MAC • Paint Pot - Constructivist • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this Paint Pot, especially now that autumn is here. Constructivist is probably what I wanted Chanel Ebloui to be. It's a beautiful, slightly bronzey mid-toned brown. It's a lot less red toned and, therefore, a lot more flattering and easy to wear for me. I dropped a bundle for Ebloui, in spite of my sense that it might not be the best shade for me. I still use it (because it was sort of pricey) but it's a bit of a struggle, whereas Constructivist just looks perfect every time. I can use this all on its own or as a base to give more depth and definition to other shadows; it looks amazing with MAC's Tempting (which can always use a bit of "help") or Patina applied over-top. When I wear it on its own, I like it best applied all over the lid and into the crease, faded up slightly and then with something light and bright just on the inner corner and a matte highlight under my brow. Such a quick and easy look that always looks appropriate. And, just like Painterly, this lasts all day without creasing. In just a short tme, this has become an absolute "must have" for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my first paint pot purchase. Now I really afraid to purchase paint pots mainly because them seemed so emollient, so I figured it was just going to get crease-y and nasty on my oily eyelids.
Boy was I wrong! This stuff LASTTTTS, I love this stuff as eyeliner, as eyeshadow, as a smokey eye base. The color is gorgeous, this warm dark brown. It's made me start lemming several other paint pot colors :(
I really recommend picking up paint pots in main colors that you use often, for they make great as a base or on their own :D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Ohhh yes yes yes! Constructivist is a fantastic paint pot. A very stunning, rich, warm, deep brown colour that is great to use as a base for a smokey brown look. Very pigmented, and has a beautiful, slightly shimmery finish. The colour itself is build-able, so you can darken it up by layering it which I like, also very easy to apply lightly to get a soft hint of the colour. I will admit, I've never used any of the paint pots solely as a base (always use UDPP no matter what) but I do find them nice and long wearing. I would definitely recommend this colour to girls who like a bold eye and are looking for a nice dark base colour! Looks great on it's own as well! I'm an NC35 for reference.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
MAC Constructivist is an absolutely beautiful chocolately brown which is not shimmery but does have a good sheen. The texture is easy to apply but it is not very creamy and there is not too much slip so it sets very quickly. Blend quick! It is great for everyday wear and also for evenings or special occasions. Super versatile. You really can take it from subtle, smokey and neutral to dark and smokey. I have very oily eyelids, everything creases on me if I don't use NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base but this paint pot lasts surprisingly well, about 8 hours. MAC paint pots are 5g and will last absolutely ages. The packaging can be improved as I've heard that these dry out easily, storing them upside down can combat this. All in all, I love Constructivist.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This Paint Pot is a lovely neutral shade with extremely subtle shimmer which can be built up from a barely-there sheer mink tone to a rich opaque chocolate. Because it's not at all orangey it works well with my dark green eye colour and cool-toned pale skin.
This makes a beautiful crease colour, or works well across the whole lid faded from sheer on the inner corner to dark on the outer and applies well with fingers or a brush. It can also be applied as a gentle brown liner with a fine brush. You need very little product. I have been using this daily for about a month and as you can see from my photo, I've barely made a dent in it!
it dries very quickly and barely creases at all, despite my oily lids which have quite a deep crease. I have worn this all day long both with and without setting it with a transparent powder and it stays on all day, and the colour keeps true.
An instant favorite every-day product for me and perfect for going from day to night after work with just a few dabs of the finger. Love, love, love this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This paint pot is so beautiful! It is richly pigmented.
It can be used on it's own; blend out the crease. You can also use it with so many browns & golds & coppers. Some colors I use with it are:
All that Glitters
It is a must have item ;)!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I had this for a long time, but didn't reach for it much. It's a plummy-brown shade that works absolutely amazing for smokey eyes. My problem is with the formula. It feels really dry and cakey. It also surprisingly creases quite a bit, which I would not expect from something with such a hight price tag. After a couple of months, it completely dried out and became unusable. Overall, I would not recommend this. Yes, it's a beautiful shade but I don't think it's worth it when you weigh the pros and cons. There are much cheaper alternatives out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love cream eye shadows and theses are wonderful. They are a bit expensive up front but they last forever! The color is beautiful and can be worn day or night. It can also be worn with other creams or even powder/mineral eyeshadows. Well worth it!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Silver Eyes: Green
Other posters have written about the remarkable colour and combining capability of Constuctivist.
I got off on a wrong foot with this paintpot.
It went on very dry and cakey unattractive when I applied it with my fingers.
So I put it away and didn't try it again til I discovered the wonderful world of makeup brushes and now it's my go-to eyeshadow.
I'd recommend to anyone's who finds Constructivist a difficult product to try varying your technique. it made all the difference in my case.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I wasn't sure that Paint Pots would be for me. I have done a lot of reading and watched youtube videos using Paint Pots to create any number of eye makeup looks. Finally I decided to take the plunge. I chose Constructivist because of a few great looks that were created in youtube videos. I could see that using something like Constructivist as a base for eyeshadows, added a whole new vibrance and depth and intensity to the colors. This shade is very flattering to my complexion and green eyes. It is a true chocolate brown, a bit on the cool side with a wonderful sheen.
I also think this is a versatile product that can be used in many ways. Constructivist can be used on its own to create a quick smokey eye. I have used it under MAC's Antiqued eye shadow and it really adds so much to a color that I already love and use all the time. I have also used it under Mulch and Bronzed. I use my fingers to apply it to my eyelid or apply it with a synthetic brush and then blend out the edges. Not only is my eyeshadow more intense, but the staying power is so much better.
I think this color would be flattering to just about anybody. On my NW20/25 skin, it works amazingly well. With Constructivist I have been able to enhance my eye makeup and make the most of my eyeshadows.