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Thursday, 4 July 2013

Mac Paint Pot | Rubenesque

Mac Paint Pot in 'Rubenesque' | £14.50

Mac paint pots have always intrigued me but for some reason, I've always managed to talk myself out of them. That was up until this month.  I've had my eye on their paint pot in 'Rubenesque' for quite some time now - after endless trips to the Mac store and umming and arring over whether or not to buy one, I finally decided it was time to get a grip and just treat myself.  I have a holiday in Greece coming up in 2 weeks time, and I've heard through the bloggery grapevine that 'Rubenesque' is a smashing match for tanned skin. SOLD.  I cannot believe I've never dabbled in the paint pots before - they're amazing.  I was instantly impressed with this little beauty and have been using it every day since I bought it.  

I'm a big fan of gold shades on my eyelids - I find it brings out the greeny blues in my eyes and warm colours generally seem to suit me a little more, especially in the summer months.  What I love about Rubenesque is that it looks different depending on the lighting - it's definitely more of a peachy gold as to a yellow gold but the tone of it changes depending on where the sunlight hits.   I tan quite easily when on holiday, and I can only imagine how bright and pretty it's going to look once my face has got a golden glow to it.  I use it either on it's own or as a base for powder shadow - and the creamy texture makes it a perfect lazy day shadow as you can just 'whack on and go'.  I apply either with my fingers or with one of my Real Techniques eyeshadow brushes and it works a treat either way.  They really do stay put as well.  I sometimes apply a bit of my beloved Urban Decay 'Half Baked' over the top and it's amazing how much the colour is brought out purely for having 'Rubenesque' as a base.  

Overall, I've been really impressed with Mac's Paint Pots.  I'd always imagined them to be hard to work with and difficult to blend but it's just not the case at all. The consistency is lovely and really easy to apply - just what you'd expect from a cream shadow except with more staying power.  The colour is perfect for these summery months and is the perfect option for you fellow gold eyeshadow lovers out there!  I shall have to try and take a few photos of my makeup on holiday when I've used this (although I'm not taking my blogging camera so I'll have to see how that goes!) - the colour is simply stunning and will look amazing on a slightly darker skin tone. I definitely have my eyes on a few more of the paint pots - 'Bare Study' being one of them (such a cult blogger product that I've always overlooked!) and 'Let Me Pop' being another.  I really cannot wait to get my mitts on a few more of these Mac beauties and I'm sure my collection will be stacking up very soon.


What's your favourite Mac Paint Pot?




38 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shade, I've been wanting to try this for ages :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  2. This looks like a gorgeous shade! x

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  3. This looks like a lovely colour, really similar to Urban Decay X which Im loving at the moment x

    taupeandpearl.blogspot.com

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  4. Ooh this looks lovely,vibe never tried the paint pots either but this colour is right up my street so il be checking this out when im next at a mac counter! X
    Liza

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  5. I wear this everyday! Love how it brings out blue eyes and it lasts ages! x

    oliviasword.blogsot.co.uk

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  6. That would make a perfect base, and even a blush (if needed!) x

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  7. This is such a gorgeous colour! I've only ever heard people talk about the basic paint pots like Painterly and Bare Study so it's nice to see something different! I hope you have a lovely holiday - I'm very jealous that you'll be able to get a nice tan, I feel like I've been ghostly white for faaaar too long! :')

    Love, Hails x | www.hayerlily.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I'm so tempted to try this, I love the shade and I've always got the mac paint pots in the back of my mind xx

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  9. Oooo this sounds like a eyeshadow right up my street Beth! I'm too a sucker for gold, peachy coral shades as it makes the blue pop out in my eyes! & you can' go wrong with a little grecian goddess when on your holibags! :D the colour of this is gorgeous & for £14.00 is okay - can't come to parting with money like that for an eyeshadow lol, this is defo a summer shade i think :)
    Enjoy your two weeks holiday in Greece, so jel of you, i love corfu :D
    xxx

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  10. This looks so gorgeous, really need to try a paint pot:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  11. This is such a gorgeous colour, i have a paint pot in painterly and i use it a lot, i definitely want to try more shades out soon!
    Natalie xx
    youralmostalice

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  12. This sounds lovely, I've never tried them before. I've been eyeing uo this and eclair lately. Have a good holiday :)

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  13. I sadly don't own any yet but you've got me thinking that it's time to invest!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  14. The shade and consistency of this is right up my street. Must resist, for a while at least!

    ellie | mantrapixie | x

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  15. The shimmer in it is beautiful! Perfect color for your eyes x

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  16. I've never actually tried any Mac Paint Pots before but this certainly looks beautiful.I have yet to try cream shadows before so perhaps I should check out Mac. The consistency and its ease of application is pretty tempting :)

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  17. I've never tried a paint pot but I really love the shade of this one!

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  18. I have several paint pots from mac and Rubensque being one of them. I really do like them but I have to use a primer underneath since my eyelids are so oily... Rubensque is my favourite shade of them all :)
    xx
    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  19. It's very pretty! Haven't tried out anything by MAC so far, but this would be my first pick.

    sparkleousbeauty.blogspot.com

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  20. I love Painterly :) It's a great eyeshadows bases and it neutralizes any redness on my eyes perfectly. Rubenesque looks gorgeous though.

    Hope you have a great holiday!

    Rachel
    www.twentyseomthingbeauty.com
    @RachelBell
    xxx

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  21. Great post :) Rubenesque is my all time favourite paint pot! Such a gorgeous colour for simple every day eye looks and great staying power too! Starting to building up my Maybelline Color Tattoo collection at the moment, they're fantastic for a fiver

    A beauty, food and life blog by Izzi

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  22. I've never tried paint pots either! I've always had my eyes on Rubenesque though, looks like it would work as a base or on its own.


    www.northoflondonblog.com

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  23. Wow it looks gorgeous! I thought Maybelline colour tattoo was good enough for me but this shimmer looks like a whole new level!

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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  24. Oh wow, I need this in my life! I recently bought my first MAC paint pot a couple of months ago and I absolutely love it - the staying power and ease of application makes it my kind of product. I may just need to branch out and buy this beaut of a shade. Great review lovely!

    Hannah
    www.cagneyandlace.com

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  25. I love the Mac Paintpots, I only have painterly at the moment but I'm so tempted by this colour! :)

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. One of my favorite shades. On the lazy days I just use this all over the lid for some extra dimension.

    http://isoldeculture.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the colour! Really great review :)

    http://brushofbeauty17.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I always questioned if these would go cakey when actually on.. but they sound really nice and definitely worth the money x

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  30. I LOVE this Paint Pot! If you want more, Bare Study is my number one go-to, and Painterly is a great neutral base for pretty many any neutral color :)

    xoxo aly

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  31. I think I just fell in love with this!

    cheshirecatchats.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Great review! I'll definitely be adding this to my wishlist!

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