If you have been with me for a while, you will know about my battle with cream shadows. I haven't found one that doesn't crease on me without some sort of primer underneath. Not just any primer at that, so far only the UDPP has done the job of keeping those pesky cream products firmly on my lids.
I bought this MAC paintpot on BBS many a month ago after hearing nothing but rave reviews. I bought it with the intention that it would brighten up my powder shadows as an almost skin coloured base, I'd be able to use it on it's own to even out my lids and that I could just pop it on with nothing underneath - quick & easy.
It comes in a glass jar, contains 5g of product and retails for £14.50. Turns out this shade was a limited edition colour in the Posh Paradise collection. (Oooo'errr, check me out, all limited edition).
Described by MAC as a light, peachy nude it looks almost like a concealer beige in the pot but once swatched you can see the peachy undertone.
I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo but it does have quite a sheen to it. Not matte and not shimmery but something in between.
|Left eye - UDPP, paint pot & powder shadow.|
Right eye - paint pot & powder shadow
I soon discovered that I couldn't wear the paint pot by itself because of creasing, so I tried just setting it with powder. That didn't work (as you can see above) so I tried it with the UDPP underneath and hey presto, just like with the color tattoo's, the paint pot stayed firmly on my lids. I'm aware there are a number of finishes so maybe they would last differently?
I was really annoyed with this product at first because I couldn't use it how I wanted too but then over time I realised all cream shadows crease on me without primer, despite the brand or cost. As a result, I'm unlikely to spend the money on these as I can get the same result with cheaper options on the high street. Having said that, MAC has the edge with colour selection, because I am yet to see a 'nude skin colour' option in the Maybelline range.
Which inexpensive cream shadows would you recommend?
Till next time...Toodles! :)
*UDPP - Urban Decay Primer Potion.