MAC • Bare Canvas Paint • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
This little gem has been a staple in my makeup arsenal for quite a while now and I don't know what I'd do without it!! I've heard folks say "it's a paint pot in a tube" but I think it's much more blendable, applies easier, and is WAY less drying than the paint pot formulas (although I do adore them as well). I love using it as my eyeshadow primer...it makes my shadow last forever, have amazing color, and they don't crease at all during the day. It's such a beautiful color, I usually let a bit peek out on its own as well! (It is somewhat shimmery, so just keep that in mind in case you're not into shimmer). Lemme tell you, it will last till ya wash it off! It's also great for light makeup days because it brightens and covers just enough to take the "dull and dark" out of my lids. I have always applied this product very light handed and sheer whether I'm using it for primer or shadow...I've found that applying it too thick had a bit of a drying effect on my lids, but I've heard that some people remedy that by applying it on a damp lid or with a damp brush? I haven't braved that territory just yet, but this stuff is definitely worth the money and I imagine it would flatter just about any skin tone, even if just as a highlighter. Happy MAC painting!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Expensive but the best! Tube and screw cap perhaps a little awkward for some but doesn't bother me. Tube lasts a long time. I use bare canvas to prime my eyelids before eyeshadow application. Covers my blue and red veins completely and evens out the skin tone on my lids - making them look naturally flawless! Does't crease or settle into lines and it prolongs eyeshadow wear :) Highly recommend and will buy for life!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I wanted a cream type eye shadow that would look good on it's own as my eyelids but better and still operate as a good eyeshadow base for when I wanted to wear other eyeshadow looks. I thought that was what I was getting with this product. First of all the tube is tiny and if left unopened (as when you're applying the eyeshadow to that first eyelid), a bunch will leak right out, and it'll be much more that would normally be used. Secondly, the eyeshadow itself is quite dry and the sparkle in it is not terrible but still too noticable for me and when it dries it seems to have the worst texture. It seemed too that every powder eyeshadow that went over it then accentuated the dryness and unappealing texture as well. I think I was looking for something a little more hydrating and convenient but this is too difficult to work with.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I find this better than paint pots which dry out and dot go on smoothly, although the packaging of this is horrendous.
The product itself is great but very thick. The best way ive fould to use this is to use like a synthetic or duo fibre fluffy blending eye shadow brush. Im currently using thebaseshadow brush from the Real Techniques eye shadow set.
You just need to buff a very small amount. I also find the colour to be a great neutral. Soft Ochre just looks too obvious and almost white and painterly is too pale and pink on my NC42 skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Overall nice product.
Package - tricky to use, tiny aluminum tube, easy to waste half of the content in one clumsy move. Besides, my tube appeared to be 1/4 empty which is very disappointing.
Texture is nice and silky, need a very tiny piece to cover the upper lid, no need to rub or blend a lot. First creamy, then gets powdery on skin.
Color is right to be eye shadow base, with a very subtle shimmer.
Staying power is fine, 6 hours w/o creasing. Doesn't over-dry my skin and doesn't emphasize wrinkles.
Could by it again, but there is enough stuff of the same quality for half of the price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was hoping to use this as highlighter for inner eye corner and as shadow base. I found it to be overly shiny and not suitable for day. Also it creased on my lids.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
NC25 Chinese = no eyelids.
The color blends right in, no issue. If you love wearing bold and shimmery, creamy looking shadows like the MAC SAs do, this probably is the perfect product.
But since I tend to do a sheer wash of neutral shadow over my lidless area btwn my eyes and brows, the powdery finish of this product makes it look like I am wearing more makeup than I want to. Would not buy again for my purpose, unless I start going all out with fierce eye makeup.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This stuff is okay. It doesn't do much of anything, but I don't really know what I was expecting given it is flesh-toned cream. It's in a little metallic tube that doesn't squeeze out the right amount of product. The product itself is thick and creamy and dries to kind of a powdery finish. I read on these boards that it could be used alone as a nude shadow wash, or I could layer shadow on top and the color of the shadow would pop. Unfortunately, when I use it alone it doesn't do anything, just kind of evens out my eyelids. It doesn't make my eyeshadow color any more true, and on top of all of that, it creases. I might try these Paints in a shimmery neutral, but Bare Canvas isn't that great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using this for a couple of days now and i think it cool. You can wear it alone which i have tried as a smokey eye look and as a primer so far nothing to complain to much about. Packaging could be much better.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I found this at a CCO so I went ahead and bought since it was $11.75 USD and I was low on eye primer. I usually use LORAC or Urban Decay. With the price tag and the fact that I could Back to MAC it I thought, why not? Mistake. I usually have on makeup from 6 am to 9 pm and bare canvas doesn't last until 9. But Urban Decay and LORAC do! I do like the fact that it evens out my skin tone so I can put shadow looks better on top. I took off one lippie since the paint oozes out of the poor packaging sometimes and another since it doens't last all day. Will not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I've been trying out this product for a few months. I like it alot! It works better than the standard primers, and better than my fav NARS primer. Packaging is tricky to work with if you sqeeze out to much you can't put it back into the tube and it goes to waste. A little goes along way. If you apply too much will look cakey. Dries to a matte silky feel. Definitely a must for those with very oily lids like me. If the paint pots don't work for you this will. Only complaint is the packaging, but I can understand, if it came in a pot form it would dry out very fast. Will be re-purchasing other shades.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
You dont need much product.
It dosen't crease at all. Lasts a long time.
I like the fine shimmer particals.
The texture is strange, its like a powdery cream that dry's to a powder finish. Its hard to get use to but i do like the product and i use it everyday for an eyeshadow base.
I would say i prefure this eyeshadow primer to urban decay primer potion , as udpp creased on me after i had been using it for a while (dont know why).
Really recommend this product , i really like the look of it on my skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
very average quality product. its intended for an eyeshadow base but is wayyy too thick, the eye area is delicate and should not have heavy products placed on it, let alone designed for it.. not impressed. i wouldnt recommend anyone buy this, but i have found a way of using it,, mixing it with my NP Set Eye Primer to thin it out and now it works a treat :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for several years and had thought I had developed an allergy to it, but as it turned out, it was an eyeshadow. But because I was unsure of this product, I went and tested several other primers out there. I found a few perform better (Lorac, TFSI) but they all irritate my eyes in some form or fashion, so I'm sticking with this. I have insanely dry skin, except for my eyelids which for some reason are really oily, thus my eyeliner and eye shadow would be gone in about an hour after applying. This color is really neutral and I only apply it to my lids (if I put it any higher on my lid, it does crease, pretty bad). Then I apply my liner and shadow and it stays all day. It's very, very good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I use this as eye shadow primer. Its great. It keeps my make up from creasing. I use it before applying my Lucky Tom palette.
I gave it a 3 in packaging. The tube is so sensitive to pressure! I'm finally at a point where a ton doesn't come out if I squeeze it but that's because I've used about half of it. When its brand-new, it seems like just touching the sides will make a lot of it shoot out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for a few days now as a primer and I'm really liking it a lot better than my usual go-to eye primer by Urban Decay. Bare Canvas creates a smooth base with no creasing, and it dries quickly to a powdery finish, which is perfect for either cream of powder eyeshadows. So far, in conjuction with MAC and Armani shadows (I haven't tried other brands with it yet), it helps the shadow stay on pretty much all day. I found that with UDPP, I would have to add a touch of translucent power on top of it or else any eyeshadow would stick a little too much and not blend very well. Bare Canvas eliminates the extra step.
My only (minor) complaint is the packaging. You have to unscrew the cap very carefully while making sure you aren't adding any pressure on the tube itself because it can come shooting out pretty quickly. Also, be very careful not to squeeze too much out of the tube. On the plus side, it's more sanitary than a a product that comes in a pot. It's slightly cheaper than UDPP, and I'm guessing that as long as you only use exactly as much as you need each time, it will last as long as a tube of UDPP, if not longer. A little goes a really long way.
A tip that works for me: To minimize waste, instead of squeezing the product onto the back of my hand, I instead very carefully squeeze a tiny amount onto a metal lid (like from a mason jar) or artist palette, and use a flat concealer or synthetic flat eyeshadow brush to apply it. I don't squeeze any liquid or cream based product (foundation, face primer) onto the back of my hand anymore because I find I waste more product that way because it absorbs into my skin. As an added bonus, I don't have to scrub my hands extra hard to get the product out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
I really love the texture of this product. It's smooth and helps create a good canvas for eyeshadow application. The only bad side is, like all other Mac eye products, this really irritates my eyes. It burns as if I had applied some alcohol on it. It would've been perfect if this would suit sensitive eyes like mine.
I am NC35 and it helps even out the tone on my lids and allows the shadows to blend easily and colors show up more. Now the packaging isn't so good. Every time i open the cap it shoots out more product than i need, which happens before i even squeeze the tube. So i put left over product in a different sealed container and tried to use it the next day and it's dry. Oh well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I tried this as a primer on the recommendation of a MAC makeup artist since I have so much trouble with creasing. I was new to MAC and didn't know about the paint pots. Now that I've tried both, I don't really know why this was recommended! It's less dense than the paint pots and does even out skin tone, but I found that it doesn't do much to help with the longevity of my shadow.
Also the packaging is quite frustrating because like some medical squeeze tubes, if an air bubble gets trapped, this sometimes keeps on coming out whether you want it to or not. This leads to a lot of wasted product that you can't get back in the tube and also can't store in a travel container for use later since it will dry out after a few hours. The range of colours isn't very large - if there were more colours I might find that it was worth the packaging fiasco. There are a couple of lovely colours for use instead of shadow (like Bamboom), but overall, though I have 6 or 7 of these, I don't find myself reaching for them all that often.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
YUS! Finally, creasing is gone. My eyeshadow looked fresh and didn't start creasing until at least ten hours after applying. The colour is about the same as my skin tone (NC15-20) with a pretty gold sheen. I just squeeze out the smallest amount I physically can, and share it between two fingers. One finger for each eyelid. You only need a small amount.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love the nude colour with the subtle golden pink shimmer, very small quantity required, and how easy this product blends into the skin.
Personally this product just doesn't work for me as a good eyeshadow base as my lids are too oily and I find after 5 hours my shadow is fading and creasing. I prefer MAC's paint pots, Too Face Eyeshadow Insurance, and Urban Decay Primer Potion, as all three products really work for my oily lids. I can wear any of those three as a base and have prefect eye shadow for 12+ hours.
I did try wearing Too Face Eyeshadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion as an initial base then apply the Bare Canvas on top, but it still didn't work to my satisfaction as I still had creasing and fading before the work day ended.
I hate to waste so I have been occasionally using Bare Canvas Paint under the brow bone as a hi-light as the skin is drier. I will try to use it up, but will not repurchase as it didn't work as a good base for me and I own a lot of hi-lighters already.