This just doesn't do a whole lot for me. It's okay as a base, but for the price I'd rather just buy UDPP which is my HG base. It's absolutely gorgeous in the tin but on my eyelids (I'm NC15) all I can see is shimmer. Maybe my skin is too close to the color of the product? I don't know, but I was disappointed in this and won't be repurchasing. Also, I don't like the packaging. I almost have to apply this with my fingers because the texture is so solid, and every time I use it all I can think about is how unsanitary that is. Packaging aside, I'm just not crazy about this product. I will say, however, that it has great staying power and I can still see shimmer on my eyelids after a night out, so for someone for whom this shows up, it would likely be a great purchase.
Awesome as an e/s base or by itself, its a lovely nude champagne w/ light sparkle. over time it does dry a bit... but lasts a long time and is worth the money- i love it!
This is my first paint pot and I'm liking it! I was pretty set on getting Painterly but as some mentioned, it's matte. Also, like others, I went in looking for something I coud wear easily & quickly when I don't have time that would give my eyes a pop. This is it!
I do find it dries quickly, so if I don't spread it quickly enough it starts pulling right away. I suppose this is buildable but I just did a quick swipe and then I applied woodwinked (purchased at the same time) on the the lids only and voila - I'm done!
I will still get Painterly for the matte look and I may start looking at other colors later!
I love this product. This is one of my favorite paint pots. I got this just because it's such a pretty nude shimmer paint pot and it is great to wear alone. When I'm in a hurry to school I usually just wear this alone for a subtle shimmer on my eyelids and it's perfect. It has a subtle glow on the lids and it's great for day time wear.
UGH, it looked soooo beautiful on the pot and on my hand when i tested out the color, but on my lids, it looked blah. the shimmer made me look like i'm 70 years old. i'm not even kidding you. also it was soooo dry when i first opened it and it was sooo hard to get on my finger and finally i got it on my finger and it was sooo hard to spread on my eye lids. so glad i exchanged this for painterly. would not repurchase.
this product is really great! does require some work after the first few months though, as the texture changes.
it glides on GREAT when you first buy it, glitter is evenly distributed etc.
however for me, after about 7 months, it was beginning to shrink and dry, and too much product was coming off on my lids, making them crepey (i am only 21)
so i was like ewwwww.
did a MUA board search, added a couple drops of eye drops to the paint pot, tipped the pot so that the liquid seeped into the cracks, and pressed it down back into the cracks (much like an ES repress).
be careful doing this, as you dont' want to introduce bacteria to the paint pot and then seal it in! i used a concealer brush first to pack in the gaps then my finger.
also, use on thoroughly moisturised lids. for me it looks crepey if i use it after TFSI so i don't overlap the two. TFSI makes my lids too dry to layer such a sheer creme over.
ANYWAY i would repurchase, however i would like to try painterly next as it is more inclusive - can use it matte, or use shimmer e/s over it to get that effect.
4 for packaging (bacteria possibilities and drying out)
4 for quality (as it takes a bit of work)
3 for price (mid range)
Buy again - YES!
Bare Study was recommanded to me by the makeup artist, but I didn't give it much thought at first. I wanted to purchase Soft Ochre (which to my mistake) I disliked a lot because of the matte yellow tone.
I decided to give Bare Study another try and once I had it on my lids, I knew it was a winner. For a neutral look, with a wet brush I just like to sweep it over my eye lids to my crease and fill in the liner. It really gives off a polished shimmer look and it can also be a base for other colors. Absolutely love the color and texture! Definite must have staple.
I love Paint Pots because it stays put. I have this in Painterly also and Painterly gives a more nude/matte look. Barestudy gives it a more sheen and light bronze look. I use this primary as a primer but it can go on by itself. It's not impressive so I don't see a need to repurchase. There are other things out there such as MAC cream color base.
I use this product as a primer for my eyeshadow/pigments. Although I do like it, and it doesn't crease, I have found other things that give the shadows and pigments much better color payoff.
I use this is as an eyeshadow primer and highlighter for the brow bone. This keeps my shadow in place for about 7-8hrs--anything longer than that and it creases on me. You have to get a good amount of product or it will be hard to apply on the lid. The color, a pale shimmery champagne, works great for a base for any of your eyeshadows.