1. MAC Paint Pot - Soft Ochre. 2. Paint Pot with Urban Decay Virgin. 3. Urban Decay Virgin without Paint Pot.
On a recent trip to Manchester I picked up a MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. I had never used a Paint Pot previously and its one of them products you need to try for your self to see if it works as much as the hype says. I chose Soft Ochre because it is a soft matte nude colour, i didn't want to get anything too dramatic for my first one and hate it!
On MAC's website it describes this shade as a pearl finish, but honestly i do not see anything pearly about it to me it is a yellow toned beige with a matte finish. The formula is super creamy which makes is really easy to apply and blend into the lid or with other colours.
What i love about the Paint Pots is that they can be used on their own or used as a base for eye shadow. I have tried them both way and i love it. I use it by itself with a cat eyed liner and it just leaves a subtle hint of colour on the lids and has a lasting effect all day. Unlike some cream shadows/bases the Paint Pots don't smudge or crease making them perfect for day or night wear.
I also really enjoy using this product underneath eye shadow, i find throughout the day my shadow can fade and when creating a slight smokey eye all the colours have faded into one by home time. Using the Paint Pot it really makes the colours of the shadows pop and really does keep them put for as long as you need them too!
I will defiantly be trying out some different shades, maybe a more colourful one to wear on its own? What you recommend?