MAC • Paint Pot in Painterly • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||81%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I LOVE my Painterly! It is my base for eyeshadows. Never creases, never fades... always pleases me! I do not use it with a primer, too. I apply it with a flat, stiff eye brush. It matches my skin tone almost exactly, and covers up any flaws (like stains from MUFE shadows...). I find that it's a great value. I've had mine for nearly 2 years, using it several times a week, and the dip is just a few millimeters deep. So tons of product for the money! I would definitely buy again if I ever run out of my current jar!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i will buy this product OVER AND OVER AGAIN. i've been using it as an eyeshadow base and OMG. i applied it around 6:10am this morning. its now 10:19 pm and my makeup still looks fresh with no fading and no creasing. MAC is amazing. its a little bit pricey, but its more or less the same price as UDPP or TFSI but it performs BETTER. love love love it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
oh mac paint pot in painterly, how do i love thee? shall we count the ways???
this stuff is spun gold. it covers all my eyelid problems, from veins to dark spots. it goes on without looking cakey or dry. it doesnt accentuate any flakey skin or look pasty or white.
i apply this as an eye primer after using an eye cream. it evens out the area around my eyelids (and lids) so well that i can just use this and look put together.
i love how this really makes my b/e loose shadows stay put (i can use them dry now!!!)
i only wish that i would have gotten this a lot sooner than i did, how did i ever live without it???
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I like this product. It's a bit pricey, but I love the fact that it last a long time. Just bought mine about 3 weeks ago, used it about 4 times a week and there is barely even a dip in it!!! Love the way it makes my eye shadow look fresh pretty much the whole day. Love this product .Great for just a e/s itself!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
So, I admit this stuff is pretty pricey... but all Mac stuff is, so it was to be expected. It's awesome, though. I use a concealer brush to apply mine... this stuff matches your average caucasian skin tone really well and it prevents creasing all day long (I have actually accidentally slept with my eyemakeup on with this as a primer... I woke up the next day and it was still on my eyes, perfectly). I'd say it's worth the money.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I HAVE OILY EYELIDS AND THIS DID NOT WORK FOR ME, ALSO IT STINGS MY EYELIDS, AT THIS RATE ILL NEVER FIND A GOOD EYEPRIMER. EVEN UDPP CREASES ON ME. I ALSO TRIED UDPP WITH THE PAINT POT AND THAT CREASED AS WELL, FAIL!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Having just repurchased Painterly for the second time, I can honestly say it is the best primer I have ever used.
It not only makes bright shadows show truer but also ensures my eyeshadow stays crease free. I apply my make u[ at 5.30am and when I come to remove it at 10 at night it is still pretty much perfect!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the perfect base to start your eye make up with
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I'm Asian with an olive-toned NC25-ish complexion and Painterly was a bit too pink for my preference. Soft Ochre turned out to be much too yellow so I mixed equal parts of both for the perfect base color--not too yellow and not too pink. My custom-blended shade is absolutely gorgeous. Paint Pots have quite an opaque finish and a very matte finish that makes it an ideal eye base.
Unfortunately, Paint Pots crease on me. It's not the Paint Pots' fault though. I have heavy monolids so pretty much everything that touches my lids crease, which is too bad because I love my custom-mixed Paint Pots shade. Did I mention that it's the perfect base shade for me? Really brightens up my eyes and neutralizes all discoloration. Much as I love UDPP, it doesn't have any actual coverage so I always have to use a powder shadow like MAC Brule to neutralize the redness in my lids before I can apply the rest of my eye makeup.
Paint Pots don't crease nearly as badly when worn over UDPP and in cooler, drier weather. Just keep in mind that you need to use the tiniest bit of Paint Pot if you're going to use it as a base over UDPP or it will look like spackle and make powder shadow nearly impossible to blend. You also don't need much Paint Pot since it's so opaque. Less is better and I find that patting it on my lids gives me better and easier application than using a brush. I mix enough Paint Pot to fit into a 5 gram sample jar, but even if you use Painterly straight, I recommend decanting a little into a small sample jar so the main jar stays fresher longer. I also recommend mixing Painterly and Soft Ochre if, like me, you find Painterly a touch too pink and/or Soft Ochre too yellow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is definitely a great eyeshadow base .. which color wise is about the only thing I can use this for. I'm still ultimately prefer the paints purely based on ease of application with the squeeze tubes (no digging into a pot to get the product) and it seems like with the paints, I have to use less. Painterly however is outstanding to use as a base. It brightens my whole eye area, blends wonderfully and really anchors my shadows well. This is basically the paint pot version of Untitled paint. I think just about anyone would be able to use this because it's completely neutral. Great addition to my collection!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I went to Nordstrom looking for an eye primer that is just as good or better than my urban D primer. The UDPP is just plain annoying with that stupid bottle it's in that keeps half the primer in there and that wond that wastes the primer. The lady at the Mac Counter (whom was extremely helpful and nice) suggested this. She said she likes it better than the UDPP. But then again so did the lady at Merle Norman who sold me their crappy eye primer. So I wasn't sure if she was trust worthy with saying that or not. But I went ahead and bought it anyway. It's a couple dollars cheaper, at about $16. UDPP is over $18. and it comes with a ton more.
I liked this primer. It isn't as good as the UDPP, but it's pretty close. As close as you're going to get. It lasts all day. It spreads good. Gives better coverage; evening my skin tone. It's smooth. Not drying. My eye shadow goes on great and lasts longer. Fading does acure with this primer, but it's not so bad that it's a deal breaker. I just love this. Great product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
I just bought this today! After applying this with my finger, I feel as though its already doing wonders! My eyeshadow definitely shows more vibrantly, and it evens out my eyelids' skintone. After reading reviews between soft ochre and painterly I think soft ochre would have been a better pick. But then I realized painterly would be a better choice for me in winter as we all get the cold season tan, and soft ochre would be better for summer since summer goldens/tans us up anyways. I'm a nc30 and right now since its summer I should've gone for soft ochre, but painterly does the job good for now! I can always go back and purchase soft ochre anyway right? Thumbs up for paint pots!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am African-American and I use this to brighten my eyeshadows. I love it. It does look white on my lids but I'm covering it up so it doesn't matter. It works well and keeps my shadows on for a long time. I like it better than NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
OMG so i love this paint pot. at first i bought the paint pot in bare study, went home and tried it on, it was SOOOOO dry i could barely get any on my fingers, so after a few tries i finally got some on my lids and it was sooo hard to spread so the next day i went back to MAC and got it in painterly. am i glad i got it or not. i tried it on, it evens out the tones on my lid and my eyeshadow looks so nice on :) it stayed for about 12 hours today since i got up at 10 and did my make up and it still looked like i just put it on 12 hours later :) LOVEE IT it's so creamy too .. i'm sooo replacing this with my UDPP (which i don't like as much anymore ) it spreads so much better and a lot creamier than my UDPP. would def. repurchase once i run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Best eyeshadow primer/base I've ever used, hands-down. MAC eye products (eye shadows, Fluidline liner, etc.).usually irritate my eyes, causing them to water profusely. It's a real bummer since I'm a MAC lover for the most part. Bought a sample of Painterly Paint Pot from Makeup Geek since Marlena highly recommends the product in her tutorials. If I use a small amount on my lids, it doesn't cause irritation. I always go for the Painterly Paint Pot for those nights out on the town. It makes a smooth surface for makeup application and locks my shadow and liner in place for the entire night and into morning. The Painterly shade blends perfectly with my skin tone, too. For daytime, I prime my lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It's a tad less expensive than the MAC Paint Pots. Don't quote me on that, though. A little of this product goes a long way. I highly recommend!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I've brought this the other day and i feel that i can write a review. I love this paintpot. This is my second paintpot after buying Bare study a couple of months ago. I found Bare Study wasnt the greatest base for my eyeshadow but stuck to it anyway just to give it a good try, but i decided to by Painterly for a very neutral look when i go back to school and tried it today, well its great. Its more more "Tacky" then bare study which really helps my eyeshadow stick and stay in place. I thought it was the perfect base....untill i faded. I think its because i have very oily lids but this stuff and my eyeshadow faded within a couple of hours and even my fluidline was gone! I was so disapointed because i really wanted to it to work good for me. But i'm gonna try it with UDPP underneath and see what happens. Other then that its a great product
EDIT: Tried this today over UDPP. Stayed in place all day!!.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Paint pot in paintrly ---
I love this mac paintpot , its amazing .. even if you are using it as a primer its awesome . It takes along time for this to crease. The texture Is okay i guess it could be worse but it could be better. The color pay off is really good it just makes your eyelid even.
The packaging is really good .. but I cant say i dont like the pot because i dont like any pots , i use my finger to apply the product but, i have longer nails and when i get down on my paint pots to get the product i have to basicly poke my hole finger in the pot and then after i get what i want , under nealth my finger nail is full of paint pot.
I understand that alot of people dont like this product ... well from the reviews on here ..
but overall i love this product and i defently will buy it again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I use Painterly paint pot as a primer more than a color because it almost exactly matches the skin on my eyelids and conceals blue shadows and very fine red veins there. I love the smooth, powdery texture and how it really grabs the eyeshadow I apply on top, leaving me crease-free all day. The only thing I don't like is how Painterly darkens the highlighter colors I apply above the crease, making them appear almost a dark pink (basically turning them all into MAC 'Bisque' e/s).
One day I goofed and got some on the corner of my outer eye. I was about to wipe it away, but I noticed that my blue shadows seems less visible. I hadn't applied undereye concealer yet, so I tilted my head down, located my dark shadows and dabbed on some Painterly with my fingers. Shadows completely gone!
I then used Painterly around my nose to hide some of the redness. Worked beautifully. Further encouraged, I dabbed some around my lip line to create a perfectly bare canvas for lip liner and lipstick, which turned out to be even more helpful on the days when I wanted a more nude look. And it makes an ideal base for a dramatic red lip.
The Painterly paint pot has now completely replaced all concealer products on my fair, neutral/cool (MAC NW15) skin. I had been using a yellow-based concealer (NC20), but Painterly must be neutral enough that it conceals both blue and pink. And, unlike the tacky textures of the concealers, which tend to melt and fade on my part-oily skin, the paint pot applies more smoothly and blends much better without my having to rub. It dries to a powder, and stays put ALL DAY.
Best of all, after 2 weeks using it this way, I have had no breakouts around my nose or mouth, so it looks like I can keep using it as both an eye primer and a concealer. I'll still use it on lids only, and I'll switch to TFSI from crease to brow bone to avoid changing the colors of my highlighter.
UPDATE [12/16/09 edit] I still adore this base, but now that the weather is colder and drier, I am finding it works much less well as a concealer, especially under the eyes. Things are starting to look a little cakey, and I developed some milia near the outer corners of my eyes, but as an eye shadow/primer, Painterly can't be beat for fair-to-medium, cool-toned skins.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this! I got a sample and then bought it since it completely matches my skin colour and removed the lines etc on the eyelid. I know others use UDPP before using this but I use it alone and then add eyeshadow and I don't have any creasing. I will continue to use this over UDPP, which I also love. If I don't take my eye makeup off at night the eyeshadow is the exact same the next day and no need to reapply. Hope they never discontinue! Plus the jar will last for a long time as I'm still working on the sample that has lasted for weeks!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i love this stuff it makes eyeshadows stick better and appear more vibrant. Im soo over urban decay primer potion i hate the packaging and also it makes my eyelids dry so def, sticking to the paint pots!