Saturday, 15 September 2012

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot

I'm pretty sure that many people will have heard of these MAC Paintpots by now but just incase you haven't heres a post that will enlighten you on these little beauties.

For those of you who like to use a base for your eyeshadow or like to work from a blank even canvas, then these are the products for you. If you like a simple, blendable block of colour on your eyes, or you like a sheer wash of colour, Paintpots are perfect for many different aspects because they are so versatile.

What MAC Say: 
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.

For me, I have very uneven skin tone on my eyelids *Damn Genes* so applying eyeshadows and liners can be quite difficult because they can look a little patchy. So using Soft Ochre paintpot all over the lid first means that I have a much more even skin tone and a great long lasting base for any other eye products.

At the moment, the painpots are in a variety of neutral colours in different finishes, but sometimes with new collections, there are some new shades, so keep an eye out. 

Soft Ochre is a Yellow Beige colour that looks very similar to concealer, with a solid but pliable consistency. Application can be done with both fingers or a brush, it is all down to personal preference.

I love these products and will continue to buy them for as long as MAC stock them. They retail at £14.50 each and are available from MAC Counters/Stores and their website. If this is a little expensive for those who are on a budget, a great dupe is the Maybelline Colour Tattoos. 

Do you have any paintpots? Whats your favourite shade?


  1. I love paint pots! I don't have this one, but I keep seeing it pop up on different blogs lately, and I might have to see if I can get my hands on it! :)

    1. I would definitely recommend this one it looks flawless on the lids :)

  2. I have so many paint pots, I really want to try this one it looks lovely xxx

    1. I'm the same, this had been on my list for a while :)

  3. I've never tried paint pots but i've only ever heard good things!


    1. If you can, I'd definitely buy one, they're a lovely edition to a makeup collection x


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