MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “pale silver shimmer.” It’s a soft, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. Clarins Nude #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Bounce Around (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Stellar (PiP, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Silent Treatment #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Wave (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Vintage Selection (P, $18.50) is warmer (90% similar). Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Stag Film (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate Ellie (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #3 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). YSL Golden Glow #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Divine Rule (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #16 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Wrapped in Silk (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cinder (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Deception (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Pro Longwear Paint Pot claims 15-hour wear with a formula that is “highly-pigmented,” “water-resistant,” and “crease-proof.” This isn’t a good example of “highly-pigmented,” though I could see many enjoying this for its more buildable, semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage as it’s this type of coverage in a cream eyeshadow that works well as an all-over eyeshadow (either alone as a quick look or as a base for other eyeshadows). The texture was lightly creamy with a gel-like feel, not too dense but not too thin, and spread out evenly without tugging on the skin and the shimmer didn’t disappear. It wore well for twelve hours on me before starting to crease.

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MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC Stroke My Ego Pro Longwear Paint Pot

Pro Longwear Paint Pot
MAC
$18.50/0.17 oz.

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I agree, I could definitely see this making for a great all over lid wash for a quick out the door look! Or as a base to make a look last longer and give it intensity. I would probably use it as a base for a deeper smoky taupey look if I were to buy this.

I have not owned a Paint Pot in years but this is one that I would consider owning. The color is something I gravitate towards and don’t have a cream eyeshadow in this color either.

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