I love MAC paint pots! They may not be the best cream shadow out on the market but I think they're pretty great and there's rarely a day that goes by where I don't use at least one of these beauties under my eyeshadows. My only pet peeve with them is the limited shade range and lack of exciting colours in the core collection. That's why I'm always so excited when new colours are released and I'm lucky I stopped by when I did because I picked up the last of the Pure Creation Paint Pot at my local counter.
Pure Creation is a beautiful blue shade with tiny reflective shimmers running through it. It's not too dark but not too light which is why I was drawn to it. I thought it would be the perfect blue base to use under lots of different blue toned looks.
The consistency of Pure Creation at the MAC counter was just gorgeous and it was really creamy and blendable. For some reason I'm not having the same result with the one I purchased but that could just be because it's new. I found that there was a slightly waxy residue at the top of mine and I had to keep swatching it to get past this waxy layer.
Here are some swatches with Pure Creation swatched heavily on the left and lightly on the right.
I like this shade because you can definitely build up the colour and get a pretty opaque base happening without too much effort but you can just as easily tone it right down so you get a very sheer wash of colour.
I decided to see how Pure Creation would work as a base so I applied the darker blue side of MAC Sea & Sky Mineralize eyeshadow duo over the top. The swatch on the left is Sea & Sky on its own, the swatch in the middle is Sea & Sky over a heavy appliction of Pure Creation and the swatch on the left is Sea & Sky over a light application of Pure Creation.
I love how it itensifies the colour and gives it a lot of depth. It also definitely helps the eyeshadow apply more evenly.
I haven't worn this out yet but I find that Paint Pots will give me at least 8 hours wear without creasing as long as I apply them over Urban Decay Primer Potion. If you have less oily lids then you may be able to get away with wearing these on their own without the primer underneath.
Pure Creation is one of 8 new paint pots which launched as a part of the MAC Posh Paradise collection. Unfortunately all the paint pots seem to be limited edition shades so be sure to pick one up soon if you're interested. I purchased mine for $35AUD but I believe they sell for $17.50US.
I saw some purple toned paint pots in this same collection which I think I may go back to get because I don't have a good purple eyeshadow base at the moment. There were also some great darker shades but I think they would be wasted on me as I don't tend to do all over smokey looks that often and MAC Blackground Paint Pot is really all I need.
Did you end up getting anything from the Posh Paradise Collection? What do you think of Pure Creation? Are you a fan of Paint Pots or do you recommend a different cream eyeshadow? Let me know below!