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!
Groundwork's consistency is lovely. It is creamy and spreads evenly. The color on my GGG lid is not desirable. It is pinky/brown which is not flattering and really doesn't show up much except in outdoor lighting. It does not shimmer (not supposed to.) I can see how it would be great for cool skin tones but I think warmer tones should save their money on this one. Soft Ochre (soft yellow) would be better as would Painterly (light pink/no brown.)
I have had luck keeping this creamy by storing it upside down.
I love Groundwork! It's a medium taupey brown and it's perfect for my lazy days or when I have little time for makeup. I use Estee Lauder DW cream eyeshadow in Ivory lace on my arch and inner corners and on the outer corners and crease I use Groundwork. It creates the nicest soft brown smokey eye. The texture is sticky and it does last very well (better then the Estee Lauder DW). I shall definitely repurchase time and time again as Groundwork has saved me from the time lost on blending brown powder shadows to get that everyday brown neutral eye. For reference I am NC20 in MAC.
I was looking for a neutral color to wear as a wash with dk. brown or black liner and thought Groundwork would fit the bill. While it is creamy and long lasting and neutral, it pulled a bit too warm/peach on my lt-med asian skin for my liking. It's very similiar to MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow imho.
Let me start by saying I can't stand the associates at our local Mac counter here in Salt Lake City Nordies. I'd almost rather cut off an arm than to give them any of my hard earned $$. But....I needed a good neutral skin toned base to cover some tiny blueish veins that are starting to show as the skin on my lids starts to get thinner with age.
This stuff did the trick. I find that I have to work rather quickly, but it looks completely natural and stays put all day long, never looks cakey or made-up.
This will be a staple in my kit.
My most used PP. Good color. Acts a as good base for most of my eyeshadows. I'm an nc 42 and it matches my tone but i can still wear it as a wash of color as it gives a slight sheen to my eyes. Coupled with an eyeliner gives a nice finished look. Doesnt budge or crease even when the humidity makes the rest of my face melt!
Would buy it again, except I dont think the product is going to run out anytime soon for me to do that.
I bought this with intentions of using it as an eyeshadow base. It is really good in that capacity because eyeshadows do not move. It is also good as an eyeshadow in its own right. It has a bit of a sheen to it but overall a really good product.