Well Well Well,
Today I am going to review one of my favorite product. What can we call it ? A creme shadow or an eye shadow primer. Well that’s the beauty – A product that can be used as both. So let’s get started.
Name of the product – MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low
Product Claims – A highly pigmented, long-wearing eye shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The innovative second skin-like formula blends smoothly over lids and creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking heavy or cakey. Its superior colour purity stays true and will not streak or crease.
My Thoughts –
Before sharing what my thoughts are let us try to understand the product. So it says cream shadow which is true. But many people use it as an eye shadow base or primer as well. This product range has so many colors to pick which are beautiful as eye shadows and which work well with certain eye shadow colors as well. We will get to know this product better in the following sections.
Now after reading so many reviews about MAC paint pots I went down to the store and asked for the two most popular shadow base i.e. Soft Ochre and Painterly. These two shades are all over the internet and without having much knowledge even I wanted to grab these two. My purpose for buying these was to use them as a primer. I told the MAC artist that I am looking for paint pots that I can use as a primer to counter my dark eye lids. Till that time I only knew that painterly was a huge hit and so I tried painterly on one eye and to my disappointment it did nothing to my counter my dark eye lids. So when I told the artist that I want something that counters my dark eye lids he asked me to try something that is an opposite color from the color wheel. I knew that blue eye bags can be countered by a peach pigment and so I tried the Layin low color and Voila…. I found the perfect eye shadow primer for myself. Layin Low completely corrects my dark eye lids and makes even the lightest shadow pop 🙂
Now I have never used this one as an eye shadow but girl it gets full marks as primer. I just love it. I have nothing bad to say about this little guy. It works wonders. As the product description says it is
- super blendable – no harsh lines or cracks or streaks
- buildable – light to full coverage
- not cakey – I usually apply 3 layers to completely cover my dark eye lids and it is still smooth and not cakey
- long wearing
- dries to intense vibrant finish
I mean this is it. This is what you need from a good eye shadow primer and this little guy does it all. The only thing to remember is to work really fast with this product as it dries out quickly and once it dries you cannot move the product or blend it. So make sure you blend it before it dries.
I want to try out a makeup look by using Layin Low as an eye shadow. I have the feeling it will go well with red, plum and maroon lips.
It goes well as a primer for almost all colors but the warm brown colors pop out the most with this. The color of the eye shadow intensifies with this as primer. Now that I have used Layin Low and fell in love with it, I feel that this shade does not get as much love as painterly and soft ochre gets. Nevertheless, I am definitely going to try the soft ochre shade as I feel it will be more of a neutral color to use as a primer. Check out the pictures below and see how it intensifies the eye shadows and makes the colors pop beautifully.
Where to Buy
MAC stores only.
MAC Paint Pot in Layin Low is priced at 22$ in US and 1850 INR in India for 5 gms. I know it is pricey but it’s worth it. Go for it you won’t regret your choice. Plus it lasts literally for ages as you need tiniest bit of it.
Have you tried MAC Paint Pots? Which is your favorite shade from the range? Leave your comments below.