MAC Paint Pots: Using Rubenesque to Make Orange Eyeshadows POP!

Like many of MAC’s duochrome eyeshadows, it was only a matter of time before they turned that formula into a paint pot and formed the ever-lovely Rubenesque.

The wonderful thing about this color is its versatility. In today’s post, I’ll be showing you how easily it punches up your orange eyeshadows. Additionally, its duochrome quality is also great for layering under pink and yellow eyeshadows to set them ablaze!

In this look, I chose to layer Off the Page and Arena over it after applied to the lid. Several ladies have written me in the past to ask about how to get Arena to show better on the lid. This will do it! When each of these eyeshadows is layered over Rubenesque, you can see how strong they become just in the swatches alone:

MAC Rubenesque
(L to R) Arena applied over a primer, Arena applied over Rubenesque
(L to R) Off the Page applied over a primer, Off the Page applied over Rubenesque

Amazing how the addition of a simple paint pot can dramatically change how an eyeshadow behaves, isn’t it?! As mentioned in the first post I did on MAC paint pots, if you aren’t sold on buying a full size jar of one of MAC’s paint pots, I ordered samples from this website to try them myself. They give you MORE than enough to see if you like it.

And here’s the look that was put together with Rubenesque and these eyeshadows:

Products Used:

  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • MAC Rubenesque paint pot (on lid, below crease)
  • MAC Arena (inner half of lid)
  • MAC Off the Page (outer half of lid)
  • MAC Rule (crease)
  • MAC Melon pigment LE (lower lashline)
  • MAC Vanilla (blend)
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Covergirl brow pencil in ‘Soft Blonde’
  • Jordana Best Lash Xtreme Mascara in Black
  • Prestige Brow Perfection Clear Brow Gel
  • Red Cherry #47 false eyelashes

7 thoughts on “MAC Paint Pots: Using Rubenesque to Make Orange Eyeshadows POP!

  1. Zabrena,
    I love your website. I’m wondering where to place the MAC Vanilla eyeshadow when you state (blend). Maybe I’m just na├»ve but am I to blend the Vanilla eyeshadow with the other shades and what location on my eye am I to place it at.

    1. Hi Laura!
      In the video gallery there’s a video called ‘Eyeshadow 101’ that I believe would provide you with a better, visual understanding of what I’m talking about when I say ‘blend’. What it means is to take a color that matches your skintone and use it to blend the harsh edges of the crease color so you get an even fade to the brow bone and the final look isn’t choppy looking. Hope that helps! :)

  2. So glad I bought a sample of this paint pot! It really enhances Expensive Pink and Girlie very nicely! I love the effect it gives Arena…guess its time to visit my favorite store (again)! Lol!

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