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MAC Paints

A cream colour formulation that transforms into a powdery finish on application.
Average Customer Rating:
4.595 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(42 Reviews) 42
Customer Reviews for Paints
Review 1 for Paints
Date:03 27 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutely the best prep that I've ever used
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, either as a base for eyeshadow or by itself.
MAC Paints are the envy of every other cosmetics company and the easiest way to place color on the eye - whether you use just Paints for your look or you use them as a base for other colors. I've had looks last up to 18 hours with this product and they still looked good. They work for a variety of complexions - from very light to very dark. My friend (milk chocolate-complected) and I (light medium) tried these on one evening and we both looked fabulous, with the darker ones looking better on her and the lighter better on me. A word to the wise, though, a little goes a long way. The good news about that is that they last and don't dry out like Paint Pots can.
Every once in awhile, I'll hear a rumor that these will be discontinued and it makes me both sad and nervous. I wish that MAC would consider using them more. They last a long time, but don't dry out; they look good on a variety of people and they're worth the money.
To avoid the inevitable little spurt of Paint that can pop out when you open one for the first time, squeeze from the sides near the bottom of the tube right before you open the product and open your tube s-l-o-w-l-y.
+52points
53of 54found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta, GA
Review 2 for Paints
Date:02 19 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Get this on you!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, oily skin, bold looks, a quick day look
I am a former MAC artist, returned to art school for costume design. Skip primers, potions and liquids promising to anchor your shadow down- There is NOTHING like MAC pigments packed onto "Bare Canvas" Paints eyeshadow. I use this on everyone- men, women, old, young... it is literally like a second skin for the lid, regardless of skin type. I have super oily skin... and it is the only thing that will keep a bold eye where I put it. The ultimate secret weapon to a long-last, color-true look. GET IT ON YOU!
+56points
56of 56found this review helpful.
 / Seattle, WA
Review 3 for Paints
Date:01 31 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
A few years ago, I didn't even know "paints" existed until a MAC artist placed it on me before adding eye shadow. I've been using it ever since. I am still pleased with how well it goes on (nice and creamy). On work days, it's my base before putting on eye shadow. It makes the colors pop and stay on all day. On weekends, I will wear it alone for a nice neutral shimmer. A must have. Will change the way you see your eye shadow!
+17points
17of 17found this review helpful.
 / Texas
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Paints
Date:08 25 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Base
Tags +Highly pigmented, Crease resistant, eyeshadow base cream shadow
I love these as an eyeshadow base. It gives eyeshadows an intense look and this is excellent to stop shadow from creasing and making it last all day. I have oily lids and this stuff keeps my eye makeup in place all day. It can also be used alone as an eyeshadow, it does dry matte.
+21points
21of 21found this review helpful.
 / Inglewood, CA
Review 5 for Paints
Date:09 30 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Eyeshadow Primer
Tags +Blendable, eye shadow primer
I have a fair to light medium skin tone and I use the "bare canvas" shade as an eye shadow primer. It really helps keep my eye shadow from fading during the day. When I'm running late for work and skip using the product under my eye shadow, I can see the difference mid-day, because my shadow is fading.
It's a little light for me for just a shadow, but would probably work if you wanted a more natural look. You also should only use a tiny, tiny amount, because it blends really well and if you use too much it gets caked together.
+14points
14of 14found this review helpful.
 / Philadelphia, PA
Review 6 for Paints
Date:11 11 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love it!
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant, oily eyelids
I have never used MAC products before, but after having issues with my eye makeup, I was desperate to try something new. I have oily eyelids and my makeup would completely melt off throughout the day. I spoke to a MAC rep and they suggested using the Paints. It arrived right on schedule and I have been in love with it ever since!! I was surprised of how small the tube was but you only use a very tiny amount so it does last a long time. I am looking forward to trying other products as I am VERY pleased with this one!
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / Virginia
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 7 for Paints
Date:04 26 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Shadow stays put!!!!
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant, shadow primer
I bought "Bare Canvas" based on a previous review by another MAC Pro who recommended it for a shadow primer and I TOTALLY agree!!! I use my ring finger and lightly pat it around the eye area. It dries quickly and my shadow stays put!!! The color is VERY sheer...almost a nudey, with a slightly irridescent pinkish tone...brightens the eye area too if worn on it's own.
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 / La Jolla, CA
Review 8 for Paints
Date:05 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Bomb!!!
Tags +Crease resistant
This stuff is AMAZING!!! It is the ONLY product that prevents my shadow from creasing!!!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / New Orleans, LA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Paints
Date:12 31 2014
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great color, less than fave container!
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, eyelid color
I ordered this about 6 months ago. I LOVE the color Bamboom and the staying power of the color but... The container is very aggravating!!! Omgness, I've tried squeezing it at the very end to get what I need out but it keeps going and going and going!!! By the time I'm done applying it to one lid, a third of the tube has squirted out! I'd suggest putting it all in a very small container around the house with a lid!! I love the product.... Just not the container!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Dayton, Ohio
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Paints
Date:09 23 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best Primer I've Ever Used.
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant, oily lids
I would give this product a total slam dunk rating of 5 if it came in a plastic squeeze tube. The metal packaging causes WAY too much product to be dispensed. I dab my brush on the open tube to try to prevent this. Such a great product for people with oily lids. It really needs updated packaging.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Norfolk, VA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Paints
Date:04 29 2014
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
amazing stuff
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant, primer and brow highlighter
This stuff is downright amazing!! I am older and can't tolerate all that sparkly stuff the younger girls wear so this adds a beautiful, stunning, subtle pearl finish to my eyes. It makes my eyes pop and it holds my eyeshadow in place all day. My eyes have not looked this pretty since I was in my 20's. Love you people at MAC!
+3points
7of 11found this review helpful.
 / Tulsa Oklahoma
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 12 for Paints
Date:12 19 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome everyday cream shadow
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I have been wearing this product in bamboo for the last 3 years and it is great for a on the go clean eye makeup look. When you dont have time to do your makeup, or want a nice simple clean eye look this is the perfect product to use.The color intensity is buildable,and easy to clean up. You can also use this product as a eyeshadow base. A DEFINATE MUST HAVE !!!!!!!!!!!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Baltimore
Review 13 for Paints
Date:11 28 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Awesome product!
Tags +Crease resistant
I've been using MAC Paints for 9 years now. They are the best eyeshadow base/primer there is, plus you can wear these on their own, if you like. MAC used to make all different colors of paints, but now they're just in the neutral colors. I am still loyal to the paints because of how well they work. They never crease on me, and I have very oily eyelids.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / FL
Review 14 for Paints
Date:01 27 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Product
Tags +Crease resistant, eye primer
I have been using the bamboom paint for years - great product for eyeshadow primer however during the summer months I have to use a secondary primer with the paint because it creases with the heat, overall its a great product that I will always keep with my MAC collection
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / New York
Review 15 for Paints
Date:06 28 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this !!
Tags +Bold Color, Blendable, Crease resistant
I purchased the bam boom paint...absolutely love it. I will go back and purchase another one. loved the texture and everyones reveiw was helpful. It goes on nice and is great for when you have no time for full make up its the perfect for a quick look.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / Philadelphia
Review 16 for Paints
Date:11 18 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolutley wonderful!
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant
Wow, I bought two colors to try out not sure about which shade I would like and if it would even work as a primer. I only gvae it a chance because of all the awesome reviews. I was a little sceptic but when I got it and tried it, I loved it so much I got online and ordered all the shades right away! THis stuff is amazing! Best thing to happen to me eyes ever! I have alwas had a problem with my eyeshadow creasing thru the day, rubbing off and fading. Not ever lasting thru the day even with eye shadow primers or no matter what eye shadow I used. I have not had that problem ever again since trying MAC Paints. My eyes look wonderful ALL DAY! at the end of the day my eyeshadow still looks exactly like it did when I applied it that morning! Makes my eyeshadow look better too. It's like a magical canvas! I can even use it alone and it gives my eyes that perfect look! Either way, this is wonderful stuff!!!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Tucson az
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Paints
Date:11 20 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect under shadows!
Tags +Crease resistant, under eye shadows
I have used this product under my eye shadows for years. It gives a neutral base and since it's a cream, gives the shadow something to hold on to.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Clovis, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Paints
Date:11 27 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The MUST HAVE mac product!!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, shadow base
This is the ONLY product ( longlasting primers, potions, concealers, bases you name I have tried it) that keeps my shadow from creasing, melting, or just disappearing. Love it!
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / MI
Review 19 for Paints
Date:12 14 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Stuff!
Tags +Crease resistant, everyday wear, base
I know this is supposed to be a primer or base and definitely helps eye shadow colors pop whilst keeping shadows in place all day without creasing, but I use Stilife on its own as an eye shadow everyday on my medium/olive skin!
This goes a long way and usually lasts me well over a year and every time i go back to buy it I always pray they have not discontinued the product.
This is a make up bag staple for me and highly recommend it!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / St Louis, MO
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 20 for Paints
Date:04 09 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
STAPLE MUST HAVE!
Tags +Crease resistant
I love Paints the are a STAPLE MUST HAVE!! I personally love bare canvas. People who are NEW to makeup have a hard time with this product because it dries faster but it holds eye shadow amazingly! So if you want shocking pigment, flawless color that wont move or have greasy eye lids this is a must have.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Las Vegas, NV