Sunday, June 22, 2014

Top 5 MAC Paint Pots- With Reviews!


Hello!  I am Mandy Jean and I am a Paint Pot addict.  I own a few MAC Paint Pots and I absolutely love them!  They do not crease on me and they blend so easily. 

It was hard to narrow it down but I picked my top 5 to share with you.  

You can find Paint Pots online, at MAC stores and Counters.  They retail for $20 for 5g of product.  

#1- FAVORITE BASE


Depending on my skin I switch up Soft Ochre and Painterly.  I like Soft Ochre better because I find it covers any discoloration on my lids better than Painterly.  This color is matte. 

Soft Ochre is my favorite eye shadow base!  I can wear it alone or with shadows on top and the wear time is over 12 hours before I start to see fading.  

WHAT I LOVE:
*Covers discoloration
*Wear time
*Not Drying

WHAT I DON'T LOVE
*Dries up in container quickly.  I wish it was sold smaller. 


#2- FAVORITE SHEER SHIMMER/MOST UNIQUE
Rubenesque is a beautiful peach with gold.  It is definitely sheer compared to other paint pots but I love the soft peach with shimmer on my lids.  This is one of my favorite products for a "no makeup" makeup look.  

I love laying the color down and adding a second layer a few minutes later.  That does build up the color but it is not overly shimmery. 

WHAT I LOVE:
*Peachy/Copper color
*Creamy
*Easy to blend and build up

WHAT I DON'T LOVE:
*Price

#3- FAVORITE COLOR-NEUTRAL
Indianwood and Antique Diamond are 2 of my favorite Paint Pots ever.  I love this bronze metallic color.  It is super pigmented and lasts for hours.  I've had mine for over a year and it has not showed any signs of drying out.  

WHAT I LOVE:
*Everything!!
*Color
*Pigmentation
*Texture

WHAT I DON'T LOVE:
*Nothing!  I would pay $20 for this over and over again!

#4- FAVORITE COLOR
Antique Diamond is a olive color with a hint of silver frost.  This color is creamy and easy to blend.  I love how you can sheer it out and build it up.  

I normally wear this color alone and once it is set, it is set for the day.  It does not budge, smudge, crease, or fade for a good 12 hours.  

WHAT I LOVE:
*Color
*Shimmer
*Easy application and very smooth
*Lasting Power

WHAT I DON'T LOVE:
*Practice makes perfect.  Once this is set you can not fix anything

#5- FAVORITE DARK COLOR
I would describe Blackground as a soft black with silver shimmer.  The silver shimmer can cause this color to look light black, gray, a little purple and sometimes even dimensional.  

Blackground is easy to blend and when used as a base under shadows lasts for hours.  I did notice that this color tended to fade on its own after 8 hours when my other paint pots do not.  

WHAT I LOVE:
*Dimensional color
*Creamy
*Easy to blend and move

WHAT I DON'T LOVE:
*Wear time


What is your favorite eyeshadow base?  What is your favorite paint pot color??  





Friday, June 20, 2014

Is There a Kelly Yum Yum Dupe???


I've heard so many people were disappointed when Kelly Yum Yum sold out.  I was fortunate enough to snag one at a MAC store.  

I grabbed a few of my of favorite MAC pinks to see how similar they were to Kelly Yum Yum. 



For my review of Kelly Yum Yum click here

I currently own a few pinks but these five I thought would be similar to Kelly Yum Yum. 

Candy Yum Yum-Matte- Neon blue based pink.  Darker than Kelly Yum Yum.  
Impassioned- Amplified- More coral than Kelly Yum Yum.  Similar pigmentation. 
Pink Pigeon-Matte-Darker than Kelly Yum Yum.  Similar texture.  More purple
Embrace Me- Limited Edition-Matte- More fuchsia 
Show Orchid- Amplified Creme- Way more fuchsia and blue. 

The color that is similar to Kelly Yum Yum is Candy Yum Yum.  If you are looking for a creamer texture than a matte I would suggest Pink Pigeon or Impassioned.  Impassioned is far more coral but it is still a beautiful color.  

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

REVIEW- MAC Dodgy Girl Lipstick

Before we start the review if you see this lipstick at a counter or on a blog sale PICK.IT.UP!

I own 7 purple tone MAC lipsticks and Dodgy Girl is my new favorite.  This color is from the Kelly Osbourne collection that is sold out online but you may still find it at a counter or blog sale.  
Dodgy Girl is a light purple matte lipstick.  It is incredibly creamy and doesn't feel dry on the lips. 

The pigmentation is amazing!  The color is also beautiful.  I own a few MAC matte lipsticks and this one is definitely the creamiest.  It is also the easiest to apply. 

Dodgy Girl lasts 3 to 4 hours on the lips before it starts to fade.  

WHAT I LOVE:
*Pigmentation
*Color
*Texture
*Application

WHAT I DON'T LOVE
*It is sold out!

I did grab a few of my other purple MAC lipsticks to compare for ya'll but none of them are similar to Dodgy Girl. 



Dodgy Girl is just one of those amazing colors!  

Did you pick anything up from the recent MAC collections?