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.