MAC Paint Pots
What are they exactly? What do they do? Why do I need one?
Do you feel that…
- normal eyeshadow primers just do not cut it?
- you need more coverage due to unevenness or veins?
- you want to add a bit of color correctiveness to your eyelid area?
Answer yes to any of these? Then MAC Paint Pots are a great way to go.
They are a creamy, thick, and opaque cream which means great coverage when applying to the eye area. They blend out beautifully and can be wore alone or with eyeshadow. Since they create a barrier between your skin and eyeshadow, they can increase the longevity of your eyeshadow and prevent the shadow from creasing or sliding off due to oiliness.
MAC Painterly –
Painterly is a cool, ash brown neutral shade with a matte finish. This shade gets a ton of love from Youtube and beauty bloggers. It blanks out the lid and provides a great base for a variety of colors. For my skin tone, it is a bit too cool/ashy but I do know it works with a wide range of lighter skin tones.
MAC Layin’ Low –
Layin’ Low is a warm, beige with a matte finish. I feel like this shade doesn’t get a lot of love but it’s a much better match for me than Painterly. It won’t make your shadows pop as much as a lighter shade does but it evens out the eyelid provides a more neutral base for eyeshadow application. This can even be worn alone for a fresh face, no-makeup makeup look.
MAC Groundwork –
Groundwork is a medium, dusty brown with a satin finish. I really like this color but I feel like I would use it more on its own as opposed to as a base due to its satin finish. This is perfect for quick makeup days because you can just apply this shade, a little eyeliner and mascara, and your eye look is complete.
Overall, I love the color payoff and opacity. The matte shades are great for evening out skin tone and providing a base for eyeshadow application. There are only a few shades in the permanent collection – most of them being neutrals and shimmers. I plan on getting a few more to add to the collection. I’m looking to get Soft Ochre, Bare Study, and possibly Quite Natural.
Do you have any MAC Paint Pots? If so, what shades and how do you use them?