What's the craziest makeup tip you've ever heard? On the top of my head I can remember a few, including using red lipstick under the eyes before applying concealer. Spoiler alert, it does work. I'm sure there are many more that are even more interesting, honestly I tried a lot of them in the past, I'm not sure I could remember them all. Another one that sounds odd on paper is using duct tape for a perfect winged eyeshadow look. And this one works as well! Maybe you'll remember the famous tip where you dab powder all over your finished makeup and then put your face in a bowl of cold water. People who tried it said that it works. So the point here would be that there's a lot of weird makeup tips. After mentioning the last tip the one I'm investigating in this post won't even seem crazy at all.

You know how we often hear that in the ''beginnings of makeup'' everyone used products for many different purposes, for example lipstick for both lips and cheeks and mascara for eyebrows as well. A lot of great makeup artists will also tell you to not limit yourself with the primary purpose of the product, it really doesn't have to be by the book, you can experiment all you want. I wouldn't say I try everything I see online, but this idea of using MAC's paint pot in the shade Painterly as a concealer did intrigue me. I mean, who doesn't like to look well rested and dark circles free all the time. The idea behind this article I saw is that if you have a skin tone that perfectly matches one of MAC's paint pots shades (which is rare, but it happens) you can use it as concealer. For me the closest shade to  my skin tone was Painterly, although I could've gone with Soft ochre as well. None of them are the exact match, but I thought if the experiment fails I can always use my paint pot as an eye shadow base. And it indeed is a gorgeous eye shadow base.

What's the verdict after wearing it for a while? Well, the shade is very close to my skin tone, but not a perfect match. I guess this is what happens when you don't have a range of actual concealer colours to try from, still I am impressed by how close it got. When I asked my sister how it looked on me, she said that it works and doesn't work in the same time. These would be my exact words for this experiment. It applies gorgeously and is pigmented enough to cover dark circles. I found out that the best way to apply it is with a beauty blender. In great light (like this light when I took the photos) you can't tell it's not a perfect match, but most of the time it looks a bit grayish on me. Bare in mind that this is a very matte product and I normally go for a dewy face, so while the rest of my face is dewy my under the eye area looks completely matte. Not the best look I would say. It looks better if I wear heavy duty foundation. You can also use it on blemishes and other imperfections, for me it felt too heavy on the face (I do have oily skin). Overall I do think this is a cute idea which can truly work if you happen to have a skin tone that matches one of the paint pot colours exactly. This was my first time trying a paint pot and I do have to say it is a solid product, amazing when you use it as the eyeshadow base.


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