Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Playing with Paint Pots!

OK ... all of you who are tired of seeing MAC stuff because this started out as a BE blog say aye ... j/k ... I promise I am still trying to get through my new stuff so I can get back to doing tutorials on the old stuff.

Anyways, I have finally gotten the hang of the paint pots from MAC and am starting to really like them. At first I hated them because they didn't give that foiled look to the shadows that I was looking for. Now, I completely love the fact that they can just be used on their own. And, as you will see here, the longevity of them is pretty astounding.

So ... my review on the paint pots ... so far I have Moss Scape, Greenstroke, Bare Study, Electro Sky, Pharoah, Rubenesque and Girl Friendly. They are all a great texture and consistency and feel sooooo refreshing going on. The only cons I can think of is that they can be kinda drying for me ... like today the feeling of them on took some getting used to and I am not thrilled with the crepey look of my lids in these pictures. That and you have to be very picky with the brushes you use to apply them, because they don't like certain brushes.

The final picture is a time comparison because I wanted to show how impressed I was with the wear of these. These was obviously done ELEVEN HOURS later, and will the exception of some minor flake off during the day (and I mean very minor) and a general fade to the vibrancy, these stayed on amazingly well. I can see why some ladies with oily lids won't live without these as their base!


basic face routine
MAC for Emmanuel Ungaro Cream Colour Base in Crushed Bougainvilla on cheeks; used fingers
MAC Lightscapade MSF over blush and on high points of face; used Heavenly Blush brush

MAC Bare Study paint pot over entire eye area; used large shadow brush from brush set
MAC Moss Scape paint pot in crease, lining lower lashline and on outer half of lid; used MAC 217 shadow brush and small shadow brush from brush set
MAC Greenstroke paint pot on inner half of lid, wrapped around inner corner and swept up into crease; used small shadow brush from brush set
MAC Blacktrack fluidline along upper lashline only; used MAC 209 liner brush
Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes mascara in Phenomen'Black; one coat, both lashlines
Lancome Oscillation mascara in Blackest Black; one coat, top lashline only

Duwop Prime Venom
Sephora #135 pale pink lip pencil
MAC for Emmanuel Ungaro Pure Rose lustre lipstick

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to post ... and thanks for looking!


  1. I love these greens they are amazing!
    And the wearing power of these colors are really astounding!
    I also love that lip color!
    This is just gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous! These are the perfect green. I love love love this!!

  3. Gorgeous greens! I really like how great these look on your eyes and how long they lasted. I'm impressed!

  4. great that you gave p/p another try..I'm a p/p kind of girl and has 10 colors so far..greenstroke is on my list and perky but got to stop buying for now..on lazy days I just wear groundwork or constructivist with a black liner and off I go..

  5. Amazing! The longevity is also amazing. I could never get it to look like that.


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