Pro Longwear Paint Pot

MAC

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

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot is an eyeshadow that retails for $23.00 and contains 0.17 oz. ($135.29 per ounce). There are 45 shades in our database.

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Editor's Review

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).

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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.

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Claims / Ingredients

A highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable eye primer and/or cream shadow – M·A·C Pro Longwear Paint Pot goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish that lasts for 24 hours. The innovative second skin-like creamy shadow formula blends smoothly over lids and creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking heavy or cakey. Its superior colour purity stays true and will not streak or crease. Pro Longwear Paint Pot can be mixed with other products, like M·A·C shadows and liners.

10 Written Reviews

By Federica 4 years ago.

Great shade to use as a base (even replacing the primer) and to even out pigmentation of the eyelids. Most people also use shade Soft Ochre for this purpose but if, like me, you have a very cool toned complexion Painterly works definitively better.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, creamy, blendable, easy-to-apply, crease-resistant
Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Pink

By Mariella 4 years ago.

When I use Constructivist, I ask myself why I ever wasted my money on Chanel's Ebloui. Constructivist is one of those reliable, easy to wear products that is a great, not too red brown and is wonderful as a "one and done" lid shade (I blend it up into the crease and fade it out from there) and it also makes a terrific base for other shadows if you want to give them a bit of a boost. And unlike Ebloui (which I think was discontinued not too long after the Id'O shadows first launced), it lasts in the jar for years without drying out.

1 out of 2 users found this review helpful.
Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, crease-resistant, long-wearing, great-value
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink

By Melissa 5 years ago.

I've been looking for a colour like this for ages! One that looks just as great applied sheer or built up. It's just a gorgeous light pink with fine glitter, but the glitter is not over the top (really!). I love dabbing this colour near the corner of my eyes (not to mention there is hardly any glitter fallout if applied neatly). I confess sometimes I dab it lightly on the top of my cheeks...Plenty of product in the pot too!

Tags: buildable, creamy, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, great-value, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Melissa 5 years ago.

Having just purchased this, I can safely say this has become my daily go-to colour. I tried using a brush for application but discovered it blends better with my finger. It goes great with work clothes and casual wear (even by itself). There is so much product I don't think I will hit the pan this year either. It also lasted all day for me (although I sometimes keep it in my bag for touch ups!). If you're trying cream shadows for the first time I completely recommend this! (although I can't seem to find the expiry date on the box or product! haha)

Tags: buildable, creamy, smooth, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing, great-value, travel-friendly
Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Mariella 7 years ago.

Having had a less than happy experience with a sheer and glittery Paint Pot a few years ago (Dangerous Cuvee from ChamPale), I was more than a bit leery when I looked at this in store the other day. It looked SO pretty but swatched SO glittery. But I figured, "What the heck" and asked my beloved MAC lady for a sample (there is no irony there; the women at the MAC counter at my particular Hudson's Bay store are really lovely). Well, I totally LOVE this and I'm going back for the full size, which is probably silly given my age and lifestyle. But still, is is just so darned pretty - a darkened, grey-ish purple that looks pretty as anything applied sheerly (it's pretty sheer) on the mobile lid. The glitter sort of dances in the light but isn't over-the-top obnoxiously garish. So far (I've only had this a few days), the wear and crease resistance are good - typical of what I usually get with a Paint Pot. I'm actually thinking of maybe buying Dangerous Cuvee again....or maybe not!!!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink

By Meghan 7 years ago.

I love this shade for everyday wear, the peachy gold colour is sheer but really beautiful. It's not the longest wearing paint pot I have (especially on my oily eyelids), but I really just love the colour on the eyes. I think it would be flattering on most skin tones.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Yellow

By Meghan 7 years ago.

I love this paint pot so much! At first I kind of thought it may be too warm-toned on my already warm skin tone, but this is one of my fave everyday shades to wear. It's so easy to apply; I like using the real techniques base shadow brush for application, and using the MAC 217 to blend any edges. It lasts all day at the office on my very oily eyelids, which is just the best quality about it. Amazing!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Yellow

By Julia 8 years ago.

Vintage Selection makes for a great simple, everyday look. I like to use my fingers to apply this and to blend it. This applies very easily and lasts all day. It is also buildable, but I feel it looks and lasts best when just one layer is applied. I have had no problems with this drying out and I have had mine since it was released in the permanent collection. The product is also easily accessible in the pot, unlike brands like Bobbi Brown where I have to use a brush just to get the product out.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Lightest - Undertone: Neutral

By Kesha 8 years ago.

This particular pp color surprised me a little by how much shimmer it has in it. It's not terrible but I just didn't expect it. It applies well, but the shimmer can be a little more than desired, especially if you wanted to use this as just a wash of color on your lid (might vary depend on your skin tone). Worth having in your collection if you don't mind the shimmer. It applies better than some of the past pp (especially shimmer heavy options like Let's Skate). I didn't experience any fallout from the shimmer.

Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Tan

By Kesha 8 years ago.

This formula is what made me originally fall in love with paint pots and what I felt like was missing for awhile. The color is beautiful and I believe universally flattering. Definitely worth having in your collection.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Oily - Skin Tone: Tan