Review: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly

Review: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly

My very first paint pot was MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly. At the time I was looking for a primer and this is what the MAC employee had recommended. In retrospect this is not quite the shade I would have chosen for my skin tone, but it did introduce me into the world of paint pots. They’re definitely a staple in my makeup collection and I couldn’t live without them. Primer, eyeshadow, carving out cut creases, this paint pot can do it all. Now onto the product review. Housed in a glass jar with the typical MAC black lid and minimalistic appearance. It’s described as a, “nude beige”; It’s a pink toned beige in other words. It’s a very creamy product which makes it easy to work with. It dries down into a matte finish so working quickly is key. 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. Multitasking product; primer, eyeshadow, carving out cut creases, this paint pot can do it all without breaking a sweat
  2. Easy to work with, nice and creamy product makes applying it a dream
  3. Dries down to a matte finish, it stays on forever once this happens
  4. Long wearing, due to the matte finish
  5. Pigmented, meaning you need very little product and it’ll last you forever
  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
  7. Pink toned, depending on skin tone this could be a make it or break it

Cons:

  1. Dries down quickly, working quickly is the key to mastering this product
  2. Price, it retails for $26.00 (Canadian) for 5g/0.17oz of product. Could seem a little steep to some people although I have yet to make it half way through any of my paint pots
  3. Pink toned, might not work as a primer depending on your skin tone. On the plus side they do have a ton of other shades to choose from

Pictures:

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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly
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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly
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Swatch: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly

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