Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Swatches: MAC Paint Pots

Hello loves,

Ah - so I'm really coming into my own with this blog.
Finding what works and what doesn't - such a neat freak and anal I am.

I wanted to get my review/swatch out because on Friday I'll be out with the bf.

Quick Overall Review:
Paint Pots are creme eyeshadows similar to MAC's Shadesticks, NYX's Jumbo Pencil or any other creme eyeshadow. They either crease or don't depending on each individual. Usually for me, I tend to see creasing after several hours without a primer underneath - I have oil lids. Easy application. Have yet to ever dry out on me. I love paint pots to death because they're easy applications on the go or a good base color for shadows. I can't wait to own more of the collection.

From left to right [click image to enlarge]:

  • Cash Flow (limited edition, Fafi Collection) -
An old, dirty gold color that's so gorgeous. I love wearing it alone or pairing it off with the purples and pinks. Has a shimmer tone to it. My favorite paint pot thus far. To me it has a hint of green undertone to it which makes it a unique type of gold. Words can't explain how much I love this.
  • Indianwood (permanent) -
A copper, bronze gold color that's similar to MAC's Amber Lights eyeshadow. Pretty shade for smokey looks or kept alone for a nice bronze appearance. Has shimmer tone to it.
  • Painterly (permanent) -
A beige, nude color. Me and my friends use this mainly as a base color. I never used it alone. It has a flat/matte tone to it. If you don't like shimmery base shadows, go for Painterly. If not, purchase Bare Study - almost similar but they have different finishes.
  • Perky (limited edition, Fafi Collection) -
Soft pink, coral shade. I think Fresco Rose (permanent) is more true to pink then Perky. I like Perky but I don't reach out for it often. But it really makes shadows like Paradisco pop out beautifully (which btw, is a similar shadow to Perky). It has a soft shimmer tone to it.
  • Artifact (permanent) -
A maroon, burgundy shade that's very rich and deep. I don't reach for it often but it's still a gorgeous shade. It's similar to MAC'S Coppering or Cranberry eyeshadows. Soft shimmer.


Wish I had more to swatch. LOL.

Pee Ehs: I won Rubey's Shoe Contest. So happy for that. Thank you, girl!

And, and... omg to this disgusting weather!
It's beyond 100 degrees, it's not "OMG, I wanna go have fun outside" type of hot.
It's the, "man, even my toe nails are sweating and I smell other people's nut musk" type of hot.
GROSS. Can't even enjoy going outside without feeling like I'mma get a heatstroke. =/

Later Locas

13 comments:

  1. Great swatches - I WANT Artifact!! How have I not noticed that beauty before??

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  2. Just bought my 1st pain pot this past weekend (greenstroke) Love it Love it it's a kinda slivery green. can't wait to get more thanks for the info

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  3. I'm with Stef- artifcact looks amazing!! I love paintpots, they're definitely my fave cream eye shadows.

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  4. I really need to get a move on and buy some of these. Thanks for the swatches, I've been looking for some swatched on a WOC to see the shades in a different light.

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  5. Yay swatches :D
    I want Painterly & Artifact now :]


    I know what you mean by the heat -_- I take extra showers because of the cold water. haha!

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  6. I don't own a Paint Pot, but I sure want one. lol
    I'll have to pick one of these up. Thanks!
    ROTFLMAO @ "other people's nut musk."

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  7. Lmao, nut musk! You crack me up.

    Artifact looks lush, I've never tried a paint pot.

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  8. I love paint pots!! I own most of them!! LOL!..

    i however love cash flow!!!

    thanks for the swatches

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  9. It's the, "man, even my toe nails are sweating and I smell other people's nut musk" type of hot.

    LMAOOOOOOOO, oh man, it was like that here last week, luckily it's gotten a bit cooler. But that's summer for ya, lol.

    And thanks for the swatches, I wanted to pick one up, but I have pretty oily lids, so I don't know if it would work with me. Even UDPP doesn't last long :/

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  10. LOL. Glad everyone found this useful!

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  11. I love paint pots!!!! I really want Indianwood =) It looks sooo purty!!!

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