MAC • Paint Pot in Blackground • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love using this as a base for green and blue eyeshadow. It comes out gorgeous.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Am a huge fan of MAC paints (tube) so thought I would give these a try due to feedback on MUA and a MAC MA swearing on her unborn children that these do not budge. Purchased blackground and greenstroke.
Blackground is hard to apply....very patchy result. And on me it creases within a couple of hours. Would need to use another base underneath it (UDPP / MAC paint) for it to last which defeats the purpose.
won't repurchase. Prefer my mac paint in graphito and the other colors. or just my other bases and with black eyeshadow on top.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
First of all, I have all of the paint Pots except 2, I think, and this one is my least fave. I think I will have to use it as a liner, not a shadow. It is not as creamy as Indianwood or Bare Study (I HIGHLY recommend those 2) but it being black, I suppose it is not meant to be. Maybe I am just lazy. The other ones are so creamy and blendable you don't even have to try very hard to get a good look. Overall, LOVE LOVE the Paint Pots, just not this particular color. But not a total waste. Still works as a nice liner/smokey eye look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It isn’t often I’m surprised by a product. For example, I usualy hate cream eyeshadows beacause they crease on my oil-slicked lids. The new Paint Pots are quickly becoming the most used items in my make-up kit. Spooky. Here's why:
Paintpots are an updated version of MAC’s original Paint- a cream eyeshadow in metal artist’s tube. This new formula doesn’t crumble, crease or sneak into fine lines. It works as a stand-alone cream shadow or a lid primer for other eye looks. Some people find Paint pots difficult to blend with a brush. I don't have too much trouble blending it in as long as I use my finger. In order to keep my pot sanitary and clean, I scoop out a dollop of product onto the lid and work from that. When it's all gone, I wipe the lid out w/ alcohol and start again.
COLOR and USES:
“Blackground” is a black with subtle shimmer.
For some, it is evening eye makeup in a jar. Smudge “Blackground” over your daytime makeup, slick on your favorite nude gloss and head out for happy hour.
My favorite use is as a base for smoky looks, especially those involving loose pigments.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Loooove Blackground Paint Pot. I use this as my daily eyeliner. It is smudgeproof and lasts all day. Think Blacktrack Fluidline but less harsh and in a gel/creamy formulation with silver specks (Blacktrack fluidline is too black and too harsh for my taste). I use a Shu Uemura 6M Sable brush to apply Blackground. And if I want to do a vavava-voom Smokey-eye look, I use this as primer, let it dry for a minute, and apply my black eyeshadow. And of course, blend, blend, blend. The smoky look lasts an entire night with no creases. And this will prolly last me over 6 months or even a year. Lovely!!!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought Blackground in the hopes that I would obtain a smoky eye without much effort. Theoretically, Blackground is the product to turn to for exactly that - a smoky, slightly shimmery sheer black (not grey), it would be a great color to apply all over the lid and into the crease, and around the rims, right? Right. Kind of. While the color is great, and the Paint Pot itself a good product to use all around the eye - lid, crease, upper and lower rim - Blackground isn't the easiest to blend - not with my #252, not with my fingers. I've not even attempted to wear this alone, as it just seems too patchy. Worn with a powder shadow or pigment, however, it's an amazing base for that aforementioned smoky eye. So while it's not exactly effortless, it stays put and is an irreplaceable base for other colors to make them pop in a glamorously dramatic kind of way.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This is the Paint Pot equivalent of Dark Soul pigment. That said I like it better than Dark Soul because the texture and durablilty of the Paint Pots is awesome! I also like that this product is very blendable and layerable. Awesome product, that I'm glad I bought because I can use in so many ways, shadow, liner, base to deepen color.
BTW, Store these upside down, to prevent drying out!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Fabulous for a smokey eye! I agree w/ the reviews that say it is a *bit* hard to blend out perfectly. But every time I use it I always use another e/s over it or to blend the outer corners & it ends up just fine. I love the very slight shimmer in it too. So far I've tried it w/ Moth Brown, Carbon & Blue Brown pigment & they've all came out looking great.
PS- This works like a dream underneath Blue Brown pigment to cancel out the redness & bring out the blue sheen. HTH!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I am always a sucker for new MAC products so when the new paint pots came out I was excited to give them a try. The MA suggested Blackground for an instant smokey eye. I initially declined but after trying a few other shades decided I had to add this to my collection. I have yet to try applying these with a brush because I find the paint blends really well if I use my finger. With Blackground, it is hard to get a perfectly even application with just the cream shadow. Like a previous reviewer said, it's easier to apply some other shadows over the top of it and then instant perfection. The other night I applied Blackground and then applied Moth Brown from the Barbie Collection over it. It hadn't quite achieved the look I was going for so I decided to apply MAC Vanilla Pigment on top. It turned out perfect. It was a nice shimmery smokey eye and I loved it! Anyhow, if you're hooked on the paints like I am, this is definitely worth adding to your collection. I think it makes a smokey eye pretty easy and once the product is applied, it is literally budgeproof!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Blackground is great as a shadow and as liner. It's a sheer and lightweight formula and you only need a tiny bit each time. The colour is a smoked out black with silver glitter, (sheer black, rather than grey, although it can look grey if you spread thinly). The paint mutes the glitter so it's not overly shimmery (nb. it's muted chucky glitter rather than tiny shimmers). I use a concealor brush to apply as a shadow, or a tiny e/l brush as e/l, and it really is smudgeproof and lasts all day. This is nothing like the paints, which are thick and pasty, or the fluidlines, which are creamier to apply. Blackground is great for a daytime look, but if you want something more dramatic, go for Blacktrack Fluidline. Paint Pots come in satisfylingly large glass jars which look really glam. They might dry out quicker than paints as you expose the whole product to air more often, but they're much more convenient than paints. I also have this in Painterly, and will be ordering some more.
UPDATE: my pot dried up pretty quickly - 5 months on it's now alot dryer and more difficult to apply and blend, and I've hardly used it! Painterly is getting a bit dry too. Knocking a lipppie off...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I purchased blackground to use as a smoky eye base. Although I am a fan of the longevity of the product and am impressed with its smoky eye abilities I find it difficult to apply. I've used fingers, brushes, and eyeshadow sponges. All blend unevenly and leave awkward lines. Although this can be remedied to some extent by blending shadows on top I dont think it is worth buying again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I tried this with a brush...hated it. I tried it using my finger, yes, a big no no, but it really needs the warmth of that to spread and blend evenly...now I adore it! I use the bare study first as an all over base/highlighter and then apply blackground to the lid, then layer e/s over it...perfection...even in the Texas heat!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight Eyes: Hazel
I agree with the prior reviewer, MAC's paint pot collection is a great new release. Based on the adivce of an MUA friend, I bought several including Painterly, Indianwood, Delft, Mosscape and Blackground. They are all intensely pigmented, unique cream shadows. The application (I just got a cream shadow brush) is pretty easy (although even blending isn't with a brush....easier if you use fingers and that's messy) and the color lasts very well (even in the Las Vegas heat, they are virtually waterproof). Blackground is MY personal favorite as the basis for a gorgeous smokey eye! I can create so many striking looks....adding various combinations of the other shades. The paint pots work equally well with MAC's new (also gorgeous) Mineralize eye shadows, too. MAC has created a very elegant and impressive eye makeup selection for fall that will be fabulous for the holidays too.....most of them (except Painterly) are very, very shimmery, though which tends to accentuate wrinkles and crepiness, so I use them as liners and/or on only part of my eye mixed with mattes or under powders.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Perfect cream eyeshadow for smoky eyes. Blackground can start off as a sheer, shimmery gray, then can build up to intensify into a rich, almost metallic looking black. I love it. Difficulty may be in the blending, either via the warmth of your fingertip or using a brush. I just soften up its harsh edges with a blending brush to buff out any harsh lines. I love how it covers the entire eye area smoothly and evenly and lasts all day without smudging, running, or creasing. Comes in a glass jar similar to MAC's fluidline jars, but bigger. Awesome new product line from MAC.