10 Days of Beauty – Day 7: MAC Painterly Paint Pot
For the longest time, I wondered how so many of those MAC MUA’s on instagram got their eyeshadows to POP the way they do. As I watched more and more YouTube videos, I saw that many of them were using MAC Paint Pots as a base/primer. I had always thought I was doing something wrong with my application of shadows (I was using UD’s Primer Potion).
I know many of you girls swear by UD, but it never did much for me. I felt that it never grabbed color, or made it pop on my lids (especially being a girl with some color).
So I bit the bullet, and ordered a paint pot in Soft Ochre, and actually received Painterly from my good friend Raj during our beauty swap. I must say, I AM IN LOVE. It doubles as a base, and a primer, and really seems to make my shadows pop. If you’re in the market for a new primer/base, and were wondeirng how to get your shadows to really show their true colors, pick it up!
The difference between Painterly and Soft Ochre, I feel, is that Soft Ochre is a little more on the pinkish side, while Painterly seems more cream/off white.
How I apply: I usually just use my ring finger and apply to my lid, brow bone, and under eye to catch any fall out (or to stick any shadows I wish to apply under my lower lash line). A little goes a LONG way, and I feel that they will last you a long time.
Paint Pots retail for about $17.50, and can be purchased at any local MAC counter, store, or online here.