Thursday, September 13, 2012

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot: Review + Swatch!

I recently started using MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot for the first time.  This product is part of their permanent collection, and I've heard people talk about it for years, but I've always been drawn Painterly Paint Pot over this one for a creamy nude color.  A couple of months ago I decided to switch things up and give this shade a try!

MAC Paint Pots are cream eyeshadows that can be worn alone or used as a primer/base under other eyeshadows.  Paint Pots are my go-to everyday primers.  I love the consistency, they keep my powder eyeshadows bright, and they don't crease on me!  I prefer something like a Paint Pot over a primer like Urban Decay's Primer Potion because a paint pot acts as a foundation for my eyelid and covers up any veining or redness, leaving a perfect canvas to begin applying other products on.

Soft Ochre is a light nude cream with yellow undertones.  It has no sheen or shimmer to it.  Soft Ochre is a little lighter and more yellow than Painterly Paint Pot, which is more of a beige/pink nude.  In general I would say if you wear yellow/warm foundations, Soft Ochre would suit you best.  If you wear pink/cool foundations, Painterly may be better.  I'm pretty neutral, so I find I can lean either way, but I do like how the yellow tones of Soft Ochre brighten my eyes.

Soft Ochre applies on the skin like a super creamy concealer.  It can be blended sheerly, or layered for full coverage.  This color would make a great "nude" primer for people with light to medium complexions.  On deeper complexions, it would work great for lightening and brightening the eye area to apply lighter shadows.

MAC Paint Pots retail for $18.50 and can be purchased wherever MAC cosmetics are sold.  Paint Pots wear on my eyelids all day without creasing, however I have dry skin, so oily skin may experience different wear.

What do you prefer to use as an eyeshadow primer/base?
xx, Allison

1 comment:

  1. I like the once in a tube instead of pots! And a bit liter then my natural color! Xx