I'm not an eyeshadow girl. I have an eye-liner overdose, but I keep my eyelids naked so the thick black line doesn't get jealous. Also, I always seem to go for the freshly punched in the face look whenever I put eyeshadow on, complimented by the I haven't slept all night look given by all the fallout. And that's why I decided to invest in Mac Paint Pots in the past: you just put one colour, no fallout and you're good to go. The internet recommended Rubenesque and my obsession with bare lids made me buy Painterly.
They were obviously forgotten inside a drawer, but a couple of days ago while doing spring cleaning (I know it's summer, but I'm in England and this feels like spring. And that's pushing it) I found them and they looked like this.
Heartbreaking, isn't it? That's when I decided to get advice from my bestfriend, the internet, and figure out if there is a way of reviving them. And there is!!!
So here's how my BFF told me how to revive my wrinkled Paint Pots:
You will need:
- Your dead paintpots you want to zombify;
- Some sort of stirring instrument (tweezers, a cuticle stick, or in my case, since I couldn't find any of those, the handle of a tea spoon!);
- A hair dryer;
- Tissue. OH MY GOD, LOTS OF TISSUE.
How to play Frankenstein:
- Cry about the money you spent on the Paint Pot, but do dare to hope it will be alive again;
- Open the lid;
- Put your hair dryer next to the Paint Pot and heat it up full blast (note, the actual pot will be hot as the fires of Hell, so do get a piece of cloth to turn it so the temperature is even. Otherwise you will burn yourself and swear, you potty mouth!);
- Heat it up for a couple of minutes. You may or may not hum the Jurassic Park theme tune while doing this;
- Pick up the stirring instrument of your selection and stir away! After it starts to harden try and smooth it out and compress it a little bit, just so it looks nice and not a big mess (like mine!).
Here's the veredict:
- Painterly is now Frankenstein's monster! It works perfectly again!
- Rubenesque didn't survive the process. It might be just me, but it's even worse. I regret to say this is the end, Rubenesque is going on the Back to Mac pile and shall be remembered forever.