MAC Delft, Rubenesque Paint Pot Review, Photos, Swatches
So here is the much awaited review of the MAC Paint Pots I bought some time ago. Usually the MAC store near my place always has the usual shades of Paint Pot (Bare Study, Painterly, Groundwork, etc.). I did a part time makeup course recently (where, in my makeup school, they only use MAC products….a dream come true!) and found this paint pot shade called Rubenesque. I have always wanted to get it since then and when I saw at the MAC store, I just had to have it!!
I also saw another gorgeous shade of Paint Pot called Delft. This was a new one, so I thought I would get that too. Here is what Rubenesque looks like:
Rubenesque paint pot
Rubenesque is a peachy golden shade with gold pearl that looks absolutely stunning. The amazing thing about Paint Pots is that they are so versatile, you can wear them by themselves or under other eyeshadows. For someone with oily lids like me, they are a dream come true ☺
And this is Delft:
Delft Paint pot
Delft is a shade that’s absolutely, positively, amazing! I can’t begin to really describe this shade, and photos don’t do justice to them! It’s an aqua greeny bluey colour. As with a lot of MAC eye products, it’s multidimensional.
Since I can’t seem to describe properly what the shades look like, I thought I would swatch both on my hands and wear them on my lids and show you.
Here is a swatch of both on my fingers:
Here is a swatch of Rubenesque on my hand:
Rubenesque swatch on hand
And here’s what it looks like on my lids:
Swatch of Delft on my hand:
Delft swatch on hand:
And what it looks like when worn on the lids:
As paint pots can be worn under eyeshadows, I thought I would try them on with similar eyeshadow shades on top.
For Rubenesque, I tried on this shade called Vex. It’s part of a palette that MAC came out with. I bought it ages back (when I was not really into makeup) so I don’t know what collection it’s from ☹
Anyway, here’s what the shade looks like:
I swatched Vex on my hand and then put it on top of Rubenesque. This is what it ended up looking like:
(L): Vex, (R): Vex with Rubenesque underneath
As you can probably tell, Vex looks different when paired with Rubenesque (swatch on the right). What I found was that pairing Rubesnesque with Vex changes the whole dimension of Vex altogether! I wouldn’t recommend pairing very shimmery shades with Rubenesque though, as it’s got pearl pigments in it already .
On to Delft. I took a light blue shade called Silverthorn (again by MAC). It’s quite a sheer baby blue. Here’s what it looks like:
So again, I swatched the colour by itself and then paired it with Delft. And once again, Delft changed Silverthorn completely.
(T): Silverthorn with Delft, (B): Silverthorn Eyeshadow
So if I were to break down things I like and things I don’t like about the products:
THINGS I LIKE:
- The colour payoff is quite good. You only need light brush strokes to apply the paint pots to get a decent show of colour.
- The texture is quite creamy, and glides on to the brush and then the eyelids quite smoothly.
- It was not at all difficult to use powder eyeshadows over the creamy paint pots. They blended in quite nicely ☺
- You get a fair amount of product in the pot, which goes a long way ☺
- The colours are amazing! And they look even better on Indian skin tones!
THINGS I DON’T LIKE:
- The colour of Delft I feel can be a little too intense sometimes, and masks any other colour you put over it.
- As is always the case with MAC, the cost (sigh). It cost me NZ$44 for each pot. I don’t know how much these would cost in India. Maybe someone can help me out on this one?
- There is nothing else I don’t like about this product
Hope you liked my review people. Let me know what you think!