MAC • Paint Pot in Dangerous Cuvee (Cham-Pale Coll.) • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||59%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Not only do I *not* like this, I'm bringing it back for a refund. Something tells me I'm getting a little too old for Paint Pots & the like-- at least the shimmery ones. I wish the MAC SA would have been honest and told me before I bought it, since it wouldn't be the first time a Sephora or other makeup associate told me 'I was too old for glittery stuff on my eyes.' I still think they are rude, but nevertheless, they are right. This Paint Pot is very similar to Bobbi Brown's metallic cream eyeshadows, and I can't wear those either. I find this DC PP very hard as opposed to creamy in consistency, and it makes my lids look like shimmery lizard skin. Not a good look- especially when you are over 45! My eyelids actually looked like they had shiny scales on them when I smoothed this Paint Pot on my lids. It was awful! I tried to correct this by patting a powder eyeshadow over it, but that only made it worse. In disgust- and not wanting to be seen in public like that- I had to remove everything with a makeup wipe and start my eyes all over again, with something different, of course. This is NOT for me, and it won't be for you if you dislike chunky, glittery, cream eyeshadows on your lids. If you've ever gotten an ugly look from a glittery cream eyeshadow before (ie. Bobbi Brown's metallic ones), avoid this like the plague! It will save you a trip back to the MAC counter for your refund.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this based on the excellent reviews here on MUA and on the photos of the product and swatch photos I'd seen online. I had to go to 2 stores to get it as it was sold out already at my "local" and yet the really popular paint pot from this line - the one that is sold out online - was still in stock. From the images I'd seen on the internet, I was expecting this to be darker and less sparkly than it actually is. If you look at the photo accompanying this review, you can see the colour I was expecting/hoping for. I was hoping for a bit more plum/brown shade, as that is how it showed up in most online swatches I had seen . I was hoping for something that would help the Caviar Dreams shadow from that quad show up a bit more intensely. What I actually got was something very close in shade to Caviar Dreams powder eyeshadow, so it's not much good for that. Compared to my expectations, Dangerous Cuvee is much more silvery gray with just a hint of mauve/purple, and it is much more shimmery than I was expecting but it's a very lovely colour all on its own - I've not had another paint pot like it. It is, however, VERY sheer. I wore it on its own yesterday, with UD's Ransom pencil liner and it looked very pretty and very festive - might wear this tonight for New Year's Eve.
Update: (Jan. 10.11) After much thought, I decided to return this - my first MAC return ever! It was just too sheer and too glittery to be of much use to me. There aren't that many times when I want quite so much frosted glitter all over my eye and the sheerness of the product was also a let-down. For me, it wasn't even all that nice under other shadows because it was so light and it did nothing to hide the blueness in my one eyelid. It was a pretty enough product but there's no way I could ever even put a dint in it, let alone use it up before it dried out and the results when wearing it on its own were just a bit too harsh and glaring. Really quite a let-down because, as I say, I was expecting something really terrific based on what I'd seen online and how it looks in the pot.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
One good thing about Paint Pots is they last for a long time. I really love this one. I find it creates a great many smokey eyes, used as a base or as is. You can layer the intensity of it, or keep it quite sparse. Sparkley and grey, or build is up for an intense dark glimmery look. I've been using every day since I bought it. Love it!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Of all four new paint pots recently released, this is my favorite. Having bought all four, I can whole heartedly say that this is the most distinctive and prettiest one of the collection. It also goes on with the nicest consistency and will be able to function well either alone or with other shadows on top of it. A nice dark shade to bring out the true colors of many e/s on ones eyes, the Dangerous Curves Paint Pot is running away the one PP in this collection to own. Get it while they have it and skip the others. Buy a staple - soft ochre or painterly instead of the others! You'll be better off. Still, I do love this particular one!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
LOVE THIS NEW PAINT POT.....GIVES THAT SMOKY GREY/BLACK MIX FOR EYES...SO KHLOE KARDASHIAN...LOVE IT...! IM NC42 SKIN TONE.:)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Its like grey-lavender disco ball for your eyes. I love all of the paint pots in this collection.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is pretty a frosted cool gray with a hint of mauve. There's a lot of glitter-like sparkle. Think "dazzle" for the eyes - like the dazzleglass or dazzle lipstick. This one looked really nice on & gave my eyes that special cool, icy feeling for the holidays. Also, I'm a contact lens wearer & the glitter did not fall all over the place like some of the e/s I've tried in the past. When layered under other gray shadows, it still looked nice & you could still see the sparkle come through. It's nice for special occasions & for going out. (For reference, I'm an NC25/C3)