Having had a less than happy experience with a sheer and glittery Paint Pot a few years ago (Dangerous Cuvee from ChamPale), I was more than a bit leery when I looked at this in store the other day. It looked SO pretty but swatched SO glittery. But I figured, “What the heck” and asked my beloved MAC lady for a sample (there is no irony there; the women at the MAC counter at my particular Hudson’s Bay store are really lovely). Well, I totally LOVE this and I’m going back for the full size, which is probably silly given my age and lifestyle. But still, is is just so darned pretty – a darkened, grey-ish purple that looks pretty as anything applied sheerly (it’s pretty sheer) on the mobile lid. The glitter sort of dances in the light but isn’t over-the-top obnoxiously garish. So far (I’ve only had this a few days), the wear and crease resistance are good – typical of what I usually get with a Paint Pot. I’m actually thinking of maybe buying Dangerous Cuvee again….or maybe not!!!
MAC Frozen Violet Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “frosted purple silver.” It is a mauve-brown with silver sparkle. MAC Dangerous Cuvee is cooler-toned, grayer. Tarte Amazed by Amethyst is a bit darker and less sparkly, plus it is a powder product. MAC Shale is browner and a powder product.