Why oh why did I wait so long to buy Painterly Paintpot by MAC?! I finally picked it up in Chicago in December and have used it every day since.
I have a few paintpots in my collection and to be honest this is the only one I own that I would recommend. I once had Delft and Girl Friendly which are gorgeous but not very practical. I prefer Painterly as it can be used every single day, regardless of the shade of eyeshadow you choose.
And some swatches…
Bear in mind that I swatched Painterly on my inner arm and hand, both are a few shades lighter than the skin on my face. When applied to my lids it’s pretty much the same shade as my skin, it may be a little lighter actually which is ever better.
It keeps your eyeshadow on all day, it doesn’t crease and it ensures the shadow you apply looks true to the pan colour when it’s applied to your eyes.
In my opinion, discoloration on eyelids is something that always needs to be corrected before you apply eye shadow. Many people have a purple or blue hue tot heir lid that makes them look tired and older. If you prepare the area and get rid of the discolouration your make-up will look a hundred times better.
I used to apply concealer and powder to my lid before eyeshadow and that’s really the reason I never bought Painterly. I wondered why I would need it that technique worked fine. I was very wrong. Painterly is much thinner and easier to apply than concealers and setting powders. Most days I don’t even look in the mirror when I apply it.
Bottom line – do you need this? Yes, yes and hell yes!!
What are your thoughts on paint pots?