Price: $20
Where to buy: MAC stores, The Bay
Review: (absolutely) love it

I always speak of my love for cream eyeshadows and a lot of you have been asking what exactly it is that I use and how I actually use it. Enter MAC Paint Pots, a follow-up to MAC Paints, but way more user friendly and easy to work with. With the previous Paints, although the colour was highly pigmented, you had to work with them really quickly or risk the Paint drying unevenly on the suface of the eyelid. The Paint Pot has a similar cream-like texture, but does not dry out as quickly once removed from the container. It glides on smooth, dries to a powdery finish and (my favourite part) helps to keep your eyeshadow creaseproof throughout the day.

I usually choose a neutral coloured Paint Pot and apply it as the initial layer on the eyelids. I then top with powder eyeshadows, blend those and proceed with eyeliner, etc. The great thing about choosing a 'base colour' Paint Pot is that you can layer it under any other eyeshadow colour and it will help the true colour of the eyeshadow come through (versus applying the eyeshadow to bare skin).

I use Paint Pots daily on myself and in all the client applications I do, and I never have to touch up my eyeshadow throughout the day. So yes, it is an extra step in the morning, but it will spare you the hassle of having to troubleshoot creasing eye make-up throughout the day.

Soft Ochre (for yellow to olive based skin tones)
Bare Study (for lighter skin tones)

p.s. This product is an absolute kit essential!
p.p.s. Note to the make-up gods at MAC: Please give us advance warning if ever you decide to discontinue this one!!

Photo courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Posted by Rhia Amio, Make-up Artist | 10:16 PM | , , , , , , , , , | 0 comments »

I'm anticipating one of my busier weeks in make-up this week. It started off with a couple of appointments at Hanh Salon today, and then a wedding trial with Marites (who's getting married on the 10th of October). I'll post some of the shots of Marites once I get them uploaded. Tomorrow, I'll have more great photo opps when I meet with Scerena to get her dolled up for a wedding she's attending and will be performing at. My kind of Sunday.

Next Saturday the 27th, I'm really looking forward to the nuptials (and wedding make-up) of a close friend (and true inspiration), Jin. We'll see if she lets me post the pics of it all though. I know her wedding is going to be filled with freestyle raps, robot dances, laughs, and tears (the good kind). Man, I live for this stuff!!

On Sunday the 28th, I have the wedding of the lovely Emily to look forward to. First impressions go a long way, and Emily, aside from being beautiful, was a sweetheart from the moment I met her during the bridal make-up trial. Her wedding will be a perfect way to cap off the month of September!

It has been a great month of make-up and I'm excited that wedding season for me is going strong into October!! I hope you can tell by the excessive exclamation points how excited I am.

Thank you all for making this possible.

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