Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mac Paint Pot 'Let's Skate!' | Review


If you've seen my latest post, which was my Mac and Boots Haul, you ladies will know that I treated myself to a new Paint Pot from Mac in 'Let's Skate'. When I went to the Mac counter, the only thing that I knew for certain I was treating myself too was the Eye Kohl eyeliner in Smolder and I had no intention of picking up this paint pot at all. I had only heard about Let's Skate when I was catching up with my YouTube videos and saw Fleur De Force and Sprinkle of Glitter raving about it. I must admit I was intrigued as it looked ever so pretty, but it wasn't something I felt that I needed. So when the little Paint Pot stand was right in front of me, the beauty blogger in me was desperate to have a swatch and I have to say it was love at first sight - It is just so pretty and I knew that I would be regretting not buying it big time, if I didn't take this home with me. 

Mac's 'Let's Skate' is the most beautiful champagne pink colour, filled with tons of finely milled iridescent glitter which is more on the golden side. This Paint Pot is definitely not for you girls who don't like your glitter or shimmer as 'Let's Skate' has it in bundles. As much as I love a bit of glitter, I don't want it too look as though I've thrown a load of glitter onto my lids, and as glittery as 'Let's Skate' is, I find it the shimmer in it to be subtle as its more of a light reflecting glitter - And when applied looks stunning on. The glitter in 'Let's Skate' reminds me of the shimmer you see shining though in the snow, when the light reflects off it and this Paint Pot definitely has that  wintry feel to it. In the pot 'Let's Skate' looks very opaque and would look as though it's a soft baby pink, but actually applies very sheer and becomes more of a pealesque white shade with pink undertones. I love how you can build it up to achieve a shade which is more similar to what you see in the pot, without it feeling too cakey on. 

Mac Paint Pots are much hyped about in the world of beauty for their longwear, texture and versatility and 'Let's Skate' in my opinion really does tick all the boxes, I love it. Since buying this I've worn it just on it's own, for a quick easy daytime look and it lasted all day on my lids without any creasing whatsoever. The creamy formula applies so easily just with your finger tips, and although its glittery, it in no way feels grainy to the touch. There's nothing worse than an eye product giving you that scratchy feeling when you apply it. Although applying this is easy, I find that it does dry pretty quickly, so you do have to work pretty fast and only work on one eye at a time. Other than that I can't fault it in anyway. I'm also loving the way that this Paint Pot blends out, and with the excess product that's on my fingers after application, I find myself taking the leftover product up onto my brow bone, as it makes a lovely highlight. I also think 'Let's Skate' is  extremely versatile, which makes it a great all round eye product - It will work fabulously as a base for your other eye shadows and because the colour is so sheer it can be paired with pretty much any colour shadow you like! The sheer pink tones means that it will work perfectly with all your 'cool' eye shadows - I found that deep purples and cool greys look great paired with this. Whist the golden shimmer within the product means that you can pair 'Let's Skate' with a lot of you neutral shades too. In the pictures below I've used it as a base and applied 'Naked' over the lid and 'blended 'Buck into the crease, which makes a  perfect warm daytime look. There is so much shimmer in 'Let's Skate' that I find that even when I apply an eye shadow over the top, you can still see the shimmer coming though and I love how this changes the look of you every day eye shadows too. Hopefully you will be able to see how shimmery this Paint Pot is in the pictures below, but it was refusing to be captured in its true beauty (keep in mind that 'Naked' and 'Buck' are both matte shadows).

Priced at £14.50 from the Mac Website I do think that it is a little on the pricey side for what it is, but at the same time I think that this is such a unique shade that it's worth every penny and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it. It really has lived up to it's expectation, from that 'love at first sight' swatch while I was in Mac. I think it's ever so pretty, girly and think this will look amazing in the summer months too or prefect on holiday as the sun reflecting on the glitter will look just beautiful. 

Have you tried 'Let's Skate' yet? I would love to know your thoughts. 

Lot's of love



  1. This is gorgeous! Must not shop though aargh!

    Katie xx


  2. I fell in love with this also when i saw it on Fleur and Louise's channel, been finding it hard to resist buying it though! It is so pretty!

    Claire xx

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  3. Oh my god this is the best review EVER I am buying this now, you've completely sold it to me :)) it looks so gorgeous xxx

  4. I have this and I'm OBSESSED with it xx

  5. I SO want this! I love MAC's Paint Pots - this colour in particular is stunning!

    xoxo Bree
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  7. I'm sold, i'm on the mac website as we speak!

  8. This looks like a beautiful easy, everyday shade - great pics

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  10. this looks like a gorgeous colour and so pretty on the eyes!


    B xxx

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