MAC • Paint Pot in Blackground • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's a brilliant base for a perfect smokey eye.
I love that it's not completly matte, stay all day, just add a black (Carbon) eyeshadow on top and it'll last longer.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Can't really say that I am a fan of this point pot. I bought it a few months ago and have used it once though I was intending to use it a lot more often than that. I find that this shade though it is called 'blackground' is much more of a medium grey than black. As well it dries super fast and by the time I get to blending it, it just will not move :/
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love this paint pot, seriously, it's the best black eyeshadow that also serves as an amazing eyeliner. I think this comes off as very black, not grey really unless you put only a small amount on and then smudge it out. The best part about it is its staying power, it lasts all day even without a primer. I can get a very thin line with the right brush, and it comes off more precise than any stick or liquid liner I've ever used. It is a bit pricey but well worth the money when you realize how long the pot will last, I used to spend at least double the amount on black eyeliners every year and this little pot will last at least that long. I hope they don't ever discontinue this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
LOVE this paintpot! This is my first mac paintpot so i don't know how it compares to the others but i really like this product. I mostly use if for a smokey eye on nights out. Its great to use by itself for a more subtle grey smokey eye, or you can put black eyeshadow over the top for a more intense look. I love how its not just a plain black, it has a beautiful subtle glitter in it. Its never creased for me, even in sweaty clubs. The price may seem a lot at first but i would definitely repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this Paint Pot in a swap, and I have to say this is hands down my favourite paintpot to date. I love the fact that one layer gives a deep grey with a hint of sparkle, but can be built up for a more definite dark grey. But most of all I love it as a base, and today I have teamed it with Mac's Greensmoke, and black mascara. No, its not natural or minimal, but a beautiful smoky eye - just how I love it! Can't wait to team it with other colours and see them in a new light!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
+Very easy to use
+Versatile multi-purpose product (eyeshadow base, 1 step smokey eye, eyeliner, etc.)
+Can be sheered out or layered so it can work for many looks, light or dark
+Longlasting and doesn't crease (unless you use too much product)
+Good size jar for the price, it will last a long time
-Jar isn't very sanitary, but its cute. If you're worried about that, just make sure to use a clean brush everytime.
-A bit expensive ($18.50), but you use such a small amount each time that it will last forever
-I personally don't like the small glitter/shimmers in this, and wish it was matte, but it isn't super noticeable once on
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This, along with Painterly Paint Pot, is an absolute must-have for eyeshadow users. I know that people don't purchase this because they're intimidated by its black color, but its color is actually the key aspect of this product.
You can use this under any pigmented eyeshadow to get a richer, intenser color.
The reason why I say only pigmented eyeshadows is because if you use this underneath badly-pigmented eyeshadows, you're going to see mostly Blackground and not necessarily the eyeshadow itself. If you use this underneath pigmented eyeshadows, the eyeshadows layer on perfectly and much more vibrantly.
Basically, Blackground will make any eyeshadow color layer on more intensely.
Please note that Blackground itself isn't that pigmented, so if you want an intense black, you need to layer on more. If you use less, you'll get a gray color.
The $17.50 price is well worth it. (:
Would I repurchase? Yes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Who knew one and only product would make my eye shadow collection so versatile!
I won't describe the product because it's already described below and the pictures are quite realistic.
First of all it's a pleasure to apply on the lids, so smooth and creamy! I have only tried finger application so far and it works. But I have in mind to try the 217 brush soon to.
It's beautiful on it's own with some black eyeliner and mascara BUT with a colorful layer on top it's out of this world!
My favorite combinations so far:
- with nocturnell on top: instant gorgeous amethyst smokey eye
- with deep truth: sultry deep sapphire color
- with noir emeraude by borjuois: mysterious emerald
- with sumptuous olive: vibrant golden green
- with typographic: classic black smokey
- with satin taupe: deep taupe since it cancels the purple undertone of the eye shadow
I'm still experimenting with it but I believe it's truly gorgeous. I love jewel colored smokey eyes and it's ideal for that purpose, makes the color so deep and vibrant at the same time, I'm not sure if I explained it well!
Only problem is a bit creasing so I use TFSI underneath and lasts all night.
Of course I will repurchase, I still consider to give one as a present to all my girlfriends!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I'm not sure if I got a bad one of these after reading the other reviews.
I'm a huge fan of the Painterly Paint Pot and thought this one would be nice to use instead under a dark eye. I straightaway noticed that it is quite dry and doesn't blend very well.
The base could be blacker and unlike Painterly, I found it wasn't as good at keeping creasing at bay.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the first paint pot I've tried from Mac, and I am really impressed. First of all, the texture: creamy, with only a short period of time to work the product on your eyelid, and definitely best to use a brush (I use the Bobbi Brown cream shadow brush). As for the color: yes, it's black, but there's a nice subtle bit of sparkle, and it's only as black as you want it to be. For example, I have a conservative job. So I used a light hand, put on one rather sheer layer so it came out as gray, and then put MAC pigment Aurora (from the new Daphne Guinness collection) on top and it was really beautiful and totally day time appropriate. But I also used the same color for going out on NYE, with black sparkly shadow on top, and used a thicker layer of the paint pot product, and had a great super dark eye. So don't be put off by a BLACK paint pot! It's still versatile! I love glass jars for my beauty products, so I appreciate that this is how the paint pots are sold. I would buy this color again, and have actually ordered two more paint pots after discovering how awesome they are.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
nice for a smoky eye and so great to make my light colors and pastels pop!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really love this. I have been wearing it nearly everyday since I got it. I love trying new color combos. I put it on my lid up to crease and layer shadow or pigments on top for different looks. It brings out the color in a lot of shadows/pigments. I wore it the other day with Vex on lid and Dark Soul blended up into crease with Knight Divine (nice smokey eye). Green Brown pigment, Blue Brown pigment, Old Gold, Club etc. like I said I love trying new looks and this Paint Pot is very versatile.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
I love this as a liner! It looks more natural than plain black, more cold toned than brown, more interesting than gray and less intimidating than colorful liners. I set it with Rum Spice from Clinique and it looks like a deep taupe with gold, bronze and silver shimmer. I find it amazing as a liner and I also used Quite Natural PP in the same way. I'm giving this a 4, because the price is rather high for a middle-range product. However, I think it's a great product and I will repurchase!
Update 07-12-11: I've grown to love this PP more and more! I now use it everyday with Quite Natural and Bare Study. It's absolutely effortless in the morning, and it takes me around 30 min to get my makeup done, compared to the 50 min it took me before! Blending shadows was never my strong point, but now I don't have to worry about it anymore because a few dabs of Quite Natural, a highlighter in the inner corners and this used as smudged liner is all I need! :) I'm so happy that I succombed to the beautiful color of this cream shadow! Giving it the full 5 lippies!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Like all paint pots... it goes on smooth, doesn't crease and is an excellent eye shadow base. The thing I really ;like about this particular paint pot is that you can build up the color depending on the look you want, put on one layer and get something nice for a "daytime smokey look, put on a layer or two more and this is an excellent all over black look
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. Such a great base if you want a darker look. I love putting purple over this (Parfait Amour) and blend it up and out. So pretty. It stays all day long. Gotta work quick though because it does dry fast, which is a good thing really. I just use my finger to apply and blend out. Thinking I should try a brush though just to get that nice diffused line. This isn't so black that it looks super gothic, but it's a sheer-ish black, if that makes sense. I love paint pots and will always have them because they just keep your makeup in place all day long. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. Awesome for a smoky eye obviously. But I love to put all kinds of colors over it gives it a crazy cool effect. My favorite is goldmine! But only really fitting for girls who like to be daring with their makeup.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Although I bought this to be a smokey eye base, I somewhat regret it. If you have Blacktrack fluidline, you really dont need this. Its the only PP I dont touch as much bc I dont like the idea of it having a strong blue base to it. Its not straight black, but has a undertone of blue. Dont get me wrong, this is nice for a smokey eye, but Id rather use my blacktrack. This is also on the drier side and working fast with it is a must! There are other cheap alternatives out there for this, reason why I dont see it as a must have PP from MAC. Ive had mine for maybe a year, barely touched it, and its already dried. Ehhh, waste of money but Im trying to use it up so I dont feel bad.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Great base for a smoky eye, or even on it's own for a smoky eye. Lasts for ages, and is very pigmented! If you want to blend this though, work fast as it sets pretty quick.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This goes on very dark and shimmery, and lasts a long time. You have to blend quickly because once it dries, it's hard to move around. You can use a little bit for a subtle sheer effect, or a lot for an intense deep dark shadow. You can smudge all over the eyes to use as an eyeshadow, or you can apply with a thin stiff brush and use as an eyeliner. The versaitility and staying power are great. This shade is probably not the best one for me, so I wouldn't buy it again, but I would definitely buy this in a more flattering color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Great product, easy to use, pigmented, texture is fantastic. Its not completely opaque/deep black but i think thats a good thing, its buildable and makes it more multipurpose for different looks.
Perfect eyeshadow primer for a smokey eye, even to change/intensify colours. keeps eyeshadow on all day, everything i could want! :)