect. It gives a natural look to my face and needs no other eye shadow on top. It's a nice every day eye shadow.
Recieved it in a swap. Wasn't expecting much but this was simply awesome. I have NC40/42 skin (south asian) and this color looks FABULOUS on me.
Color: It's looks like a light chocolate milk brown.
Consistency: It's a cream...very creamy haha
Staying power: Lasts a REALLY long time. Today, I'd had it on for maybe 4 hours so far and theres been no creasing or anything like that.
Best for: everyday where! I literally wear this everyday! haha and if you office is conservative but makeup is allowed, then this is defintiely something to wear.
What I like best: It's so fast to put on and easy to blend. Whenever I wake up late, I just swipe this on my eyes in like 2 seconds and my face is transformed!
What i don't like: the price. If I could find a dupe for this color in cream form, I'd def start buying that! This is going to last me a REALLY long time but still I'd hate spending that kind of money for a casual, everyday wear kind of thing.
Repurchase? YESSSSSSSSSSSSS! Even thought it'll kill me a little bit, I dont see any dupes of comparable quality so this is a staple for me. Def HG material.
MAC's got the right idea with this one ;)
I had Painterly and now got Groundwork. Groundwork is a nice tan, light brownish colour. Satin finish is very natural looking can be worn everyday to work. So easy to use. You can not go wrong with cream eyeshadows. Love the paintpots.
HG! This is a very natural eyeshadow base/primer for my clients with a skintone from NC40 and up! It also looks good on lighter skintones as well, for a deeper brown shadow look. 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. Will repurchase again for my kit as long as MAC makes it. 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. Works great on oily and dry skin alike. Prevents creasing, makes shadow last all day, and keep the colors vibrant. I HIGHLY recommend this. I recommend Painterly for light to medium skin tones, as it has the same creamy consistency as Groundwork. Both very universal shades.
Quick and simple, the best eye contouring product I have at the moment. It's sheer as opposed to matt, not sparkly or shimmery. I love to buff this into the eye sockets or slightly above to create a socket illusion where there is little or none. It's not too greying, not too warm and blends seamlessly into the skin without looking too reflective or drying. I use this when doing a full face and also when going for a minimal look. Also great smudged under the eye line to create a larger look to the eye. Not too dark, not too light, just perfect. Love love love and wouldn't be without. Will last me ages as long as I'm careful not to leave the lid off for too long at any one time. These pots can dry out but careful looking after minimises this. Makes a great eye-shadow base/primer to golds or browns too. A*
A fantastic product - I'm South Asian with Tan skin and this colour is just slightly darker than my natural skin tone. It gives me a very very slight amount of definition on my lids while still looking very natural.
I also love that it doesn't crease and it provides a great base for powder eyeshadows - I often use this just as an eyeshadow primer.
This a light taupey brown with a sheen to it. For a quick, neutral eye that looks "done", I just sweep it over the eyelid to the crease, apply eyeliner and mascara. No fuss, stays put all day without creasing. Love it!