MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly | Review

After coming back from Taiwan last December, we headed to the Duty Free Fiesta Mall in Paranaque City for some holiday shopping. Then while at the fashion and beauty section, my mom dropped these words, “Get whatever you want. It’ll be my gift to you.” So I went to MAC to get a few items from my wishlist. One of them was a Pro Longwear Paint Pot.


A highly pigmented, long-wearing eye shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The innovative second skin-like formula blends smoothly over lids and creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking heavy or cakey. Its superior colour purity stays true and will not streak or crease. Pro Longwear Paint Pot can be mixed with other products like M·A·C shadows and liners.

Pro Longwear Paint Pots come in these tiny glass jars containing 5 g/ 0.17 oz of product. There are a total of 7 shades in the MAC website. Painterly is described as a nude beige. Soft Ochre was the shade I was initially going to get because of its warm tones but it was out of stock at that time. The SA then suggested Painterly instead when she learned how I was meaning to use it as an eyeshadow base. She mentioned that a lot of people are using it as a base too and that it would suit my light skin better.

These paint pots can be applied with a finger, brush or sponge. My preferred way is using my ring finger so it can warm up a little bit before I pat it on my lids. It feels so creamy to touch and it’s so easy to apply on the skin. It has a matte finish and despite looking like a light mauve on the container, it never translated any color on the lids. It just blended seamlessly and created a perfect canvas for my eyeshadows.

The end effect is always the same whichever method you prefer. The eyeshadow colors definitely look more pigmented and stay on longer on the lids without creasing or fading. It’s also a good base for those with oily lids like mine. I’ve noticed that my lids hardly get oily when I use this as a base. Looking at my photo below, can you how the eyeshadow with the paint pot underneath looks more intense?

I’m so happy I finally have this to help me out with my eyeshadows. By the way, I’ve never used it on its own, always underneath an eyeshadow. Anyway, every positive review about them being a base is true. I’m giving it my TWO THUMBS UP for how well it works on the lids. I still want to have Soft Ochre too.

In the US, it’s $22 but in the Duty Free Mall, it was $25. I don’t how much it is in the regular MAC Cosmetic stores nationwide. Have you tried using these as a base?


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