Mac Genuine Treasure Paint Pot

by mehak on April 24, 2012

in A- Grade, Eye Products, Eye Shadow Bases or Primers, MAC, Reviews

Mac Genuine Treasure Paint Pot Review

I would like to have a word with all those aunties who invited me to their kids parties when I was 4 and made me play treasure hunt. You see, i love treasure hunt- the clues, the race, the was my favourite game EVER..and i always won that treasure in the end which usually turned out to be a Dairy Milk Chocolate. So i want to have a word with those aunties and tell them “Listen lady, you made a 4 year old me jump through hoops and over walls and dig dirt all for a damn piece of Dairy Milk??? CHEAPO!!” . Now if there was a GENUINE treasure at the end of hunt like MAC Genuine Treasure Paint Pot, i would have felt differently.(Though im sure a 4 year old chubby me would have just put my tongue to lick it !)!!

Genuine Treasure has got to be the prettiest paint pot EVER. Its like this bronze  taupey color in the pot with tons and tons of golden shimmer!!  On the eyes it’s just a super pretty sparkly gold on a sheer brown base..On its own , its just the easiest way to do a glamorous night eye and adds sparkle to your lid. I just love it !!! It’s so pretty on brown eyes!!Whats even better is that even though this is dark, it still does its job as a paint pot and makes shadows appear more vibrant. My concern while buying this was that i didn’t want a pretty sparkly base that didn’t do its job as a base, but I need not have worried. This is pretty awesome in that department. It elongates the wear of the shadows like its nobodies business and makes sure they remain crease free.

It does have its pain points thought-its quite high maintenance so it dries really quickly need to be somewhat of a Schumacher to blend this out because *poof* its dry already!! It also has a considerable amount of fallout as you build the intensity of the shimmer ! So it could learn a thing or two from other Paint Pots (but honestly this one is so gorgeous,im sure it’s too full of itself to take lessons).




Left: Mac Plum Dressing over Genuine Treasure as base, Right: Mac Plum Dressing Without Base

Mac Genuine Treasure on eyes, with matte black in outer corner…and Mac Rich Purple Chromagraphic Pencil


Verdict: A- 

Price: Rs 1350/- (But for some reason MAC only charged  me 1150/-..i didnt protest ;))

Recommendation: Mac Genuine Treasure Paint Pot is a gorgeous bronze with gold shimmer packed into it. It looks great worn it’s on and also does a fab job of being a base (elongates wear + no creasing + vibrancy) , however it dries really quickly so you need to be very quick in application or it wont blend well (I suggest building up thin layers of this rather than going at it all hog). It also has fallout issues as you build the color which is a but annoying.

PS:  If you arw wondering whether lighter shadows show up on this. Dont worry- i tried expensive pink on this in the store and it looked very vibrant on top of this!! This is limited edition so grab it now!

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prerna April 24, 2012 at 10:29 am

mehak are u sure the two swatches with , without base are genuine treasure’s?..they look so different!!..

the color looks gorgeous though…realy…but i really wonder if il have the patinece to deal with so much fall out…:p


mehak April 24, 2012 at 10:38 am

Arre thats MAC Plum Dressing..used over Mac Genuine Treasure . Genuine Treasure is the base!


prerna April 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

oh oopsie…great color neway


beingpretty April 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

Wow! It looks so pretty!!! :-)


Shruti29 April 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

I am totally buying it.. it looks damn beautiful yaar…


mehak April 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Its so prettyy!


Shugraa April 24, 2012 at 11:54 am

Me want it bad Mac plz cum to sl


rashmi April 24, 2012 at 12:14 pm

do u think this will look good with wood winked and expensive pink ?? i think it will be too dark for expensive pink.. nahi ??


mehak April 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Nooo rashmi..its so funny you ask this…because in the store…i applied this under expensive pink! My sister ws discouraging me to buy this cos she ws like yr favourite eshadow expensive pink wont look good with this..but this is Not dark at all..the thing is when you use this as a base you use only a layer of this…so you get a sheer soft base with shimmer..expensive pink also looks much more vibrant over this….trust me..


Rashmi April 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

yyaaayy! thank god ! I Love you !


Kejal April 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm

this is a pretty shade on all its own. But mehak if I as a newbie wanted to buy one mac paint pot to go over everything which wud u suggest? Could u gimme an option for a day wear and one for night wear pls?


mehak April 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hi Kejal- I like painterly and bare study a lot..theyr really nice for soft day eyes..painterly is totally matte , and bare study has a sheen…for nightwear it ha to be either indian wood (its like the paint pot form of maxc woodwinked) or rubenesque…


Kejal April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

okie! thanks! I’ll chk these whn I go next :)


Tanmayee April 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Yes its a versatile paint pot, I think it would look good when paied with browns :)


Nisha April 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

It’s beautiful! But at that price, I can no has. :( At least not now. ;A;


Pooja@IBC April 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I was so eagerly awaiting the launch of hidden treasure & nubile, but hidden treasure was a let down with its fall out, those sparkles look so pretty but they wud just not stay :( I’m still thinking about Nubile, what say? Worth buying?


mehak April 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Haha know i wrote the post title as hidden treasure first and changed it later….nubile is so pretty and peachy!! Go for it!! Really depends on what other paint pots you have. I didnt have a shimmery one..nubile would be a nice satiny one..


Pooja@IBC April 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I only have indianwood that’s pretty though I realised don’t actually use my paint pot much, I think I’ll give nubile another look


Pooja@IBC April 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Sorry I meant genuine treasure, just got lost thinking about ur treasure hunt ;P


giggle girlie April 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

your eye make up is gorgeous!!my only concern with this paint pot is a little excess of shimmer.


mehak April 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm

yeah but dont worry you can control that..its quite sheer if u apply one layer


Chris April 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I almost bought this, but I have MAC Indianwood, and I said to myself, “Don’t be greedy. You don’t have a lot of eyelid space to use this up”. LOL.


mehak April 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Haha!! I wanted indianwood, but i thought its kind of like the paint pot form of woodwinked so i let it go!


Nisha Khan April 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm

dat looks great…i really love this ….


tanveer April 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm

This along with Bare Study is my fav PP! I hope they make this permanent, it is just too pretty to be LE – more girls deserve to play with it! :)


Indu April 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm

On a completely unrelated note, Mehak, apparently Iris Apfel was released only in jan 2012 in ‘select intl locations’ so IT ISN’T GOING TO COME TO INDIA! :(

(I chatted with a MAC MUA and she told me this)
I’m heartbroken. I was so looking forward to Flamingo!


mehak April 25, 2012 at 12:09 am

Hi Indu,
But its released in Pune and i think it released in Delhi in MArch!


mehak April 25, 2012 at 11:01 am

But if it makes you feel better i know a ton of people who bought flamingo only to find it washed them out!


Pooja@IBC April 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That MUA gave you wrong info Iris Apfel is launched inIndia but in only select MAC stores even in Delhi NCR all MAC counters don’t hav Iris Apfel collection


Manya April 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Woww Mehak it look gr8 on you! Nice for parties and all!


Anamika April 27, 2012 at 12:16 am

it looks really pretty on you Mehak..


pavani reddy May 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

gorgeous shade mehak…i m eyeing on indianwood n rubenesque first


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