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.
This is one of my most used paintpots and I have several of them. It's a great everyday base for neutral eyes. I've also used it alone on days where I just wanted a little bit of something on my eyes. It's actually only a shade darker than my natural color right now (NC30-35ish).
It's very similar to Bobbi Brown cream shadow in Stone.
I was recommended this product by MAC staff when I went to the store to look for a new primer. I used Urban Decay and Too faced eye primer previously but I couldnt find them anywhere in my country so I decided to check out MAC for something similar.
Its very creamy and easy to apply on lids (I use my finger tip to apply).
The lady at the store told me to apply powder eye shadow on top straight away before it dries to make the eyeshadow stay on longer.
I tried both on my hand and it's true, the shadow stays longer and the colour is different aswell if you apply the powder shadow on top of this cream shadow while its still wet.
I have asian skin (fair) and I found this colour a little bit too dark for my lids, but I would buy another one in different colour if they have any lighter ones. Overall its an okay product. Container is cute too:)
I bought this for when I want to have a little something on my lids with zero effort, or when I have zero time but I still don't wanna go out looking like a mole. It works wonderfully for that purpose. I'd always considered it too warm and therefore stayed away from it for fear of it making me look tired or sickly, but after seeing Lisa Eldridge on Youtube, whose coloring is the same as mine, put it on with no casualties, I figured why not. And she was right to use it, my fears were false. It doesn't make my eyes look irritated, it just adds a little bit of warm definition - something almost undetectable but with quite an impact. For reference I'm NC25 and this pale bronzy color is just slightly darker than my skintone - not too much, just enough. I've also used it as a base for eye makeup, which is often what paint pots are used for, and the eyeshadow stayed on fine, although the outcome was far less impressive than when I use my regular base (Mac paint in "Untitled") underneath. This doesn't intensify the color by any means, it just helps prevent creasing, if the eyeshadow is one to cooperate. A rather unique use I've found for it lately though, is that of a cream bronzer! Since summer hasn't really kicked in and I'm not tan yet, it shows up really good on my skin, warming it up while adding the teeniest bit of sheen to the cheeks or wherever applied. This is barely noticable, what's more apparent is the color, which blends into the skin beautifully without hanging onto dry patches like some powder bronzers do. I'll never use it up by just wearing it on my lids every now and then anyway, so why not make the most out of it. Dunno wether I'd repurchase cuz I don't find it a staple, but I do have a positive impression.
Oh what a love affair i'm having with this paint pot!!! I bought it last weekend and i've worn it every single day. I started on the paint pot train with painterly, but being a tan individual I have to put color over painterly, BUT I can wear this alone!!!! Love it.... lasts all day even though I have oily lids.