Rubenesque Paint Pot: Golden Peach Shimmer Goodness!

Hi everybody,

I just widened my vocabulary courtesy of MAC. I’m not kidding, the way MAC named their products make me feel smart already. Let’s learn, shall we?
: of, relating to, or suggestive of the painter Rubens or his works ; especially : plump or rounded usually in a pleasing or attractive way (a rubenesque figure)
About a year ago, I wrote about the marvel of paint pots. These products really changed my makeup life as they allow eye shadows to stay until I take them off. While paint pots are eye shadows, they make extremely good bases. At the time I started to get into them, around February 2008, MAC started to streamline their products and as a result, some colors disappeared. I was lucky enough to get Cash Flow and Perky from the Fafi collection. After that, I haven’t seen a new paint pot surfacing from a new LE. The closest MAC came to release a new paint pot was the Ungaro collection but the nixed it at the very last minute.

As much as I love to own some colorful paint pots, the ones in their regular lineup are plenty of fun to play. I’ve been eyeing Rubenesque ever since I got Bare Study. In fact, if I decided to get Rubenesque instead, I would not have gotten Bare Study that I have been using very frequent.

MAC Rubenesque

MAC Rubenesque bottom-up ;)

While its golden peachiness makes it an intimidation to the eyes, this color is surprisingly wearable. To me, it blends right in and leaves no hint of color behind. I guess my skin has both golden and pink pigments in it, which makes this shade so perfect. The new Rubenesque blends smoothly and feels more moisturizing than the other paint pots I have. I don’t know whether MAC made any changes to their products or this is a new pot but it feels really good to apply this Rubenesque on my eyelids. And like the other ones I have, it last and last all day long.

And now there are five of them…

Can you name them all?

Ok, here they are!
I guess Rubenesque can be duped by mixing Perky and Cash Flow. Whether you find them is another problem as they are long gone LE items.

And here’s a skin swatch for those who look for preference
Top row, L-R: Painterly, Bare Canvas
Bottom row, L-R: Perky, Rubenesque, and Cash Flow
Picture taken with natural light and without flash

I’m glad to hold on to the idea of owning Rubenesque: it is really great! The Sumo sale just made it easier for me to get it. Right now, I’m eyeing on Delft, the only bright color left in the line up. Well, we all have the next Friends and Family sale, don’t we?

What do you think about Rubenesque and MAC paint pots? Please comment and let me know!


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