M·A·C Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

My new found love must be M·A·C Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. I've heard a lot of these Paint Pots from all over, and they are generally loved as an eyeshadow base. The first one I got was Painterly, another infamous Paint Pot, but I didn't fall in love with it, and so it kinda disappeared into a drawer. When Soft Ochre came with the N collection, I didn't even know what M·A·C was yet, but when I discovered that it was a more yellowish natural base available from M·A·C Online, I decided to try it out. Do I regret giving Paint Pots another chance? No, not at all.

Some people say that these Paint Pots can be used as primers, but if you like me have oily lids you will be disappointed. The Paint Pots will not keep the eyeshadow from creasing, unless you use a primer underneath, like Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance or even Benefit Lemon Aid. Needless to say, I have always used UDPP ever since I discovered it, and I can wear a look for a whole day without any creasing at all. I don't know if you understand which one I mean, but there's a look called "Sunset Eyes" which always makes me drool. It consists of yellow on the inner half of the lid, light orange on the rest, and deep orange or even pink in the outer corner and crease. To me it's a truly gorgeous look IF you manage to find the correct shades. I'm fairly new to building the color so mine turned out rather pale, but in daylight it still looked nice. I naturally started with UDPP, put Soft Ochre on top as a base, before I moved on to pigments in the colors Golden Lemon, Melon and Rose in that order. I did not foil them, and I was not satisfied with the intensity at all, so I used M·A·C Firespot in the outer corner and crease for a little more color. Soft Ochre made a really good-looking base, and I can truthfully say that I've found "my base" in it.

The Verdict:
RatingThe common mistake people do is believing that this is a primer that will prevent creasing. It's not, it's a base. If you're lucky you might be able to use it without a primer underneath, but I can't. Since it's clearly stated that this is a base, I'm not going to let it affect my decision when grading, even though it would have been nice if it acted like a primer as well. Soft Ochre gives my lids a light lemony color, and it works perfect with my skin tone. Since it's slightly sticky it helps keeping both pigments and eyeshadow in general in place, and it didn't feel heavy at all. It kept my look just as nice as when I put it on still after several hours of wear, and it gave my lids a very soft, velvety feel. What can I say? M·A·C Paint Pot in Soft Ochre is absolutely worth the money, and I'm in love.

Get your M·A·C Paint Pot at Glasmagasinet in Oslo for 160,- NOK, or order it online from ACW for $15.99 USD. Smile

Posted by Shamini on July 31, 2009 – 6:34 PM

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  1. You can get a sample of it too, at makeupgeek.com Smile I have it!

    I can’t use it as a primer, so I have to get one of those famous Urban Decay Potion or something.

  2. Yes, you most certainly can! I have a sample of Artifact and Delft, but I don’t like the idea of it drying out on me. Anyway, it shouldn’t be used as a primer, since that not what it’s mean for, but UDPP is heaven sent for that purpose! Smile

  3. I’m waiting Rubenesque in the mailSmile I also ordered som samples from makeupgeek. Hope I get it FAST!Wink

  4. You’ll have to tell me how you like Rubenesque! MakeupGeek have had their packages here in a week, or so. I’ve ordered items from there three times, and I will be ordering again for sure. Smile

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