As someone with a significant amount of MAC products relative to the total amount of makeup products I own, it was about time I purchased a MAC Paint Pot. The first one I have chosen to try is in the shade Soft Ochre, a yellow beige shade in a cream finish. I purchased this with the intention of using it as a base to neutralize my eyelids and help powder eyeshadows adhere better. 

The pigmentation of this product, like most MAC products, is great. For those with more yellow undertones, this works as a perfect base to even out the eyelids. As a NC25, I find that this works well on its own just to cancel out any redness and veins on no-eyeshadow days. While it does crease on me, it works fine with a primer underneath. I also find that it creases less when it is set with a powder eyeshadow on top. Keep in mind that I do have eyelids that get oily throughout the day and I've been testing the product on warmer, summer days. I'm not too bothered by this point because normally, I would have to use a primer under any cream or powder eyeshadow anyway.

The product is smooth and I never have to use much product to get an even finish. I store the Paint Pot with the lid down to prevent the moisture from travelling to the bottom of the pot. It has been a month and there are no signs of dryness yet so fingers crossed that it won't ever dry up too much.

I'm definitely interested in trying some of the darker shades so leave suggestions below if you have any.
For $24CAD, it's not the cheapest cream shadow but it's quite average for a higher-end brand.
I would recommend the MAC Paint Pots overall but Soft Ochre in particular as a base.

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    1. They have quite a few different shades. Which one are you most interested in? :)
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    2. soft ochre, i think its the most versatile.

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  2. I might have to try this out. I am the same shade as you and I have a bit of veining on my eyelids so this may be able to help!

    thinksandra

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  3. I am trying the NYX Eyesshadow base that only comes in 1 nude colour and it works wonders :) Might be a good cheaper alternative?

    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. I haven't tried it before or heard much about it but it may be worth a try for others.

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  4. Im yet to own a mac paint pot! It is on the long list of beauty buys!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. It took me long enough to give it a try too.
      xx

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  5. This is my go to paint pot, it's perfect as a base and somedays I don't even put any shadow on top as I find this little Mac number is great at just neutralizing and brightening my eyes! Great post as always C xxx

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    1. Thanks Jen! I've worn it with Ricepaper eyeshadow by MAC on top of it before too just to set it and it helped with creasing for me. The two go perfectly together.
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  6. I've been really wanting to try this but every time i walk into a MAC counter, I always get distracted by the pretty eyeshadows and the pretty lipsticks...must.remember.this.next.time. xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. I often get distracted by their eyeshadows and blushes!
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  7. Very tempting product, I'm going to have to put it on my list of things to buy :P

    http://ncboodah.blogspot.ca

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    1. Hopefully it'll be as good as you expect it to be!
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  8. Haven't tried MAC paint pots before.. Maybelline's Colour Tattoos kinda fixed my cream eyeshadow craving.. for now. I've also been loving Rimmel Scandaleyes cream shadow pencils! xo

    Your Daily Break

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    1. I'm not a fan of cream shadow pencils because I personally find the ones in pots much easier to work with. I like the Maybelline Colour Tattoos, of course, but I also like the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows.

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  9. I love MAC products but have been put off completely after finding out that they're no longer cruelty free and it's such a shame however I do have to say that this looks lovely! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. It is a shame that they are no longer cruelty free. :(
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  10. MAC Paint Pots are the next thing on my wish list! Coveted :L

    Cathy
    http://whiskshooksandbooks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've got a few others on my mind. Oops!
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  11. I used to have Painterly and it was the perfect shade for my paler skin... loved that it evened out my eyelids before eyeshadow! I really want to try one of the shimmery ones.

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    1. Oh I want to try the shimmery ones too. Those and the darker ones.
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  12. Everyone seems to have a paint pot except for me. Thanks for the review! Ill be checking out some more because to me it would be an investment peice in my makeup collection.

    Beautyandthegin.blogspot.com

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    1. I finally have one and I like it. Definitely take a look.
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  13. I've never actually tried a Paint Pot from MAC, I went to buy Painterly the other day but they didn't have it in stock! They offered me Soft Ochre instead but also said it was yellow toned so I declined just incase it didn't suit me. I'll get my hands on Painterly eventually!

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    1. If Painterly would suit you more, go for it! Painterly and Soft Ochre are both great neutral bases.
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