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.
HG!!! This is my one and only paintpot but I use it all the time. This is how I wanted Painterly to look like on my NC40-42 lids (Painterly was too pink and pale on my warm skin). I use Groundwork on its own as a quick lid wash and gives me a neutral, nude but polished look on days I have to rush out the door. It makes a great base for my other eyeshadows, lasts all day long and never creases. Thank you to the MAC MA who talked me out of getting Painterly. This pot is a godsend and will last me forever.
I love MAC paint pots but this one did not work at all for my brown eyes. I much prefer Constructivist which has more vibrancy to it. I know a lot of women love groundwork - even use it at brow definer - however, I returned this to the store I was so disappointed and I NEVER do that with MAC. Just suggest you try it vs constructivist before purchasing and consider how you wish to use it. It may be better as a brow gel than an eyelid cover.