MAC ‘Blackground’ Paint Pot

Hi everyone, hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend! Today I have a MAC product that I have a love/hate relationship with…you see I LOVE the colour and the function of the product but I swear I am allergic to it and I’m not allergic to anything! (well except rude, obnoxious, snotty people lol).

mac blackground paint pot

MAC ‘Blackground’ Paint Pot – is a rich charcoal black eye shadow base infused with silver micro particles that translates onto the eye. This is a permanent product available at MAC counters and online. If you are a smokey eye junkie like I am – this is a product you definitely need in your collection.

mac blackground paint pot

As I mentioned I have a love/hate relationship with this product, I LOVE it because it works! There have been times I use it without my Too Faced Shadow Insurance and it worked beautifully, dIdn’t crease on me at all! (And this serves as a base for all my dark eyeshadows). In the coming weeks on my Youtube channel, you will see me use it in an intense smokey eye makeup tutorial, because I love it – it does a great job as an eye base. The reason why I don’t like it is because I always get swollen eyelids after using it every time! (Am I the only one this happens to?).

mac blackground paint pot

The pigmentation of the product is fantastic, it is blendable, easy to deposit colour (I always use my fingers) and it’s a staple base colour – so you will definitely use it! Even though I am 100% certain to get swollen eyelids after one use, I can’t seem to part from it because it’s works, it holds a smokey eye throughout the night very well and I haven’t found a replacement for it. AND I refuse to stop using it because it wasn’t cheap added with the fact that I’m stubborn LOL!

Application: 9/10
Pigmentation: 9/10
Cost: $22 Canadian
Recommend: Yes
Grade: A (9/10)

Do you own MAC ‘Blackground’ Paint Pot? What are your thoughts on this product?

7 thoughts on “MAC ‘Blackground’ Paint Pot

  1. aleeza valentine says:

    I cannot wait to see the tutorial you have using this product. =) I also had the same problem before and it made my eyes swollen as well so I do not use it often. =(

  2. satine89 says:

    I’ve always wanted Bare Study from MAC, but it’s always out of stock. :/
    This color is very pretty, but on my pale skin it would be way too harsh!

    • zenorah says:

      Actually this would look amazing on you! if you use a blending makeup brush, use a little of the product and blend it on the outter corner of your eyes, would be instant smokey eyes =)

  3. MelissaC says:

    Yikes! I have several paint pots, but have never gotten swollen eyelids from it. I actually just got this color not too long ago! šŸ™‚ My favorite is Groundwork. I can’t live without that one!

    • zenorah says:

      I have wanted Groundwork for a long time, but sadly i am allergic to these paint pots. I know it’s just MAC bc the Maybelline ones are okay. I have a few of them, refuse to throw them out lol

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