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MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.

If you ask me about my most favourite make-up product from MAC even in my sleep I will blurt out “The paint pots” without even thinking… yes!
I had “Bare Study” and I almost used it up [but it kinda cracked in a journey so I threw it away.] And MAC products last a really long time… I mean REALLY long- And it’s like the BATA shoes we wore in school, i got bored of it :((   SO this time I decided to get something different!
Paint pots are cream eyeshadows which are more often used as an eyeshadow base to prevent creasing.

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.

About MAC Groundwork Paint pot:

  • It’s a creamy eye color base which dries to smooth, vibrant finish.
  • Works great for medium to dark tone skin.
  • It is a neutral taupe color with satin texture specially suited for Indian skin tone.
  • It has a long-lasting and crease-proof formula.

Price: $17.50

Finish: satin

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.

Painterly looked really ashy on me so the MUA at MAC showed me this. Groundwork is a nice tan, light brownish colour. It is satin finish and glides on the eyes like a dream 🙂 just like all of the other paint pots 🙂   Groundwork is a neutral taupe shade that is perfect for people with medium to dark skin. Fair skinned people can also use it specially when creating intense smokey eyes or intense brown eyes.
The texture is smooth and creamy. I use it with a flat shader brush but the MUA said I can also use it with a blending brush.  Also there are fingers to work with 😉
So far I’ve worn make-up continuously for around 7-8 hrs and This stayed put.  No creasing, no fallouts and most of my less pigmented eyeshadows tend to look much better with this as a base. The staying power increases a lot 🙂

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot  swatches.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot swatches.

Yayys:
– Great as a base.
– stays put for hours.
– adds an intensity to the less pigmented shadows.
– Really great for NC 30 and above.
– A teeny tiny amount is needed per application So it will last me forever!
– Some of the paint pots [like Bare study] can be used alone on the eyes for a quick do.
– once it sets it’s hard to remove 🙂
Nays:
– My only problem with this is that it makes my eyes look as if I have dark circles :((
– Cost is a factor but then it really lasts long.
– It might not suit fair skinned beauties.
– Once it sets its difficult to blend.

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot  swatches.
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot swatches.

Verdict: Dusky beauties should grab this one fast because honestly, PPs are the best bases in town!!!

MAC Groundwork Paint Pot
MAC Groundwork Paint Pot







12 thoughts on “MAC Groundwork Paint Pot review & swatches.”

  1. Isimplylovemakeup

    oooh you got it!!!! its like a “kaala” bhai of pinterly na? I use painterly, thoug i think this would match my skin tone more and Painterly would match yours 😉 heheheheh btw which brush is that?

    1. Suma- sachhi re.. meko bhi aise hi laga thaa.. and haan this is the “kaala ” bhai of painterly… the shade is not my fav though.
      the brush is a flat shader one from the drugstore.. like apna vega. I want to get Sigma brushes but the kit is like 100$. 🙁

  2. hv been postponing it for a while now….but m soooo gonna grab at least one now. 😀 thnx for posting Beeni. 😉 fruitful utilization of time 😛

      1. hehe. i know. EVerybody loves PP. but i want something color mein. 😉 will chk at the store abhi. 😀

  3. very nice review Bee , I have been looking for a PP to be used as a eye shadow base , i gues this one will solve the purpose.

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