Genuine Treasure- How I Make It Work For Me!

Hi ladies,

Hope you are all well.

Remember this recent hyped product? As soon as this collection hit the shops almost all of us went running to get THIS paint pot only to get home to stare at the gorgeous product in the pot, to swatch it, try it, swatch it again, applying it on the eyes to discovered it was a rubbishy one!

The product looks divine on the pot and it promises the best party look that will get everyone talking.

However it's not quite that! On the contrary it's VERY hard to work with.
I tried applying it with fingers, sponge applicator, synthetic brush, natural hair brush, flat brush, fluffy brush. Nothing worked quite well.
I also tried applying it on layers one after another after the first one dried. Fail!
See the swatches below:

I was however, determined to make this product work! It's just too nice to put at the back of the drawer.
So, after trying and trying I opted for an alternation layer technique

What is that?

1-I prime my eyes (my fav at the moment and maybe ever is Shadow Insurance by Too Faced)
2-I apply Genuine Treasure preferably with my fingers
3-This is the interesting bit- I apply a similar eyeshadow or pigment on top (a gold with flecks- I'm sure you will have something like that in your collection)
4-I apply another "thin" layer of Genuine Treasure on top

So that's it! That's my trick. 
What you basically need is a bit of a base for the paint pot to stick to it!
Trust me this will not affect the longevity of the product in your eye and it will not look odd or cakey.
It will just look mega sparkly which is just what we all wanted, right?

I will do a FOTD with this and you'll see the technique in action.

I hope you try it!



Any tips on how YOU make it work for you?

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  1. dontcallmejessie

    dontcallmejessie on 11/25/2011 7 a.m. #

    I use Genuine Treasure differently than my other paint pots as well. I use it is a "top coat" over my eyeshadow, whether it be shimmery or matte. It does look especially good over browns and olive greens, I've noticed (similar shades to GT). It's worth the effort, I think!

  2. cbsg5861

    cbsg5861 on 11/26/2011 4:46 p.m. #

    Oh that was goodd to know! I love Paintpots and this one looks so gorgeous in the pot! Thx for the info huniii! xx

  3. Sandra

    Sandra on 11/26/2011 7:50 p.m. #

    Que lindo Mercedes!!!<br />Beijos

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