Pro long wear “Paints Pots” from M.A.C
I recently started using MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot for the first time. This product is part of their permanent collection, and I’ve heard people talk about it for years, but I’ve always been drawn Painterly Paint Pot over this one for a creamy nude color. A couple of months ago I decided to switch things up and give this shade a try! MAC Paint Pots are cream eyeshadows that can be worn alone or used as a primer/base under other eyeshadows. They have a highly pigmented colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast and creates a seamless coverage without weight or any caking. Mac pots blend smoothly over the lids and can be mixed with other shadows and liners.
If you have any problems with (Creasing) from other primers or you do not use anything underneath your shadow, I definitely would suggest giving Mac Pots a try, they absolutely work and will keep your eyeshadow in place all day. Also depending upon color of the mac pot you choose your eyeshadow color will really pop! (I prefer a lighter color for versatility) MAC Pots are usually my go-to for primers, especially for high performance and long lasting on a shoot.
I love the consistency, they keep the powder eyeshadows bright, and they don’t ever crease on me! I prefer something like a Paint Pot over a primer like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion because a paint pot acts as a foundation for the eyelid and covers up any veining, redness and any other discoloration in the skin while leaving a smooth and perfect canvas to begin applying other products on.
Soft Ochre is a light nude cream with yellow undertones. It has no sheen or shimmer to it. Soft Ochre is a little lighter and more yellow than Painterly Paint Pot, which is more of a beige/pink nude. In general I would say if you wear yellow/warm foundations, Soft Ochre would suit you best. If you wear pink/cool foundations, Painterly may be better. If you happen to be neutral, you really could lean either way.
Soft Ochre applies on the skin like a super creamy concealer. It can be blended sheerly, or layered for full coverage. This color would make a great “nude” primer for people with light to medium complexions. On deeper complexions, it would work great for lightening and brightening the eye area to apply lighter shadows.
Soft Ochre applies on the skin like a super creamy concealer. It also can be blended sheerly, or layered for full coverage. This color would make a great “nude” primer for people with light to medium complexions. On deeper complexions, it would also work great for lightening and brightening the eye area to apply lighter shadows. Most importantly and i can never stress this enough and all great MUA know that great tools are the key to a flawless makeup application.
I have used every brush in the world it seems from craft stores to every department store brand on the planet and my team and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the brushes from the adesign brush collection, they are created for professional makeup artists and can turn the everyday diva into an artist in seconds with there specially crafted hand cut designs which can also be used wet/dry, you definitely want to check them out! And let me know what you think?
Be sure to check back later this week as I will be doing a full overview on Primers, what i have found to be the best as for performance, consistency and price point. I actually have many in my kit and believe every product can serve a purpose, as for “Eliminating Creases” I definitely choose the Mac paint pots for those long days of shooting.