MAC Paint Bare Canvas Review, Swatch

by Rati on January 6, 2013 · 29 comments

MAC Paint Bare Canvas

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Claims : A high performance eye shadow product which goes on creamy; dries to a powdery finish. Made with concentrated pearl pigments in a cream colour formulation, allows for easy application, blendability, and flexibility of coverage. Creates a smooth, crease-free, slightly shiny, reflective look to the lid.

Price : Rs 1100 for 6.5 gm

My Experience :

I have gone through two pots of MAC Paint Pots and then I also used Urban Decay Primer Potion. (I personally liked paint pot more). Now I was bored and I didn’t want to pick up the paint pot again.  So I went ahead an picked up the neutral shade of Paint. I picked up shade in Bare Canvas. MAC describes Bare Canvas as champagne with shimmer. The color is true to its description but the shimmers are not the sparkly kinds, they are very very subtle and barely noticeable.

I LOVE MAC Paints. More than the paint pots or more than any other eyeshadow primer I have ever used.  This is my hands down Holy Grail Eyeshadow primer. 😀

  • It is creamy and blends like a dream.
  • Very teeny meeny bit of it is required.
  • The packaging is crappy. If you squeeze too much of it you cannot put it back. And I promise you’d end up squeezing too much of it in your first or second go but you’d get the hang of it eventually. I’d live with it.
  • Does not crease AT ALL. I have slightly oily lids but this wouldn’t move or make my eyeshadows fade a bit.
  • My eyeshadows stay on until I remove my makeup.
  • Evens out the lids . Those who have red, green or blue veins on their lids, the opacity of the paint would completely even out your lids.
  • It can also be worn as an eyeshadow. On me, the color looks quite stark so I use it as an eyeshadow base.
  • Comes in 5 Fabulous colors. Read review of MAC Paint in Untitled HERE
  • The tiny packaging makes it easier to travel with. It may look like a tiny tube but you’d be surprised how little you need for every use.
  • The shade works with every single eyeshadow color – from lightest to the darkest.

Two tips :

  • Always put the cap back after you have squeezed out the product.
  • And squeeze out the product very carefully.

These are like ‘THE MUST HAVES’ from MAC.

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 5/5

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

sreya January 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm

5/5 from rati implies a must have product 😀 😀


Rati January 7, 2013 at 10:30 am

yeah it is a must have. 🙂


Surbhi January 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

i will try this after i finish my paint pot, though i doubt its ever gonna finish. i just used it twice in 6 months. 🙁


Rati January 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

oh you dont use eyeshadows?? 🙁


Rashmita January 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm

i can see you wearing grey sweater 😛
am confused between paint pot and this….help!


Rati January 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

i found paint studier than paint pot. 🙂


Gauri January 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm

OMG this looks like a must have!


Parita January 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

i have been eyeing this since a long time..will def check it out the next time!


Rati January 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

yup, gauri. :))

yeah you can check more shades as well parita. It’s pretty awesome. 🙂


Sabrina (Sandra) January 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Hi Rati. 🙂 You’re right, looks like a good alternative to Paint Pots, am going to check these out on my next visit to MAC. 🙂
(Hope you saw my New Year SMS to you)


Rati January 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

aww sabrina, you dint get my reply message. 🙁 Someone else also mentioned that they didn’t get my message. I guess there was some connectivity problem in Goa. Talk to you soon. :))

Do check these out. They are really nice. 🙂


Nidhi January 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Happy new year Ratiiii 🙂 …. this is such a lovely product and me likingg d tube packaginggg and pigmentation:-) … in the swatch pic it’s looking heavy duty 🙂 andd its such a lovely shade for a baseee… very nice :-)…. i agree it’s macz must have 🙂


Rati January 7, 2013 at 11:00 am

A very Happy New year to you too, nidhi. :)) It is quite a heavy duty product. do give it a try. 🙂


Reeema January 6, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Ahhww Nidhi i can imagine hw cute wud u b looking…. would love to see you in makeup avtar… 🙂


Reeema January 6, 2013 at 8:27 pm

OMG 5/5 and must have by Rati fir toh jarur lena banta hai boss… 🙂 hihihi


ife January 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm

congrats on 3 lakh likes… 🙂


Rati January 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

thanks 🙂


Devie January 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

^^ Woohoo congrats!
Better than UDPP? I had no idea about these being so good! Gotta get my hands on some 🙂


Rati January 7, 2013 at 11:03 am

You should give it a try devie. :))

and thankies 😀


esha January 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm

the tube reminds me of oil paints!! 😀


Tinkerbell January 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Great that it works for you! the tube is so much more convenient na? 🙂 i had bought a mac paint pot last yr in soft ochre..but it creases on me within 3hrs even in winters. So i stick to UDPP now.


Rati January 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

yeah esha . 😛

oh sad to hear that. I have never had any issues with paint pots but I found paints to be sturdier than the paint pots. 🙂


Emily January 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I had never heard of these products until now but I’m definitely going to give it try when I finish my paintpot, sounds great 😀


Rati January 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

yeah you should give it a try emily. 🙂


sangeeta January 7, 2013 at 11:23 am

nice review rati… infact i like all of your reviews.. they are so true and unbiased.. n i love imbb.. been hooked to it since the time i saw it around 2010…but got the courage to comment for the first time..:)


gurpreet January 7, 2013 at 4:16 pm

o wow .. that sounds like a great one. i guess this will be the first one to pick from mac this year.. Thanks RAti Muaah


Nupur January 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm

*drool* This is dfntly entering my -things I must shop List 😀 😀 thankoooo Rati for sharing, me didnt knw abt MAC paints 😐 only paint pot i knw 😐


Deepika Garg January 8, 2013 at 11:36 am


I am quite recent to using a variety of beauty products and i love reading ur reviews before buyin the products.. actually now u r pratically the first and mostly the only decide to decide whether i m buyin tht particular product or not..

anyways i really couldnt understand the exact purpose of this beauty product.. is it like base makeup for eyes??


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