MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot is a highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colourfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with M·A·C shadows and liners. -MAC website.
I hear a lot of good things about the MAC Paint Pots. I want to try it out for myself too so I bought my very first shade in Soft Ochre, Php 1,265, at MAC Rustans. I watch a lot of beauty gurus on YouTube, and they often use this as their eyeshadow base. I bought it for the same purpose, because aside from primer, I also enjoy using eyeshadow creams as my base.
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre is Yellow Beige in color. I initially chose Painterly, but it was out of stock, but then, I realized that I prefer this color more. I have yellow undertones, and when I apply this over my eyelids, it really makes it smooth and even. It is like a concealer, but better in my opinion.
The packaging is a glass jar. It is a bit heavy, so it is not really that travel-friendly. Maybe you can scoop a bit of product and put it in a plastic jar, if you don’t mind destroying its shape. Hehe.
I like to use my finger to apply this product. Doing so melts it a bit, and it glides on easily. I also think that I am not wasting a lot of product as compared to using a brush. I also observed that it sets quickly, so it requires faster blending.
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Here is how it looks when applied over my eyelids.
As you can see, my entire eyelid area was evened out. I am also impressed with its staying power. I did not experience creasing whenever I use this. It works as great as my favorite Maybelline Eye Studio 24/7 Color Tattoos. Hopefully, Maybelline releases more matte shades (aside from Tough as Taupe) so that it will be a cheaper alternative.
Overall, I really recommend this product, and the Soft Ochre shade as your first MAC Paint Pot. I am obsessed with it. I use it every single day since I bought it. It had been weeks, and it still looks good as new. The price is worth it, because it will last for a long time. Just make sure to always keep the cap on to prevent it to dry easily.
I am planning to get a different shade next time. Maybe Groundwork, and Quite Natural. 🙂
Do you own a MAC Paint Pot? Let me know your thoughts!