syeung2's review of MAC Paint Pot in Cash Flow [DISCONTINUED]


37 reviews

81% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$



Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

LE, Feb 2008, Fafi Collection

Product - Missed the original release but finally got my grubby little hands on this one. MAC calls this "green gold with gold pearl" - the green is hard to see unless you do a side-by-side comparison with other golden shades. On my AAB/NC25 skin, this wears as antiqued gold with a metallic finish and the teeniest tinge of olive green. With a light-handed application (i.e., sheered out as an eyeshadow base instead of worn alone at full strength), Cash Flow almost looks like a pale yellowish-gold on me and the undertone leans neutral to cool. Fantastic staying power on my generally oily lids.

Comparisons - MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre is matte, and lighter, more beige in comparison. NARS Cyprus powder eyeshadow is lighter, warmer, and slightly more golden-tan in color. Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in Birthday Suit is more neutral, less golden, more pinkish-sand in color.

Packaging - Round glass jar with domed black lid, like Fluidlines jars but wider.

Overall - Great alone or as an eyeshadow base. I typically wear Soft Ochre as an everyday neutral eyeshadow base, Rubenesque when I want a warmer base with shimmer, and now I have Cash Flow when I want a cooler golden base. continued >>

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