MAC Bougie, Ultraviolet, Clearwater, Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pots Reviews & Swatches

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MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Bougie

MAC Bougie Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) had a warmer, reddish-copper base with a duochrome shift that went between blue and green. It had a soft, metallic sheen that used finer pearl.

The texture was lightly creamy, denser and a little thick in the pot, but it had enough slip that it adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well along the edges. I had to work quickly as the formula set in place rapidly, but once on, it didn’t start to have signs of wear until after 15 hours. This shade had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable by adding a little more where needed.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable" and can be used as either an "eye primer" or as a "cream shadow." The brand says it's supposed to wear for "24 hours" without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing--12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading--but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn't find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I'm awake, but I don't want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don't recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don't mention it, just that it was "long-wearing"), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Ultraviolet

MAC Ultraviolet Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, fine violet pearl throughout. It had medium coverage, which was prone to sheering out and did not like to build up well as it looked uneven and color started to pill in places. The texture was very emollient, which was a characteristic that I found typically indicated the shade was going to perform poorly. There were signs of creasing present after nine hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable" and can be used as either an "eye primer" or as a "cream shadow." The brand says it's supposed to wear for "24 hours" without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing--12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading--but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn't find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I'm awake, but I don't want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don't recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don't mention it, just that it was "long-wearing"), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Clearwater

MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, bluish-aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was buildable, though the texture was drier and harder to apply evenly and diffuse along the edges.

It started off feeling stiffer to work with, even when I used a brush to initially pick up product (so it wouldn’t dry down on my fingertip). I had to work very, very quickly to get the edges to soften at all, so this one might work as a base but was harder to use on its own as a result. There was very slight fading starting at the 12-hour mark and then a hint of creasing at the 15-hour mark.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable" and can be used as either an "eye primer" or as a "cream shadow." The brand says it's supposed to wear for "24 hours" without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing--12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading--but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn't find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I'm awake, but I don't want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don't recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don't mention it, just that it was "long-wearing"), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Currant Affair

MAC Currant Affair Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, deep red with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which was somewhat buildable. I found that I could get fuller coverage when I used an angled brush to use it as an eyeliner, but it was harder to achieve that result with a flat, synthetic brush (as an eyeshadow or as a base) or with fingertips.

The texture was just barely creamy to the touch, and it seemed to get a little creamier as I worked my way through the first few layers of product. It blended out decently in the first few seconds of coming into contact with my skin, but it did not budge after that, which made it a less-forgiving formula to work with if one wanted to blend out the edges at all. It wore well for 15 hours before fading very slightly but hadn’t creased by the 17-hour mark when I removed it.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable" and can be used as either an "eye primer" or as a "cream shadow." The brand says it's supposed to wear for "24 hours" without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing--12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading--but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn't find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I'm awake, but I don't want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don't recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don't mention it, just that it was "long-wearing"), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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Even though many duochromes don’t favor my older lids, I think I really love Bougie! It looks soft enough for me to get away with.
But the rest? Oh heck NO!

Gosh – you really can’t tell what kind of quality you are going to get with these – some are A’s and others are F’s – you would have to wonder about MAC’s quality control system.

Okay. This is not a question that I would have normally even thought of, but I like “Currant Affair” as a lip stain shade. Would it possibly work, or are some of the ingredients undesirable to ingest?

I’m not familiar enough with all the ingredients listed on that since I normally use products as intended myself! It may also depend on what country you’re in!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!