MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study


491 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

If you are looking for a good base- this is it. I love it much more than my UDPP, and it does a better job of not creasing (like UDPP does for me). The color is simply beautiful and looks great on us very fair-skinned girls ;) For $16.50 the price is pretty decent too. I will repurchase again and again!

on 6/12/2010 5:14:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have oily skin, including my eyelids. No matter how much I prep them with foundation, powder, or primer, my eyeshadow always seems to crease within minutes of application. My small, hooded eyes don't help at all, either. I bought Bare Study after I went to a makeup consultation at my local MAC store, and they recommended it to me. I absolutely LOVE this product!!! It STAYS on my lids ALL day, no sliding off or creasing! It's pale enough that it can be worn by itself for a natural day look, or spiced up with darker colors in the crease for the evening. There's just enough sparkle and shimmer to lighten up my eyes and make them look a lot larger. Although this product is quite pricey, I would DEFINITELY buy it again. This is a must have in my makeup kit, and it lasts long enough that it won't break your wallet.

on 6/8/2010 10:26:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I hate it alone just doesnt work for my dark skin. But it does turn all your mattes into metallics so you have a whole other set of shadows for that I love it!

on 6/7/2010 4:06:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I wanted to try other Paint Pots after recently falling in love with Rubeneque. I'm so impressed with the lasting power but given how warm toned Rubenesque is I'm limited as to what colors I can pair with it. The SA recommended this color to me after I told her I wanted a good neutral that wasn't too stark or flat.

It's a great shimmery base for other colors. But alone on bare lids it's that perfect pearl shade that just makes my eyelids look even toned and gleaming. I was worried that it'd be tricky to build the color up but so far I haven't had problems layering it evenly. I like it as a highlighter under my brow bone as well... just a quick swipe with my fingers and it applies sheerly enough.

Amazing staying power with no creasing by the end of a long day. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a beautiful base for their shadows.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

just started collecting makeup and everyone I ever talked to recommended this product. So I went to MAC right after work and spent $17 on it, I got home very excited like a kid on Christmas, and BLAH! I applied it with my finger and a brush but I still got a cakey look on my lid and it crease within 5 hours. My UDPP does better then that, so sad this product didn't work. Not believing the MAC hype, I'm returning it this Saturday.

on 6/6/2010 3:40:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

The jury is still out for me on this one. I want to give it a really good review like that other people have, but for some reason, I can't get this to work well for me. I love MAC paint pots normally, but this one just looks kinda weird on my lid! It looks very shimmery on my lid and almost bitty. I think it looks cakey. Maybe I just don't suit shimmery cream eyeshadows... I dunno. I prefer the Beij-ing shade stick.

on 6/5/2010 8:06:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

this is a lesser loved paint pot.(just look at its rating).. sometimes maligned and sometimes loved, it all depends who uses it and when and those are very subjetive issues.

for me, Bare Study is very useful for mu apps... I have used it myself for evenings and layered a soft golden ES or pale pastels, and it is gorgeous. It can be used alone for day as it is not too shimmery with simple nude colors and great red lips.

it is multifunctional as it can be used as a highliter also -- I have used this very lightly for beach shoots and the results have been superb.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I HONESTLY CANNOT EVEN FATHOM HOW MUCH I LOVE BARE STUDY PAINT POT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG I WILL NEVER WEAR ANOTHER LID COLOR AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Honestly, I have found my perfect lid color. Lemme share my story: For the longest time, I was looking for the perfect lid color- light so it could enhance my eyes and open them up and make me appear bright-eyed and wide-awake, but not too dark that it created a shadow that made me appear the exact opposite of what I wanted. For reference, All That Glitters was too dark. Yeah. I'm serious. Also, I need my lid color to not be warm-toned, like have any pink, red, orange, peach, or coral tones or undertones. Those tones/undertones make me look like I a) have been crying all day and/or b) am having an allergic reaction. Not pretty. But, my lid color can't be too cool toned either, like have any taupe or gray undertones. THOSE colors just show up gray on my eyes, making me look sallow and not bright-eyed and wide awake like I want. Legit yellow colors just look downright strange. So, I need neutrals with gold shimmer, metallic-ness, undertones, tones, and/or iridescence. So here comes along the marvelous miracle that is Bare Study Paint Pot. And Bare Study delivers! It's EXACTLY what I want (I'm not listing ALL that I want again- I listed it all above LOL)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So if you're like me and your wants are just like mine, spend your money on Bare Study and I PROMISE you won't regret it!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous. And if you're on the fence about Bare Study, with the mindset "Oh, it's a cream shadow, it'll crease on me," IT WON'T!!!!!! And trust me on this, I would know! I seriously have the oiliest lids EVER- even POWDER eyeshadows crease on me unless I have a good primer on like L'Oreal Decrease. So I thought this would crease on me without a primer. But no! No creases ALL day-even in 90 DEGREE weather- without a primer! Gosh! Bare Study just couldn't get any better! And you might also be on the fence because "I could so easily find a drugstore dupe," but honestly, you can't!!! I COMBED the drugstore beauty aisle, and nothing!!!!!! I bought Covergirl Eye Enhancers in Champagne thinking it would be a dupe for Bare Study, but it is in NO WAY a dupe-Covergirl is white with shimmer, totally despite what it looks like in the pan. *rolls eyes in sheer disgust* Bare Study is an absolutely GORGEOUS light champagne color with gold shimmer and undertones. Sounds dupable, but it's totally unique in its own Bare Study way :) Since my color description doesn't do it justice (heck, what am I talking about- NO color description does it justice!), I would definitely suggest checking out Bare Study at MAC. And then buying it :) Looks great on its own, or with Tempting in the crease to define the crease. Might possibly be the best makeup purchase I've ever made. I will repurchase this until I die, and I have seriously taken an oath to never wear another neutral lid color again. If they ever discontinue Bare Study I will personally strangle MAC and then shoot them all with an AK-47 :) :) :)

on 6/1/2010 11:59:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

I give this product such high rating because it transform all of my shadows collection into this beautiful hazey colors with different dimension to them. It's like having another full sets of eyeshadow collection ! So yes, to me this pot worth the high rating and definitely will rebuy

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 5/24/2010 9:30:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Bare Study is my first Paint Pot - hard to get in NZ, only 2 or 3 stores in the country stock MAC (which is very annoying, grump!) and it's $42 NZD. Ouch.
Works well though, the colour is nothing too out there, a nice neutral beige champagne pearl, though I find it difficult to apply evenly with a brush so have resorted to using a clean index finger to get smooth coverage. You do have to be careful not to overload product in the inner corners and blend out any smudges quickly but once it is set, it *stays*. I don't get any creasing at all.
I apply Bare Study from lid to brow and then just generally apply deep or colourful shadows to lid and crease. No need to an additional highlighter (unless you want to) as there is enough, though very subtle shimmer, even if applied very lightly.
I was told by the MAC SA to ensure the lid was replaced promptly and screwed on tightly to stop it from drying out. It's only been a month if use so far, I've made barely a dent in it so I expect as long as it remains creamy and soft, I'll get at least a years use out of it.
Would buy again! But will look at Rubenesque as well... ;-)

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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