Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($18.50 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light chocolate with gold pearl.” It’s a warm-toned, bronzy brown with copper and bronze shimmer. MAC Indianwood is more golden, less red-toned. Chanel Intuition is more frosted and a powder product. MAC Mulch is slightly less red-toned and a powder eyeshadow. Giorgio Armani #28 is browner. Benefit Dandy Brandy is less warm-toned and a powder eyeshadow.

Now, THIS is the kind of shade that embodies what made MAC Paint Pots famous in the first place. Eclair is creamy without being too thin or too thick–creamy without being slick, slippery, or so creamy that the color creases before it has a chance to set. It sets quickly, but it has just enough give to be blendable along the edges. The color payoff is top notch with full color coverage–and if you really want subtler color, apply very little and blend with a fluffy brush or fingertip (which tends to be better, as the warmth of your finger keeps the product more movable). It lasted ten hours without creasing or fading (no primer).

The Glossover

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Eclair

A+
Eclair is all that is right and good about MAC's Paint Pot formula. It's creamy, blendable, highly-pigmented, and long-wearing.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Mooncake / Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $18.50 (April 11th).

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

MAC Indianwood is more golden, less red-toned. Chanel Intuition is more frosted and a powder product. MAC Mulch is slightly less red-toned and a powder eyeshadow. Giorgio Armani #28 is browner. Benefit Dandy Brandy is less warm-toned and a powder eyeshadow.

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48 thoughts on “MAC Eclair Pro Longwear Paint Pot Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Marina Marina

    I expected this to be a much lighter color so now it doesn’t fill a whole in my collection enough to warrant a purchase. It looks too similar to Chanel Ébloui, which is a little redder than this but shows up like this on me.

    • Avatar of Carolina Carolina

      How curious. I have Ebloui as well and it’s so purple I would never think it would look similar with a brown paint pot, In fact I’ve been looking for a paint pot exactly like this one, for my non-pink toned makeup days (I wear almost exclusively pink and brown toned eyeshadows). :)

  2. Katie

    At first glance I thought this would be a perfect dupe for Estee Lauder’s Shadow Paint in “Chained” which I am planning to buy; but this is darker.

  3. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    I like it, I think is perfect for everyday neutral eyes.

  4. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    At first glance I didn’t think I’d like this but seeing it on your eye really makes me want it now! I just bought the new Moondust shadow from UD in diamond dog which looks online like it would be similar but ill reconsider once it gets here. I like the idea of a darker paint pot that I can use for a quick smoldering look without having to layer & blend forever.

  5. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    I wonder how this looks compared to Maybelline’s Bad to the Bronze.

  6. Avatar of Erica Erica

    I was seriously considering purchasing this paint pot. I have a planned MAC product haul for April 11th. Perfect timing. Love the color. Thanks Christine!

  7. Allie

    Hey Christine!

    Would you say that this is the same color as Benefit’s “My Two Cents” Creaseless Cream Shadow. I really loved the color of the Benefit product but wasn’t too sure about the formula. This just might be what I’ve been looking for !

    Thanks in advance !

  8. Hi Christine,

    how this one compares to Constructivist paint pot from their permanent line?

    Thank you.

    • Constructivist is a lot darker, less warm-toned, less coppery.

      • Jennifer C

        Would you recommend just having Eclair and skip Constructivist then? I have Eclair and love it, but I am trying to figure out the MAIN difference for Constructivist, the shimmer sometimes is too much on some of the paint pots. I can always add more on top with a pigment or shadow if needed, hard to eliminate it though…

  9. koolchicken

    This looks lovely, but as with the other colors I think I’ll wait until it’s up on other sites. I’m new to the paint pots so I won’t really be missing out if it sells out. I tired Vintage Selection at the beginning of the week and it’s already gone back. I ordered Rubenseque as a replacement and tried it for the first time today- I love it! If this color is anything like that I’m excited to try it.

  10. Jackie McDermott

    Ordered this just now!! Can not wait! Looks gorgeous

  11. What a stunning shade. I thought it’d probably get a low rating because, whenever there’s a particularly lovely shade, it seems that it usually just so happens that it doesn’t perform that great… so I am pleasantly surprised at the A+!

  12. Now this one is gorgeous! I can definitely see the different in texture/finish between Mooncake and Eclair. This is lovely!

  13. Randi

    Is this similar groundwork paint pot?

  14. Awesome!
    How does it compares to Mac Bronze eyeshadow (who “was” in my wish-list ;-) ) ?

  15. Clare

    do you think this is different enough to indian wood to warrant owning both?

  16. think I’m going to have to pick this up!

  17. Callie

    How does this compare to MUFE aqua cream #15 Christine?

  18. MsSavvy9

    It has been so long since MAC made me gasp. MINE!

  19. Avatar of raloves Alara

    It looks similar to Maybelline’s Bad To The Bronze.

  20. Very pretty color! Thanks, Christine!

  21. zg

    love it… will buy it..

  22. Mandi

    How does this compare in color to Mac Constructivist paint pot? It looks so similar.

  23. ngkaai

    How would you compare Eclair to Maybelline’s Rich Mahogany Colour Tattoo?

  24. Alicia

    Hi Christine, which gold eyeliner are you wearing on your waterline in the last picture? It’s gorgeous!
    Thanks

  25. Corinne Somerville

    How would you compare Eclair to Constructivist ??

    • Corinne Somerville

      Sorry I should have read above as I see you already answered this question…. I apologize .

  26. Avatar of Erica Erica

    I bought this paint pot yesterday. Very pretty! Much more shimmery, coppery and warmer than Groundwork. I haven’t worn it yet, but its very pretty on its own and looks like it will enhance warm eyeshadows.

  27. Jennifer

    It’s everything I wanted it to be. I have been looking for this for so long. It’s similar to teddy eyeliner in a shadow form. Even better since its one step, and it makes my eyes look super warm and lighter brown!

  28. Kimy H.

    I picked this up a couple of days ago after reading your review and I love it! it’s my go to base for a smokey brown eye :D it’s my first ever mac paint pot too. I was gonna pass this one up but I’m a sucker for brown paints/shadows. thanks for the review<3! I wouldn't have known about it if I didn't see it on your blog!

  29. Sarah

    I compared your swatches of eclair and busy signal from benefit and they seemed to be much alike. I own busy signal but if they’re pretty much the same, I’ll skip on Eclair! Does anyone own both and can let me know? Thanks!