MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot Reivew and Swatches

Hey Everyone!

MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre

If you are familiar with MAC you'd know their Paint Pots are their top best sellers especially Painterly which is a cult favorite for an eye shadow base. Being warm toned Painterly appears too ashy since it has strong beige/pink undertones and hence I got my hands on Soft Ochre which is more of yellow under tone. 

Soft Ochre Paint Pot from MAC  is one of the most underrated product according to me, I haven't seen many people using it. This one is a boon especially for Indian skin tones since we have a lot of olive and yellow under tones and Soft Ochre works amazingly well for warm and olive undertones. I have been using it as an eye shadow base since almost 6 months and you can see how much I have used it. You have seen me use this in almost all my tutorials.

It works fantastic as an eye shadow, the eye shadows appear more vibrant and stay on for a long time without creasing or fading. Due to strong yellow undertones it works great as a brow bone highlight as well! It can be used on its own or under the eye shadows to prevent creasing and fading. I absolutely love how it brighten's up the eyes and makes them appear less dull and tired. It evens out the eye lids beautifully covering  any discolorations or pigmentation. My eye shadows stay put the whole day without any oiliness or creasing!

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot

 The texture is creamy and settles into a matte finish. It does not have any glitter or shimmer and hence its perfect for everyday wear. The only problem would be that it can be a bit drying especially if you have dry eye lids like me. Apart from that I have no complaints whatsoever and definitely recommend this product to everyone especially if you have oily eye lids.

MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot Swatches

Final Thoughts
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot


-> Sturdy Packaging
-> Yellow undertones perfect for medium/warm complexions
-> Good pigmentation
-> Blends smoothly
-> Brighten's eye
-> Makes eye shadows pop
-> Prevents eye shadows from creasing and fading
-> Stays out throughout the day
-> Covers discoloration and hyper pigmentation on the eye lids
-> Huge quantity


-> Can be a bit drying especially if you have dry eye lids
-> Expensive!

Rating:- 4.2 out of 5

Price:- 1350 for 5g

I think its one of the best eye shadow bases available in India and I highly recommend it to everyone especially if you have yellow/warm/olive under tones, this shade is perfect for you!

Hope the review was helpful, until next time take care and stay beautiful



  1. My eyelids are very dry, I have painterly which I rarely use. Love maybelline color tatoos and Mally Shadow sticks!

    1. I have heard a lot about Mally shadow sticks..def would love to give them a try someday!

  2. Looks good and totally agree that the shade is appropriate for Indian skin tone :) The color looks almost like a concealer which is good for a base :)

  3. LOoks such a nice wearable shade and yes as an eye shadow base it will work too..!!
    WIll give these a try.. :)

  4. I have this and painterly but somehow this one's my favorite as oainterly is bit pinkish undertoned while this is perfect as it is yellow undertoned!

    1. I bought this for the yellow undertones only..painterly looks very ashy one me

  5. I've never really thought of buying this. I just got groundwork and I love it :)

  6. I love this for my eyes. It is really underrated... Nice review Parita :)

  7. Ooh I first thot his wud hv shimmer..quite diff from wot I imagined..

  8. looks great..i would love to try..

    my recent one :

  9. The shade looks perfect for as a base! Thanks for the info I wasn't aware of this product:)

  10. Loved the honest review dear ! I'm using mac painterly paint pot but after reading your review I want this one ... I guess this will suit my skin tone ...


Hi Everyone!
Thank you for visiting my blog, I highly appreciate all your comments and suggestions. If you would like to get in touch with me for any query or concerns kindly write an email to at

Thank you!