My MAC Paint Pots

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Hey Everyone!
I hope you are all well and having a good start to the week! I think this January seems to be the longest January ever and I'm so glad it's only 8 days till payday!
Well I have been completely skint this month (like many people I got paid just before Christmas and payday is the last working day of January) so I haven't done any shopping at all this month.
I guess this isn't so bad as I know many other bloggers are in the same boat, but I miss shopping!
As I sadly have no hauls this month, I've gone through my make up collection and decided to bring you this little post on my MAC Paint Pots
 This is what MAC have to say about their Paint Pots:
"A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The next generation of a popular M·A·C formula, Paint Pots maintains all the intense traits of its inspiration. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners. Available in satin, cream, frost, and pearl formulas."
I have 3 of these in my little collection and they are:
Constructivist
Bare Study
Groundwork
I also used to own Painterly but I let my mum borrow it which was a big mistake as she liked it so much she decided to keep it.
I am a very big fan of these little pots.
They work really well as eye shadow bases. You only really need a tiny amount of these on your lid and your eye shadow will stay put all day. They also really make the eye shadows colours pop, especially if you are using an eyeshadow that's a similar colour to the Paint Pot. 
The colours are really pretty as well so they can be worn on their own as a long wearing cream eye shadow. 
Sorry that the products have been used before I photographed them. I know that goes against blogger rules a little but these were in my collection way before I started blogging!
Constructivist:
This is a Frost finish. I've had Constructivist for 2 years now as I got it for Christmas in 2010. As you can see it hasn't dried out! For a cream product I think that that's quite impressive. Constructivist is a really nice warm brown colour that I like to use as a base for dark smokey eyes. It also looks really pretty worn on its own. 
Bare Study:
Bare Study is a Frost Finish. This is my most reached for paint pot. It's a really nice champagne colour that's great if you are wearing a neutral eye and will make any colour eyeshadow you put on top of it more vibrant.
Groundwork:
Groundwork has a satin finish. This is more of a medium taupe colour. I like wearing this underneath golden eye shadows. It also looks great worn on it's own for a quick and easy daytime look.
Here are some swatches for you:
I know the Maybelline Colour Tattoos are the drugstore dupe for these, but I honestly prefer the Mac Paint Pots
I found that MAC product is a lot creamier and a lot more finely milled than the Maybelline one.  When I've used my Maybelline Tattoo in Eternal Gold as an eye shadow base, the shadow just ended up looking muddy.
If you are new to MAC and wondering what product to look at first, Paint Pots are one product I can really recommend.
They retail at £14.50 per Paint Pot and you get 5g of product. Even if you were to use it every day, one paint pot would still last you at least one year!
One small tip as well to prevent these from drying out is to store them upside down.
This is how I got told to store them by someone who used to work at MAC and I've never had a problem with my paint pots drying out.
Have you ever used a MAC Paint Pot? Which one is your favourite?
Nuala xxx 
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  1. I only own Bare Study but I am desperate to try more - both of the other shades you have are on my wishlist! xx

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    1. I love Bare Study it's my favourite one :) The other 2 are really pretty as well and there's ofter nice limited editon ones too! xxx

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  2. I love contructivist but groundwork looks really nice too. I didn't know you were suppose to store them like that. Will go sort mine out! x

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    1. Groundworks a really pretty everyday colour :) I didn't know either, app it stops them drying out if you store em like that for some reason so I do it too xxx

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  3. Love MAC Paint Pots! I've been eyeing Constructivist for a while now, but I'm afraid this will look too dark on me for an everyday eye color. What do you think?

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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    1. It is quite dark so I only ever use it as a base for smokey eyes, but it's sucj a pretty colour if you blend it out I'm sure you can wear it by itself too. Maybe ask the girl at MAC to try it on you first :) xxx

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  4. It's been an age since I've had a MAC Paint Pot! I had Bare Study and loved it so much, no idea why I didn't repurchase again tbh. Well I might have to put them on my wishlist until my spending ban is over :-)

    Sharon x

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    1. Good luck with the spending ban lovely! Bare Study is really pretty you should try and get it when your spending ban is over :) xx

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  5. Bare Study looks amazing. A great color. :)

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  6. I need to invest in paint pots! I've not tried them yet but I'm thinking bare study may be the one xxx

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    1. Oh if you've not tried them you def need to give them a go they are amazing I love them! xxx

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  7. I also prefer the Paint Pots to the Color Tattoos. I don't find their texture to be the same. Soft Ochre is my fave x

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    1. I've never tried Soft Ochre but it's on my list :) xx

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  8. I have Bare Study and use it everyday, either on it's own or underneath my eyeshadow. I've had it for 3 years now and barely dinted it - such good value! I've always wanted painterly so might get that one next.
    The Life of Emily-Alice


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    1. I'm using Bare Study most days too! Painterly is a brilliant base I really like it! xx

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  9. These are really pretty colors I like both constructivist and groundwork I don't know If bare study would look good on me because of my skin color ummm will see

    Thanks for sharing these :)

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    1. If it's too light for you you could always wear it as a highlight on your browbone and tearduct area I think that would look really nice :) It's also great as a base for eyeshadows xxx

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  10. I love the look of bare study, I've never tried any of these. xx

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    1. If you get a chance try picking up one. They last ages and are so easy to wear! I think Bare Study would really suit you :) xx

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  11. I have bare study! I think I am going to get groundwork next! Great post!!

    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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    1. Groundwork is great too and so easy to ware on it's own as well :) xxx

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  12. I'm a massive paint pot fan too :)) love the look of constructivist :)) great post!!xxxx

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  13. I am yet to break my Paint Pot virginity but Bare Study is right up there on the 'to buy/to try' list which is ever growing every day :-)

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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    1. Bare Study is def my favourite one I can really recommend it xxx

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  14. I love painterly as a base for bright shadows, but constructivist is my go-to for everyday.

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    1. I know, I'm a bit annoyed my mum pinched my Painterly off me, I may have to but another one for myself! xxx

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  15. That's pretty! ♥
    Nice blog you have here dear!
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like ♥
    AIMEROSE BLOG

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  16. I've been really wanting to try one of MAC's paint pots. I always look at them when I'm at the counter but I've never actually bought one. I think I need to!x

    http://melissaknowsbest.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Bare study looks lovely as a primer - must get myself to a MAC counter soon. My MAC wishlist just gets longer and longer xx

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    1. It's brilliant, I think that one and Painterly are my faves :) let me know if you end up getting any xxx

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  18. The only one I have is Painterly but I really want constructivist! It's so pretty!

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    1. Painterly us one of my faves I wish I still had it! Constructivist is really pretty too! xxx

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