MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study

4.2

491 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

I was looking for a colour with shimmer to brighten my eyes and be subtle enough for everyday use with some mascara and natural blush and lips. A make up artist at Mac recommended Jest (which I loved and is now in my wish list), but I wanted something like that in cream texture. She gave me Bare Study.

So, firstly, Bare Study is not exactly Jest in cream, Jest has more pink to it I think and has more intense colour pay off. Bare Study is a kind of pinkish champagne colour with golden shimmer which looks silvery from another angle (how does it even do that, I've no idea). It's sheer, so if you want to build the colour up, you need to layer it and use a primer first.

It suits my cool toned skin beautifully and lights up my eyes, making them look rested. But it is not the shimmery shadow that will pop, it's better for subtle looks, like a lovely highlighter that does its job but is not too much in your face. I set it with a translucent powder for a subtle well rested look or use it as a base for a shimmery shadow if I want something more intense. It lasts a good 10 hours and can be used all over the lid, on the brow bone, or even as a highlighter for the cheekbones. I read somewhere that it's the creamy equivalent of Mary Lou manizer by The Balm, but I don't have that so I dont' know if it's true or not.

But ladies, can we talk texture? Let's talk texture. The texture is HEAVENLY. I mean, really amazing. Painterly is not like that! Bare Study is so soft and velvety, that I forego using a brush in order to feel it on my finger. It's luxurious and kind of fluffy like a mousse, and makes me feel as if I am Amelie (you know, from the movie? ) going after the simple pleasures in life. Yes, this texture is a simple pleasure on my fingertip, greatly appreciated on a Monday morning before work.

If you are a tactile person, go for it, no kidding.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

Another great Mac product. It doesn't crease which is a miracle for a creme eye shadow! However if I want to use the gel eye liner I must set this with a powder shadow or the gel transfers badly. I love the shimmer and wear this alone often. Much more versatile than painterly.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I LOVE this product! Quick, easy, looks gorgeous and LASTS! I It's very shimmery, but I like that! I can use this alone or under powder shadow. No creasing or smearing!

My one complaint: I feel like the packaging, while beautiful, allows the product to dry out. The seal doesn't feel very tight. (That being said.. mine has lasted 4+ years ;-D )
I have tried Maybelline Color Tattoo for comparison, but it wasn't quite as good!

Try it out!


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So pretty and princessesque. I use it every day under my brow for that glow and lift


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Bare Study is a pretty gold pink duochrome shimmer that brings light to my eyes. I had a hell of a time blending out the edges at first, but I've found that throwing a powder crease color on is easier than attempting to blend out the Paint Pot. So many shadows work well for this (warm, cool, peaches, purples, browns, etc.) that I can bring new life to Bare Study very easily. My current favorite combination is: Bare Study all over lid and through crease, Makeup Geek Unexpected on outer corner, Urban Decay Toasted in crease, MAC Naked Lunch on lid. Best application method I've found includes patting and blending across the lid with a fluffy brush. You will likely need to use a primer underneath to keep it from creasing.

Pros:
* lovely, complex shimmer
* sheer but buildable
* creamy application
* lightens the eyes
* versatile with many color families
* very generous amount of product
* long-lasting

Cons:
* needs primer
* needs to be stored upside-down to stay creamy
* edges can be difficult to blend out

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I find that eye shadow moves around and creases a lot on my eyelids so when I heard about people using the MAC paint pots and it not creasing I was really excited to try it. However, I find that it does crease after wearing it all day so I wasn't overly impressed. I really love the colour and the slight shimmer though so I still wear it. It just means i have to blend the crease back out once or twice a day.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am SO glad I finally purchase this... After 6 paint pots bought, I finally got this one. A keeper! I can now rock some eyeshadows I was putting aside!

My two favorites looks at the moment:
Bare study all over the lid with Club e/s in the outer lid and the crease.
Bare study all over the lid with Expensive pink e/s in the center of the lid.

I will definetly repurchase!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I love this stuff!! Eye shadow always, always creased on my eyelids and drove me crazy. I heard great things about these paint pots and finally decided to pay a little extra $$ and try one out. At first I applied it with a brush but I actually find it applies smoother and more easily with my pinky finger. It stays on all day, never creases, and still looks fab at the end of the day! This one has a little shimmer to it. I like more of a "natural" look so I just use one swipe of this before applying mascara to brighten my eyes a little. It has lasted me forever (one year and I'm not even half-way through). I'd recommend trying it out at the store just to make sure you like the color against your skin tone, but otherwise, go for it! Great product.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this eye shadow!!! I love the colour, I have fair skin so it help bring out my eyes. its not a cakey texture its perfect you can appy it with a brush or even ur fingertips. I personally use this as a base on its own.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I tried this on in the store. I wanted something to wear as an all over lid color. This is too glittery and washes my olive skin tone out. I got rubanesque instead.




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