This was my first paint pot and I LUV it!!! I use it as a base for my e/s and it def stops my shadows fr creasing and makes them last longer, keeping the colours vibrant! I find it works best to use it sparingly becoz too much can still cause creasing. Just apply a dab and spread it thinly over your eyelid. It works well as a nice wash of colour on it's own too. I bought mine in HK and it cost $130HK which equates to roughly $20AUS (MAC is alot cheaper in HK). I think the price is very reasonable! You get alot of product and because you use very little each time it will bound to last you quite a while! Bare study is a great colour to get (champagne) as you can layer any colour on top.
First of all - you cannot apply too much of this ! I think that is why so many people have problems.
I use this as an eye base, its a great shimmery colour for my fair (N4) skin... I hardly swipe my finger in the pot, then blend all over my eye. Make sure you don't put too much on, especially in your crease. Then just set it with a light dusting of an eyeshadow (of your skin tone).
I think I may try a darker colour because you must apply them so sheerly, and putting a nice champagne colour over top makes it even lighter. Very nice though.
Only complaints are :
- the price, of course !
- how you can only apply a little, so you can't get much colour.
I want to really love this product but its just not working 100% for me. when i put this on my lids its fine but when i add a eyeshadow ontop the base becomes really cakey and faleky and looks awful. Plus any colour put ontop fades after a couple of hours whereas UDPP NEVER makes my eyeshadow fade. Its such a shame because i really really really want this to work for me because everyone raves about it. Its nice on its own with some eyeliner and its nice as a highlighter.
Any advice anyone? Do you use it a different way?
This stuff starts out sticky so the eyeshadow will stick to your eyelids and then dries so that the shadow stays in place. This is exactly what you would want an eyeshadow base to do! I put it on over TFSI to keep everything from creasing, I'm not sure whether this would crease otherwise. This color is definitely very frosty, which I like, but I can see that being a complaint. The color is a light gold.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paint pot. I like wearing it under matte shadows to make them have a little zing to them. I love paint pots and wish I could have them all!
I don't really like this shade, probably because I'm looking for more neutral non-shimmery shades. Bare study is shimmery, so if you like that, this is the product for you. However, it does make my e/s last.
It lasts forever! I would probably try a different color paint pot next time. Overall good product.
I use Painterly as my every day PP, but I like to use this when I'm wearing shimmery neutrals or a matte neutral that needs a little pop. The only problem that I have with this paint pot is that it seems to apply in a patchy fashion. The same thing happened when I used Rubenesque. Very disappointing, as I love both of them. However, I will still use Bare Study since I wear a lot of neutrals.
This product is perfect for everyday use. When I dont have time in the morning, I would usually just apply this all over my lid, put on eyeliner and concealer and I'm out the door. This paint pot makes it look like I have eyeshadow on and gives a very natural look. I love it. Also, if you have matte eyeshadows, just put this under your eyeshadow and it will appear as if your eyeshadow is shimmery. Very versatile product.
I'm not a big fan of the packaging since there's nothing special about a pot. I also dont feel that it's especially sanitary. The price of this is understandable since one paint pot will probably last more than a year (I've had mine for a few months now and there's barely a dent).
This product does make my eyeshadow stay longer and makes the color more vibrant. I use this like a primer for my eyes. Since I have never tried the UDPP or TFSI, I cant really tell you which one is better but for me, this already keeps my shadow on for at least 10 hours.
Bare study and Soft ocher will definitely always have a place in my makeup collection since they are both so versatile and easy to use. They both look good alone but this one gives more of a finished effect while soft ocher only evens out your eyelid skin.
Overall an excellent product that I would recommend to everyone. If theres no store that sells UDPP or TFSI near you like me, this is a great alternative.
when the sugarsweet collection came out, i was so exited to get lemon chiffon shadestick, it was a icy silver yellow, just gorgeouss..but after the second use it broke =[
i exchanged it for earth to earth duo, and went on a hunt for a base that looked just like lemon chiffon that wasn't in stick form, at first i thought base light was the ticket, but its too gold, but when i tried this..which i ignored many times, i was thrilled! its actually pretty darn close to lemon chiffon, not dead on, but really close. i also like the consistency, its really creamy, much better than a shadestick..which is kinda hard and tugs on the lid.
i use this on my lids alone, with a black or blue liner. and also really great with smokey eye's, when i apply my carbon all over, it has a sheen under it, so it brighten's my look. i adore it.
i also use this as a tear duct highlighter, works wonders, and when im out and about for a long time, ill take this in my purse and use it for a highlighter on my cheeks, and bridge of my nose, its really pretty, because there's no sparkles its not overwhelming.
mac's paint's are really pretty, and i love all the color's but this and painterly and soft ochre are my fave's, i wouldn't use this everyday, when i want a more neutral look, i will usually use painterly. and when i want a polished look ill use soft ochre alone with some eyeliner. but bare study is my fany one, when i want a little jazz =]
if you have any questions about this paint or any others, let me know, ill be happy to help. continued >>