It's the weekend! It's the weekend again tomorrow! This is great news! This morning I have been busy planting some lovely poppies for my window boxes, and I didn't even mind when I got soil in my nails, but now, having re-grouped and manicured myself, I want to talk to you about possibly my favourite items in my make up collection: my Mac Paint Pots. I have four of these little pots of wonder, the first two of which were the first ever items I bought from Mac.
Groundword and Constructivist were the first ones I bought, about 5 years ago. The first thing I have to say about these Paint Pots are that they last FOR. EVER. I have used Groundword fairly reguarly since I've had it and it's not even half finished yet. They're neverending. The consistency is almost like a lipbalm - cream, but not so creamy you could sink your finger into the product. You also need hardly any to get a good colour wash on the eye. Once applied, the Paint Pots don't budge until you remove them, making them great to use as a base as well as for the colour. Here's what they look like in the pots:
Groundwork: a brown/nude. On my skin (medium, not sure but I imagine I'm around an NW25) it's almost a match for my skin tone. I use this on its own for a clean eye finish, or as a base for my nude and brown shadows.
Constructivist: I use this the least. It's reddish brown, but it very dark unless used with a light hand. It looks great all round the eye for a slightly edgier finish, but I don't get as much use out of this one as the others.
Quite Natural: this is my favourite. Although it looks and swatches a really deep chocolate brown, for some reason on the eye it's very subtle and just gives a great depth to the socket, and looks neat and sophisticated without being over the top. Love it.
Indianwood: This is so beautiful, giving almost a foiled effect. It's a bronze with some pink and gold undertones, and looks stunning with a tan and/or black liner. This works nicely as a base to give some extra iridescence to a basic shadow.
Swatches, in the same L-R order:
I'm pretty happy with my little Paint Pot collection; I wish I'd picked up Coral Crepe from the recent Pret a Papier collection, but will have to live with myself. I did buy Painterly a while ago but it's far too pale for me so I gave it to my sister instead.
What Paint Pots are your favourites?