‹ Review: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre ›24.8.13
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.
Have you tried the MAC Paint Pots?
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