Every time I wear make up, I religiously apply a cream eyeshadow; either to wear solo or as an eye shadow primer. I have quite a nice collection to cover all bases, and there are a few familiar shades within my collection. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige is my current favourite, alongside MAC Paintpot in Painterly for a smoothed out base. Whilst rummaging in my Muji drawers for the shadow de jour, I chose an old faithful and one you could call an unsung hero. MAC Paintpot in Rubenesque is the definition of Summer; sheer, sexy and sunkissed corally goodness.
Rubenesque is described as golden peach with golden pearl. It has pink shimmery tones in some lights, and I think it is equivalent of NARS Orgasm is a cream eye shadow. Flattering for all skin tones, Rubenesque is a sheer cream that dries down into a powder finish. I wear it over primer when worn alone as it does tend to crease and slide about but wear time is good, with about eight hours of wear. I make sure it is totally dry before applying liner and mascara as it can move around on the lid. When dry, it transforms in different lights. It’s coral peach in one light, golden pink in others. It’s just so pretty, regardless.
I like to apply Rubenesque with my MAC 239 and really pack it onto the lid, applying another layer if necessary once the first is dry. If wearing it as a light wash of colour, a light hand and my ring finger for application is more than enough. With the colour of the Paintpot, I have found some beautiful shades that compliment Rubenesque very well. For an intense look, try MAC pigment in Melon and for a pretty pop of colour, apply MAC Paradisco over the top.
MAC Paintpots are £16.50, and are a worthy investment for your make up bag.
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