Paint Pots, like any other high quality eye primer, ensure that your eyeshadow stays on all day, stays pigmented, doesn't move from your eyelids and doesn't crease. Unlike other lid primers though, Paint Pots come in a variety of colours so they can be worn as a primer, or just as an eyeshadow. They're also really great at making eyeshadows 'pop', giving them a colour boost.
I was going to do one big post on them but I really want to talk about how I use each one seperately so i'm starting with the one I use every single day.
Bare Study is a pale champagne colour, I would describe is as a pale white/pink with golden reflects.
I use this all over my lid and up to my brow every single day as my eye primer. It's perfect for almost any skin tone.
I prefer using bare study rather than a regular lid primer because of the extra coverage it gives over my eye lids (I have a few freckles on my lids, close the the eyebrow). It provides a new, even surface to work on.
If I do want to use a colour as a base, I will still apply Bare Study all the way up to my brow and then add another colour Paint Pot over the lid. Bare Study is versatile and is the perfect addition to any look.
A Paint Pot will set you back $30 but mine lasted about 18 months with almost every day use.
I recommend Bare Study for everyday wear on almost every skin tone, it's flawless, subtle and your eyeshadows will thank you.
(Bare Study does have a sheen and very suttle shimmer to it, if you prefer a Matte base or if you have darker skin, I recommed buying Painterly Paint Pot. It's a little more skin toned and doesn't have the same sheen.)
Q: Do you use an eye primer?
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