EST. 2010

My Take: M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe

M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe Review And Swatch
What It Claims
A highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners.

M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe Review And Swatch

Rs 1050 for 5 gm

M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe Review And Swatch

M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe Review And SwatchLove the golden undertone, it instantly warms up any complexion
The Good
  • First things first, I'm totally in love with the colour.It's a warm peachy shade with subtle gold shimmer and goes on great as a base.In fact it can be worn on it’s own without meddling and adding any other colour.
  • Lasts all day long (and by day I mean easily 10-12 hours, though never tried sleeping in it), without creasing or fading, with the shimmer intact.
  • Despite being cream based does not make eyelids oily or weigh them down.
  • Even with it’s superman like staying powers, its pretty easy to remove using an oil based remover.
  • Like I said it’s perfect to be worn on it’s own and can be easily worn during the day, and can be glamed up for the night.
  • Only a teeny tiny bit is needed, making the 5 gm pot last forever.
  • The colour is very buildable without being too OTT.
  • Although I like using it as a standalone eye colour, it can easily double up as eye shadow base/ primer (though the more famous Painterly would be a better choice).
  • The colour suits all skin tones.
  • It can double up as an eyeliner and it totally livens up your eyes.Although use a clean brush to apply it.
  • Does not irritate the eyes even when used as an eyeliner.

    M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe Review And SwatchWhen applied using finger, colour is more intense and stark plus streaks a bit

    M.A.C. Paint Pot in Coral Crepe Review And Swatch  When applied using a fluffy blending brush, colour is subtle and less intense

    The Bad
    • A tad expensive.Maybelline has cheaper dupes but those are not yet available in India.But in its defense the pot does last forever.
    • Not easily available.
    • The product tends to dry up quickly if left unopened for too long.Mine has already shrunk from the sides.
    • The product dries up and sets really fast, which makes application a little difficult with loads of tugging of the eye.After using it a couple of times I’ve changed my tactics and now I use a fluffy blending brush to apply instead, although I don’t get the desired colour with it.
    • When applied using fingers, the product streaks a little.

    Love It Or Chuck It
    This cutesy paint pot is everything a gal wants in an eye colour.I love the peachy golden colour, love that it stays put forever and gives my eyes the much needed pop on a gloomy day.Yup its expensive and difficult to get your hands on but all good things in life come at a price and the effort is so worth it.The simpler Painterly version of the paint pot is more famous but that only works as an eye shadow base.So if you’re in the market for a paint pot, Id suggest grabbing either Coral Crepe or Rubensque( next on my hit list).Love it and cannot imagine life without it.

    If you want to try out the homemade paint pot version check Dupe It Yourself: MAC Paint Pot/Eye Primer


    1. U knw what irrespective of all the cons I still loved the color :)

    2. great and detailed review. love the shade.

    3. such a pretty coral..
      hey u changed ur comment section ? y ?

    4. @Shalini and Anju:Yeah I can't day it enough.Love the shade.
      @Bhumika:The folks at Intense Debate deleted all my comments when I changed my domain, so to be on the safer side I switched to good old blogger comments.

    5. this is very very pretty..seeing it for the first time on a beauty blog..hw cum every one missed it ...

    6. @Pavani: Don't know but it is actually prettier than it looks.I suppose it has been discontinued.

    7. plz suggest me a good foundation and compact. i already have lakme foundation & compact but they doesnt give that effect which mac products give( i experienced it in a makeup done on me at a ocassion in a parlour). ut guys those are dammnnnnn expensive.

      Dear sonia can u plz suggest some way to get smooth and fair finish on my wheatish skin tone as i need to use makeup daily in office for about 9-10 hrs daily.

    8. @Unleashing: Lakme has amazing bases at affordable rates.Plus they have created shades that suit Indian skin tones.Revlon Color Stay Range is also a good option and not as expensive as MAC.
      If you want makeup to last longer I'd suggest using a primer first.BB Creams work great as primer substitutes.You could also try using a makeup freshener, here's the recipe:


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