MAC Unsung Heroes: Indianwood Paint Pot

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mac indianwood paint pot

The Walking Dead. It’s not just a TV show anymore.


It’s also an apt description of moi, specifically my eye area when I’ve stayed up too late pondering important issues like mint tea ice cream (how would it taste? — amazing or nasty?), or when I’ve stayed up too late reading post-apocalyptic young adult “literature.”

So yeah, I’m becoming increasingly familiar with my zombie girl side, although I have yet to develop a taste for brains…

But who knows? If I don’t start getting to bed earlier, I might start craving fleshy snacks!

Thank goodness for MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood ($18.50)… Right now it’s the only thing slowing the transition to full-on undead.

mac indianwood paint pot

Whenever I get up looking a little worse for wear, I like to smear this shimmery bronze cream shadow on my lids with a finger and blend out the edges with a fluffy domed eyeshadow brush (I’m partial to the MAC 217).

The stuff is nothing short of a minor miracle! It brightens my lids, making me look better rested, radiant and almost glowing (almost).

You can wear it with easy, elegant looks, like with some mascara and MAC Teddy eyeliner along your lash lines for a quick work look, or in sultry, seductive looks with false lashes and MAC Feline eyeliner along your lash and water lines.

mac indianwood paint pot swatch with rubenesque for comparison
Indianwood on the left, with MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque for comparison

mac indianwood paint pot
MAC Powder Blush in Supercontinental on my cheeks and MAC Lipglass in Ready to Roam on my lips; both from the new Styleseeker collection

Other ways to wear Indianwood…

  • A golden bronze glow — Layering MAC Woodwinked Eyeshadow atop Indianwood gives eyes the most gorgeous, sexy glow.

    Paired with coral cheeks and lips, it’s a perfect look for weekend brunch. Effortless and casual.

    Try it with the new MAC Powder Blush in Supercontinental, maybe with MAC Lipstick in Ravishing patted lightly on your lips.

  • A precious jewel — I’ve been noticing a lot of glittering sapphires, amethysts, rubies and emeralds on beauty counters this fall, and wouldn’t ya know it? — Indianwood looks downright gorgeous with these colors!

    Sometimes I’ll use it as a base and layer a gemstone shade on top — just on my lids and barely into the crease — for a look that’s one part shimmery, one part smokey and two parts pretty.

  • Neutralize mehWhen it comes to neutrals, Indianwood is like a phaser set to stun! It layers well with warm browns, beige shades, peaches and khakis. I wear it often as a base for many of my favorite MAC neutral Eyeshadows, like Soft Brown, Saddle and Brown Script, to name a few.

Oh, if you can, try to swatch Indianwood on yourself before you bring it home, just in case, as it can pull very orange on some skin tones.

Welcome to the apocalypse!

So, Enclave, by Ann Aguierre — highly, highly recommended.

Based on how it began, I thought, “Oh, this is a total Hunger Games ripoff!” and there are some similarities — a sci-fi premise featuring a tough female lead character who’s thrust into a life-threatening situation — but I hope you give it a chance.

If you like the genre, I think you’ll love Enclave. Deuce, like Katniss, is resourceful. In the book, she’s been trained from a young age to protect the people in her group of survivors (her enclave). They’re forced to live in tunnels beneath NYC, hiding from “the freaks,” flesh-eating (presumably) human mutants who terrorize the post-apocalyptic surface world.

I couldn’t put it down!

Pretty well written, too. Better than usual for the genre, and it has some interesting things to say about group thinking in a crisis.


It’s classified as young adult, but I think it might be a little too intense for tweens who haven’t had “the talk” yet. Just as a caution. There are some very disturbing and frightening elements…

But it sure was a good read! And there’s a sequel coming out in a couple weeks.

Can’t wait. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


The MAC Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite products from MAC’s permanent collection


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  1. Kprice says:

    Wow, is that pretty. And thanks for the book recommendation. I’m always looking for good books to read.

  2. Angel says:

    Love the paint pot! I think I’m going to head to MAC at some point for a paint pot haul! I swear these days the things I’ve been getting from MAC are all the stuff you’ve featured!

    I loved Hunger Games so I think I will give Enclave a try! Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Another paint pot to add to my wishlist! It looks incredible with the red mac lipglass!
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  4. Lulle says:

    I think Indianwood might be a little too dark for my skintone to be a real brightener. Bare Study looked more like what I need!
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  5. Tracy says:

    I can’t help but stare at your blush! It’s so pretty on you! That’s it. Must get! 🙂
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  6. Phyrra says:

    I like Indianwood. It’s a really flattering neutral.

  7. Nina says:

    I was looking for Enclave at the bookstore over the weekend and did not find it. :-/

    Indianwood is lovely – I might make a quick purchase – which is all ive been doing since last week haha!

    • Karen says:

      Hmm. Maybe Amazon? I read mine on the Kindle…I think you would like it. I am literally counting down the days until I can get hold of the sequel. In a perfect world I’d find a way to clear my day so I could read it all in one day, uninterrupted, from start to finish! 😀

  8. Aaah, paint pots… So many to choose from. My idea is always to buy just those that you really can’t live without, the absolute must-have colors. But thanks to you that must-have list just keeps growing :-/
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  9. KK says:

    I love that you featured this color! This is my absolute favorite Paint Pot and one of my overall eye favorites.

  10. MM says:

    I’m interested in figuring out which of these would work for me. I’ll bet Indianwood will go orange on me. Is Bare Study good for someone a bit paler?

  11. Oooh I actually want this one more than Rubenesque now–I really like that it would be just a quick wash of color to add subtle definition. It’s gorgeous! Want!

  12. Melissa says:

    How do you think this would look with satin taupe over top? I’m trying to find a nice warm brown base for it as all the cream shadows I have are too cool or too light. Thanks!

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