MAC Paint Pot || Bare Study Review

A picture of mac paint pot in the colour bare study

A picture of mac paint pot in the colour bare study

A picture of mac paint pot in the colour bare study
A picture of mac paint pot in the colour bare study swatched

My eye shadow collection isn’t all that great, well its near on non existent! So a couple of months back i wanted to dip my toe in the whole eye shadow business and i had no idea where to go, i mean i don’t even own the naked pallet.. I’m afraid to admit it but i don’t own any of them not even the cute basics one! (sorry guys please don’t hate me!)
so seeing as i was a ‘newbie’ someone who has no idea really when it comes to eye colours i wanted something which was easy to work with, something i could wear everyday and something which would be buildable as a base shadow for when i get hooked and end up buying myself tones and tones of eye colours, and that’s when i decided on the MAC paint pots! 
The MAC paint pots are a little pot of creamy pigmented eye colours but when you apply them to your eyes their easy to work with because their a creamy formula but in a couple of minutes they completely dry with the full intense colour, its amazing and just what i needed to get myself started with shadows! 
I opted for the colour Bare Study which is a beautiful sheer champagne/beige colour with gorgeous gold shimmer, perfect for day wear, that little extra something teamed with bold lip colours and of course use as a base shadow. The best thing about this little paint pot is just how long wearing they are.. they actually last all day! 
Overall I’m really impressed with the MAC paint pots! for £14 I think you get alot of product, I’ve used mine loads and its still near on full! I think they’re so easy to work with and even though bare study isn’t all that noticeable by itself it was the perfect shadow for me to begin with, and now i can use it  as a base to build different looks! I love how long lasting they are and i think the next colour i will be ‘let’s skate’ that looks like the most gorgeous pale shimmery pink! 
What do you think of the MAC paint pots? 
  • This is so gorgeous I've been lusting after it for ages :)


    • Oooo you'll have to get one when you treat yourself :) xxx

  • what a stunning colour! something else added to my wishlist! xx

    • I love this colour too! Perfect for everyday :) xxx

  • Amy

    This has been on my wishlist for at least 6 months, I should really just buy it already!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

    • Yes you should haha! It's a really nice shadow :) xxx

  • There are a few of these I'm after :) They look gorgeous. I really want lets skate :)

    • Lets skate looks amazing I need it! Xxx

  • Great review! Did you find this dried out at all? I had a similar benefit one and it went really dry in the pot.

    Stevie xxx

    • No I've had mine quite a few months now & it's still as creamy as when I bought it :) xxx

  • I've been lusting after this for oh so long! I might have a look at the'll probably be so much more expensive here though!:( xxx

  • This looks SO nice. I really really want it! xx

  • It looks so nice! I haven't tried any mac products before the price puts me off haha

  • This is my all time favourite eyeshadow base! I've just ran out of mine so I'll definitely be repurchasing

    Stacey x

  • Kat

    This colour is lovely! I've not tried any of the MAC paint pots although I do want to. I don't own any of the Naked palettes either…. haha. xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

  • I've got this in Painterly and I use it as a neutral base to make all my powder shadows stick longer, it's brill! :) Xx

  • I've been wanting to try these for a while! My eyelids get so oily & no primer I've tried as worked for me! Do you think these would work as an eyelid primer with a powder over it? Or is it more of an eyeshadow?


  • Ive only recently been getting into putting a eye-shadow base on, I bought some Maybelline colour tattoo's and love them but I dont own any Mac paint pots yet. I think when I do buy one this will be the shade I go for. Its so pretty xx

  • I adore Paint Pots. This one is so pretty xx

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  • Lovely colour, i love champagne sort of colour eye make up :) plus its mac

  • I totally agree about being a total newbie when it comes to using eye shadows! I only just got my hands on the naked palette after wanting it for so long but not knowing what to do with it :S I would definitely recommend it if you're new to the whole eye shadow thing, it's defo my new favourite! I mean we're not all Tanya Burr's when it comes to eye shadow! haha love the idea/look of the MAC paint pots, I might have to invest ;) x

  • I really want a Paint Pot (or two, or three…)! I don't own any Naked palettes either :-( xx

  • I think this will be my next purcahse xx

  • I really want to try this as I love the colour tattoos. This colour is lovely! x

  • Cant wait to get some of these! Your blog is my new fave! Love it! Keep up the good work! xx

  • Bare Study is my favorite. I seem to have lost it though. Vanished in thin air. I'll just live through you in the mean time

  • I've been wanting to try this for ages!!! It's such a pretty colour which suits all skin tones and is easy to wear alone or as a base for a smokey eye!

    I think I'm going to have a shopping trip to M.A.C!

    Layla xx

  • i have this one and love it. i would have liked to see a picture of you with it on to see how it looks on your eyes.