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on 5/4/2011 8:06:00 PM
More reviews by kathrynb23
Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
One of my favourite Youtube guru Michele1218 use Painterly in one of her eye makeup tutorials that I really love, and I hear a lot of other mentioning it as well, soo instantly I knew this was one product I really needed to get.I HATE IT! The formulation is really thick and dry, I swear you could use this as a concealer if you wanted to. It creases, hard to blend/spread. I know Michele1218 uses this as a base coat or a primer for her eye makeup, but for me, that just didn't happened, my eyeshadow doesn't stay on as well, and doesn't look as vibrant as I would like, and I blame that on the dry formula.Despite buying this in Duty Free at Singapore Changi Airport, it was still quiet expensive, just another disappointment from MAC.I hate to write something negative on a product that everyone loves, but I was geniunely disappointed in it. even wearing it as an eyeshadow on it own it still looked horrible, it made me look like I've got swollen eyes.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 4/28/2011 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by Channingx
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
I love this product, it's become a staple in my make-up bag. It's multi-functional as both an eye shadow and an eye primer. I think the fact you can use it as an eye shadow gives it one up on UDPP.As a primer it's worked brilliantly, no creasing or fading. Plus I feel like it gives more of a base to my shadows so they are more vibrant. As a shadow it's a light wash of beige which looks good for a casual day look with some black liner. At the moment I have both Mac Paint Pot and UDPP, but when it's comes down to having to repurchase a primer I'll be going for MAC. It works the same as UDPP but it has the added bonus of being a shadow as well, plus they're pretty much around the same price. I'll definitely buy Painterly again and will be looking closely at MAC Paint Pots in the future. x
on 4/28/2011 3:53:00 PM
More reviews by abbieabbieabbie16
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Price:-$17 (in my opinion, that's really expensive)Colour: -It looks to be a really pretty nude in the jar, but when I applied it to my lids, it looked very red-toned && almost muddy. NOTE that when I applied this to my sister's eyelids (she is paler than me), it looked nice! So the colour will work sometimes, depending on your skin tone. Texture: -The texture is sticky to apply, && it stays sticky (it lessens a bit throughout the day, but not a lot)Does it do the job? -This creases a lot! I hadn't had any problems with my shadows creasing before (shadows I use are NYX && UD), but after only about 4 hours, they had creased with this underneath.Packaging:-I think the packaging feels sturdy && high quality. It has a glass jar with a twist top. -When you near the end of the product, the jar packaging is inconvenient because it kind of cakes up against the sides && is hard to reach.Other:-I have never applied this with a brush, but to apply with your fingers, you have to apply a lot of pressure to your lids && the sticky formula causes you to pull on your lids.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/25/2011 2:32:00 AM
More reviews by RussetBrunette
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I wanted to like this, it was a nice shade but unfortunately it creased only after a few hours :(
on 4/22/2011 2:05:00 PM
More reviews by Majuriel
Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I agree that this is a must have. I use it as a e/s base and my shadow lasts all day, no creasing, no color change. I've tried so many shadow bases and none even come close to this, its perfect......MAC please don't ever d/c this!
on 4/22/2011 12:29:00 PM
More reviews by lanolin305
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is the best base I've had! It works magic, the eyeshadow stays on for hours and doesn't crease when I use this. I can wear it alone as well when I'm not in the mood to add color! Must have!!
on 4/22/2011 11:56:00 AM
More reviews by Spoan
Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This is as essential to me as my foundation and concealer. I apply it over the entire eyelid, up to the brow. My shadows go on smooth and blend better, and gives the pigment staying power. A must have.
on 4/22/2011 10:58:00 AM
More reviews by kalosa82
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Painterly is a nice color and base to even out my eyelids. I certainly can't use this alone tho. I have to wear a primer otherwise it will crease after a few hours. My eyelids can get oily, but not overly crazy. Maybe it creases on me because of the humidity here? Anyway, it's a nice addition to my makeup collection and really like this stuff. Just sucks I can't use it without primer.
on 4/22/2011 10:08:00 AM
More reviews by ladolcediva
Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool
on 4/22/2011 10:05:00 AM
More reviews by atorres921
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
I love this as a primer!! I have been reaching for it more than my Urban Decay Primer Potion!!
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