I happened to be at MAC stocking up on Select Sheer Loose Powder and more brushes on September 15, the launch date of MAC’s Fall 2011 collection called Posh Paradise. Although this collection includes 10 Mattene Lipsticks and 2 Nail Lacquers, my eyes went directly to the 8 limited edition Paint Pots! After looking at all of them, I ended up getting this red-based mid-tone purple called “Half-Wild”.
The texture is creamy, and the color payoff depends on how you apply the product — it’s opaque when patted on, but can be sheer when blended. I like using paint pots as a base, but they can also be worn alone. The picture on the left shows the placement I mainly use with colorful paint pots (on the lid, just above the crease):
To give you an idea of how Half-Wild can transform the color of an eye shadow when used as a base, I swatched an example shown on the right. I applied Inglot Eye Shadow Pearl in “441″ (a medium violet purple with a pearl finish) in the middle on a bare arm (no primer) and on top of Half-Wild on the right. Together, the purple color is much bolder than when used separately.
There are some other pretty paint pots in this new collection, but I think this one is the most unique to add to my paint pot collection. This color was the first to sell out at a few sites online (like Nordstrom.com), so be on the lookout for Half-Wild Paint Pot before it sells out at your nearby MAC store or department store MAC counter/kiosk!