MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot Review

MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre ($18.50 / £14.50)
Hi, beauties! I've wanted to review MAC's Soft Ochre Paint Pot for a while. I actually bought it last year but I wanted to try it out for a good amount of time before sharing my thoughts on it. Back in November I posted a wishlist and included a MAC Paint Pot. The lovely Amelia suggested Soft Ochre for warm undertones which is why I ended up getting it. I wanted something that would serve as an eyeshadow base (boost colors and increase staying power) but that wasn't as "strong" or as expensive as my favorite eye primers (Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance). Basically I wanted something for daytime use.
Formula: Soft Ochre has a great texture. It's really creamy but it sets to a powder which makes blending eyeshadows really easy and prevents them from creasing. It intensifies eyeshadow colors and helps cover any veins or blue tones in your eyelids. The only real difference to a primer is that I find that my eyeshadows fade a little bit quicker with Soft Ochre. It's not a problem because, like I said, I wanted this Paint Pot for everyday use. I don't need my eye makeup to last 9 hours if I'm just going to class. In terms of how similar it is to Maybelline Color Tattoos, the Color Tattoos last a longer but their texture is a bit tackier. 
Overall: All in all, I fell in love with the texture and I definitely want to pick up some other shades. I want a shimmery neutral for fuss-free eye makeup that I can blend with my fingers. And I also want a black one to serve as a base for smoky eyes. I've tried to get NYX's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean to use as a smoky eye base but it's always sold out (locally) and I get lazy about ordering it online. OK, ramble over! Please tell me what your favorite Paint Pots are if you've tried any. 

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  1. I have two paintpot's and I would recommend them both- they're both beautiful. I have Bare Study which is a perfect shimmery skin creamy colour and Groundwork, the most gorgeous brown! I love some of the new ones about to be released too! Decisions, decisions! Great review lovely :) xxx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. They both sound beautiful! I think I'll have to add Groundwork to my list, it gets mentioned very often. xx

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  2. I bought the LE Nubile from a blog sale last year and I love it! They're such good bases for eyeshadows. I have heard a lot about Groundwork, which looks lovely!

    Amy at PaintPotted xx

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    1. Nubile is my favorite too. I think they should make it permanent.

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    2. I've heard about Nubile before. It gets mentioned so often that I thought it was permanent. What a shame that it isn't xx

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  3. great review! I only have bare study, will definitely have to look into this one!

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  4. Wish I could afford Mac but for now I must settle with the Maybelline color tattoos that so far, haven't disappointed me ^^
    Be aware that whereas the jumbo pencils are great, they should be used very sparingly, otherwise they will crease. I use Milk all the time and works great, but if I over do it after a few hours I have that annoying accumulated-product-line across my crease : / xx

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    1. Yes, I've found that to be true. I own only one NYX Jumbo Pencil (Cottage Cheese which is a frosty white that I settled for because I couldn't get my hands on Milk) and they're sooo creamy that I have to use the least amount possible or else it's crease city! I have hooded eyes like you so I know how it feels! :(

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  5. I'd really like to try a matte one as I think I'd get a lot of use out of it. I've only tried Bare Study and although it was pretty it was very thick and hard to blend.

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  6. I've never tried a MAC paint pot but have always wanted to and Soft Ochre is one of my top choices!! Such a lovely neutral :) Painterly and Groundwork also look wonderful if you're looking for others!!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  7. I have been debating whether to pick up a paint pot for ages. Painterly is on my radar but this one looks lovely too!

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  8. I've been really getting into creamy eyeshadows lately! Lovely posts x

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  9. Mac soft ochre

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  10. Oh that is pretty! I like how it gives a whole new dimension to charcoal brown x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  11. never tried the paint pots before but this has me interested, thanks!

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  12. I love paint pots, ive got painterly and blackground gorgeous formulation! I use painterly for so much! Eyeshadow base, to knock out under eye darkness before my base, redness and pigmentation also. Xx

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    1. What a great idea, it never occurred to me that it could be a corrector/concealer xx

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  13. I never try MAC paint pots, well actually I don't have lots collection of MAC's as well.. but would love to try it! ^_^

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  14. I love paint pots! My favorite one is Bare Study, it's a really pretty champange. I also really, really love Painterly and Rubenesque, but I've never tried Soft Ochre!

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  15. I use this paint pot all the time! I love it :)
    -Amber

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  16. I've never tried a paint pot but always wanted too :) I've heard they're pretty good! this has made me want to try soft ochre :) lovely review again Coco, your eyeshadow always looks amazing too! xxx

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  17. I'm not sure how I feel about soft ochre. I hear a lot of people like it but it just looks too basic for me. I like my cream shadows to have some color in it but that's just me I guess

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    1. Yeah, it's really plain which is why I only use it as an eyeshadow base and never on its own xx

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  18. I really like your matte choices. I bought a paint pot once, Bare Study, a skin tone shimmer. It's still in my train case practically unused. I tried using it but didn't like the texture. And somehow, when I blend it out, it starts looking dirty. But I haven't given up on paint pots. I've been considering going out to get the matte formulations, and I just might just based on your review. :)

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  19. I'm meh about the paint pots - my cousin has Bare Study and I really didn't like the texture - it just wasn't creamy enough for my taste! I really like my NYX jumbo pencils though :D

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  20. Happy to hear Soft Ochre works for you! I have had the same jar of Painterly for over a year now and no signs of drying out whatsoever, so it's great value for money IMO. I'm pretty crease prone, so I have to wear TFSI underneath it to make it work but I still like it for it's neutralizing capabilities. Make sure to store it upside down so stays fresh as long as possible xx

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  21. The first two browns are beautiful, especially the charcoal brown! x

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  22. Looks like a perfect base for neutral or everyday looks! I only have MAC's Paint Pot in Rubenesque, it's a pretty shimmery base but I much prefer my Maybelline Color Stay Tattoos both in quality & price(:

    Xx
    MaybeBabyXo.com

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  23. I never realized how much a paint pot can change the intensity of eyeshadows. I've been going my whole life just throwing shadow on top of my UDPP, never realizing there were better options out there. Definitely giving me something to think about... xx

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