Showing Mac some love

Makeup January 30, 2014 Naomi

Now if you have read any of my previous posts you will know that I don’t own a ton of Mac products, I also don’t follow all the collections, of which there are a lot! I am not the first in the queue for the latest lippy, and I sometimes think Mac is more about the hype than anything else. However in saying all that now and again a few gems appear on my radar and this has happened to me recently. Today I am talking about the Mac soft and gentle and the paint pot in Rubenesque.

First the Paint pot. For those of you that don’t know a pain pot is a cream shadow that is made to be longwearing and smudge proof. I have known about the paint pots for awhile and have looked at them in stores, but this is my first pot to take home and play about with. Right off the bat I will say I love it! It goes on a almost metallic peachy gold colour that looks beautiful on the eye. It is not the easiest of things to apply I will say, but once on the colour is striking. I found it was best to apply a little bit, wait, and then apply a bit more. That way it goes on smoothly and looks flawless. I just used a standard crease brush to pack it on. I am very impressed with the wear, I looked at it at the end of my working day and it was still as fresh as the morning I applied it, no need for touch ups. I give the paint pots 10/10 and I will be purchasing more.

Next I will get on to the Soft and gentle. This is a gorgeous gold powder highlighter that has been a cult Mac product for a long time now. Many Beauty gurus rave about it and I  did think do I really need it?? I have other highlighters and to be fair I hardly ever use them, but there was something so lovely about the colour and shimmer of this one that I have now fallen in love with it. I will say do not be heavy handed in your application of this or it does go to full on glitter. I did try this technique and let me tell you it was not pretty, think small girl messing in her mums makeup bag.

If you apply this lightly and then build it up, the colour is amazing. I was really impressed with how nice it looked on the cheek, it made my face look glowing and sun kissed and I loved the way it lasted. I have yet to use it on other body parts, I have seen gurus putting it down the bridge of the nose or on the shoulders if they are wearing something strapless, I am sure it looks equally beautiful worn this way. I apply this with my real techniques blush brush and it works very well for the job. I give this another 10/10.

Mac is not the cheapest brand in the world. The paint pots retail for £15 and the soft and gentle is £22, but they are high performing,and I have read that they last forever so you will get your value for money.

Are you a Mac lover?? have you tried either of the products? Did they work for you?? Leave me a comment..


  1. caroline
    January 30th, 2014 5:55 pm

    I have yet to try the powder but I’m addicted to my paint pot!

  2. Naomi
    January 31st, 2014 12:43 pm

    Me too, can’t wait to get more!.x

  3. Paula @ Beauty Lover
    January 31st, 2014 4:29 pm

    I’m a bit of a MAC addict, and have a lot of of it, mainly eye shadows, but I do have only one paint pot in Painterly which is a lovely base colour for my eyeshadow, I have used it so much, and barely any has gone.

    I’ve also had Soft and Gentle on my wish list for ages, I really must get it, it looks so gooood! 🙂

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

  4. Naomi
    February 1st, 2014 8:59 am

    I have looked at painterly, it looks a lovely neutral colour. You should get the soft and gentle, it is so worth it!!.x

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