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.
I love this Paint Pot just as much as I love Soft Ochre! I always pair them together. I put Soft Ochre all over my eye area and then I put Bare Study just on my lid, slightly above my crease. It works really well. I like the champagne color of it and it shimmery and gives interest to the eye area. It is good with either a shimmery eye shadow or even matte ones. I love it so much and I will get another one when I run out! It is very creamy and simple to use. It can be used alone too, which is really pretty.
With these, my shadows never crease. These are great!!
I am a makeup artist, and I have to say...these are amazing! I started using them about a year ago, and I keep finding new ways to use them. I always use either Bare Study or Soft Ochre as an eye shadow base, or to just even out the lid area. These are perfect as a base, they dry to a powdery finish, and never crease. They are meant for oily lids, the stay put and keep oil at bay (i'm not sure what others are doing wrong, but these DO NOT crease on oily lids..i've used them on 150+ different models and never had a problem with creasing). I actually can do my makeup in the morning, keep it on all day, go to sleep with it on, and wake up the next day and it STILL is perfect..no creasing..and can continue to wear it throughout the next day without it looking bad.
Painterly is also perfect for under eye circles, as it has a pink undertone which cancels out dark blue or green hues present. These actually work good as a lip eraser too. Mac Pro makes a lip erase cream, but I prefer to use paint pots, they're buildable (so you don't get concealer lips) and look more natural. Make sure to exfoliate your lips first, then apply with your finger tip to warm up the product, let dry for a few minutes, then apply lipstick or gloss overtop. It stays put all day. Sometimes I also use Soft Ochre as a concealer (i'm NC15-NC20).