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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 #4 in Eyeshadow

4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars14%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star0%
4.75 / 5 based on 3,978 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??181 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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Christine M.
Westerville, OH
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Soft Ochre, Painterly more...
These are an ABSOLUTE MUST!!!! I cannot do my makeup without one of these to set as a base for my eyeshadow.  They keep shadow in place while giving it a good foundation to work off of.  The texture is creamy and soft.  It speeds easily with just my fingertip.  I notice extended wear with my shadow when I use this.  On multiple occasions for just quick errands, I have used these colors alone, with no shadow to make my eyes look less dark and sunken.  I love the fact that they have so many choices to work with whatever color palette or eyeshadow you plan to use.  Its like they amplify the color and make it better, since they match or help amp up the colors you are going to use.  I have ditched all other eyeshadow primers and potions and ONLY use these.  And did I mention they last a REALLY REALLY long time?   Just a little bit goes a very long way.  The price tag is right for the amount of use you get out of one pot.  Please give these a shot if you haven't.  EXCELLENT and deserves for stars!!!
Mary Jane B.
67 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!
Claudia A.
10 reviews
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
This is the only eyeshadow base/primer I use and believe in. I have extremely oily eyelids and have tried eye primers from multiple brands such as the famous Urban Decay primer potion and the Too faced and benefit primers and none of those prevented my eyelids from getting oily so I always need with my eyeshadow and liner smudged until I tried this! Soft Ochre goes with my skin tone perfectly and I can even use it as a spot concealer/highlighter since it is creaseless it lasts all day and a little pot will last you so long since you need the tiniest amount!!
Kaleb F.
135 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.
96 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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 159 Duo Fiber Blush Brush with either  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder  or .
Lauren B.
Sanford, FL
94 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I would venture to say that the soft ochre paint pot is by far my holy grail product for priming. I have medium-tan skin, but it still goes on great. It is smooth and very easy to work well pigmented eyeshadows over top of the product. It is also great for cutting your crease to create a more dramatic look using layered eye colors. I typically apply with a dense brush, sometimes a concealer brush is best. It can be applied with a finger, but doesn’t achieve as accurate of a result.
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
Kesa A.
Wagner, SD
105 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Soft Ochre more...
I bought a couple of these on recommendation at Nordstrom. They were pretty pricey but you get a lot in the actual pots. Cute packaging but I found it hard to get the product out and as I continued to use I didn’t like having to choose a base for certain colors. I think if you have time to choose they would be great but I wasn’t really that impressed as opposed to a plain eyeshadow base. Good product and quality but I didn’t see this as a need.
Chaya K.
Houston, TX
170 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!
Lindsay s.
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803 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.
Houston, TX
232 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
What's your favorite Paint Pot shades?

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