Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study - Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study is the first ever paint pot that I've used. Paint Pots are described as creamy versions of eye shadows, which makes them a lot more long wearing. Some of the matte paint pots (Soft Ochre and Painterly) are used as primers or eye shadow bases, while paint pots with shimmer are usually used by itself (or with a shadow, however you want to wear them). 

Bare Study is a pearly beige cream base/shadow. Its perfect if you're the no-fuss kind of girl because it can be used by itself (or with a shadow). It easily brightens up your eyes and I believe it flatters all skin tones. There are debates about this and Rubenesque (a peachy salmon-like paint pot), but I really can't compare them since I don't have Rubenesque. This exceeded my expectations with regard to longevity. Considering that this is a shimmery shade, it stays without creasing for hours. If you have extremely oily lids, wearing a nude primer would make this even more long wearing. It also doesn't irritate my eyes so yeah, good job MAC!

I wear this as a base, then use Naked from Urban Decay Naked Paltte on the outer V, a Tony Moly matte cream shadow on my browbone and a winged liner using Majolica Majorca (my typical everyday look).
I also prefer using my fingers when applying this.

MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study

swatch with flash
swatch without flash

PROS: a versatile shade, long wearing, doesn't irritate my eyes, can be worn by itself or as a base
CONS: I'm not sure if this is locally available since we got this in HK. A little pricey.


 I will repurchase when I don't find something better.

Where To Buy:
MAC Bare Study
Online (or try MAC Counters here), P1000-P1100

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