MAC Painterly Paint Pot

MAC Painterly Paint Pot is yet another product that I put off purchasing for a long time. Let's take a second to talk about primers...

MAC Painterly Paint Pot is yet another product that I put off purchasing for a long time.

Let's take a second to talk about primers and bases before I review this.

Primers, such as Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance are placed on your eyelid and blended out before eyeshadow is applied to help your eyeshadows adhere better and to help them to last all day without losing vibrancy or creasing.

Bases are typically applied to help an eyeshadow to show it's true color, or to help it to be more vibrant. They're also used to help pigments, glitters, etc stick better.

I've tried many primers and bases. Most recently, UDPP, TFSI, Nyx HD primer, Nyx Base, etc.

Let's discuss WHY I need a new primer/base.

My UDPP hit the bottom, and the small amount left wasn't doing anything for my eyeshadows.
My Nyx HD primer expired, and had also quit helping.
My TFSI separated in the tube, and no matter how many times I shook it up and mixed it back together, it just wasn't working anymore.
No matter which one I used, my eyeshadows were faded and creased within two hours.
This was incredibly frustrating, and I didn't know what else to do, other than to buy and try something else.
That's where MAC Painterly Paint Pot came in.


MAC Painterly Paint Pot is a flesh toned, matte cream base/primer.
I was so, so skeptical of this, because I thought, how can a cream product NOT slip around and crease my eyeshadows?
Well, let's discuss what I did wrong.
The first time I used this, it was a disaster, and my eyeshadow creased SO BAD within 45 minutes.
But, I decided to keep trying this because I knew that I had to have done something wrong.
What I had done wrong was, I applied way too much of this.
You don't need much at all. A very thin layer is enough.
When applied correctly, this stuff works wonders.
My eyeshadow is more vibrant than ever, and it's not going anywhere.
The most inexpensive, not so great quality eyeshadows go on vibrantly and stay on all day.
There's no fading or creasing, and it's been so nice.
The majority of the people who had told me to try MAC Paint Pots were people with drier eyelids, so I was skeptical. I have very dry skin but the oiliest eyelids you can imagine, and this worked for me.
I purchased Painterly Paint Pot because it's close to my skin tone, which means it also works as a concealer for my eyelids, removing the redness and covering the veins, leaving a completely even and blank canvas to work with.
I've heard these being compared to the Maybelline Color Tattoos, and while I love my Color Tattoos and I occasionally use them, they tend to crease on me and my paint pot doesn't.
Also, I find the Paint Pot to be creamier and easier to apply than the Color Tattoos that I own.
So, I totally recommend MAC Paint Pots if nothing is working for you.
They retail for $20, which is average for a base/primer.
Also, they come in a variety of shades, not only nude colors, and I'm thinking of picking up a few more.
Thanks for reading the post, and I hope you enjoyed it!
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