Friday, November 4, 2011

MAC Paint Pot Haul!

So we all know MAC has previously been lacking in the "wow department" with their collections over the past year, but Posh Paradise (and even the new Glitter & Ice) are working towards redemption!

Paint Pots are my thing; I love them!
(Well, I pretty much love anything that I can swipe on my eye with my finger and go)

I went to a MAC counter at my local Macy's where I'm pretty well known by the makeup artists (who are total sweethearts, love them!) since I'm always in there swatching away!

I went in thinking I was going to grab Nubile, Genuine Treasure, and Treasure Hunt.
But my plans changed quite a bit...

When I swatched Nubile I just couldn't help but think it was going to just be too pink on my lids, and the slight shimmer you see in the pot doesn't translate.
I still kind of want it being a neutral girl and all ;)

I REALLY wanted Genuine Treasure since I previously swatched it, but I was told some inconsiderate twerp actually stole the tester for that one and it was all sold out/they weren't getting anymore. Such a bummer, Genuine Treasure is continuously sold out online and since it is Limited Edition I just don't know if I'm ever going to get a chance to buy it :(

While bumming around after they told me Genuine Treasure was sold out, I went and looked through the permanent paint pots. I already own Indianwood which is a bit too bronze-y for everyday use, so I was looking for a brown shade that was more neutral. I wouldn't normally have gravitated towards Groundwork Paint Pot just because it looks like nothing special at first glance, but when I swatched it, it turned out to be the most gorgeous taupe color with a little bit of shimmer!

I already knew I was going to love Hidden Treasure, yellow golds are right up my alley since I think they look great with my brown hair/eyes! I'm a little on the fence with this Paint Pot though, it applies really streaky, but I think I just need to play around with it a bit more.

And the last Paint Pot I grabbed was totally out of my comfort zone. Again, someone stole the tester for the Idyllic Paint Pot, but the makeup artist said that I would really love it and pulled out the last remaining one to swatch. Surprisingly, I really have fallen in love with this burgundy copper shade!


  1. Groundwork looks amazing. I'd love to try paintpots sometime. I hear they're really good as bases for your eyeshadow.

  2. I have a nailpolish by CG called Idyllic- I just picked it up at Rite Aid about 2 weeks ago, and it's identical to the color of the idyllic paint pot. It's like a burgundy with a copper duochrome!
    You should check it out! it's $3 at Rite Aid.

  3. @Katherine Tealeaf It is amazing! A great everyday color that works all over the lid or in the crease. I really don't use them as bases for my eyeshadows, I think they're really good on their own (just make sure to set it with a translucent powder if you have oily skin, otherwise they can crease after a few hours)!

    @Emily "Posh" Jurow I've actually almost gotten that color before! But I have the Sally Hansen Insta Dri polish in "Wined Up" which is pretty much identical (although it really sucks in terms of staying power)! That's weird that both products have the same name and are the same color!


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