Review: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

Paint pots are one of my favourite eye products due to how universal they are. You want a primer? Sure. Want to carve out your cut crease? Why not. Want an eyeshadow base that will never move? Heck ya. This bad boy can really do it all. I purchased MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. The product is housed in a glass jar with a black lid in the typical MAC finish. I do like how MAC packaging always looks classy on my vanity. Now onto the actual product. Soft Ochre is described as a, “yellow beige”, which I’d say is a pretty accurate description of the colour. It’s a very creamy and easy to apply product which then dries down into a matte finish. You have to work quickly with the product before it dries, because once it does there is no moving it around. My favourite use for this product is as a primer or to carve out my cut crease. It retails for $26.00 (Canadian) for 5g/0.17oz of product.

Product Description:

A highly pigmented, long-wearing eye shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The innovative second skin-like 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.

 

Pros:

  1. A product that know how to multitask, primer, eyeshadow, carving out cut creases, you name it.
  2. Flattering shade, I find the soft yellow shade works well as primer on my skin tone
  3. Creamy upon  application, it makes this product very easy to work with
  4. Dries down to a matte finish, you get some serious staying power once this happens
  5. Pigmented, it takes very little product to get whatever you want
  6. Price, it retails for $26.00 (Canadian) for 5g/0.17oz of product. Although it seems like a bit much, this product will last you a long time and you definitely get your money’s worth

Cons:

  1. Quick drying time, you have to work in a bit of a hurry or otherwise it’s hard to correct
  2. Price, it retails for $26.00 (Canadian) for 5g/0.17oz of product. Seems a little steep to me although I have yet to make it half way through any of my paint pots
  3. Shade, might not work as a primer depending on your skin tone

 

 

 

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MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
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MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
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Swatch: MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

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