April 17, 2012 at 3:40 am #165976
So i have wanted to purchase a few MAC paintpots for a while now but im not sure as to what colours to start off with.
What would you say are the essential colours i should buy, what would do you consider to be the basics, what colours do you use more than others. I would really appreciate your help, as in Australia MAC is ridiculously expensive!!!! They are about $35 australian dollars thats just over $36 usa dollars!! So another question i have is do you now any legitimate ebay or online sellers who ship worldwide or to Australia????
Thanks so much Mugs!April 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm #166048
makeupemporium1 is legit; I believe she ships worldwide. Specktra has an ongoing thread regarding legitimate MAC sellers on eBay and swappers on Makeup Alley…
I don’t own any paint pots either, but I’ve had my eye on them for a while. I think the obvious answers in regards to which colours would be something like Painterly or Soft Ochre. I’d like to hear others’ thoughts.April 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm #166090
i just ordered one in soft ochre. it shipped today, so if you can wait a few days, i’ll definitely get back to you. no primer seems to work for me (i don’t even have oily skin) so it’s my last attempt at trying to make my shadows look pigmented. on marlena’s list of primers, she says it’s her favorite by far. of course, a lot of people do wear them alone, especially when they come out with gorgeous limited edition shades. rubenesque, painterly and soft ochre do seem to be the most popular. if you want to wear it alone, bare study and rubenesque seem to be really nice with a sheen finish.April 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm #166119
Shelly thanks for the link makes thing much easier amd cheaper too lol
R4chel77 i might wait and see what you have to say, im worried soft ochre is going to be too yellow for me but you tell me what younthink about it once you have it.
From what everyone online is saying top two are soft ochre and painterly, but i have had my eye on gardenwork i think its called, its a skimmer brown.April 18, 2012 at 6:59 am #166168
Correction “groundwork” is the colour i meant not gardenwork lolApril 18, 2012 at 11:22 am #166188
i will get back to you ASAP. i thought it might be too yellow but painterly seemed a little pink and that might bring out my rosy cheeks/under eye circles more. i also have tried kat von d’s primer, which is a little yellow, but it worked great for me.April 18, 2012 at 11:46 am #166201
i have Painterly and Bare Study and love them both! Painterly is on a pinky side so you might wanna see if you want a pinky one get it if not go with soft ocher, they are both matte. Bare Study is a nude color as well, but it is shimmery one. I love to use matte eyeshadows but sometimes they look a bit too plain so i like to use Bare Study paintpot under them to give some more kind of a subtle shimmer to the look so its not as dull.April 18, 2012 at 11:59 am #166203
not even like shimmer but more like sheen, little glowApril 20, 2012 at 2:32 am #166738
I agree with all the ladies. My all time favorite paintpot is painterly.I Can use it for all my shadows whether its shimmered or matte.April 21, 2012 at 9:47 am #166905
hey, soft ochre is not at all too yellow. it’s actually more of a flesh tone although definitely is slightly yellow. haha what i’m trying to say is that even though my skin tone is neutral borderline cool tone and i have blue eyes/rosy cheeks, it goes well with my complexion. judging from your picture, it would suit you very well, too. it’s super creamy and i can imagine that it might crease on someone with oily lids, at least if worn without primer. since it technically is not a primer, i recommend wearing one thinly underneath of it. i found it to be long lasting and it does not clump up like nyx jumbo pencils can (where your eyelid gets a sort of wrinkly texture when you apply eyeshadow). i’m having issues with pigmentation of eyeshadow for some reason, so i feel like absolutely nothing is making my eyeshadows appear vividly, but this is definitely working better than any primer i’ve used. i generally just really like the texture; it’s creamy but dries to a texture that is skin-like and sort of perfects the skin’s surface. if i wanted to do a super natural look or one that entailed very little eyeshadow, like some 50′s looks do, this would be a perfect product to use… i’m trying to be detailed so you can get the best idea of this product, but ask me any questions that i leave out. i like that very little is needed to cover the eye from lashes to brow opaquely.April 22, 2012 at 7:20 am #167031
R4chel77 thanks for the details repsonse…. You have answered a lot of questions i had about the product. From what you and others have said its definately i product to at least try out and either way if its used as a base or as a colour on the lid, its worth it.. Im going to go with painterly and soft ochre and if one goes better i might do a swap or something but hopefully i will love both!!!
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