MAC Currant Affair is a slightly cool-toned, dark red with a matte finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $23.00 and contains 0.17 oz.
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, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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.
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)]
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