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!)
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 that 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.
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!
As you can see, this shade has a beautiful sheen to it.
Although they may seem a little pricey at £15.50, they’re completely worth that price and they last absolutely ages.
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?
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