I bought this paint pot almost a year ago with the intention of using it like an eye shadow with other neutral colors but it so does not work this way for me. It looks like a lovely medium brown in the pot but it turns into a *greyish* medium brown on my lids. Not flattering! Instead I use it as a base for brown eye shadows to intensify them. (NW15-20 for reference.)
As a base it has the same quality as any other paint pot, it wears well and dries in a reasonable time so that I'm still able to apply eye shadow on top of it.
I'm sure it's not a bad paint pot. It just doesn't work for me. Hence, no repurchase, ever.
I bought this about a year and a half ago because I read somewhere that it is a good base for darker women. (I'm NC40 for reference) I tried painterly but it looked too ashy so I bought this with the intention of using it as an eyeshadow base/every day lid color.
First of all, the packaging is great. It comes in a sturdy little glass pot and it seems virtually unbreakable. My brother dropped my pot a week after I bought it *sigh* but it didn't get a single crack or anything. Love the packaging. Also it holds a LOT of product. Honestly you could use this every day for 2 years straight I'm sure. So in terms of value for money, it is great.
Now for the product. I would describe the colour as being a dark brown with a bit of a sheen to it. Honestly speaking, it doesn't look that flattering on me, but I think it's okay for an everyday colour so I still wear it from time to time. The reason it's not very flattering is that I find it kind of makes me look more dull. I don't know how but it does. Now I use All that glitters e/s every day and I look much brighter and open-eyed lol. I can imagine this working really well for office go-ers because it gives a bit of color but still looks neat and professional.
I wouldn't mind the color much but it's the consistency that doesn't work too well for me. Don't get me wrong - it is really creamy and applies really smooth, even if you use a brush/your fingers. I have oily lids though and this creases on me EVERY DAY. It doesn't help that I live in Hong Kong's humid and sweaty climate ugh. But after 3 hours or so it creases A LOT and I'm left with melted paintpot on my eyes so I have to wipe it off. I bought it mainly as an eyeshadow base so it doesn't work well for that at all. :( When I apply e/s on top it's the same.
Overall, a good product IF you want a really natural look and you don't have oily lids. If you have oily lids, do not get this and expect it to work as a base because I'm pretty sure it will crease. I wouldn't repurchase this color but maybe other paintpots yes.
I actually love using this to fill in my brows!
This is nice for a daytime smoky brown eye! (I am NW20 in MAC for reference!) I think this is so smooth and creamy! I am happy that I got it!
I bought this pot about 1.5 years ago and used it about 5-10 times. It's not that it is bad, it's just that I use the black gel liner for the same purpose and I think it comes out better. I use the groundwork one when I need a dark base for my outer corner... I am not sure what else I can use it for without my under-eye circles looking awfully dark. After reading the reviews here I would try to use it a few more time, maybe I would like it more.
i would buy again but i don't need too, this stuff lasts forever!!! It works great on my eyes and is the first primer i have had that kept the color and didnt crease. however, i would only use this for browns, neutrals and coral, i tried purple and it ended up fading,. but for a everday look this is amazing, i would def, reccomend.
This has been my go to e/s base for a couple years now. It works well as a natural shadow its own when I don't feel like taking the time to do a complete eye. It also works good underneath eyeshadows making the colors more vibrant. I don't experience creasing with the Paint Pots at all. This pot lasts a long time. Just be sure to close it tight after each use to avoid drying it out.
I use this as a base for smokey eyes..i apply all over the lid to the crease line, then i use MAC handwritten in the outer corner keeping it darker at the base and blending up to the crease, i also with a smaller brush use along the base of my bottom lashes smudging with a Q tip and on the inside a slick of dark brown eye pencil..Hey presto! beautiful smokey eyes!! the powder sticks to the paintpot base and you dont get horrible creases as the day/night goes on!!
Groundwork pp seems a staple in the makeup collection of many woc. I have owned it for maybe a 1.5 to 2 years and it has now begun to dry out. When I first began to use this, I used it every day, trying to get the most out of my $16.50 before the inevitable drying out. I don't love it, nor do I hate it. Kinda blah. The color (dirty or gray taupy brown) is ugly on my bare skin (NC45), so I obviously do not wear this on its own (I can do that with the coral crepe pp). It is okay as a base for my darker eye shadows, but it seems to "eat" some of eye shadow shades, especially brighter colors. I don't have oily lids, so creasing is not an issue. This is definitely not a must have, and I won't be repurchasing.
Groundwork is a nude taupe color that is great for an all over wash on NC43 skintones. It can give off a grey like cast, so I have to apply it lightly. I'm using this over my UDPP in sin and I apply pigments over it or eyeshadow. If I am in a hurry, I see myself using this as a wash of color on the lid. This is my fourth paint pot and I will say groundwork is my least favorite only because it's just blah. I did give it a 4 because it's very neutral and versatile. My favorite paintpot continues to be Constructivist.