MAC Bare Study Paintpot | Review & Swatch

Hi again!

I’m back with a review today on MAC’s Bare Study!

I picked this creamy eyeshadow base up a while back, and I completely forgot to review it for you. I used it today and was reminded of how much I absolutely love it, so I’m going to share my thoughts!

(as always, there’s a roundup review at the bottom of the post if you just want the short’n sweet details and aren’t interested in an in depth review!)

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Let’s begin with the packaging.

I do like it actually – although quite plain and simple I love the chic look of it! I tend to find thatย a lot of brands (both drugstore and high end) bulk out their packaging in an attempt to make them look appealing.

I much prefer it when brands minimise their packaging – NARS and Sleek are definitely up my street!

The little tub that it comes in is glass, which I personally like – it just feels that little bit more luxurious I suppose! Although you’d think it’s not great for travelling it’s actually very durable and won’t smash easily in your makeup bag.

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Bare Study is such a gorgeous champagne shimmer, with a golden-glitter undertone.

I really like the colour – and this isn’t the only one I like from the range! As always, MAC’s colour range is amazing and I’ve got my eye on Lets Skate at the minute – a pale pink frost. So pretty.

Anyway, aside from the colour (and daydreaming about other ones!) the formulae of the Paintpots is really beautiful – a buttery, creamy texture and the pigmentation is amazing. They also last a really long time too – on their own or as a base!


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As you can see, this shade has a beautiful sheen to it.

Although they may seem a little pricey at ยฃ15.50, they’re completely worth that price and they last absolutely ages.

Final Roundup
Price: ยฃ15.50
Packaging: 5/5 (glass so it has that expensive feel, but won’t smash easily)
Consistency: Creamy, blendable and really pigmented
Colour choice: 5/5
Overall quality: 5/5
Recommended?: Yes, definitely! Although at first the price may seem a little steep, there is hype around these eyeshadows for a very good reason. They’re amazing!

So that’s my review done and dusted.

Have you tried any of these? What do you think of them?

sshhbeauty x

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27 thoughts on “MAC Bare Study Paintpot | Review & Swatch

    1. Thank you!
      Yes, I feel that way too. It’s a shame I suppose as MAC have some beautiful shades that don’t seem to get any love! x


  1. I like Mac Pro Longwear pots too, I have Bare Study and Painterly too. I use Bare Study in the inside corners of my eyes to give a bit of light to them. Zoe, xx

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      1. It works really well for me, just the right amount of shimmer to open up your eye if you put it on the inside corner.xx

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      2. I’m in China at the moment on business, but I’ll check it out when I’m back in a week. ๐Ÿ˜„ (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram don’t work here.) xx

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      1. I could name quite a few brands that would be sold out if I won the lottery ๐Ÿ˜‰ we can keep dreaming ey! xx

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    1. Haha it is such a lovely colour! And I’d definitely recommend giving one a go, although they might seem a bit pricey if you choose a neutral colour you’ll definitely get your wear out of it.
      And thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ x


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