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i have oily eyelids and this is the best! i have tried a lot of primers (paula dorf eye primer, beneift lemon-aid) and this is the only thing that seems to work. (i still want to try UDPP but hopefully they will repackage it b/c to me it seems a waste...)
anyway i find painterly lasts longer on me when applied with a brush. still not sure if the color is right for me yet i am nc15 and it tends to turn my shadows a little purple???
love that you get so much product too!!
This is my first Paint Pot. Painterly is a nude, pinked beige without shimmer. It makes an amazing eye shadow primer. I especially love to use this as a base for my Nars eyeshadows (in my opinion, the quickest to fade) and they actually stay all day! A little goes a long way with this. I use the MAC 242 brush to blend this on my eyelids. EDIT: You know what...this is too pinkish on my eyelids. It gives my eyeshadows a greyish or purplish tint. MAC's Bare Canvas paint is much better in color than this. Still though, I'm giving it 4 lippies for quality.
I never really understood the paint pots, and hated cream eye-anythings, because they all creased like mad on my super-oily lids.
After reading that it can be used as a base, and to punch up the colour of shadow, and just the solid information in general, off I went to buy it.
Now? It's like I have an entirely new makeup collection. Where before I had to sweep and sweep and sweep to get Trax to even show up, it's there in spades (and deeper and truer) after one swipe. Everything looks stronger but is still workable - no blotching. Over a 12-hour day, I had a little creasing around hour 8 - but that's precious little to complain about (really!)...
My additional reticence was in having an extra step in the morning; but I just use my fingers to quickly apply and it's done. The difference in the finish and generally more polished look that the paint pots give to the overall look is phenomenal.
Painterly is on me a totally neutral base - evens out my lid colour.
this is the best eye shadow base in the world. It never creases on my lashes throughout the entire day, no matter what I'm doing. My shadow looks just applied all day long. And this is a great color that looks grat on many different shades of skin. For more dramatic paint pot colors, beware of smudging during application.
Skin Type: Normal to dry, tans easily, rarely breaks out. Skin tone: LLL (olive skin tone) Hair color: Changes frequently Right now, light brown with golden highlights. Eye Color: Espresso brown. Foundation colors I use: Bobbi Brown Sand; Chantecaille Cream; RCMA KO-1, KO-2; Joe Blasco-Special Medium Olive-1, Olive Beige-1; Julie Hewett Lily, Theda; Laura Mercier-Warm Ivory; MAC NC 20, 25.
Size: 0.24oz/7g Cost: $16.50USD Website: maccosmetics.com
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First of all, the texture is different from the paints. I would consider the paints to be the "lotion" of eye shadows while the paint pots are the "cream/balm" of eye shadows. If you are used to the paints, you might find the paint pots harder to work with since the texture is thicker.
The color of this one is a non-shimmer cream beige with a very light touch of pink. This is another of the versatile paint pots. This one can be used as a concealer, eye base, highlighter, lip primer, and nude lip color. As a concealer, this may seem a bit dry to some so I suggest mixing it with a touch of moisturizer for a smoother application. As an eye base this one provides a blank canvas for light to medium skin tones. For darker ones this will highlight the brow bone. As a highlighter, this one provides long wearing color on the bridge of nose, cheekbones, etc. For more of a glow take a dot of vanilla pigment in the palm of hand and a small scoop of Painterly and mix it together for more of long lasting luminizing glow. For pigmented lips, this can be used as a primer for lipsticks. Just make sure to apply balm first if your lips are dry. For lip color, this is more nude than Groundwork.
My technique for application is to use a face primer which I do a light touch on the eyes to allow the paint to glide on more smoothly. I do use a brush in a filbert shape, synthetic or kolinsky hair. With a brush I find I can apply a thinner layer than with my fingers. This allows a more even application for me. Fingers can be used to pat it on for more dramatic color, but I do it in layers for more control of pigment.
I haven't found a problem with creasing but your mileage may vary. When I do use this as a base color for eye shadows, I do powder lightly with no color face powder (RCMA) for a smoother application of my powder shadows on top.
Don't think of this paint pot as just for eyes, it can be used all over and if you find it a bit too thick, mix it with a drop of glycerin to spread it easier.
Ingredients: Isodocecane, dimethicone, polyethylene, hydrogenated polyisobutene, quaternium-90 bentonite, dimethicone silylate, octyldodecanol, silica, trihydroxystearin, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, lecithin, carnauba wax, propylene carbonate, triethoxycaprylylsilane. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, bismuth oxychloride, blue 1 lake, carmine, chromium hydroxide green, chromium oxide greens ferric ferroxyanide, manganese violet, ultramarines, yellow 5 lake.
This is probably one of my top 5 favorite products ever! It gives your shadow the best staying power and works with a variety of shadow colors. I even wear this alone with liner sometimes and get compliments on how pretty and natural my eyes look. I have had this paint pot for a year and haven't even made a dent in it yet. This is the best basic base you can get for your shadow. It goes on smoothly and doesn't smudge or crease, another great product by MAC!
I first bought the Paint Pot in the Ocher color. The staying power is great and it really covers and evens out my highly pigmented lids and helps eyeshadow not budge.. However there was something off on the color and I was always quickly covering it with shadow. Being just a base, I didn't mind this too much...until I tried Painterly.
This color is just the best. A total neutral, with just a bit of brightening. I can wear this alone, for a neutral look, or under shadow. I apply all the way up to my brow bone and it it still light enough to act as a subtle highlight.
This color is just awesome, I have been searching for this for 4 years. Found my HG!!!
I think this paint pot has triumphed as HG over my beloved Rubenesque! While Rubenesque is still insanely gorgeous, nothing beats the multi-functionalality of Painterly. This matte, flesh-toned paint pot can be used as a base for ANY eyeshadow; it can be used as an all-over wash by itself to brighten up the lid; it can conceal unsightly blemishes or undereye circles, and can even be used to blend out harsh lines on your eyeshadow (serves as a highlighter in a pinch too)! What can't this paint pot do?! Sure, it's probably just a glorified concealer, but it still rocks. Will definitely re-purchase!
It's a great base! It' matches perfectly with my skin and it does not crease. I find it can make your shadows stick a bit too much and look heavy, so I apply a small amount and sometimes do my hightlight first so it doesn't stick to those areas.
I love MAC Paint Pots, and this is one color I use almost every day. It is the perfect nude color for my NW 20 skin. I have hyperpigmented lids and it looks like I am always wearing maroon colored shadow, but this color creates a perfectly nude lid ready for whatever shadow I want to apply! In order to have a flawless application on my older dry lids, I need to make sure my lids are well hydrated and then primed with UDPP before I apply any Paint Pot otherwise my lids look ultra crepey and wrinkly. With these little extra steps my lids look perfect all day. I have also used my finger to pat on and a stiff flat foundation brush and I like the brush application better. I will buy again for sure but I don't know if I will ever need to because the pots contain so much! And the jars are so adorable...I love the heavy glass and black lids!