Review of MAC Paint Pot in Cash Flow by syeung2
LE, Feb 2008, Fafi Collection
Product - Missed the original release but finally got my grubby little hands on this one. MAC calls this "green gold with gold pearl" - the green is hard to see unless you do a side-by-side comparison with other golden shades. On my AAB/NC25 skin, this wears as antiqued gold with a metallic finish and the teeniest tinge of olive green. With a light-handed application (i.e., sheered out as an eyeshadow base instead of worn alone at full strength), Cash Flow almost looks like a pale yellowish-gold on me and the undertone leans neutral to cool. Fantastic staying power on my generally oily lids.
Comparisons - MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre is matte, and lighter, more beige in comparison. NARS Cyprus powder eyeshadow is lighter, warmer, and slightly more golden-tan in color. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Birthday Suit is more neutral, less golden, more pinkish-sand in color.
Packaging - Round glass jar with domed black lid, like Fluidlines jars but wider.
Overall - Great alone or as an eyeshadow base. I typically wear Soft Ochre as an everyday neutral eyeshadow base, Rubenesque when I want a warmer base with shimmer, and now I have Cash Flow when I want a cooler golden base.