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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot

A long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products.
Average Customer Rating:
4.706 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(316 Reviews) 316
3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Review 1 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:02 05 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love These
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I love these. They are crease-resistant, last all day, and I find they help stabilize an entire eye look. I own several colors; Painterly, Soft Ochre, Constructivist, Indianwood and Reubenesque. The one with the best texture and performance by far is Painterly, and I wish beyond wishing that Soft Ochre had this texture and performance, as Painterly is just a tad too cool and light for my purposes. Soft Ochre is a little dry and I find that in order to get it to work well, I need to mix it with an eye primer in order to apply it to my lids without tugging and being uneven. BUT, if I use a little primer with it, I can get it to perform splendidly; I just wish I didn't have to take the extra step. Constructivist is a beautiful color and also works well as a base to deepen browns and golds, as does Indianwood, which looks amazing under Amber Lights and anything gold-toned or teal. These add rich depth to any look, and Reubenesque can be used with a touch of moisturizer to create an amazing cheekbone and cupid's bow highlight. Highly recommend! I wish there were more of a bronzy color that was in the permanent line, because Constructivist is a little too dark without something over it; try it underneath Coppering or Antiqued. Instant love!Paint Pots are amazing, I guarantee you'll appreciate the performance.
+36points
37of 38found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:09 24 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love the Paint Pots
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
These are great to work with. I only get the matte shades as I am an older woman. They go on very smooth. My biggest wish is that they would have more matte shades, ones without the pearl and sparkly stuff. Come on MAC, give us older women some other shades to choose from!
+90points
92of 94found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Highly Versatile!
Tags +Bold Color, Blendable, Crease resistant
Originally I purchased this in Constructavist to be a strong base colour for my darker shadows and it worked beautifully. It wasn't till I tried the shade Painterly, however, that the product's full potential was revealed. I now use that shade as my only eyelid primer. It creates a smooth base that hides any unwanted pigmentation or imperfections and helps all eyeshadow stick and be more vibrant. It works better than other eyelid primers and even has a third effect as a under-eye concealer (not it's best function mind you, but in a pinch it gets the job done).
+134points
140of 146found this review helpful.
 / Arizona
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 16 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Paint Pots .... Got me Addicted to MAC
Tags +Highly pigmented, Crease resistant, priming eyelids
I love my Soft Ochre Paint Pot. And almost every other one I have ever purchased, but the Soft Ochre is my HG. I have very discolored eyelids and need a primer to both set my shadow and make the skin tone of my lids uniform. This and/or Painterly Paint Pot will probably do that for any skin tone. I had never tried MAC products until I tried their paint pots and now I use many different products from the line every day. But these ... are special. Yes, there are some dupes now that cost less but they are not MAC's paints or paint pots. They were the first to market them and they are the best at making them,
I will say that I shy away from some of the more glittery ones just due to my age. But I always have a soft ochre back up in a drawer!
+51points
53of 55found this review helpful.
 / Kansas City, Missouri
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 17 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Believe the hype!
Tags +Crease resistant, priming eyelid
Since turning 40, I have a lot of lines and wrinkles all over my eyelids - and they make my eyeshadow look sloppy - that I thought I had to give up my shadow. I just tried this product as a primer and it is AMAZING!!! I used the color called "painterly" and it is the perfect nude color that blends in with my skin. My shadow glided on like a dream! Also, I have very oily eyelids and my shadow used to crease immediately. This product has stopped that problem. Honestly, in the past my shadow was creased after about an hour or two. This products stops the oilies and NO creasing all day long!!! My eyes look beautiful for the first time ever. I wish I discovered this ages ago. Whoever developed this formula...THANK YOU
+39points
39of 39found this review helpful.
 / St. Louis, MO
Review 6 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:08 31 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
pefect!!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, Contouring, alone as an eyeshadow, as a base for darker eyeshadows
This product is amazing, but sometimes it's hard to pick the right shade online, so I'm sharing my skin info to give others a frame of reference. I'm light skinned with pink cheeks and am anywhere from an NW 20-30 in Mac foundation/concealer, depending on whether it's the dead of winter or I just got tanned on vacation. The Groundwork paintpot is the perfect neutral brown for my skin tone. I use it as my every day eyeshadow, as a base for getting darker eyeshadows to stay on my lid and not migrate down over the rest of my face and, an I'm not sure if it's even safe for my skin to do this, as my contour color for cheeks and, um, saggy chin area. The product works perfectly for each of these 3 different uses, blends beautifully, and is such a perfect color match that I can make it look natural regardless of which foundation shade I'm in. Since first trying and loving this product I have gotten them for my sisters and they too love these paintpots but would like to note that my younger sister has darker skin than me and is mediterranean/olive complected and the color "Quite Natural" looked better on her than "Groundwork". Hope this helps :)
+37points
41of 45found this review helpful.
 / Ohio
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 25 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic product
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, eyeshadow base, primer
I've never experiences cream shadows this smooth and long lasting. I have painterly and I use it as a base/primer for my eyeshadow every. single. day. It's wonderful, it provides coverage for my lids while dually creating a fantastic canvas for my eyeshadow. It prevents my eyeshadows from creasing and lasts all day long. YOU NEED THIS PRODUCT. It's a holy grail in my book.
+53points
57of 61found this review helpful.
 / Idaho
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 8 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:12 21 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Go to the nearest MAC store to get it
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, color 'primering'
The product is wonderful. Easy to apply. Runs on smoothly using a MAC 217 brush (my personal preference). Though it dries out rather fast, gives you time enough to work it properly, either if you are going to use it instead of a primer/as a primer, or either if you are using it as you eye shadow. The colors are fantastic. Basic, precise and definitely 'multi task' kinda colors. You can use them to conceal, not just your eye lid, but random imperfections using lighter shades, or even to contour areas such as your nose. The only problem I have with this product is that the colors in the web site are very different than the actual color, so if you don't know the shade you are getting before hand, rather find the nearest MAC store and try and pick it there, cause the colors shown here can be deceiving. Besides that... AMAZING
+48points
53of 58found this review helpful.
 / USA
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 9 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 17 2015
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Colors, texture coverage vary
Tags +Crease resistant, base light color
I purchased three of these a couple of weeks ago after having previously tried some colors. Overall here is the review of each color I have:
Painterly- Good basic eye base or for those days when you want bare but not red eyelids. It has no sparkle but doesn't give a matte dry look. Works well under other powder eyeshadow as it is a true neutral.
Constructivist- Great brown color that goes on beautifully with a finger tip and less so with a brush. This is the color that caused me to experiment with these things instead of powder eyeshadow. Good Brown, not red, not muddy. With sheen but not annoyingly sparkly
Vintage Selection- Kind of reminds me of All that Glitters; this paint pot has a sheer finish with gleam, not sparkles. I use this on its own, or as the base with a layer of anything else. I like this, the color is more Champagne, but not too pink or yellow- once again right in the middle.
Frozen Violet- While I like the color is is so sparkly someone that sees me everyday commented on it. The color is a medium, sheer plum, but once again, it has those sparkles that you cannot seem to get off your face everywhere you touch.
I ordered all of these (except the Constructivist- which I guess was limited series) off the MAC Pro website. So I did take a risk, but oh well. I would say NONE of the colors have a coverage that is like a matte- say Blanc Type, but if you are a natural girl they should work okay for you and of course you can layer. Just beware these do set fairly quickly. I find a fingertip application gives the nicest result. The synthetic brushes I have for some reason I hold on to the color and it applies unevenly.
Good Luck!
Also, I want to say I have been purchasing MAC since they first came to the US with Nordstrom (1989).
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Haymarket VA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:05 30 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful!
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Crease resistant
These things are amazing! I own two--Bare Study and Indianwood--and I just ordered Rubenesque. I don't love spending tons of time on my makeup in the summer, so I needed a quick fix for beautiful, summery eyes: these paint pots really do the trick! I just swipe em on, add some eyeliner and mascara, and I'm out the door! It's my new favorite summer 2011 product, and a must-have! I highly recommend Indianwood for the summer months because it gives your eyes a nice bronzy glow. I've been using my paint pots daily for more than a month and I've barely made a dent in the pot. These are going to last awhile. I haven't experienced any creasing, nor have my paint pots dried out at all. Make sure that you keep the lid on tight! Wonderful product. After I get my hands on Rubenesque, I plan on adding Painterly and Constructivist to my collection as well. (: MAC, you've done it again!
+29points
31of 33found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:08 19 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best kind of base
Tags +Crease resistant, bases eye primers
Paint pots make for excellent bases / eye primers. I've tried many other brands and formulas. Some were more expensive, some were less expensive. I've found that nothing compares to paint pots as far as consistency, wear, and selection. Painterly is my perfect nude base (I'm a cool-toned NW20 and FYI: paint pots are great for covering eye discolorations), but I also love the variety of colors to choose from. The more colorful paint pots allow shadows and pigments to really make a statement. The jars in which they are packaged in are extremely convenient and full of product. I've never once had a problem with creasing while using paint pots as a base, not even in the summer months.
+25points
26of 27found this review helpful.
 / New Jersey
Review 12 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 23 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best base!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I own Bare Study and Soft Ochre, I like using Bare Study when using all matte eyeshadows, it gives them depth and a subtle glow without making the matte shimmery. Soft Ochre has great pigment and is best at canceling out redness and any veins on eyelids. I've got oily skin and these are great for ensuring longevity and allowing the eyeshadow to adhere to make the most out of them!
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 13 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:01 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect base
Tags +primer
Bare study is the perfect base. Helps your shadow stay on and not crease. Perfect highlighter. Lasts a long time. I've had mine 7 months and have used daily. Ready to order again. Love it
+12points
13of 14found this review helpful.
 / Richlands, VA
Review 14 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:12 12 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Quite Natural
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant, eyeshadow base eye makeup eyebrows
I.FREAKIN.LOVE.THIS.STUFF! I am shade NW45 in MAC'S Studio Fix Fluid, So you can get the idea of my skin tone. (Caramel/Brown Skin) I use MAC's PRO LONG WEAR PAINT POT in Quite Natural as a shadow base for when ever I am doing a quick or exaggerated smokey eye to a neutral warm kind of look. (You can also use this stuff to fill in your brows as well!) I am addicted to this paint pot! I will most certainly be purchasing the other colors. But honey chiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiild this one takes the cake
+12points
14of 16found this review helpful.
 / Queens, NY
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:07 06 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great for summer!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, quick, easy, Versatile
I absolutely love the paint pots! They are so easy to use, especially if you are school, like I am, and only have 5 or 10 minutes to get ready before you have to get to class! I love that you can just swipe them on your lid and leave it as it is. I have oily eyelids though, and I find that they start to crease if I don't use primer potion. It's an easy fix, but works fine if I layer an eye primer, then the paint pot, and then an eye shadow if I want that day. I have used bare study and indianwood. Bare study is great for lighting up your eyes, especially for early mornings or if your eyes need a lift. It also helps even out the skin tone on your lids. I use indianwood if I'm going out and I only have a few minutes to get ready. It creates a nice soft but smokey effect, and if I pair it with some mascara and a red lipstick, then its perfect for going out! Overall, theses little guys are awesome and I would totally recommend them to anyone!
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 16 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:09 02 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Constructivist!! LOVE!
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I have Painterly already and love that one, so I decided to go in and get another shade. Once I tried the Constructivist pro longwear paint pot, I fell in love!!! The color is absolutely gorgeous and can easily be worn day or night. I wore it all day today without any other shadows, blended on my lid and into my crease as well as my lower lash line. AMAZING! Does not move or crease at all! In love with Constructivist!!
+13points
15of 17found this review helpful.
 / SF area, California
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 17 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:02 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Necessity.
Tags +Bold Color, Crease resistant, all day every day twice on sunday.
I can't live without Mac paint pots. If they were discontinued, I'd no longer be able to carry on with daily makeup applications. I have used these basically as a primer for other shadows for years. My eye makeup stays put for the entire day.... And by entire day, I mean I can also sleep in it, wake up, and still look like a million bucks. No joke... Worth. Every. Single. Penny.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / Pa
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:03 17 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tags +Crease resistant
I don't know how I've worn eyeshadow before without painterly underneath! It makes my eyeshadows (even non-MAC products) glide on smoothly and makes each and every color look as vibrant as it does in the container, if not more so. I love this product also because it does have a nice, neutral color to it which evens out your skintone before you apply your eyeshadow. It is fairly creamy, but a bit drier than I had expected, but once you put it on, it is not coming off till you take it off :)
I also recently purchased Reubenesque, which is a gorgeous peachy-gold that I absolutely love! I wear this by itself when I have those days where I don't want to put on a full face. It gives a lovely sheen and a sheer wash of color to your eyes without looking like you spent hours just doing your eye makeup. I like wearing it by itself because then I don't have to worry if I rub my eyes or anything because I know it will still be there when I look in the mirror. I like to wear this color on the days when I don't want to put a full face on, just a little tinted moisturizer, a swipe of my paintpot and a little mascara and I'm all set!
Being a new MAC user, I have not had the chance to blend these with other paintpot colors yet, but time will tell.
+5points
6of 7found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:05 12 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for older women
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant, aging eyelids brows., subtle color, matte finish
I am 58 and my eyelids are crepe-y, which looks worse when i use most eye shadow. But with the matte, creamy finish of the pro longwear paint pot, I can achieve a very natural look without it emphasizing my skin faults that are due to normal aging. I also found that the Quite Natural color works FANTASTIC as a brow color. Gives a very natural color to my greying brows and once I've applied it very lightly with a brush, it will last up to two days. Very happy to have found this product!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Maine
Review 20 for Pro Longwear Paint Pot
Date:05 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stormy Pink
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, all day wear
I love, love, love it. Goes on super easy and I am 71 years old and it does not crease it stays smooth and looks great. I was looking for a nice lavender shade and this is it. Now looking for other shades that I can buy. Great product.
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / Bolingbrook, IL
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com