Monday, 10 October 2011

MAC Posh Paradise Paint Pots - Review & Swatches

Hi Everyone!
MAC's latest collection is called Posh Paradise and it includes 8 new limited edition paint pots. I am a huge fan of paint pots and use them a lot as an eyeshadow base as I feel that they do a great job at helping my pressed shadows and loose pigments to stick and to really make their colour pop. I usually apply them using my finger and then blend them out with a MAC 217 brush. I picked up 3 of the paint pots from the collection, here are their names and official descriptions:
Genuine Treasure: Reflects Antique Gold
Half-Wild: Mid-tone Purple
Imaginary: Blackened Navy

(Clockwise from top): Half-Wild, Imaginary, Genuine Treasure

All of the current paint pots in the permanent line are fairly neutral in colour so it's great to get the chance to purchase some brighter colours like these. Half-Wild was definitely at the top of my list when I first saw the collection as I have nothing else like it, it is a lovely mid-tone purple shade which I think will look especially great under MAC's Vibrant Grape eyeshadow. Imaginary looks more purple in the pot than it goes onto the skin and I think it would look great under both deep purple and navy shadows. Half-Wild and Imaginary have really nice, smooth, creamy textures and apply really well. Genuine Treasure is a pretty unique paint pot in my opinion and I have never seen a glittery paint pot from MAC before. As you can see from the picture below, it does not apply as well and evenly as the other two, it has quite a gritty consistency but I absolutely love the colour. It is much drier than the other two paint pots which will probably mean that when worn alone it won't crease too much.
Here are the swatches shown on NW20 skin:

(L to R) Half-Wild, Imaginary, Genuine Treasure

You can purchase these paint pots from MAC for £13.50 each.
To read about the rest of my MAC paint pot collection and to see swatches of them, please click here.
Please feel free to comment below and let me know if you have picked up any of the paint pots from the Posh Paradise collection and your thoughts on them.
Maz x



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