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Sunday 8 July 2012


Hey guys!
It's been ages since I've done a review so I thought instead of bombarding you all with 'Wish Away Monday' posts, I'd chuck in a review. I know that post people have this product, but for any of you that are wondering if it's worth the money, then this is the post for you!

What the website says - 'M·A·C Paint Pot. A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The next generation of a popular M·A·C formula, Paint Pots maintains all the intense traits of its inspiration. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners. Available in matte and pearl formulas.'

Texture and Pigmentation - The texture is smooth but also drys quite quick. You have to work with this product pretty fast if you are planning on blending it. As this is a nude colour, there isn't much to go on pigmentation as it is just a smudge darker than my skin tone. It works fantastic as a base and a primer. As I have very oily eyelids, I use Urban Decay Primer Potion first and then this and keeps my eye makeup still.

Scent - I think this product doesn't really smell of anything, but if you smell it for a long time (I don't know why you would, but I just did) it smells a little like face paint, but only a little. This scent doesn't smell once you've put it on your eyes.

Packaging and Price - If I'm honest, I think that most people do like MAC's basic packaging. It's sleek, sturdy and elegant, what more could you want? You get 5g of product, which I think is pretty good for the price tag, but I do think that you are paying for the packaging than the product. The price on the MAC UK website is £14.50 but on the  House Of Fraser website it's £13.50! Even though you're only saying a pound, it's better than a poke in the eye! Also, it says that there is only 12 left, so go grab yourself one a pound cheaper!

Hope you've enjoyed this review! Have you tried any paint pots? Let me know what you think below!


  1. I have very dry eye lids and the paint pots can def emphasize dry skin but I love this product and use it almost every single day. It never creases for me and makes my shadows pop.
    Great review

  2. I have been debating on trying a paint pot for a long time! I've heard that they do dry very quick and that is definitely a con for me but I think i still should try the product for myself!
    Great blog :)

  3. Hi! :) Love this post and also your blog:) I´m a new follower*Hope you can follow my blog back! Kisses

    1. Thank you, I will check your blog out :-) xo

  4. I love paintpots (sadly I only have one though :() and I've been trying to decide which one I should get next and after seeing this, painterly looks like the one!

    -Rhi xx

    1. This is the only paint pot that I own and I'm so glad that I chose this one! I think you should go for it :-) xo