MAC Paint in Bamboom: Review + Swatch

Hi Lovelies,

Today’s post is about an undeservingly neglected item in my makeup collection. I have owned MAC Paint in the shade Bamboom for years and recently whipped it out on a whim. I could have smacked myself for all the wasted opportunities I had to wear this little gem.

MAC Paint in Bamboom Review + Swatch

MAC Paints can be used as a pigmented base or a stand-alone cream eyeshadow. The shade Bamboom works really well with my skin tone as a neutral base or wash of color. It is easy to blend and helps even out the skin on the eyelid.

MAC Paint - Bamboom Eye Swatch

MAC Paints come in mostly neutral colors, apply creamy and dry to a matte, powdery finish that lasts all day.

In the photo above, I applied the Paint as a blended wash and below, I have added a pop of color in the crease with the help of Sketch eyeshadow.
MAC Paint Bamboom Eye Swatch
The Paints can be compared to MAC Paintpots, which do pretty much the same thing but are in a more solid form. Paints contain 6.5g while the Paintpots hold 5g, so you do get a little more for the buck. They both retail for$18.50 wherever MAC Cosmetics are sold.


MAC Paint - Bamboom swatch

Some have claimed that the tube packaging of this product causes it to dry out but I have had no such experience. I have owned this Paint for over 4 years now and it applied just as easily today as the first time I used it. I would recommend storing it with the lid tightly secured and in an upright position.

Overall, I really like this Paint. It is easy to work with, blends effortlessly and is an excellent base for any eyeshadow to provide a more potent application. Lasting power is great and I have not seen any creasing with this (although, I do wear a primer beforehand).

I give this MAC Paint in Bamboom a 4.5 out of 5.

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