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Saturday, 16 August 2014

Mac paint pots - review

I've been loving my mac paint pots recently and they're especially great when I'm in a bit of a rush. Usually I use my Urban Decay primer potion and then several different eyeshadow shades to create my desired look for the day but if I have no time for such elaborate artwork one of my Mac paint pots always comes to the rescue

I don't need a separate eye primer so it saves time there and I find
a quick layer of my favourite shade and a quick sweep of a slightly darker Mac powder eyeshadow using the nifty Mac 217 brush and I'm good to go! My favourites at the moment are 'let's skate' and 'camel coat'

Let's skate is a pink shade with a gold shimmer and camel coat is a matte brown/taupe type colour. Both of these work well with a bit of satin taupe Mac eye shadow through the crease to finish the look.

I also have to give some love to my other favourite shade, 'blackground'. This is great if you want a super quick smokey eye look. I smooth some of this all over the lid then apply Mac eyeshadow in shade 'knight divine' on top and then blend out the edges with a lighter silver shade using  a Mac 217 brush.

These last for ages and I haven't had any issues with them drying out. I do store them upside down which is a tip I was given ages ago for cream shadows and gel liners in pots so maybe that's helped. They don't have a huge shade range but you can create loads of different looks when you pair them with different eye shadows and they regularly bring out limited edition shades. Next on my list to try are painterly, dangerous cuvee and frozen violet. The paint pots cost £15.50 and are available here

What are your favourite Mac paint pot shades? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. I've never tried thesebut they look a bit similar to maybelline colour tattoo pots (which I love!) will have to try some when i'm next in the vicinity of a MAC counter

    1. They are pretty similar, I love the Maybelline colour tattoos too :)