mac paint pot and trax

Restocking Old MAC Faves

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mac paint pot and trax

From the left: MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low, Paint Pot in Camel Coat, Eye Shadow in Trax, Paint Pot in Perky and Paint Pot in Constructivist

Doesn’t it seem like the MAC Paint Pots dry out in bunches?

Or does it just seem that way to me? There I’ll be, doopdadoo, going about my business, when I’ll open one of ’em to find it dried out, and then it’s like all of a sudden the rest of them are dried out too!


I dunno. It’s weird…

On the subject of MAC Paint Pots, here are some of my old-school faves I’ve recently restocked…

Mostly, I use the Paint Pots as eyeshadow bases, but some of the shades, like Constructivist and Camel Coat, I love, love, LOVE as single washes of color on the lids and lower lash lines. Then just line your eyes with black liner, add mascara and boom! — you’re ready to party with your cat.

Or do whatever else you need to do. 🙂


Oh, and Trax? So old school, man. It was one of the very first MAC eyeshadows I ever bought (so this was about a quadrillion years ago). It’s a golden bronzy purple that — I swear! — looks amaze with Powersurge liner.

mac paint pot and trax

MAC Paint Pot in Perky (left) and Paint Pot in Constructivist (right)

mac paint pot and trax

MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low, Paint Pot in Camel Coat and Eye Shadow in Trax

mac paint pot and trax

Swatches from the left of the MAC Paint Pots in Layin Low, Camel Coat, Perky and Constructivist; Eye Shadow in Trax

Swatches from the left: Paint Pots in Layin’ Low, Camel Coat, Perky and Constructivist; MAC Eye Shadow in Trax

Have you restocked any of your makeup faves lately?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Amber says:

    Constructivist looks so gorgeous. I am not sure why I don’t have it!! Though I do have a few brown toned Color Tattoos that I don’t often reach for….I keep meaning to pick up a Costa Riche liner too.
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  2. I haven’t been restocking per se, but I do plan on buying Coppering soon, which if I’m not mistaken is a real MAC classic and universal favorite.
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  3. I need to restock on Rubenesque, a shade I love on it´s own during the summer time and that seems to dry out very fast. My Painterly on the other hand always stays fresh for months on end.
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  4. OMG, Fafi! That was one of the first MAC collections I knew about and also my first MAC purchase. I am 99% positive that I bought the quad eyes 1 after seeing your swatches here. Memorieeeeeees.
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  5. Noirojos says:

    Any advice for a paint pot rookie? I have Soft Ochre, I love the priming effect it gives my eyes, but I also feel like it’s terribly dry on me…should I put on some eye cream first?

  6. Jessica says:

    That’s some real pretty photography!
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  7. Kwmechelle says:

    Camel Coat seems so unique & pretty. I’ve only recently restocked my NARS concealer, Spiked brow crayon, & They’re Real mascara. I also purchased Champaign Pop (BEAUTIFUL) & a Sephora brand retractable eyeliner in Turquoise. Let’s just say I’ve been living in these products 🙂

  8. Sarah says:

    Just restocked on MSFN in medium, blot powder in medium/dark, brow crayon in spiked, face and body foundation, studio fix powder and cremesheen glass in deelight 🙂 just can’t beat some of the old favourites !!!

  9. Agata says:

    I completely forgot I do have Trax! I need to find it and use it again!

    Constructivist looks so pretty!

  10. Janessa says:

    TRAX was my first ever holy grail, top drawer, repurchase, whatever you want to call it, cosmetic. I absolutely love that color and have hit serious pan on my 4th pot of it. Like dusting around the brim, that much pan. It’s marvelous.

  11. Fancie says:

    I really like Constructivist and Layin Low. Those look beautiful!
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  12. I used to LOVE Constructivist but mine dried out in the pot. I’m definitely going to restock! If only MAC hadn’t gone all crazy with their prices in India lately..!
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  13. nai says:

    Karen, I absolutely adore you because you show me stuff that is fun and gorgeous and new to me, and that I decide I must have as soon as I can.

    Karen, I kinda don’t like you you because you show me stuff that is fun and gorgeous and new to me, and that I decide I must have as soon as I can.

    <3 <3 <3 Happy Aloha Wednesday!

  14. Ruta says:

    Laying low is such a FAB base colour! In love with it. Must remember to put it on my list of treats. Been really getting into cream shadows as a base and wow, this looks amazing and one of the few base-type colours that won’t lean ashy on me *queue applause and music*!

  15. Tulipthecat says:

    How funny I was just pondering which paint pot to purchase.

  16. Aditi says:

    Love all of these. Constructivist and Laying Low are on my list! 🙂
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  17. MIA says:

    For any dried out products, liner, paint pots, or otherwise, I use Inglot Cosmetics’ Duraline to revive them. It will also turn any eye shadow into a sheer wash or a liner depending on how much you use & the tool you apply it with. Can’t live without my Duraline!

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