MAC • Paint Pot - Constructivist • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||89%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Like all the other paint pots...this is very smooth & easily blended. It's awesome as a base for a neutral/brown smoky eye. I only put it on the lid & I usually use UDPP under it & take the UDPP all the way up to the eyebrow. Very pretty reddish brown. Would definitely buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the most beautiful shimmery brown-red color. It is identical in color to Sable eyeshadow. Today I wore it with Bare Study paint pot on the inner lid, Constructivist on the rest of the lid, and Beauty Marked Shadow in the crease. Great combination! Paint pots are all awesome as far as preventing creasing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Constructivist really helps to even out my eyelids unlike Groundwork it is almost the color of my skin. I could actually wear this alone and just add a crease color that's how wearable this is. If your dark skinned get constructivist.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is the perfect base for a brown smokey look. Most of the time I wear it alone, which is something I can't say for most of my other paintpots. It's really easy to blend and goes on smooth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an awesome paint pot because unlike some of the others, you can do so many things with it, which is nice considering it's $16.50 per pot! Constructivist is a really pretty dark chocolate brown that you can use as an eyeliner, a creamy eyeshadow, or as a base for doing a brown smokey eye. I use my MAC 217 brush to apply it to my lid. It goes on creamy and dries evenly and quickly. It has a really nice powdery finish that can be work by itself or as a great sticky base for shadows to layer up on top of it. If you use brown eyeshadow at all this is an awesome product for you!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Not a fan. This was so hard to work with and it seemed drier than some of the other PPs. The color payoff left a lot to be desired, and there are so many powder shades offered by MAC (and other companies) that you can just slap on and basically go. I ended up returning my jar today.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Lovely base if making a brown smokey eye. I even like it by itself (just really well blended going from dark to light) trick is you just have to work quickly because it dries fast and is hard to blend once it is set. I think synthetic bristle brushes work best with this product, well...any paintpot really.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
To me this is the perfect base for a smoky brown eye!! its red undertones make my brown eyes pop! love to mix it with chocolate brown and tan pigment. Not an everyday base, but its worth having if you like browns....otherwise you'll never use it
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
i really like this paint pot... if i dont use an eyeshadow base (lumene) under it then it goes on rather patchy but with a base it blends like a dream. i love using it under sunpepper pigment and amber lights eye shadow... it really makes it pop
i havent used it under blues or greens yet but im looking forward to trying it out
i love paintpots and find that using a concealer brush (cheapie one from target) makes it apply more evenly and fluidly
p.s i also love using this as a liner on my water line.. it does not budge and i have contact lense/ sensitive eyes
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Constructivist P/P is a very pretty color. It's a chocolate dark brown color with burgundy shimmer in it. It dries very quickly, so I have to work fast before this color dries. I use my mac prep+prime for eyes then apply constructivist pp with a little honey lust on top and romp in the crease. I love this look. I would definitely repurchase this one again. This is my favorite pp shade.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love paint pots! Great for an eye shadow base.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Beautiful cream to powder eyeshadow. It's a warm silvered chocolate brown shade shimmery, and showes up nicely on my dark skin. DDD. Lasts all day and night until I take it off. It's better to use this with a concealer brush for smooth application
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Skin Type: Normal to dry, tans easily, rarely breaks out. Skin tone: LLL (olive skin tone) Hair color: Changes frequently Right now, light brown with golden highlights. Eye Color: Espresso brown. Foundation colors I use: Bobbi Brown Sand; Chantecaille Cream; RCMA KO-1, KO-2; Joe Blasco-Special Medium Olive-1, Olive Beige-1; Julie Hewett Lily, Theda; Laura Mercier-Warm Ivory; MAC NC 20, 25.
Size: 0.24oz/7g Cost: $16.50USD Website: maccosmetics.com
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First of all, the texture is different from the paints. I would consider the paints to be the "lotion" of eye shadows while the paint pots are the "cream/balm" of eye shadows. If you are used to the paints, you might find the paint pots harder to work with since the texture is thicker.
MAC describes this as a dark brown with subtle red pearl which is pretty close. When the eye sees this combination, I see a shimmer rusty bronze color that can be used as an eyeshadow and eyeliner.
My technique for application is to use a face primer which I do a light touch on the eyes to allow the paint to glide on more smoothly. I do use a brush in a filbert shape, synthetic or kolinsky hair. With a brush I find I can apply a thinner layer than with my fingers. This allows a more even application for me. Fingers can be used to pat it on for more dramatic color, but I do it in layers for more control of pigment.
I haven't found a problem with creasing but your mileage may vary. When I do use this as a base color for eye shadows, I do powder lightly with no color face powder (RCMA) for a smoother application of my powder shadows on top.
Ingredients: Isodocecane, dimethicone, polyethylene, hydrogenated polyisobutene, quaternium-90 bentonite, dimethicone silylate, octyldodecanol, silica, trihydroxystearin, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, lecithin, carnauba wax, propylene carbonate, triethoxycaprylylsilane. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, bismuth oxychloride, blue 1 lake, carmine, chromium hydroxide green, chromium oxide greens ferric ferroxyanide, manganese violet, ultramarines, yellow 5 lake.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i love mac's pp so this was just another GREAT addition! i use this under brown, bronze, golden looks and it just enhances the color and staying power. for ref i'm a NC30-35.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Love it. At the beginning I used it all over my eyelid for a sort of smokey evening look, but recently I discovered that i can easily use it for day as well - I cover my eyelid with bobbi brown shimmerbrick in beige and apply constructivist with a finger on half of the lid, concentrating on the outer corners. Yes, I have to be careful with application, to blend it neatly, but I just love the result, which is very subtle but neat and slightly polished look. Both - the shimmerbrick and constructivist stay on place during the day.
4 not 5 lippies because if the teture was a bit lighter, creamier, it would be easier to blend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
Heed my words: Buy this.
This is the only paint pot that I will repurchase again and again. The coloring is perfect for tan and dark skin tones, it looks good alone, and is the perfect base. I've work this as base and didn't have any creasing after a full day of work and an afternoon spin class.
Read the reviews below - they're right - Mac nailed it on this one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I hate to be the black sheep but on me this stuff is complete crap! I applied over my udpp (I use it under everything) and within 2 hours it had rubbed off everywhere and made me look like I was on drugs. And the color turned reddish on me. AND it was awful to blend.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Constructivist isn't a color I would use everyday but the shade can be worked with for a day or night look. I used some gold and bronze shadow with this color and liked the result. I love Paint Pots and was happy to find this one at the Cosmetics Company Store at a cheaper price than retail.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ok, I can't say ENOUGH about this product! i want to shout from the highest mountain about how freaking awesome this product is!! I love MAC!! I ALMOST gave up on eyeliner..and then I randomly ran into this product from browsing online when MAC was having the friends and family promotion and I decided to get this on a whim! It is a MIRACLE product! I live a very fast paced life style and I only have about 10 mins to brush and get makeup on in the morning...I take my pinky and swipe this over the lid right near the lashline of my small almond shaped Chinese eyes, and then line over it near the lashline with eyeliner and it stays ALL DAY LONG. I kid you not. It does not travel to the lower eyelid...It does not travel period..which is awesome, and it is the ONLY thing I have been able to use that stays on my lid and won't budge my eyeliner! I have even now gone back to using cheap Almay waterproof eyeliner and it works great! No more expensive eyeliners for me!!
I have oily small, monolided eyes, and I tried without much sucess using waterproof, long wearing eyeliners (MUF aqua eyes, bobbi brown waterproof gel liner, cliniques brush on liner) that would always smudge on the lower lid near the edge of my eye. Don't bother with those! Just get some pain pot and put it underneath your cheaper eyeliner! I normally would have major raccoon eyes by the end of the day and wonder why no one told me. NOW since I've found this wonderful paint pot by MAC, I have a "eyeshadow" color as a brown shade and it is the best primer for my eyeliner.. My eyeliner has something to grasp onto, and after a 12 hr day, I need to touch up my powder and not wipe eyeliner off of my face that has travelled to the lower eye. It has sped up my makeup application process and I am forever grateful to MAC!
I CANNOT rave about this product enough! If you have greasy eyelids and have problems with eyeliner smudging, this is for YOU!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this cuz MAC doesn't have a brown colour in Paint, so initially I didn't like it that much cuz it was a bit too dark and red for me. I didn't try it out until a week later and WOW! lol it was awesome!
1. EXCELLENT staying power
2. no smudging, creasing
3. great base for pigments and powder e/s
4. if worn alone, the colour is a bit red, like grape-brown, so I'd recommend to use it at night. However, I usually layer different brownish coloured products over it, so it helps to give these colours more definition.
5. Only MAC's Paint Pots and Fluidliners have great packaging: it's in a nice heavy clear glass pot.
1. the product is a bit thick and lacks the "spreadability" of paints and some other paint pots (like Blackground), so I don't want to use my synthetic brushes cuz it might ruin them.
2. Instead, I use my fingers which doesn't have enough precision, so I need to use my Bare Canvas Paint on my brow bone to "erase" wherever I put too much Constructivist.