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Paint Pots: A Review


Paint Pots. On a whim my friend and I decided to go to MAC a few days ago. She wanted to get some more information on the Paint Pots and I happily tagged along. Who doesn’t love to discover new products, right? I haven’t been into a MAC store in a while so I’m no longer really familiar with everything they carry.

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Both my friend and I have the same issue, we love a great smokey eye but somehow after a few hours, we just look like raccoons….Not very attractive. I’ve been told to apply powder or to apply a base but none of these remedies really work and I’m not dying to apply anything over top of my makeup to set it. I’ve probably said this before, but I don’t love having too much ‘stuff’ on my face as it always feels too heavy.

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Well you can imagine my skepticism when the makeup artist showed us the Paint Pots. According to her, you can either use it on its own or blend in another colour. After the Paint Pots sets, your makeup won’t bleed! She created a lovely smokey eye on my friend and promised it would look like that until she took it off. Sold! We both purchased Painterly, a very neutral base (once on it’s almost exactly the same colour as my skin). Since we are the proud owners of Urban Decay’s Naked 2 palette, we decided that we could layer those colours over top. The only tip she gave us was to blend fast as the product sets quickly. Also make sure to close the lid tightly so it doesn’t dry up.


This was the spontaneous text I got this morning. I decided to take it all one step further and applied Painterly to my lids right before going to the gym. I know, I know it’s horrible for my skin but anything to test a product! After a very intense run on the treadmill, with lots of sweating involved, I was amazed to discover that my eye makeup looked great. I had applied a little bit of pale gold pigment over top and it didn’t budge.

So I can safely say that if you are like me and you get those lovely raccoon eyes toward the end of an evening, try out the Paint Pots!

(I have to take a second to thank my friend who let me take her pic in the mall with my phone, under bad lighting. She’s a great sport!)

Have you tried paint pots?

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