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MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint PotsInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2015
15 varieties available

MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pots

BY MAC COSMETICS #5 in Eyeshadow

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.76 / 5 based on 3,889 Reviews

Product Description

A long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products.

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  • Hey girls, What do you prefer, creamly or powder eyeshadow??180 Answers
  • Ik this is a silly question but what do you do with these product...14 Answers
  • Are these eyeshadows or eyeshadow primer?6 Answers
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pots
MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pots
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Mary Jane B.
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Soft Ochre, Painterly more...
This is my ABSOLUTE FAVE to use when priming my lids for eyeshadow.. I have EXTREMELY oily eyelids where if I forget to use this, I’ll look like a total raccoon mid day! I’ve been using this for over 10 years and have yet to find something just as good. It keeps my shadows and eyeliner put all day long and really helps enhance the color!
A little tip, just make sure to close the lid tightly after use, otherwise it will dry out. My favorite colors to use are painterly or soft ocher. I also use the gold one on special occasions.
I’m sure for dryer skin people, this could work great by it self but if you’re oily like me be sure to set it w some eyeshadow. One pot really lasts a long time and I don’t go one single day w/o using it!
Kaleb F.
89 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
This is my favorite eyelid primer. It goes on so thickly, so richly, and so creamily and it offers 100% full coverage to help hide any natural shadows on the eye.

I apply it with a MAC 242S brush when I don’t use my fingers and either way I find that it is a smooth and easy application and that it blends in and settles really well above the eye.

With this primer I find my shadows are much truer to palette and their pigments really shine through in an even, blendable way that I can be confident will last all day.

This is my absolute go-to eyelid primer.
Theresa M.
65 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
Hands down one of the best products for eye primer.This product was everywhere on youtube back in the day I had always wanted to see what the big hype was so I tried it. I love the formula it's creamy and long wearing. My shadows will not crease or budge when I use this. The only thing I dislike is the packaging: I wish it came in a tube. It comes in a small glass pot with a screw top lid. I use a small angled makeup brush to apply this the angled brush helps to get the product into the corners. The color Soft Ochre reminds of  NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in custard which is what I used to use as a lid primer but it was crease city!

I get the best results when I apply soft ochre wait a minute and then set it using a  Mac Perfume MAC 159 Duo Fiber Blush Brush with either  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder  or .
Maria G.
128 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
MAC. Pro Longwear Paint Pot is a highly pigmented. It was the first time I tried it. And it really does what it supposed to. It's a long-wearing eyeshadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish over lids. And creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking heavy or cakey. It is a big difference when I applied my eyeshadow without this product. Now that I have it I always use it and my eyeshadow last a longer time and I love the results. #MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pots
Nora G.
Valhalla , NY
473 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: ANTIQUE DIAMOND more...
Obsessed with Mac paint pods ! I️ have been using them for 8+ years and love how beautiful they make my eye makeup look! Super creamy and long lasting! Highly recommend them ! This actual one is my favorite of all! It has a creamy base super glitter rly and shimmery ! It’s so beautiful to use and add a tab of shadow and it will look flawless ! When I️ want to go for a natural due look I️ simply use it without any shadows and it looks so glamorous and breathtaking ! Mac has the best paint pods by far ❤️
Chaya K.
Houston, TX
164 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
My favorite YouTuber recommended these paint pots in Soft Ochre, claiming this product as a lid primer helped keep her shadows from budging and looking vibrant and radiant! Of course I had to try it and have been obsessed with these pro longwear paint pots since!!! This product doesn’t crease and as you apply it, it fills in those fine lines, preventing your shadows from creasing and breaking up. Love this stuff!
Jennifer W.
Kelso, WA
324 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
So, I have pretty oily eyelids. I have tried dozens and dozens of eyeshadow primers(urban decay, Lorac, Laura mercier,ECT) concealer (Tarte shape tape, fit me, age rewind,ECT) And NOTHING was helping me. I would do my eyeshadow and within an hour it would crease on the inner corners and get patchy in other areas. I almost gave up. And finally a friend convinced me to get paint pot. I avoided getting it cause I heard it drys out fast. Well, I have had it for a few months and it hasn't dried out for 1 and for 2, NO MORE CREASING! My eyeshadow lasts ALL DAY and ALL NIGHT! Literally doesn't move until I remove it! I am in love and reccomend it to anyone looking for a great eye primer. It is amazing. Plus, it really helps my eyeshadow pop!
Laura M.
New Richmond
1 review
Review for: Painterly more...
I have used this product as a shadow base for about 8 years. I love the coverage of this, since I have discolored lids it evens them out. You don’t need a ton of product to use as a base. It helps my shadows show the true pigments while giving it excellent wear. The color is neutral so you can also use it as color alone.  MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pots
Heather P.
Tampa, FL
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
Purchased this MAC Cosmeticsear Paint Pots from MAC Cosmetics inside of Ulta. So far I am loving this product. I read all the rave reviews and finally gave in. I purchased the color soft ochre. It's beautiful. You could probably use just that alone on your eye lids but I used it as an eye shadow base or primer. This product made the eye shadows look more pigmented and last much longer. Usually in photos, it's hard to tell I'm wearing eye shadow. Not so much anymore. Im so excited to play with this product.
Marbella A.
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
The best primer for my oily lids! I used to use the Urban Decay primer potion before but have since stuck to this. This has better hold and lasts way longer. I like using this one when I know I’ll need my eyeshadow to pop and stay on for hours. This is pretty opaque too so it’s great as a base for brighter colors. I have yet to find anything better than this.
Lindsay s.
Miami, FL
800 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Hey girls, What do you prefer, creamly or powder eyeshadow??
Kayla B.
Kalamazoo, MI
55 reviews
Does this crease at all?
Myranda D.
Portland, OR
41 reviews
What shades do you wear?
Emily N.
Alexandria, VA
213 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Do you prefer this alone or do you use it as a primer?
Marie T.
Avondale, LA
232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
What's your favorite Paint Pot shades?

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