Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Product Review: Mac Paint

I’m sure all of you know that there are many eyeshadow bases out there in the cosmetic market. The most popular ones are Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, Too Face Eyeshadow Insurance and a bunch of eyeshadow bases from Mac. Here I present to you a product review on Mac Paints.
Product: 4.5 out of 5
Packaging: 4.5 out of 5
Quality: 4.5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
Price: $15.50
Size: 6.5g/0.23 fl oz.
Available: At your local Mac counter
Mac discontinued more than half of their paints. Currently, the only paints that are available are neutral shades like Base Light, Still life and Bamboo. Mac used to have colored paints like a Flammable (red), Canton Candy (pink) and Pixel (silver) but they got discounted in 2008 and earlier. I guess because they weren’t selling .

Pros: An eyeshadow base that promises atleast 12 hours of staying power. It enhances the color of the eyeshadow and prevents it from creasing. Of all of the Mac eyeshadow bases, this works the best for me. Also the packaging preserves the product for such a long time. It protects the product from things that will shorten its shelf life. Things like moisture and bacteria. The cap is a twist cap and it’ll be very hard for the cap to be dislodge on its own.

Cons: There’s not a lot of colors to chose from. Also because of the pressure in the tube sometimes the product just oozes out once the cap is removed. It’s like the tube is spitting out the product. One way to avoid this is to be extremely gentle in storing this. This really can’t be at the bottom of the makeup drawer. After some usage it will no longer spill out.

Overall: A great product in a good package. I really hope Mac will bring this back. I so much prefer this over Mac’s paint pots.

^^ A collectors dream:) Not even opened yet...back in 2003 I believe.

What are your thoughts on Mac Paints?


Nu Nu Doll said...

I love paints! :)

vietxpinay. said...

i used baselight for SO long as a base, and it was okay, nothing special. on some people, it DOES NOT do anything for them, at all. it actually kinda sucks as a base, from my experiences. but i love the color payoff! i have SO MANY, i barely use 'em =/

bkayzfinest05 said...

I LOVEEEE the paints. It's the only base that doesnt crease on my eyelids... Is anyone selling theirs? I would love to be able to get the colors that I missed out on. Unfortunately MAC was unable to help me because they said that the products had already been discontiued too long ago. And lately ebay hasnt been that much either. Please let me know my email is
Best Regards