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on 8/30/2009 4:37:00 PM
More reviews by taylermae
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Paint pot in paintrly --- I love this mac paintpot , its amazing .. even if you are using it as a primer its awesome . It takes along time for this to crease. The texture Is okay i guess it could be worse but it could be better. The color pay off is really good it just makes your eyelid even. The packaging is really good .. but I cant say i dont like the pot because i dont like any pots , i use my finger to apply the product but, i have longer nails and when i get down on my paint pots to get the product i have to basicly poke my hole finger in the pot and then after i get what i want , under nealth my finger nail is full of paint pot.I understand that alot of people dont like this product ... well from the reviews on here .. but overall i love this product and i defently will buy it again.
on 8/27/2009 8:59:00 AM
More reviews by skwpt
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I use Painterly paint pot as a primer more than a color because it almost exactly matches the skin on my eyelids and conceals blue shadows and very fine red veins there. I love the smooth, powdery texture and how it really grabs the eyeshadow I apply on top, leaving me crease-free all day. The only thing I don't like is how Painterly darkens the highlighter colors I apply above the crease, making them appear almost a dark pink (basically turning them all into MAC 'Bisque' e/s). One day I goofed and got some on the corner of my outer eye. I was about to wipe it away, but I noticed that my blue shadows seems less visible. I hadn't applied undereye concealer yet, so I tilted my head down, located my dark shadows and dabbed on some Painterly with my fingers. Shadows completely gone!I then used Painterly around my nose to hide some of the redness. Worked beautifully. Further encouraged, I dabbed some around my lip line to create a perfectly bare canvas for lip liner and lipstick, which turned out to be even more helpful on the days when I wanted a more nude look. And it makes an ideal base for a dramatic red lip.The Painterly paint pot has now completely replaced all concealer products on my fair, neutral/cool (MAC NW15) skin. I had been using a yellow-based concealer (NC20), but Painterly must be neutral enough that it conceals both blue and pink. And, unlike the tacky textures of the concealers, which tend to melt and fade on my part-oily skin, the paint pot applies more smoothly and blends much better without my having to rub. It dries to a powder, and stays put ALL DAY. Best of all, after 2 weeks using it this way, I have had no breakouts around my nose or mouth, so it looks like I can keep using it as both an eye primer and a concealer. I'll still use it on lids only, and I'll switch to TFSI from crease to brow bone to avoid changing the colors of my highlighter.UPDATE [12/16/09 edit] I still adore this base, but now that the weather is colder and drier, I am finding it works much less well as a concealer, especially under the eyes. Things are starting to look a little cakey, and I developed some milia near the outer corners of my eyes, but as an eye shadow/primer, Painterly can't be beat for fair-to-medium, cool-toned skins.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
on 8/17/2009 8:34:00 PM
More reviews by siennasr
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this! I got a sample and then bought it since it completely matches my skin colour and removed the lines etc on the eyelid. I know others use UDPP before using this but I use it alone and then add eyeshadow and I don't have any creasing. I will continue to use this over UDPP, which I also love. If I don't take my eye makeup off at night the eyeshadow is the exact same the next day and no need to reapply. Hope they never discontinue! Plus the jar will last for a long time as I'm still working on the sample that has lasted for weeks!
on 8/16/2009 4:58:00 PM
More reviews by nany1223
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
i love this stuff it makes eyeshadows stick better and appear more vibrant. Im soo over urban decay primer potion i hate the packaging and also it makes my eyelids dry so def, sticking to the paint pots!
on 8/13/2009 11:27:00 AM
More reviews by belladonnawildheart
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
I've had this for awhile now and have only recently realized how well this really works as a primer. I've always used TFSI or UDPP and both are equally as good as far a lasting power, BUT, I tend to have watery eyes and if even the slightest tear touches my shadow (outer crease) it fouls up the whole look. With the UDPP it would end up drying up in the creases and look horrid and feel itchy. With the TFSI, it would almost gum up...for lack of a better word.NOT so with Macs Painterly.This stuff lasts and lasts. If my eyes happen to tear, I just blot them real quick with a tissue and all is good. I could never do this with TFSI or UPDD.It matches my NW 20 skin perfectly. The shadow adheres well and last throughout the day...even when I went for a bike ride with the wind blowing in my face at 70mph, lol.I'm hooked and will buy this again should I run out, but so far I've barely put a dent in my pot.
on 8/13/2009 10:47:00 AM
More reviews by katemvirginia
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse
AWESOME eye primer & has so many other uses! Will buy again def. I'm NC20 & this matches me PERFECT!
on 8/11/2009 4:16:00 PM
More reviews by natesmom2244
Hair: Blond, Relaxed, Medium
amazing product ! This is a multi-use product for me. It conceals redness on my eyelids and dark bags under my eye..also is a really great base for eyeshadow. It's the only base i will ever buy. i like that it's matte and goes on so smooth!
on 8/11/2009 4:04:00 PM
More reviews by footballqueen07
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I changed my review of this because I have decided I don't need it. I use the Too Faced Eye Shadow Insurance every day and I find that to be the most effective eye primer. Painterly is nice, but it is a touch too light and it is hard to blend if you don't warm it up properly. My eyeshadow will crease quite quickly and the Too Faced pretty much ensures no-creasing at all ever forever and ever :)
on 8/7/2009 7:16:00 PM
More reviews by emmalaymla
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse
I use this as my regular base now. The color works as a neutral base for me. The only complaint I have about it, is that I don't like the smell of it. It started to smell funny after owning for about a month. I'm not sure if that's just me though.
on 8/7/2009 7:14:00 PM
More reviews by iheartcaliocean
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I bought it because of the high recommendations from beauty bloggers, but this color made my skin so ashy looking. It make it look chalky, I think it's because I have medium tanned skin that sort of clashes with this color. I heard that if you have peach skintone then use painterly and if you have yellow skintone then you should used soft ochre. I think my next purchase would be soft ochre, but I did not like how painterly looked on my skin! :(
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