Wednesday, 9 May 2012

MAC paint pot in Blackground

Recently I visited a MAC counter and was sweet-talked into buying one of their paint pot eyeshadows in Blackground. I don't normally buy high-end make up (I'm more of a Boots 17 girl), but I find it hard to say no to good sales chat - especially when it is accompanied by one of the little makeovers they do.

I'm quite a fan of a smoky eye, and this is already my go-to product from now on if I'm doing a dark eye.


Blackground is a really pigmented shade that is lovely and creamy to use. You can see the colour from just one swipe.


It goes on really smoothly, which is really important to me! I hate dark eyeshadows that go EVERYWHERE when you try to apply them - I want the colour on my eyelids, not all over my face! It's really easy to get the shape you want with a brush as the shadow is so creamy, and it dries nicely too without creasing (which also dries me a bit crazy).


This is what it looks like on my face! I've been really impressed with it so far, and am now eyeing up the other shades on the MAC site - if only they weren't £14.50 each! Still, better to spend a little more on a quality product that is lovely to use and stays in place all day!

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  1. Until recently I was the same - all about the cheap make-up, no.7 at a push! I had a MAC voucher as a present though so went along to get my makeover, and then you get £25 to spend after, and the make up I got (not much for the price, but still!) is AMAZING! I can feel myself becoming a MAC convert..!

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    1. Yeah, makeovers are brilliant! I think it's because you can see what the make up is like when applied properly (and not in my usual smudgy way, ha). x

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  2. Ahh I'm the same, can never say no to a push sales assistant! Haha. The colour is lovely, looks great on! x

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  3. haha it is pretty hard to weasel away from one of them. the color turned out so well on you! i can never do a dark eye because then my eyes turn super tiny- i still need to find a clever technique that wouldnt do that!

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    1. Thank you! You should just play around with putting it on, and see looks best. I found that using a kohl eyeliner to line my waterline helped make dark eyes work for me! x

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  4. Hey Juliet - recently found your blog, and your MAC post has inspired me to stop lurking and comment!

    I love MAC, and agree that it's pricey. It stretches my budget, but I do swear by their Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (I'm not a liquid foundation girl at all), their eyeshadows (crease resistant!), lipsticks (the best selection of colours I've seen anywhere) and...and. I've got a Paint Pot in Bare Faced Study - a slightly gold neutral colour. Like you, it was sold to me on a sales pitch by a MAC make-up artist, and he told me to use it either on it's own or as a base to layer other eyshadows on top of to stop slippage and creases. I was dubious, but wow does it work! I also find with MAC, that because it's more expensive, I'm more careful with it, and it really does last me twice as long as a cheaper alternative. The only thing I don't really rate are their nail polishes (Barry M all the way!) :)

    The smoky eye looks lovely on you, by the way!

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    1. Hi - thanks for reading and commenting!

      I'm actually quite tempted by that foundation... am on a bit of a foundation mission and heard very good things about it. Might have to try a sample at a counter first though (which probably means I'll definitely buy it, ha).

      xx

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  5. Can't reccommend it enough - it's not chalky or greasy (or tango orange) - all the things I hate in other foundations. It goes on thicker with a sponge, or a little lighter with a big brush (how I do it) and gives enough coverage, while letting your skin breathe. Definitely take advantage of the MAC make up artists and give it a go ;)

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