Saturday, 21 February 2015

More MAC Paint Pots

MAC is a brand that although I spend a lot of time browsing the stores, I actually very rarely make a purchase, the main reason being that I'm never really sure what to buy and also, it's more expensive than Boots and Superdrug! Over the last year I promised myself I would try more products by the brand, in particular I wanted to make my own eyeshadow palette and try more skincare products. 

Today I popped to a town around 45 minutes away from home, mainly because I wanted to head to the Cosmetic Company Store which is an amazing shop that sells discounted makeup from MAC, Smashbox to Estee Lauder and Clinique. The savings on the products range depending on the brand, most of the MAC products are discounted by the minimum of £5.00. 

I was pretty surprised that the store was very well stocked especially in the MAC Paint Pot department, usually when paying a visit the only shades available are silver, green or blue! Now there were a few not so nice shades left on the shelves but there were three beautiful neutral shades I had to get my hands on, I really couldn't believe they had these shades. I love the Paint Pots by MAC, they make amazing eyeshadow bases or just everyday colours to wear as a quick makeup fix. These retail at £15.50 at the counter but in this store cost just £10.00 each. 




























The first shade that caught my eye was Tailor Grey as I'd actually been looking at this in store recently this week, at first I thought it was quite similar to the shade Camel Coat that I already own, but actually this one is more grey toned and cooler. I would best describe this shade as a muted grey, which makes a beautiful nude base, it's very different to any grey eyeshadow I've seen before, its a lot more wearable and forgiving.














Next I picked up Quite Natural which is a beautiful dirty chocolate brown shade, its actually quite dark when applied but you can really buff the product in for a more sheer coverage, which is what I like to do. This shade is really beautiful and thinking about it would probably work quite nicely as a contour product too! I feel like this shade may be a little slightly too dark for me to wear all over the lid on a daily basis, but on the outer corners it is going to be perfect! 














Lastly is the most beautiful shade that I see so many people talking about, there was actually just a sample of Vintage Selection but no actual pots to buy, so I asked if there were any left and was super surprised when the shop assistant returned from the stock room with a basket full. I absolutley love this shade and I feel like it will look beautiful on top of the Painterly Paint Pot, that way the colour and shimmer will really show through.


If you have tried the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's, these are very similar but the shades are a lot more natural and everyday as well as being more varied. I absolutely love my Maybelline Colour Tattoos but I find the shades quite limiting, although they have released new shades recently. These Paint Pots have incredible lasting power on the skin and I experience no creasing at all when wearing these, especially with the darker shades, they really stay put all day long and look fantastic throughout. 









30 comments :

  1. I've never tried these before, but I love Maybelline Colour Tattoo - i'll have to keep an eye out for them. You picked up some lovely shades.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Ahh you must give them a go, they're so good! x

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  2. I so wish we had a discounted makeup store near by where I live, would be all over everything if we did! Such a good deal you got for them :)

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    1. I'm pretty lucky having two stores I think! It's great when they have nice things in stock x

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  3. Caramel coat is my fav :)

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  4. I have never tried a paint pot, as I love the Max factor cream eyeshadows. They look so inviting to touch when they are new!

    www.luciaflorence.com

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    1. I also really like the ones by Max Factor, bronze is my fave! x

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  5. These shades look gorgeous! I really want to get my hands on vintage selection now, it's so pretty x

    han // emandhan xo

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    1. It really is, I think I would even purchase it full price as its so pretty! x

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  6. They really are beautiful! I have one of them shops near me that I dont visit enough. Seeing this post has really made me want to go have a look around it :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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    1. Ahh make sure you pop in soon, you never know what you may find :3 x

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  7. HI! I really like your blog soooo I nominate you for the Liebster Award!!

    from Francesca / francesca2000.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I've never tried a MAC Paint Pot before, but I always have one or two on my wishlist. All three of these are really beautiful - I really love the look of Vintage Selection!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

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    1. They're really fab, a little more expensive but so worth it, and they'll last you months! x

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  9. I love visiting CCO stores to pick up bargains :) I’ve only visited the one in Chester but that stock some great bits :) Vintage Selection looks a beautiful shade :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. They're fab stores, I wish they stocked even more fab products! x

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  10. Oooo these look lovely.. How have i still not tried any MAC paint pots?!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  11. I love my paintpots. My favourite ones are painterly (which I wear pretty much everyday as my base) and groundwork is also great on it's own or underneath neutral eyeshadows. I really like the look of vintage selection. Will definitely get it at some point. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Ahh so glad you love them too, groundwork looks like a lovely shade x

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  12. These are such gorgeous shades! I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos so maybe it's time to invest in a few Paint Pots xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  13. I have never tried a MAC Paint Pot but I have the Maybelline Colour Tattos and completely agree with you that the shade range is limited. I love the look of Vintage Selection :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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    1. Ahh you should definitely try these, they're so similar to Maybelline, but more shades! x

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  14. I love the shimmery one, such a lovely shade :)

    xo Mel | Sketch & Scribbles

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  15. Beautiful neutral shades, it's great that you got them for only £10 each! I really need to have a look into these, I've heard so many good things about the Paint pots. Tailor Grey looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Laura || Laura london

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    1. I know, what a steal! They're all such pretty shades, really recommend them x

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