MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “frosted cool grey.” It’s a muted mauve with a frosted, metallic finish and a gray cast. If Maybelline Tough as Taupe wasn’t a matte, I think they’d be similar, but Dangerous Cuvee has a ton of shimmer in comparison, so it looks lighter as well. Too Faced Framboise is purpler and a powder product. NARS 413 BLKR is less shimmery and a powder product.

It’s an interesting color, and even though it is a darker color, can still work as a single color worn on the lid–except for its dratted texture, which clings and bunches up and generally makes my eyelid look like a raisin. There is something about how this finish dries down that results in a very dried, frosted, and clingy look. I experience some mild fall out after eight hours, but it wasn’t too noticeable. It didn’t fade or really crease when checked by pulling my lid taut at the end of the twelve-hour test.

It is so weird, because to the touch, it has good slip and a creamy feel, just as you’d expect. The dry down was a wee bit longer than other Paint Pots but barely longer. When it’s set, there’s a very dry, almost flaky feel to it. It was semi-opaque when applied to the lid (I tried both the 242, which is promoted alongside the PLW Paint Pots, and the 217 to blend/soften).  When I tried patting on the color with my fingertip, hardly any color would transfer.

FYI: the ingredient list for the Pro Longwear Paint Pots is the same as for the regular Paint Pots when I compared against the list for Constructivist! It’s off by one ingredient when compared to the Paint Pots from Posh Paradise.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Dangerous Cuvee
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
80%

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MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Dangerous Cuvee Pro Longwear Paint Pot

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Based on 6 Reviews, 40 Quick Reviews

Rate It:
The Good
  • Long-wearing (18)
  • Blendable (18)
  • Easy To Apply (18)
  • Creamy (16)
  • Smooth (12)
  • Crease-resistant (12)
  • Buttery (7)
  • Travel-friendly (5)
  • Great Value (5)
The In-Between
  • Buildable (14)
  • Highly Pigmented (9)
  • Sheer (6)
The Bad
  • Hard To Blend (2)
  • Creases (2)
  • Too Little Product (1)
  • Fall Out (1)
  • Chalky (1)