Best & Worst of MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots

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Well, reviews for the new shades of Recently, new shades were added to the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) was quite the mixed bag of reviews… The more shimmery shades tended to perform the worst, but the more matte shades were still inconsistent with some being decent and others being much harder to work with. It didn’t help that the formula came with a 24-hour wear claim, either!

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The original versions of MAC’s permanent Paint Pots were so good (my first Painterly and Groundwork were excellent as shadows, as bases to enhance other shadows and as “primers” even though I don’t think that was what they were intended to be); the 2nd generation (when “Pro Longwear” was added to the name) were slightly less great, or that was my experience, but they were still awfully good. But this log….urgh! I’m glad my pots of Painterly and Groundwork are still going strong (and Constructivist too – why on earth did they discontinue that beauty?)

Just realized, I’m not seeing Soft Ochre anymore? Never imagined they’d DC that one! That’s alright, there’s still Painterly.

LOL, I got my dates mixed up. There’s one more set of reviews that goes up on the 30th, which includes Soft Ochre. D’oh!

I tried a bunch of these long ago (Clearwater, Let’s Skate, Painterly plus others) and wanted them to work, but they didn’t for me. The consistency seemed to tug on my older skin. I did go out and bought some Danessa Myricks Colorfix after reading your reviews. They are much creamier and work very well for me. That being said, I think there is a learning curve with any cream shadow, even the sticks. I have used a Julep Stone eyeshadow 101 stick for years as my base/primer. The powder shadows cling well to any of the creamier products and can even out glitches.

Thank you for all your great reviews. I am a real makeup junkie!

I use the previous-gen Soft Ochre as primer, and generally get great results. Have used the new Tailor Grey a few times and it hasn’t been any worse. Being that the old Soft Ochre wasn’t great for consistent color in the first place and this-gen’s TG is playing much better for me, I’m not panicking. If you’re like me, and you were comfortable with the shortcomings, I think it’s gonna be alright and within the mattes it’s still gonna be a solid primer.

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