MAC Constructivist Paint Pot


Paint pot craze continues! Today I present you the latest paint pot addition to my stash. Constructivist never caught my attention until it started to pop up on a few blogs I follow. On one of my many unplanned MAC trips, I decided it was time to finally swatch it and it was love thereafter. So here it is!


Constructivist is a beautiful metallic coppery/brown taupe and has a frost finish. MAC describes it as "metallic brown with red pearl". It has a creamy consistency like most paint pots and has minimal shimmer. On my skin (my current color is around NC30) it looks more taupe-like than brown. Swatches taken in natural sunlight (left photo below) fit MAC's description of this color . However, when applied on my lid, it looks more like the color on my swatches taken without flash (right photo below).


I've only applied Constructivist on my bare lid in the photo above, that way you can see the true color. Then I have quickly blended out the color upward a bit. I finished off the look with a black gel liner and mascara. In my opinion, Constructivist can easily be worn alone. This is great news for people who want some color on their lids but a) are in a hurry b) don't like wearing a lot of eye makeup c) want some color on their lids but nothing over the top. Constructivist, like most paint pots, also makes a great base to layer under eye shadows, especially when you want the colors to pop. Besides wearing it on its own, I have also been enjoying using Constructivist as a base under MAC Satin Taupe - they complement each other beautifully. I also really like using MAC Quarry on crease with just Constructivist on the lids. Wear time for paint pots is debatable. I love that they last all day on my lids but there are people who experience creasing in a matter of few hours after application.

What do you think of Constructivist? Do you use Paint Pots? Do recommend other paint pot shades, could be another brand too - I need more!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend
<3

23 comments:

  1. i dont own any paint pots I have never been tempted by them before...this might be my new thing LOL

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  2. Haha! I recently went on a Paint Pot craze this past September.. I never owned one until then! I always used UDPP or MAC Paint and never found the need for them.. but I became obsessed with them! Constructivist is my favorite one. My most used PP's are Constructivist, Groundwork and Rubenesque. I've been meaning to pick up Soft Ochre forever to use a base for Brule e/s.. since I wear it almost every day.

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  3. I'm taking your word for Constructivist swatching taupy-er than warm! I have a fear of overly warm eyeshadows as they don't flatter my brown eyes, but since you like it I guess it's fine! xx

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  4. I don't own any paint pots, but I recently won one so I'll be eager to try it out! I hope they last long on my lids. Constructivist looks like a good staple color :3

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  5. I love paint pots. I have a bunch and they have never creased on me. They are the best eye primers in my opinion.

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  6. Omg, this is gorgeous! You make me want it.

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  7. I love constructivist paint pot I use it all the time.. I use it with lancome volcanco on top. I also use it on the lid with mac sketch in the crease.

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  8. Great post! I also use Satin Taupe with Constructivist. :) I truly enjoy using MAC Paint Pots, they are my favourite eye shadow bases hands down for me personally.

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  9. This looks really nice on you :D I don't have any Mac paint pots and I'm always torn on whether or not I want to try one.... This one looks pretty unique as it looks brown in the pot and almost taupey on your skin!

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  10. constructivist is without a doubt, gorgeous. I neeeed it.

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  11. This is super pretty! I feel like I need it in my life ;) Cheeky MAC order anyone?

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  12. Ooh, I really like the look of this for a base, but I love how you wore it on it's own too. It looks so pretty on you (what doesn't?). Must add it to the list to get someday!

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  13. Constructivist looks great on you! I've never tried a paint pot but have heard some really great things about them. I'm tempted to pick up a neutral shade to try as an eyeshadow base.

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  14. I just love your eyes!!!Any paint pot or eyeshadow looks perfect girl!!Happy new year doll!!!
    Thanks for the review ,going to check on this one!

    xxxx

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  15. I just bought groundwork yesterday...I am so basic! the only other I have is painterly and it seems a bit dried out...had it for a while :) I love constructivist on you. makes me want to get indianwood b/c I know it would pop against my tone.

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  16. I currently only have soft ochre and I use that as a base when I use matte shadows. I actually use that when I feel my lids are a little oily b/c soft ochre is a little drying imo. I want to painterly next because I heard it's a little creamier.

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  17. nice eyeshadow, i like it i offer on line beauty tips on cheap rate

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  18. I know the look and the shade of the color changes a bit with different skin tones.I love this kind of brown to coffee shades as it suits my dark skin tone too.The quality looks to be smooth and nice too.

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  19. Afterglow Cosmetics Mineral maJanuary 26, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    I know the look and the shade of the color changes a bit with different skin tones.I love this kind of brown to coffee shades as it suits my dark skin tone too.The quality looks to be smooth and nice too.

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  20. Delyteful speaksMay 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    I know im a lil late to comment but better late than never =p

    I really emjoy constructivist.. I like applying it along my lower lashline for a long lasting finish.. Never tried it under satin taupe.. I definitely will ;)

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  21. Hey no worries, friends' comments are always welcome on my blog - no matter when! :) I love it under Satin Taupe because I find that it really enhances the color. I have never tried it on lower lash line, never even crossed my mind lol but I will try it, you made me curious now :)

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  22. New reader here! I love this product...I will have to try it out with satin taupe and quarry...love those too! I really like this paint pot with urban decay baked! What are your favorite ways to apply this? I usually wiill just use my finger but I like sigma's e60 shader brush too.

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