MAC Chrome Angel, Clearwater, Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Clearwater Pro Longwear Paint Pot

For fall, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($20.00 for 0.17 oz.) sees the addition of some new shades–permanently–to the range. Some of the shades added are repromotes of previous shades released as Paint Pots. The Pro Longwear Paint Pot formula is supposed to be “long-wearing,” “highly-pigmented,” and also “[blend] smoothly over lids.” I wore the shades in groups of three, so each post will feature the three I wore. 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!). I bought the other nine shades to review, and so onto the first three…

As a regular customer just using the product, I haven’t noticed any difference between the Pro Longwear and regular Paint Pot formulas, generally. When these originally launched last year, I compared ingredient lists between a few I happened to have in boxes, and they were the same (except for the limited edition Paint Pots from Posh Paradise, which were off by one ingredient). I’ve heard that the idea was to make Paint Pots in line with MAC’s Pro Longwear concept and that they were tested to ensure adherence to their PLW standards (or something like that). You’ll actually find all of the newly released shades under just “Paint Pot” on MAC’s e-commerce website.

Chrome Angel is described as a “platinum silver.” It is a brightened, light silver that isn’t too cool- or warm-toned. This shade started to show signs of creasing on me after six hours, which worsened for the twelve-hours I wore it. It did not apply with fully opaque color. Your best bet is to apply a single layer, move on to something else, then apply a second layer. Any more than two layers gave it a really thick, caked look that tended to give the lid a crepe-y look. Maybelline Cool Crush is cooler-toned. NARS Silver Factory is similar. MAC Virgin Silver is also similar. MAC White as Snow is similar but a powder product. Chanel Infini is also similar but powder. MAC Fancy Frosting has chunks of sparkle and is more white than silver. See comparison swatches.

Clearwater is described as a “sea foam.” It’s a muted, bluish aqua cream with a matte finish. When sheered out, it almost looks like it has an overcast of gray. I think it’s a rather interesting color, but it seemed extra creamy and had a thinner consistency than other Paint Pots, so it was harder to get really opaque color that didn’t naturally want to sheer out. I had some slight creasing that was visible after eight hours of wear. MAC Sky Blue is more shimmery, powder. Inglot #367 is lighter, powder. Dior Blue Lagoon #1 is slightly brighter, powder. bareMinerals Illusion is lighter, powder. See comparison swatches. It was also similar an old, limited edition Paint Pot called Rollickin‘, which had shimmer to it.

Tailor Grey is described as a “muted grey.” It’s a medium-dark taupe–a mix of gray and brown–that leans warm and has a mostly matte finish. It had fantastic color payoff, and it blended and applied well on the lid. On light to medium skin tones (with neutral to warm undertones), it would work well to contour the lid. It applied darker than it appeared in the pot. I didn’t have any issues with this shade wearing well for a full twelve hours. Maybelline Tough as Taupe is slightly darker but similar. MAC Fabulous Fit is a powder product and slightly grayer. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Chrome Angel 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 Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Tailor Grey Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Chrome Angel Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Chrome Angel, Clearwater, Tailor Grey — After 8 hours of wear

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Loving that Tailor Grey too! That and Stormy Pink remind me of colors from the N collection that MAC came out with back in 2008ish I think… That is still one of my favorite collections of all time, because I like neutrals that aren’t just brown or beige… I suspect I will be scooping up a few of this… drat to my wallet!

I love maybelline tough as taupe so I guess picking up MAC tailor grey wasn’t necessary. Still, I’m really excited about the paint pots I ordered yesterday. Not a dud in my grouping and some really wicked great neutral colours. I’m enjoying the swatches for clearwater as well, but know for certain I would so rarely wear it.

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