MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Review

This week’s blog is a review of the Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot. I first saw Nikkie Tutorials use it on her YouTube channel so I decided to get it and try it for myself. I use the same shade as Nikkie and that is Soft Ochre. I will be talking about the following:

1. Product Description,
2. My Opinion of it,
3. Price and
4. Packaging.

1. Product Description:

On the MAC UK website, it is described as: “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. It’s superior colour purity stays true and will not streak or crease. Pro Longwear Paint Pot can be mixed with other products like MAC shadows and lines
Key Claims and Benefits:

  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Non-caking
  • Non-flaking
  • Crease proof
  • Long-wearing, 15 hours
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Water-resistant
  • Stay-true colour
  • Provides flexible coverage

Smooth over eye area with finger or brush.”

Look 2
A look I created using the Pro Longwear Paint Pot.

2. My opinion of it:

I’ll be honest I am surprised it is an eyeshadow I thought it was an eyeshadow primer that matches your skin tone because that’s the way Nikkie Tutorials uses it. I did not look at the other colours I just got Soft Ochre, maybe if I had looked at the other shades I would have realised it was an eyeshadow.
Anyway, I use it as a primer for my eyeshadow and as a concealer on my lid because the veins on my lid area are very prominent and it helps cover them. It is fantastic for priming your lids for eyeshadow application, but I do not think I would like it as an eyeshadow!
I apply it with a flat round top brush. I find it very creamy when applying it and a little goes a long way! It is very tacky when initially applied so I set it with a shadow that is similar to my skin tone because when I have forgotten to set it I find it very hard to apply and blend eyeshadow overtop of it.
I agree with the majority of the product description except for it being an eyeshadow, if I had bought it as an eyeshadow I would be very disappointed but as a primer I love it, it is my go to for priming my lid as it really helps keep my eye makeup on longer and I will definitely be repurchasing.
I have used it as a primer with eyeshadows from numerous brands including Anastasia Beverly Hills, Kylie Cosmetics, MAC, Morphe, Urban Decay etc. and it worked well with all of them. It also works well with any different formulas I tried it with i.e. frost, matte, shimmer.
I do recommend it as a lid primer but not as an eyeshadow.


Look 1
Another looked I created using the Soft Ochre Paint Pot.

3. Price:

I got mine in Brown Thomas for €22.00. I am aware that it is expensive for an eyeshadow/ primer, however, MAC is a higher end brand and the product is very high quality. It is worth noting that you get 5g/ 0.17 US OZ which is a lot. As I said a little goes a long way so even if you use it on a daily basis then a pot should still last you a long time. I have mine 3 months, I use it every time I apply eyeshadow and there is hardly any of it used.

New vs used
On the left is the Paint Pot before I used any of it on the right is the Paint Pot after 3 months of constant use.


4. Packaging:

The outer packaging is a square black cardboard box. On the top are the brand name, product name and net weight. On the bottom is the product name in different languages, a Canadian address, an English address, states it was made in Canada and the MAC website. The left side of the box has the list of ingredients, the bottom side has the barcode and batch number, the right side is blank and top side which is the lid has the shade name on it.
The pot which contains the product is circular and made of glass with the brand name on it. The bottom of the pot has some of the information that was on the box on it. The lid is circular, black and made of plastic.

Packaging collage
A collage of the packaging.

I’d love to hear any thoughts you have on my blog. If you have used MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot as an eyeshadow or a primer I’d love to know your opinion of it!
Disclaimer: all opinions expressed are my own. Prices quoted are correct at the time of writing. This post is not sponsored.
Thank you for reading! I shall be posting another blog next Wednesday. I hope you have a fantastic week.

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I'm am a 23 year old Irish girl. I've a love for beauty and anything that sparkles hence the name. I'm not a trained makeup artist I just try products see how I feel about them and then review them!

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