MAC • Paint Pot - Constructivist • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Judging by the majority of the reviews here, Constructivist is as brilliant an all-rounder for most skin tones as I suspected it would be.
I don't see any of the 'reds' or other dominant hues others seem to be attributing to it, rather it's a fabulous blending tone with delicate frosting which would be flattering on young and old (glitters & sparkles may look like a statement on young eyes but, IMO, look like a tragic state of denial on older women). If anything, it would fall into a strange cool-or-warm neutral category of its own, dependent on what it's teamed with.
Being a massive fan of MAC eyeshadows & lippies, I had to have paintpots the moment they came out as, after having a tearduct removed a decade ago, my left eye is watery & anything not waterproof is gone within a couple of hours. It isn't a pretty sight! I'd become absolutely dependent on Lime Crime primer. or having to brush liner sealant over my eye makeup. Lime Crime is terrible from the blendability POV, while sealant means shifting around all of your careful blending work.
I would still recommend wearing it with a primer since all darker eyeshadows fade throughout the day and because paintpots will crease up older skin as they dry to a powder finish. Using them as a primer is a no-no for anyone past the first flush of youth. That said, Constructivist is a wonderful multifunctioner. Most of us don't have time to go through lavish makeup routines in the morning. I often use it as a thick eyeliner blended/smudged out as a winged liner, followed by Dipdown eyeliner a little closer in & finished with a bit of Blacktrack for the finely defined 'wings'. A bit of champagne eyeshadow in the inner corners of your eyes as a highlighter and to 'lift' any heavier liner close to the nose, plus waterproof mascara & there's a quick 'n easy basic eye.
This is my must makeup if I know I'm going out in the evening. The tones in Constructivist work perfectly with any colours you want to use for an evening look. A quick retouch & pulling the colour around to the crease & you can go copper, bronze, purple, pink, green or salmon! Constructivist doesn't seem to have a conflict of interest with any other colour groups. As I've noted, it seems to be more of a tone or shade than a colour. I can line my eyes with purples or olives or coppers & it complements them all as a contouring base.
Oh, and it is definitely waterproof. The garden tap exploded off into my hand a few weeks ago when I had to water the plants at the end of a summer's day before going out. I copped the full brunt of it in my face & spent at least 5 minutes under a fountain of water trying to get it back on before turning off the mains. While the emergency plumber fixed the tap, I had to put myself together & thought I'd have to start from scratch for certain. My face hadn't budged! Seriously! Not an iota! Okay, the Constructivist had faded slightly after a long, hot day... but it was there & I got away with simply resetting my BB cream with translucent powder, relining & filling my lips & a very quick blowave.
Any product that I can count on to simplify my life drastically definitely deserves 5 lippies! Incidentally, I've used it since it first came out in Australia, so I've been through a couple of pots. Stored upside-down, I've never had to resort to any gel/cream revival routines on this baby!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
One of my firsts paint pots and still loving it! I'm dark skinned so it is used as a base on my lids, where I usually just leave as it and add some darker shadow to the crease. Such a beautiful color that can be used as a smokey lid and crease shade for lighter skinned ladies.. And a perfect lid colour or base for the darker skinned folks. It's also a great primer like all paint pots. Just bought a new one and I never mind spending the money on this! Be careful to close the lid on any of be paint pots tightly or else it will dry up over time. Unfortunately that happened to my Indianwood paint pot -_-
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I already own Bare Study and Painterly, but Constructivist is now my brand new favourite! It's a gorgeous, deep, rich chocolate brown and looks so stunning on. I have dark brown eyes and I can build this up to a super sexy smokey eye. It's a beautiful colour, blends well, and stays on all day. Definitely one of my new HG items.
Conclusion: Perfection in a pot!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
a gorgeous deep color for the paint pots. probably my favorite of them all. it's creamy and perfect. and a great product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this hoping it would be a more subtle, more long lasting substitute for my brown Maybelline gel liner, but it never ended up showing. Of course, that was never what it was meant for. I still use it under my crease and into my lashline to make my powder liner last longer, but it still doesn't work as well as some other primers I've tried. I'll keep using it til it's gone/too dried out to use, though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
First paint pot I've ever bought and its a makeup routine essential for me!
I can use it as a primer, shadow and highlighter. It's my only product that it's easier to use my finger than a brush. It kind of does the work for me. This paint pot catches the creases and shadows of my eye, which makes it look like I've blended two colors together.
For a NC50 like myself, I think it's very useful!
I wish MAC carried more paint pot shadow colors though. Im still looking for more neutrals for skin tone.
But overall...I highly Rec! :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This paint pot is dark chocolate brown with a sheen to it, I wouldn't say shimmers or glitters are in it just a sheen. The sheen doesn't really come through on the lids though. I have no issues with blending, this does seem to be more on the dry side when compared to Bare Study or Rubenesque but still very creamy compared to Quite Natural. For me this works great at a base for giving dark colors more dimension. I love to use Satin Taupe over it or the right side of Nars Kalahari. I really love paint pots, I use one every single day under powder shadows. This is one of my less used paint pots but I would still repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this so much. it doesnt crease on my eyes, the color is very pigmented and its the perfect brown. if you want the color to be more intense you can layer it. you can also make it look very neutral for everyday. it is very blendable, although you gotta be quick because once its try its hard to blend. its very long lasting in my opinion. love the color too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I use this color in my every day look. Apply to my lid and diffuse up to my crease. Dries quickly so you need to blend into crease right away. I layer MAC Satin Taupe over it and little bit of Charcoal Brown in the crease. Lasts ALL day long!!! Perfect smokey look for daytime. I'm NC20. Constructavist gives Satin Taupe so much more depth. Love love love them together.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a gorgeous colour for dark skinned beauties. Im a mua, who works mostly with woc and I always use this shade on the lid when doing neutral eye makeup with something darker on the outer v and it always looks gorgeous. Colouring range, think mac nw45 upwards. However, I'm mac nc 45 and this doesn't look as nice on me as it does on darker skin tones. Still love it though. I also find it quite easy to blend and I just love the metallic sheen it has. Gorgeous! It doesn't crease on me too.