Monday, September 5, 2011

MAC Posh Paradise Paint Pots: Swatches & Photos!

MAC is releasing a new collection on September 15th, called Posh Paradise. Why am I so excited about this collection? It has 8 new, limited edition paint pots. I have been on high alert internet patrol looking for swatches of these, and haven't been able to find them anywhere online. So long story short, I have "connections" that let me sneak preview the collection for myself today. I know a lot of you are excited for this collection too, so I thought I would snap some quick photos with my iPhone 4 to share!

Top row: Treasure Hunt, Nubile, Genuine Treasure, Idyllic
Bottom row: Half-Wild, Hyperviolet, Imaginary, Pure Creation

In the above photo, all of the colors look fairly true, except Idyllic. It looks especially red in that photo, but it is a little more mahogany brown (as you can see in the swatch below).

The press information for these paint pots says they are all frosts, but clearly the textures vary. Nubile looks entirely creamy to me on my skin, and is slightly more peachy than Painterly. Genuine Treasure is more sheer than the others and has significant sparkle to it (think Cham-pale paint pots). Hyperviolet and Half-Wild have very little (if any) frostiness to them.

From left: Treasure Hunt, Nubile, Genuine Treasure, Idyllic, Half-Wild, Hyperviolet, Imaginary, Pure Creation

Depending on your makeup style, the darker shades may not be useful as a base, but they would definitely work well as liners. I plan on getting Imaginary for that reason, it is a blue/purple frosty duochrome that will look awesome as liner!

Here are some swatches on a card I was given. I wrote the names next to each shade, considering all of the purples can be easy to mix up. This first photo is without the flash...


... and this next photo is with the flash. Darker picture overall but the flash shows the frosty reflects in some of the colors that you can't see in the "no flash" photo.


Overall, I am really impressed with the majority of these shades. The only one that gave me some trouble was Genuine Treasure; I had to build it more to get a solid finish. Treasure Hunt was a little sheer as well. All of the other shades applied like a dream: solid in a single swipe.

My top picks: Nubile, Genuine Treasure, and Imaginary. Idyllic is beautiful too, but my MUFE Aqua Cream in #17 is extremely similar. I will probably end up picking up at least half of this collection.

What are your thoughts?
xx, Allison

32 comments:

  1. i'm so glad you got your hands on these! :))
    i lovee your videos and i hope you can check mine out <3
    question, if you could only recommend one mac paint pot, which would you recommend? also, of all cream shadows/ cream bases, which do you like the best? (mac, mufe, benefit, etc?)
    thank you :))

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  2. RhinestoneCowgirl237September 5, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Thank you for posting this! I am highly interested in this collection as well. My top picks are: Nubile, Idyllic and Hyper Violet. I've always wanted to purchase M.A.C. paint pots, but for some reason I buy other things (lipsticks, blushes, eye shadows, etc.) Thanks again for the great post!

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  3. I definitely like Nubile, Genuine Treasure and Idyllic. I already have the Bare Study paint pot. Idyllic seems like it'll be a great fall color since Crimson I've heard is going to be an 'in' color for eyes. I wish I made more money so that I could buy more MAC makeup. I love their formulas!


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  4. Eeeek I'm so excited to see them in person! They look gorgeous!

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  5. thank you so much for the swatches!!! i NEED pure creation and half-wild and WANT imaginary and idyllic :D


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  6. Those look awesome, Genuine Treasure is so beautiful!

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  7. They look really pretty! I think I might end up picking up half of this collection too, since I'm really liking Nubile, Genuine Treasure, Idyllic, and Hyperviolet. Thanks for posting! :)

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  8. Omg, THANK GOD FOR YOU! I've been DYING to see what these looked like for SO long now. No other blogs that I've stalked have swatches of these yet. You should consider yourself lucky that you actually got to see these in person! <3

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  9. These are FABULOUS! Thank you for posting pics and your thoughts on them. I love the idea of using the darker or substantially brighter colors for liners. Perfect!

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  10. Wow,nice new paint pots by MAC..I would say Treasure Hunt, Nubile and Half Wild is really nice..

    I always wanted MAC products,but unfortunately I dont own any.. ;( Have fun with you new collection,whatever you decide to pick-up.. :) Hood luck and more power~!

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  11. aaaahhh... I LOVE Genuine Treasure!

    I need to have it in my makeup colletction, no doubt!!

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  12. I really really don't get the hype on paint pots! I own bare study but it doesn't seem to hold my eyeshadow down plus whats the point if your gonna cover it with eyeshadow? I do wear it alone some times for a simple simple look, but i've had it for 6 months ish and its all pulled apart from the edges and i close it tight /: genuine treasure is really pretty though.. might try them again

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  13. I love paint pots too! When does this collection come out in the UK?
    I like the look of Genuine Treasure and Half-Wild :)

    Nicola x

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  14. Those look gorgeous!

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  15. Wow Genuine Treasure looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see them in person :) Think I might have to get that one.

    xo
    Danielle

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  16. I need to get the Genuine Treasure!!!

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  17. Half wild and pure creation are amazing! <3

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  18. WOW their different :) xo Jenn

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  19. I think Nubile, Half Wild and Hyperviolet is coming home with me in oktober ;)

    I hope the consistency is good enough so that I can use them as liners aswell.

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  20. Pretty. You also have very nice writing as well. :)

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  21. Thanks for posting! I've been waiting for swatches of these!!! I'm definitely going to have to get Genuine Treasure, and I'm debating on Half Wild. I wear a lot of purples and golds, so these are right up my alley!

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  22. Great swatches! My thought's are that i'm going to end up with pretty much half of this collection as well.. these are such pretty colors. I think i would definetly get Nubile, Genuine Treasure and Half-Wild :)

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  23. These look great. I am wanting the Hyperviolet, Idyllic and Nubile. Love your blogs and videos by the way!


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  24. ooo genuine treasure looks beautiful! cant wait to have a swatch in real life of these! xx

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  25. This is probably a dumb question. Can you use these as an eyeliner?

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  26. Holy smoke, all these colors are beautiful! Wow.

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  27. Thanks you, finally real swatches and photos of the paintpots! Thanks again.

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  28. This collection just launched in Singapore recently and I managed to pick up Idyllic for myself. Such a pretty colour for the fall trends.

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  29. Hi amarixe can you do some of your lipgloss swatchs beacause i don't have many lipgloss

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  30. hi im a new subscriber and i was wondering if you could do a tutorial with idyllic paint pot cause i got it and i dont know how to use it .
    thank you i love you

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