Hi everyone! After being away from blogging for a long time, I’m finally feeling motivated and inspired to return to posting. Its been a stressful fall, and I have been very distracted with work and financial and personal issues. As I mentioned in my last post, we’d been busy moving into and renovating our new house and also ran into a major, unexpected issue with the house I was selling. Having two mortgages for much, much longer than planned has meant there has been very little makeup or any other kind of shopping so I haven’t had any cool new beauty finds to blog about. Adulting can really suck. The good news is, the City has finally finished construction and I have a new close date for the sale of the house! Wa-hoo!
I did buy one new thing this fall, a MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Groundwork, and I have been pretty much obsessed with it as you can tell from how much I’ve used.
If you’re not familiar with them, MAC’s Paint Pots are “a long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products.” I can’t remember specifically which MUA or YouTuber finally convinced me to give this one a try, but I know a lot of people recommend this Paint Pot and I’d heard or read about it multiple times. I was a bit weary of the MAC Paint Pots because years ago, I’d tried Painterly (another raved about fav) but I wasn’t a big fan. I found it too dry and matte and the nude beige wasn’t quite the right shade for me. It was a bit too warm and a bit too yellow-toned. But when I ran out of my typical go-to eye primer, the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, a couple of months ago I decided to to give the MAC Paint Pots another shot.
I absolutely love Groundwork, described on MAC’s site as “mid-tone neutral taupe.” Its is much creamier and glossier than Painterly and seems to have a slight sheen to it. I’m not sure if some of the Paint Pots have different finishes, but Groundwork is a completely different texture than Painterly. It doesn’t look like much initially, but Groundwork is one of those perfect, understated, barely there neutral shades that I love to wear day to day. It blends really easily and you have time to work with it before it sets. I usually apply it with a finger and then blend it with the MAC 217 brush.
It wears very well on its own with only some slight creasing, but I usually top it off to set it with a powder eye shadow. My favourite shadows to pair it with are MAC Omega, MAC Patina, Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks in Greige, or MAC Pro Longwear Sweet Satisfaction.
I already have a wish list of additional Paint Pots I would love to get! Have you tried them, and if so what did you think?
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots are $26.00 CAD.
Thanks for reading and I hope to be back more regularly with new posts!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤
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