Thursday, August 29th, 2013

MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Here is the next set of three MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) that have been added to the permanent range of shades available. Shades I’ve covered previously can be found here: Antique Diamond, Blackground, and Let’s Skate. You can also view all of the Pro Longwear Paint Pots I’ve ever reviewed here (as well as read what readers are saying!).  Perky was the only one that didn’t wear well on me, but it had only slight creasing that wasn’t too noticeable from afar. Camel Coat is similar in color to light-medium skin tones, so it may not show up well (as a color) for some complexions, so it might work better as a base or to conceal/blank out the lid.  Stormy Pink was a more interesting shade that I wasn’t able to think of a lot of dupes for–the muted, gray-ish quality of the color seemed to be what made it hard to find similar shades.

Perky is described as a “cream coral with white pearl.” It’s a warm, peachy-orange with a soft, pearly shimmer. It was fairly pigmented, but the consistency was thinner and very creamy, so it blended out well–but it also sheered out easily so pat, let it set, then pat on a bit more for optimal results. I experienced slight creasing after eight hours of wear but it held up moderately well. This shade has been released in the regular Paint Pot formula previously. Estee Lauder Violet Underground #3 is darker, powder. Tom Ford In the Pink #2 is more beige. Too Faced Ringleader is similar. theBalm Stubborn is less warm-toned. theBalm Third Eye Blinded is darker. See comparison swatches.

Camel Coat is described as a “muted beige.” It’s a cool-toned, light-medium mix of gray and beige–it’s like a really light taupe or “greige.” It had really nice, opaque color coverage with just the right level of creaminess to enable easy blending but not so much that it slipped around on the lid.  I saw a little fading of the color after twelve hours. MAC Tailor Grey is darker, while Maybelline Tough as Taupe is even darker. bareMinerals Suspense is similar but a powder product. MAC Rainy Season is also somewhat similar but a powder. See comparison swatches.

Stormy Pink is described as a “muted grey purple.” It’s a muted, cool-toned purple with a gray-ish cast, but it read more purple than gray when I swatched it. It reminded me of an older Paint Pot called Stray Gray (which I don’t own). The color payoff was good, and the consistency was lightly creamy–not too thick or too thin–and blended well on the lid.  I also saw very slight fading towards the end of the twelve hours I wore it. Marc Jacobs The Tease #2 is darker, powder. Fyrinnae Agenda is shimmery, powder, darker. See comparison swatches.

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Perky

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8.5/10

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9/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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4.5/5

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Camel Coat

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9.5/10

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MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Camel Coat Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Perky Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Perky, Camel Coat, Stormy Pink — After 8 hours of wear

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34 thoughts on “MAC Perky, Camel Coat, Stormy Pink Pro Longwear Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. breyerchic04

    Stormy Pink is amazing!

    I’d really like to see swatches of Perky and Rubenesque next to each other on the same skintone (in the same lighting) not because I think they’re that similar but because I think for quite a lot of people it’d be an either or.

  2. Avatar of Bryanne Pouncy

    Crud. I like all three of these. *sad wallet*

  3. Ms. Mad

    I am torn between tailor grey and camel coat. I am matchmaster 5 for foundation, and switch between deep and deep dark blot powder. Christine , which do you think would work with my skin tone. Don’t know if they will blend in to my skin tone. Maybe camel coat were it is lighter? Thanks

    • Camel Coat may show up better than Tailor Grey for you, though Tailor Grey has enough gray in it that it might not blend into the skin tone 100%.

  4. Avatar of katie katie

    Hi Christine!

    Does camel coat really look that grey, on the lids?
    I feel like it looks like a completely different color in the pot vs. on the swatch! Wow!

    I’m an NC25/C4; that paint pot is really pretty but wondering if the grey-tone will wash me out?

    • Hi Katie,

      I am wearing Camel Coat on the lid in the middle :) It is somewhat gray – I wouldn’t say it is strongly gray but it may turn grayer on cooler-toned skin and less gray on warmer-toned skin. I am NC25 (well, probably NC27) for reference! It doesn’t really show up on my lids well – it’s a bit darker than my natural lid color but that’s about it.

  5. Avatar of Michelle MichelleChefNYC

    Ooooo, FINALLY something from MAC that I might actually buy! That dusky taupe and mauve, oh my! I am in love!

  6. Avatar of Kim Kim

    Camel Coat seems so boring, until you see the swatch. I never thought I’d want such a seemingly basic matte color so bad. Getting that one. Thanks for the swatches!

  7. Georgie

    Stormy pink looks like a potential dupe for Chanel Hasard to me? Even though Hasard is powder. :)

  8. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    I really like Perky but I’m concerned about the creasing mentioned. Christine, I know your eyelids aren’t oily, mine are very oily, think it would still hold up well even on my lids? Or maybe if I wear shadow over it?

    • If you wear eyeshadow on it, you should be OK. Have you tried Paint Pots before? I know they work well for many readers, and some with very oily lids where most primers fail find that using two primers (like Paint Pot AND Urban Decay Primer Potion) will give them the all-day hold.

      • Avatar of Lisa Lisa

        I do own a few Paint Pots and they hold up pretty well over primer. I guess I just saw the word “creasing” (albeit you mentioned it was slight) in the review and worried that it wouldn’t work for me. I guess I should give it a shot. Thanks Christine!

  9. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    So glad these are permanent, but, oh, my wallet is already crying.

  10. Both Camel Coat and Stormy Pink look like really nice, somewhat cooler toned neutrals. I was going to pass on this collection, but now I’m thinking I might have to grab these two…

  11. doing a little dance.. ordered stormy pink, tailor grey, and camel coat yesterday. The swatches of two of them here have me even more excited!

  12. Avatar of Valerie Valerie C.

    I think I’ll get Stormy Pink…I’m really fair and I’m thinking it will be a great crease color.

  13. Wow, really loving all 3 shades!!! ^^

  14. Gillian

    Stormy Pink looks exactly like the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Heather.

    • Petra

      That was my thought as well after seeing it in person, and the reason why i skipped it! :) and Tailor grey reminds me of Stone from BB.

  15. Oh my gooood, I love the colors! So natural!! Camel Coat and Stormy Pink, what a great combination <3 I'm seriously in love now :-)

  16. Amalia

    Oh! Stormy Pink will do a perfect marriage with my beloved Mac Vex,Satin Taupe Hypnotizing, Inglot matte358, Chanel Fauve, NARS Lhasa….

    • Avatar of Jax Jax

      Oh yes (some of my faves in that list) Try MAC Shale and NARS BLK413 (eyeshadow) too. I’ve not tried the inglot, thanks for the tip.

  17. Avatar of SandraJT Sandra JT

    Definitely grabbing Camel Coat & Stormy Pink. It’s not very often that any brand of cream shadow is seen in these types of shades.

  18. Avatar of Liz Missy

    I was excited on these. I’m about NC20-25, I have some sallowness but I’m pale. I should’ve realized that Camel Coat is muddy. Way too muddy for me. Perky is great.

  19. Mary Beth

    I tried these today – Camel Coat came off more gray on me and Tailor Gray more camel – SA said because I was cool and Tailor Gray was warm. I got Camel Coat – my favorite eye shadow is Tough as Taupe but it’s a little dark to wear everyday – Camel Coat is very similar but much lighter. Clearwater is beautiful. stormy Pink looked bruisy on me like many purples do.

  20. Donna

    After reading this post, I ordered stormy pink and camel coat. I’m wearing stormy pink today and I. Love. It. MAC paint pots are great…they don’t crease on my oily lids and I never use a primer with them. I’m not a fan of the sparkly pots (Lets Skate) but love the creamier looking pots, like painterly, and the two mentioned here. The Stormy Pink looks pink in the pot but comes off like a taupy purple on my lids. I use a flat shader brush to apply and I’m good to go.

  21. Ayesha

    Is perky matte finish? Or is it frosty like rubenesque?

  22. Avatar of Mary Ann Mary Ann C.

    Hi MAC camel coat kinda reminds of the OCC lip tar in sebastian only it is for lips… is it similar?