Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre


Ever since I began building my makeup collection something that I knew it was missing was one of the hyped about Mac Paint Pots. Everyone always raves about the shade Painterly so a week ago when I happened into a Mac Store, I decided to test the shade out and had every intension of finally making the purchase. I knew I was looking for a cream eyeshadow that would work as a base for any eye look and really neutralise my eyelid to create the perfect canvas. I am an NC30 in Mac which means I have a slightly olive complexion that has more yellow undertones instead of pink ones. Painterly had a pink undertone that just didn't show up right on my skin however, Soft Ochre happened to be the perfect match. I knew I had to own it right away. 

Soft Ochre is a beautiful cream eyeshadow that in my opinion is heavily underrated. It is a light nude cream that is paired with yellow undertones which is perfect for so many different skin tones. It is highly pigmented and can be used for so many things. I tend to apply it on my eyelids to cancel out any redness, veins or darker areas however, it can also be used to conceal areas of the face. It's formula doesn't make me break out and since it's pigmentation is so intense it can work as a wonderful light concealer for olive skin tones. The texture is very smooth and creamy but it sets to a powder which makes blending shadows super easy with the added assurance of not creasing throughout the day. 

Now let's talk about the obvious, Mac Paint Pots retail for around $20 and the drugstore alternative that we all love - Maybelline Color Tattoos retail for around $6. That's a huge price difference. I adore the color tattoos but since their line doesn't carry many matte shades and the shimmery pots have quite a lot of shimmer, for an eyeshadow base I prefer Mac Paint Pots. The formula for the Maybelline ones is also a bit harder to work with and I personally notice that the color tattoos crease when worn alone where as the Mac Paint Pots don't. Cream Eyeshadows last for ages when you take good care of them. Making sure the lid is shut tight is incredibly important because it keeps the product from drying out. Personally, I think with the right amount of care, a Paint Pot is a definite worthwhile investment. I'm looking forward to purchasing some more pots in the near future. 

Have you tried any Mac Paint Pots? Let me know, down bellow!

Stefanie xx

39 comments

  1. bare study is gorgeous - it's like a pearl, champagne colour!

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    1. I should really try that one out, it sounds lovely!

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  2. Oooh!! I really do need to get a base for my eyeshadow. I'll have to check this out when I next go past a mac counter. Thanks for the brilliant review xx
    www.emilybelleblogs.blogspot.com

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  3. woww this looks absolutely gorgeous, your photos are fab!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  4. I absolutely adore the MAC Paint Pots.. they're so easy to apply! I have 6-7 shades, but I don't have this one yet. I think I might have to get this next xx
    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. They're really fabulous products, I would love to know which one's your favourite Gemma (: xx

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  5. This has got to be one of the most blogged about products around... love the colour

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  6. Ooh that sounds perfect for me as I've found the same with the Painterly as I also have yellow undertones. I also have the bare study pot which is shimmery and gorgeous, I would definitely recommend it! xx

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    1. Definitely try out Soft Ochre for more yellow undertones (:

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  7. I've been wanting this paint pot forever, this this one! I gotta get it one day :) x

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  8. Soft Ochre is one I always recommend for more yellow-toned skin. I really like the MAC paint pots!
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    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  9. I was debating over whether to buy a mac paint pot at the counter yesterday. I'm regretting not giving this shade a whirl now! Glad to hear it doesn't crease x

    lamourjosie.com

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    1. Next time you happen by, swatch it, it's really lovely!

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  10. Would love to see some swatches! :D I have Layin' Low and I love it! I still would love to get Soft Ochre or Painterly

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    1. I'll post some soon! Thanks for the feedback Mattania (:

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  11. everyone seems to rave about painterly dont they?! this looks like a pretty shade too though, i definitely need more paint pots in my life :)xx

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    1. Painterly is that shade that everyone is constantly talking about, I do want to own it one day haha

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  12. I love the Mac Paint Pots! I've never tried painterly, but I own Vintage Selection, and it is a beautiful shade that I always love wearing as a base even though its a bit shimmery!
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    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

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    1. I should look into picking up Vintage Selection, it sounds lovely!

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  13. This one looks great! I really want a neutral paint pot to use as a base, might have to pick this one up.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

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  14. This is such a beautiful soft colour, I bet it's so amazing! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. It really is, I would definitely recommend it (:

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  15. Beautiful shade and packaging, though I've never actually tried it. Thank you for the review! x

    P.S. I am hosting a giveaway and hope you can enter - if you like the prize, of course. :)

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  16. Fab post doll :) I have soft ochre too, it's so versatile isn't it :)x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. Thank you so much Aimee and it really really is!

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  17. It looks so pretty! I've never tried any MAC Paint Pots but I do hope to buy one, maybe even this shade since it's so versatile. Love that you're using it as a concealer too! x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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    1. It's such a great investment, definitely recommend it!

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  18. I'm definitely going to give this a try, it is such a great colour! I have olive toned skin too so I hope this will match me better than Painterly, I swatched it and wasn't all that impressed on my tone either.

    Rose | www.juxtarose.com

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    1. Exactly! I wish more of us gals knew there was an option for us yellow undertoned girls (: Check out Soft Ochre! xx

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  19. I need to invest in one of these I think,. We never got any of the light matte color tattoo shades in the UK :(

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