Saturday, 8 June 2013

Love: MAC Paint Pots 'Rubenesque' & 'Painterly'


I have a confession to make: MAC is a brand I love to hate. It all started years ago when I walked into MAC asking for a foundation. I left the counter with my purse almost 100 quid lighter and looking like I was off to take part in a drag act. I was froze in the chair with fear, I couldn't take my eye's of the SA's fancy dress style makeup and from then untill I started this blog I never went back. I hated the foundation they recommended for my skin, it made me look like a bright pink wax work! Within half an hour my face looked like it was melting and the brush (187): match made in hell.

 It wasn't untill I joined the blogging world that I decided I needed to get me some MAC lippies. I went for the Cremesheen formula and guess what, I loved them! The next thing I went for was a Mineral Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle which I also love and after reading countless rave reviews on the eyeshadows I felt the need to buy some - hated them. I swore I wasn't going to try anything else from the brand but I'm so glad my curiosity got the better of me.

Top: Painterly | Bottom: Rubenesque
I recently ordered 2 Paint Pots: Painterly & Rubenesque. Painterly looks like the most boring shade I've ever laid eyes on but it's also the most useful. I don't wear eyeshadow everyday but my eyelids have a lot of discolouration which needs covered up. Painterly covers EVERYTHING and matches my eyelid colour perfectly. It's one of those products that instantly make you look better but no one knows you're wearing anything. It can be used as a base for other shadows but I only use it on it's own to create a clean eye look with lashings of mascara. I've even used it under my eyes when I'm having a lazy day and my dark circles aren't too bad. Painterly is a product everyone should own. Rubenesque unlike Painterly isn't at all boring to look at and is so easy to swipe on when you're in a rush. I don't go to town with my eye makeup for daytime looks, I don't often bother adding a darker colour in the crease. I'm a one lid colour girl so products like this are perfect for me. It can be sheered out for a really subtle look or you can layer it up for more colour pay off.

The texture is really creamy but dries down once on the lid and doesn't budge or crease on me at all. I love both and NEED to get more. What shades should I try next?

Were you late getting on the Paint Pot Train like me?
Do you own these shades?

MAC Paint Pots £14.50 from MAC. I ordered mine from Debenhams to make sure I got my Beauty Club Card points.

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18 comments:

  1. I haven't tried Paint Pots. They both look great in different ways...you've definitely tempted me! Do they crease? Xx

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    1. I haven't had any creasing at all. They dry down and don't budge but I think if theres any dry patches on the lids it would show them up.
      xo

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  2. Bare Study is pretty much my go to shade-it's perfect for just a wash of subtle colour on the lid or perfect as a primer. I also bought lets skate but its full of glitter and I am not so much a fan of that one. I've just bought Eclair from the Baking Beauties range, waiting for it to arrive!!

    I have been following you on bloglovin for ages but just followed you on GFC as well!

    Stacey
    expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Think I might go for Bare Study next, looks like a great everyday colour. Eclair is gorgeous.
      xo

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    2. Just saw the rest of your comment. Thanks for following :)
      xo

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  3. oh wow rubenesque looks amazing! what a stunning shade! love mac paint pots, but havn't tried much from them either. I need to try their lipsticks I think :) xx

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    1. You'll love the lipsticks! Cremesheens are my fave formula.
      xo

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  4. Haven't tried any of these yet but have been meaning to. Rubenesque looks perfect might have to invest. X

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  5. I bought my first Paint Pot not long ago in the shade Let's Skate but I'm keen to buy one. I love the look of Rubenesque! xx

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    1. I love the look of Lets Skate but was worried it might look too glittery on me.
      xo

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  6. These shades look gorgeous, much better than in the pots, xoxo.

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    1. In the pots and even swatched I thought Painterly was going to look like brown shadow on me but it doesn't at all, it's invisible on the lid.
      xo

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  7. I love Mac Paint Pots. It is one of the very few things I use from them now. x

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    1. I hardly own anything from MAC but have a feeling these 2 Paint Pots will multiply very soon. ;)
      xo

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  8. These are the only two pain points I own and the only ones I feel like I need - these two are really great!

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  9. Paint para Mac - Paint Tool SAI Mac such as MyBrushes and MyPaint is worth considering when digital painters need Paint Tool SAI for Mac

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