MAC • Paint Pot in Soft Ochre • Eye Shadow

rated 4.2(331 reviews)

Average Rating.4.2
Would buy this product again.74%

rated 1 of 5 cawowinnose on 2/22/2015 10:57:00 PM more reviews by cawowinnose

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Green    

I ended up having to return this because it creased on me like mad. I have quite oily eyelids, so when I heard some complaints about it being drying, I figured it work great for me. I tried setting it before putting my eyeshadow on and it didn't help. I guess I'll just have to stick to Wet 'n' Wild.

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rated 5 of 5 candymarie2 on 2/16/2015 9:17:00 PM more reviews by candymarie2

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I bought this after seeing so many reviews and videos on YouTube where everyone was raving about this product. It was $20 so I was hesitant but I'm so glad I finally bought it! It makes such a difference applying eyeshadow with this. It makes the eyeshadow more pigmented and helps it to last all day. This stuff is awesome!! Expensive but it seems like a little goes a long way so if should last a long time! I could never wear eye shadow without this after trying it.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* volshorn08 on 1/1/2015 10:31:00 PM more reviews by volshorn08

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I bought this as an alternative to traditional primers. I have skin issues (psoriasis and eczema) on my eye lids. I noticed Too Faced was exacerbating the issues, and while other brands weren't as bad, they certainly were still causing it to be worse. I noticed a lot of YouTube ladies use the paint pots as primers, so I decided to give it a try. My issues have decreased dramatically since I started using this. While I don't think the skin stuff will ever go away (have had the issues for about 10 yrs now), using something that doesn't make it worse is a good step in the right direction.
I find that my shadows aren't as enhanced with this as they are with other primers, but that's okay. It's easy to blend on this base and I like that it conceals the redness. I like that the jar has a wide opening, it's so easy to swirl a finger or brush in and get the right amount of product. As long as it doesn't start to irritate later on, I will be buying more of these.

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rated 5 of 5 orodrig8 on 12/31/2014 4:07:00 AM more reviews by orodrig8

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Neutral   Hair: Black, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I never skip using soft ochre as a primer for my eyeshadows. I have very oily eyelids that end up creasing with most brand of eyeshadows but this paint pot helps me get a good 8-10 hour wear.

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rated 4 of 5 jaclynhismyidol on 11/30/2014 6:15:00 PM more reviews by jaclynhismyidol

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

I love this stuff. The only reasons I took off a lippie is because in the winter/fall it is to dark for my eyelids and it does sort of cling to flakier areas on drier eyelids. I'm assuming soft ochre is the shade nc20 or nc22.5. Me in the winter being an nc15 it does stand out between the shade of my foundation and it almost looks like eyeshadow. I have somewhat oily eyelids and it helps my eyeshadows not crease and appear more vibrant. It does have a learning curve because it can easily look patchy, but I prefer this to most eye primers and this will be great for anyone of all ages.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Nancygia on 11/18/2014 10:59:00 AM more reviews by Nancygia

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I have a very oily t-zone, and oily lids as well. So I apply a primer, then a base, then I apply my powder eyeshadow. I have painterly, which is a pinkier beige, and I purchased this for a yellower beige. It definitely is the color tone I was looking for, but I found that the consistency was a lot drier, and as a result, my finger or brush would get stuck as I applied it, and it looked patchy on my lids. So sadly, I had to return it.

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rated 3 of 5 zakitis on 11/18/2014 10:17:00 AM more reviews by zakitis

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

Update: i am reducing 5 stars to 3 stars to product. I tried it now when its winter and yikes, it do not moisture the skin and the skin looks even dry with this product. Lasting power-2hours. But the colour is lovely. I guess it is for someone with perfect eyelids. Old review is here:)))Looking how many negative reviews are here, i am surprised. I have decay primer and they are different products. I apply UDPP before MAC and it works amazing. . MAC makes your lid to look perfect- nude beige/ yellow. You can wear it alone!! I love it no matter what. Amazing and cheap eye primer is from Artdeco if you want cheap and good. However MAC is amazing! It do not dry or crease. Maybe some one can suggest dupe for MAC ?

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* olfactorysensation on 10/15/2014 9:26:00 AM more reviews by olfactorysensation

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

This is easily in my top 10 MAC products. I use several of the Paint Pot shades and find them better than any other eye base that I've tried. I purchased Soft Ochre when my go-to Painterly was sold out one time.

Soft Ochre Paint Pot is a warm-toned creme-finished nude cream eye shadow that works as a base for power eye shadows. It has incredible staying power and give great vibrancy to whatever you layer over the top. It's very opaque and easily blanks out any discolouration on the eyelid, giving your eye shadows a smoother and more even appearance. Given its warm tone, Soft Ochre would be great for neutralising purple-toned discolouration on the eyelid.

Personally I prefer Painterly because I'm cool toned, but this works just as well so I wouldn't hesitate to repurchase if Painterly was out of stock again.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* cleogirl on 10/14/2014 8:16:00 AM more reviews by cleogirl

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Green    

I am so sad I waited so long before trying this. For reference, I have very oily eyelids and without a proper primer, my shadows crease very quickly. I've been using Wet N Wild, Milani or UDPP (transfered to a jar to dry it up a bit) with success to prevent creasing but wanted something to help even out my lids, help shadows grab on and make them more vibrant. This product delivered on all 3! I do still put a thin layer of regular primer underneath and then follow with a thin layer of this. By thin I mean I'm literally only tapping my ring finger into this and then tapping it onto my lid. It works so beautifully at making my shadows pop, preventing fall out from glittery shadows and last all day. I have tried to get the same effect with the following: Maybelline Color Tattoos, Laura Merciers eye canvas, UDPP in Eden, Clinique Touch Base, various jumbo pencils (NYX, Annabelle, Milani) and MAC Paint in Bare Canvas and NOTHING works as well as this product. I am converted and will use this everyday!

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rated 5 of 5 hans5 on 10/13/2014 5:15:00 PM more reviews by hans5

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

This stuff is amazing. Better than any eyeshadow primer I've ever used, including Urban Decay's primer potion. Evens out skin tone on the lids and keeps you're eyeshadow as perfect as when you applied it, for well over 12 hours. FLAWLESS stuff.

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