This month I’m CRAZY ABOUT CREAMS. Stay tuned for a few of my favourite cream make-up merchandise all all through January.
Waxing philosophical about my favourite MAC cream shadows in a sequence referred to as “Crazy About Creams” is the appropriate and correct factor to do as a result of I’m, certainly, loopy concerning the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots.
I virtually can’t consider I’m saying this as a result of I keep in mind after I fell in love with them within the mid-Triassic Period (It was actually the Fafi collection in 2008, so it’s been — GULP — more than a decade!) The Paint Pots are staples in my MAC assortment, and I restock them ALL. THE. FREAKIN’. TIME.
They’re $22 cream shadows that are available a glass pot, and you may put on them by themselves or layered with different merchandise.
If you could have fantastic strains in your lids like a vertically challenged magnificence blogger/cat woman we all know, they’re pretty as a result of you may get lots of shade in your lids with them (or just a little for those who sheer them out) with out dropping a pure skin-like texture. The Paint Pots are simply pure shade with none thickness or heaviness.
My favourite option to put on them is on their very own, they usually final all day lengthy for me — sure, even with out eye primer.
Obviously, for the reason that Paint Pots are lotions, you should utilize your fingers to use them, however I desire brushes as a result of they’re extra exact.
For easy, quick, contemporary appears, the Paint Pots are nice. I’ll start by laying down the shadow the place I would like it utilizing a flat brush earlier than buffing out the perimeters with a tapered mixing brush. Then I’ll do some liner, then mascara, then brows (in fact!), and I’m carried out, which is what I did for these pics the place I’m sporting Groundwork in my crease and Indianwood on my lids.
Also, if I’m feeling as much as it, I’ll dab a small quantity of face highlighter on my forehead bone and within the internal corners to make my eyes look greater and fewer hooded.
Never underestimate how a lot just a little highlighter on these two areas can open up your eyes.
The Paint Pots are available a bunch of neutrals shades, and I’m sporting my faves right here. Groundwork is a matte taupe, and I take advantage of it to sculpt my crease in order that my eyes look deeper set. Indianwood is a golden bronze with shimmer, and it’s excellent for a sheer wash on the lids.
Both Groundwork and Indianwood, by the way, go completely with MAC Coffee Eye Pencil.
Oh, and listed here are two professional suggestions! Store your paint pots upside down to maintain them from drying out (you can too see the names extra simply), and for those who’ve had a Paint Pot for some time and uncover at some point that it’s dry (like for those who can see the perimeters of the cream pulling away from the jar), you may revive it by swirling a drop or two of your favourite face oil within the pot with a brush.
Then you may buff that brush loaded along with your Paint Pot and oil combine in your lids for a sheer wash of shade.
Sometimes I really additionally do that when the pots aren’t dry as a result of I wish to sheer them out.
Anyway, these are nice, and I like, love, LOVE THEM. If you occur to search out any of the discontinued brown shades like Quite Natural or Constructivist (as a result of MAC heartbreakingly discontinued a number of of the colours) at, say, a Cosmetic Company Store, seize them with a quickness as a result of they’re incredible.
Rainy days and Wednesdays…
You gotta play if it’s raining, OBVI
I’m not usually phased by the rain relating to being out and about. I’ll throw on my raincoat and my boots and bundle up the infant, and we’ll be the primary ones out the door splashing within the puddles and in search of rainbows, and talking of rainbows, I’ve by no means lived anyplace with half as many rainbows as Novato…
My level is simply that rain and I are often completely down with one another, however I couldn’t deal right now. When I opened the entrance door and noticed that it was pouring this morning, I used to be like NOPE! So Connor and I stayed inside and painted our nails matching colours.
I notice now that I used to be most likely making a mountain out of a molehill after I debated portray her nails the primary gazillion instances she requested me, however after listening to “PLEASE, PLEASE MAMA!” a couple of extra gazillion instances, I gave in. Now it’s a enjoyable factor we do collectively.
Is it raining the place you might be proper now?
Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,