Thursday, October 27, 2011

MAC Posh Paradise Haul with Swatches

As I mentioned in yesterdays post, I did quite a bit of hauling last week and decided that the MAC products deserved a post of their own! I was a good girl and only took home two paint pots from the Posh Paradise collection, Genuine Treasure and Idyllic.
Woops, the Idyllic box was upside down!
I'd had my eye on the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Ebloui but had first purchased Epatant from the collection (swatch and review here). When I saw the press images for Posh Paradise, I was excited by the look of Idyllic, which seemed similar to the burgundy shade from Chanel. I first swatched the Posh Paradise shade when I was out shopping with Chris, and held off on purchasing in case I preferred the Chanel burgundy. I went to Myer in Melbourne City and swatched Idyllic and then ran my little legs over to the Chanel counter on the other side of the store. While I still really like the look of Ebloui, the paint pot was a bit more shimmery and pigmented. I love the paint pot formulation and it is $35 compared to Chanel being $48, and those factors ultimately made my decision for me. I still love the Illusion D'Ombre formulation, I just won't be getting that shade as it's too similar (I'll try and get some comparison swatches soon)
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This was taken at 6.45 am to give you an idea of the light I had to work with, but you can see that though it appears quite red toned in the pot it still leans brown quite heavily. I showed this purchase to my friend and she said it looked brown (in artificial light) so I know it isn't just me. I like that it leans brown, it makes the burgundy much more wearable.
I'd still say that these swatches photographed much more brown than red, I'd definitely say it's more burgundy than anything. Compare them to the shots of Genuine Treasure and it's much more red in context. I'm planning on trying a smoky eye with this as suggested by the MAC MUA when I purchased it, she said to pop a black in the corner and crease and I'd get a simple smoky eye. We will see how I go with my skills (or lack thereof) and I'll post on the look.
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At first I hesitated with this shade, as when compared to the others in the Posh Paradise collection it was crazily glittery. I had a look on blogs and everyone seemed to be a fan, so I kept looking at it and envisioned how I could work it. I like shimmer and glitter, don't get me wrong, but this was pretty glittery. What sealed the deal was the MAC MUA Bianca applying it on my eyes for me. She layered it up using a fluffy brush and I was immediately sold. The glitter layers really well and creates an almost wet look on the lid, and the colour flashes gold, copper olive and brown in my eyes.
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This is quite a heavy swatch to show you how beautiful this shade can be when layered, but as the MUA said you can apply a sheer wash under another brown shadow to really make your shadow pop. She also suggested I pair this with khaki toned shadows to bring out the olive when I mentioned that I saw olive in the pot, so watch out MAC Mink & Sable Mumma's coming for ya! I have plans to try this with super golden shades as well as ones like MAC Patina, I think it would look beautiful under that. This will be a lifesaver in summer when I want a dramatic eye but it's too hot for me to be bothered to put effort in- a few swipes of this and boom, done.
In the top of the above image I rubbed my finger right over the swatch to show you what it looks like without being layered or swatched heavily. Not the clearest photo of it but I think it is still a good shot of what it would look like as a sheer base for another shadow.
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I'm very happy with my MAC haul goodies, I'm sure they will feature in looks in the very near future now that I've swatched them and taken off the perfect top layer;) I get excited every time MAC releases new paint pot shades as they hardly do, so hop on this soon if you're interested in them, too.
MAC Paint Pots retail for
 $35 AUD
$17.50 USD
and are available from all your usual MAC retailers, including online MAC sites. I purchased these with my own cash and am not being compensated for this at all.
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Do you like the look of these paint pot shades? Has anything from Posh Paradise caught your eye?
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14 comments:

  1. The heavy swatch of Genuine Treasure is pretty!

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  2. I really wanted a paint pot from the Posh Paradise collection, but I didn't end up getting anything. I have a couple of creme bases that I really need to use up first!

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  3. @Angela isn't it stunning! that is pretty much how it can look on the lid when layered, hot as

    @Nancy I couldn't walk away, my heart belongs to paint pots:) I haven't tried their cream bases, are they good?

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  4. Genuine Treasure is so so pretty! I think that has so much potential - you could do a myriad of looks with it!

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  5. @Celeste isn't it gorgeous! Much safer than Idyllic, though I know I'll wear them both a lot. If you have any look ideas feel free to throw them my way:)

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  6. I didn't get any new paint pots, but now that you've shown me Genuine Treasure I think that will change! It's perfect! Right up my alley, Thanks!

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  7. Tracy, they are stunning! I think you should definitely get Genuine Treasure, I am very glad I was able to :D

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  8. I love a good metallic, I am very very tempted to pick that up myself. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. I really want Genuine Treasure!

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  10. Wow, these colours are great. At first Genuine Treasure reminded me of my Buxom stay there eye shadow cream in 'Mut' but the Mac one is a little more gold. I really want to try some paint pots out soon.

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  11. @Rachal it's so pretty, isn't it?

    @Omega I'm getting right into my metallics,would love to hear what your recommendations are x

    @Jen it would look stunning on you!

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  12. Karyn, I'm head over heels for them:)

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