If like myself you swear by MAC Paint Post and have yet to find anything that comes close to living up to them then get yourself to your local Estee Lauder counter and go a little swatch crazy with their Pure Color Stay On Shadow Paints.

Much like MAC Paint Pots these come presented within small glass jars with a screw on lid,
not the most travel friendly I'll give you that but I have yet to encounter any problems as they are rather sturdy, having said that I have probably just jinxed myself haven't I?
My top tip for the Pure Color Stay On Shadow Paints and any cream product for that matter is to always ensure that all lids are secured to avoid the product drying out.

To the best of my knowledge there are currently nine shades in total within the Pure Color Stay On Shadow Paint line but you will have to move quickly as a good few have sold out online already.
I can't say I'm really surprised as the texture of these cream eyeshadows is nothing short of phenomenal!
A super soft almost gel like consistency that easily glides on to the lids be it with your fingertips or a brush,
stays in place for the entire day (i'm talking 12 hours with ease), doesn't crease and can be used in a multitude of ways - no wonder they can't keep these babies on the shelves!
As mentioned you can wear these in a number of ways: as an all over wash of colour, as a base for powder products and as a creamy eye liner!
I have tried all of the above methods and find each one to work out well, admittedly I do prefer using them as bases but all in all there was no wear problems nor do they cling to problematic areas such as dry skin or fine lines.
I should also mention that I tested these without a primer on my oily lids and didn't find that it dramatically changed the wear time - around 8 hours of wear when un-primed as once set they have a power like finish.

I was sent two shades:

Extreme Emerald - As someone who only wears nude or smoky shades on my eyes this was a nice change of pace and bang on trend with Emerald being Pantone's colour of the year.
I like to use this as a quick flash of colour on my lower lash line but I have seen it used as a base for a strong smoky green eye and it was truly spectacular.
Extreme Emerald is not matte but a delicate shimmer formula that is both subtle and brightening.
Surprisingly this is the least pigmented out of the duo and does require some layering for opaque coverage.

Pink Zinc - Out of all the shades I have seen on the counters and tried out this has to be my favourite,
it is the perfect every day choice and one for all the neutral cosmetic fans out there.
Pink Zinc reminds me a lot of MAC's Rubenesque only this is less warm and orange based,
it veers slightly cool and has tiny silver shimmer particles scattered throughout.
If you are looking for an everyday base to layer powder products on top of you could do a lot worse than this shade, in-fact I'm betting it will become a staple for anyone who tries it out.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Stay On Shadow Paints* £19/5g each via Estee Lauder - link