MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure Review

by Parita on January 11, 2013 · 25 comments

MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure Review

Dear Beauties,

MAC paint pots are one of the best eyeshadow primers and cream eyeshadows in the market and this is no secret. I own a couple of paint pots and totally adore them for their pigmentation and lasting power. I am always on the look ut for paint pots and cream eyeshadows of unique shades which especially can be worn on their own.  Today, I will be reviewing one such stunning paint pot from MAC Genuine Treasure.


MAC Genuine Treasure paint was part of the “Posh Paradise Collection,” which was launched during the summer of 2012 in India. Even though it was launched in April, I bought this one I think around July and thank God I bought it because its the most beautiful paint pot ever!

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Product Description:

MAC described Genuine Treasure as “Reflects Antique Gold,” cream to powder finish.


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My Experience with MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure:

The moment it was launched, I really wanted to buy this shade, but the hefty price tag was keeping me away, but I am so glad I finally got it in my local Pune store which still had a couple of pieces left since rest everywhere it was sold out!

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Genuine Treasure comes in a round glass pot like all other paint pots from MAC. The shade is a stunning antique gold which looks like it has olive undertones with tonnes of glitter! Its one of the most unique shade in my collection and very wearable!

See how pretty it is? <3

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The glitter is not at all chunky, but yes, it can be difficult in blending. Also, one has to blend it really quick since it dries super fast once applied. I usually love to wear this shade on its own, all over the lid, and smudge a little black liner in the outer corners and trust me it looks pretty!

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I haven’t really faced any major fallouts with this eyeshadow, but yes, if you rub your eyes, it does come off! Like Groundwork or Painterly, this one is not opaque, you need to layer it to get that intense look, but the good thing is that it can be worn lightly as well as layered! Overall, a must-have paint pot for me!

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Pros of MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure:

  • Unique antique olive gold shade with glitters.
  • Glitters are not chunky.
  • The coverage is sheer and can be layered for intensity.
  • Stays on my eyes forever.
  • Dries to a power finish.
  • Can be used as a primer for eyeshadows.

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Cons of MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure:

  • There may be little fallouts with glitter.
  • Dries up real quick, so it needs to be blended very fast or else it might look patchy.
  • Limited edition and expensive!

IMBB Rating:



1350 INR

This is how it looks on me, sorry for the crappy pics, I don’t have my tripod here :(

Even though there are some cons, but I would still recommend this shade to everyone! Its beautiful and very versatile shade and a must have if you are an eye makeup person!

Below is a pic of my December Haul 😀 December is a big month for me since its my birthday month, oh yeah, I am a capricorn!

December HAUL

So, below are the goodies which my hubby gifted me! He got the NAKED palettes as a surprise for me which I have been lusting after from such a long time! Love you hubby <3

So, hope you all enjoyed the review, until next time, take care and stay beautiful!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Supriya January 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Love ur haul…. did ur hubby buy these in kl?


Parita January 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Yeah got all of it in KL :)


Shruti January 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

OMG! So lucky!!! :)
Happy belated birthday :)
This paint pot shade is so unique! :)


Parita January 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm

thank you so much shruti :) oh the paint pot is to die for!


Gowme Sundaram January 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

hey i love the color :) nice review:) parita


Parita January 11, 2013 at 3:07 pm

thanks Gowme :)


Poo January 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Hey Parita.. The paint pot is really pretty.. I would love to give this a try.. very versatile I must say.. and wat a haulll… u got N*ked.. that too from Hubbyy as a surprise giftt… wooohhoo..
ejoy your stuff deariee :)


Parita January 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm

def check it out if its still available at your mac never know :) thanks a lot Poo :)


poorva January 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm

this is a gorgeous shade:)
n great haul :) belated happy bday Parita :)


Parita January 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm

thank u so much poorva :)


Aarbee January 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm

B’lated happy birthday Parita! The paint pot looks simply gorgeous! Your hubby is super thoughtful to buy you the bestest gifts 😀
btw m a capricorn too, awesome’est sunsign ever isnt it ;P


Parita January 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm

u capri too? oh yeah the best!!!! 😀 thank you


Aarbee January 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

comment in moderation, please rescue 😀


Parita January 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm

thank you Avanti…Frat Boy is a blush from The Balm cosmetics…its beautiful n matte! will be reviewing it shortly :)


Shweta A January 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Beautiful shade and tooo good haul.happiest birthday, i am sure y enjoyed it with loads of gifts :)


Parita January 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm

thank you so much shweta :)


Nafisa Ali January 11, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Belated happy bday! :) i found ur haul th best part of this post! :)


Parita January 11, 2013 at 8:27 pm

hehe 😀 thanks nafisa!


Aarthi January 11, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Belated Happy Birthday sissy :) Loads of Love <3 Me ,a capricorn too :) the paint pot luks fab di !


Parita January 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

hey thank you so much Aarthi 😀 really? when’s ur bday?


Misha January 12, 2013 at 7:42 pm

wow!!! lovely birthday haul parita :) …belated happy :)


Parita January 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks Misha :)


Preeti January 14, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Hi Parita ,
You in Pune ? Me too in Pune. Where are you staying in Pune ?


Parita January 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Hi Preeti..yeah i am from pune..wakad but currently in malaysia


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