M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot 5g
4.6 of 78 reviews
$9.51 x 4
$9.51 x 4
Finish - Powders:
- Full shimmer
- Slight shimmer
Finish - Foundation:
- Full shimmer
- Slight shimmer
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4.6 of 78 reviews
95% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
The product blends out really easily and a little goes a long way. They have a great range of colours, my favourite is Soft Ochre which is a great yellow-based nude that I use under eyeshadow to even out any redness. Makes eyeshadows blend easier and last longer. I love the packaging, the glass jar has a nice weighty feel. Not cheap but these last for ages as you need so little.
Most Helpful Criticism
I like this product. I wear it when I don't have time for a proper shadow lewk. It does crease on me though. I've found the best way to apply it is to rub it on the back of your hand and then apply with a dabbing motion to your lids.
Quite GoodI like this product. I wear it when I don't have time for a proper shadow lewk. It does crease on me though. I've found the best way to apply it is to rub it on the back of your hand and then apply with a dabbing motion to your lids.
Good baseI use this for a base before eyeshadow and it works great! I do find the product does dry out so keep that in mind if not using regularly
Great eyeshadow baseLove this for under my shadows. Holds colour on longer. Great colours.
Using as a eyeshadow primer, only okI have hooded eyes with oily lids and purchased this to use as a primer on recommendation from some YouTubers. Using it for that purpose hasn’t given me the greatest results, the eyeshadow lays on and blends nicely but they eyeshadow on my lids still breaks down quickly. In saying that the product just as an eyeshadow is lovely but not sure I would recommend or repurchase.
Holy grail eyeshaddow primerThe product blends out really easily and a little goes a long way. They have a great range of colours, my favourite is Soft Ochre which is a great yellow-based nude that I use under eyeshadow to even out any redness. Makes eyeshadows blend easier and last longer. I love the packaging, the glass jar has a nice weighty feel. Not cheap but these last for ages as you need so little.
perfect colourI love this Mac eyeshadow. It is such a beautiful colour that it can be worn alone for a nice casual look or if heading out for the night can be used as a base eye shadow. Also it stays on all day and night no smudging. Over all an essential in my make up bag.
Would recommendGreat product on it's own or as a base for eyeshadow. I got the colour groundwork and it gives a great amount of colour which can be used naturally during the day or build it up for night time.
Fabulous eyeshadow primer baseAbsolutely loving the MAC Paint Pot. It blends perfectly, is a great base & doesn't crease A+++++
A wash of colourI love using the paint pots as a wash of colour, I think they work best across the entire lid and blended out, rather than applied heavily. My favourite shade is Indianwood, the best 'natural' bronze eye.
Really good - works wellI use this product as eyeshadow primer in the painterly shade. It’s a nice pink toned color and goes on super smoothly and is very light. Dries to a sort of powdery mousse and is a great base for eyeshadows. I don’t find that it creases on my oily life at all even after a whole day/night
Heavy but long-lastingShades are very deep and so smooth to apply. Definitely stands out at night with the glossy,wet-look finish!
New found loverthese glide on so smoothly really good formula, creamy and lightweight which i love. great in conjunction with mac eyes shadows really helps keep that intact all day. will be repurchasing
Wish it lasted longer!This product is fab as an eye shadow base however I feel it dries out in the pot way too quickly for the money you spend!
Bare StudyI have this in Bare Study which is a shimmery champagne colour.
I apply it as a primer for my eyelids and this could also be used on it's own. It gives a very pretty shimmery look, but is very subtle and neutral.
This makes my eyeshadows last longer and look more vibrant.
It's still neutral enough to be paired with any eyeshadow colour and not change the colour.
I use a brush to pat it on my eyelids and use my finger to blend it in. The pot is a decent size and it lasts for ages.
The only thing in you have to make sure to blend this in really well and let it dry, otherwise you get some product lifting off and bunching up.
But if you take care this makes for an excellent primer.
Great eye primerBeautiful colour to even out the eyelid for your eye look to pop. I do find this can be slightly drying so make sure you’ve prepped the skin properly and with mature skin just be careful where you place it.
PainterlyShock alert! I actually use the shade ‘Painterly’ on my nose as a primer. It’s stops shine and really set the makeup there. I’m quiet pale/blotchy coloured with oily T-zone and this has been the best so far. I thought this shade would be too dark for me but as a nose primer it’s perfect.
As another person mentioned, I think the consistency varies between shades. I also have the shade ‘Soft Ochre’ and find it more dry in the pot and applying.
Soft OchreI use this as an eye shadow primer and it works great. Really sets the makeup, doesn’t go into the creases. It is a fairly pale shade, might try a slightly darker one next time. It does make it a bit harder to blend eyeshadow, but once you get used to it you will love it.
As another person mentioned, I think the consistency varies between shades. I also have the shade ‘Painterly’ which is a nice soft creamy texture where as ‘Soft Ochre’ is more dry in the pot and applying.
Best eyeshadow base out thereThis is my favourite eyeshadow base, creates the perfect surface for shadows and makes them last all day long!
greatwas intrigued after i saw every beauty guru use it and I am in love! this is an amazing primer
Great shimmery primerLove this product and have been using for years as an everyday eyeshadow primer and then I wear Mac Amber Lights gold eyeshadow over the top, and it really lasts.
It’s also great as a neutral base under smoky eyes.
Great eye primer!Totally love this primer! My kids are quite veiny and this cancels them out with ease, a little goes a long way. It's also great as an eye shadow base
GreatLove paint pots last all day
ExcellentAbsolutely love paint pots, I have purchased numerous through out the years. They last all day in humid conditions, I wear alone or under other eyeshadows. I have also noticed my mascara doesnt transfer to my lids when I'm using paint pots which is another huge bonus.
You need this.I love the colour, the feel and the ease of application.
It is the perfect base or left as the shadow. It lasts all day, didn’t have cracks or creasing. Highly recommend.
Nice colours but heavy on the lidsNice colours and coverage but is heavy on the lids if used as the shadow base and gets into creases after a while
Great eyeshadow baseI feel like the formula varies between colours. Soft Ochre looked super dry on my eyelids, whereas Layin Low looks great. These don’t prevent creasing on oily lids but they definitely help. Great amount of pigment, I use a little of Layin Low on minimal makeup days to give me just a shadow, or I use more to cancel out veins as an eyeshadow base.
lightweightthis glides on so smoothly really good formula, creamy and lightweight which i love. great in conjunction with mac eyes shadows really helps keep that intact all day. will be repurchasing
love thisworth the money. makes eyeshadow apply nicer an any other primer or concealer
Eye baseLove love love using this as a base for eyeshadow application, but also beautiful by itself! Lovely colour range and I can assure you that it will last all day!
Perfect baseSoft ochre is the best base for brightening eyeshadows and increasing longevity.
Not Your Usual Primer But BetterGorgeous as primers, but for me these double as eye shadows for those times when I really have only a short time to apply my makeup. What is more is that they stay all day without creasing! I’d buy these again, gift them or repurchase if I run out! Huge love for these primers. ❣️
Love these - best eye primersThese are fantastic. They put down a great base for your eyeshadow. I mainly use painterly as an eyeprimer (matches my skin tone and makes a great base, ie. doesnt add any colour)
Great productI own a few of these and they make a great base for dramatic or layered looks or worn on there own as a light easy look!
Smokey Eye MustHonestly just gorgeous when worn alone - but also the perfect base for any smoky eye. I have about 4 different shades and use them on rotation. They last a lifetime too!
Perfect lid primerI have a lot of visible veins on my eyelids and these little pots of magic cover them perfectly. I use them instead of shadow for a natural daytime eye look that lasts all day.
Been using this product for 10 yearsNothing beats it! I've got quiet a few family and friends onto this one and I can go without it. It's long lasting without forming any crease line after all day application. I always use a bit of pressed powder over the top to set it if I'm not wearing eye shadow. Love it!
Couldn't live without!Everlasting love is how I'd describe these pots! Great for a smoky eye base, but definitely gorgeous when worn on their own with a touch of liner.
Smokey Eye Must HaveEverlasting love is how I'd describe these!!! Honestly just gorgeous when worn alone - but also the perfect base for any smoky eye. I have about 4 different shades and use them on rotation. They last a lifetime too!
Everlasting LoveI couldn't live without these! I've got a fair few shades now and they're the perfect base for any smokey eye. They're also great to wear alone if you just want a touch of something! Added benefit: the pot lasts FOREVER
Perfect eye primerThe perfect eye-base that lasts in place.
Love Love LoveHave been using these for years as an eye shadow base or on their own - they are amazing, Dont budge once set, great pigmentation, big colour range, easy to work with - a little goes a long way!
One Pot Last a Lifetime!I use Painterly as an eye base and love the coverage it gives on my lids by using just a small amount! When I'm doing more of a bronzy eye I love to first apply Indianwood, It gives the eye an instant golden glow and the pots are a decent size when using as an eye base they will last you a really long time! Little tip as well if they dry out a little just add a drop of face oil and it will be good as new!
VersatileWorks for many different applications although I usually use it as a primer for shaddow, I like it as it's not sticky yet creates something for the shaddow to bond to and not move. A little bit of fix+ with the shadow ensures it will last all day and night too.
Huge potThis is a good product, but is more a primer than a colour. Just a confusing product as its not really a concealer and not really a pigmented creme shadow. Works well as either however.
Holy grailOne of the first few MAC products I ever purchased and have gone through what feels like a million since. Doesn't crease, lasts all day and in particular the 'soft ochre' shade is the best multipurpose base as it cancels out any veins that are apparent on my lids, it keeps my eyeshadow in place and NikitaJoy on YT shared a tip that I've implemented where you put a little bit on your nose (or in trouble areas) to keep foundation from shifting...groundbreaking! Love this stuff.
Best BaseThe Paint Pots make fantastic eye shadow bases, it evens out skin tone and provides great grip for my eyeshadows. Love how creamy and easily applied the formula is and it feels very comfortable on the skin, absolutely the holy grail product I reach for when I want my look to stand out and stick around without touchups. The pots last for some time as it is a good amount of product and a little goes a long way. As a tip it goes great under glasses if you can find one that matches your skin tone
AmazingMakes your eyeshadow look amazing
Conceal everything!I love this product and use it to conceal everything! It hides the dark circles under my eyes, any redness or even larger spots and acne! It is very pigmented and using too much can leave a drying effect, so don’t over do it!
Best opaque eyeshadow base I've ever usedI've got heavily pigmented lids so I've been searching for a good eyeshadow base to lighten and even out the skin tone so that eyeshadows show true to colour. This is the best one I've ever found. Unlike others, it covers really well and doesn't dry out my skin. I mix Soft Ochre with a little orange corrector to avoid ashiness and apply it with a concealer brush. I actually use it on my eyelids and under my eyes as a base for concealer; it really helps to avoid creasing and provides long lasting coverage. It's fantastic. As an eyeshadow base, definitely set/cover with translucent or skin-tone powder as it can be tacky and make eyeshadows difficult to blend used alone. I haven't tried the other shades but I'd like to try some of the shimmery ones as a basic eyeshadow. Definitely worth a try - I recommend it to everyone.
Staple productSoft Ochre is the perfect shade to prime my eyelids for eyeshadow. My eyelids are naturally quite dark with visible capillaries, this product primes and gives my eyelids a bright and open look, this really helps to create soft looks with as it helps light shadows show up.
PerfectGreat for an eyeshadow base, definitely will be repurchasing
Yes pleaseWow is this nice. I love this texture and how it feels on my lids.
The eyeshadow/primer I use every single dayPaint Pots are the workhorses of the eyeshadow world for sure. I've been using these since I was recommended one as an eyeshadow primer way back in high school, for my formal makeup. Painterly is a great shade for priming pale warm skin, and can even work as a concealer in a pinch (for oily skin), because it just sets and stays on. Pigment payoff over the top of it is fantastic. Groundwork is an amazing shade for every day wear, and I do actually wear it every single day. It just provides enough structure and sculpting while looking completely natural. My only criticism is lack of shade diversity - they discontinued a favourite of mine, Tailor Gray, a cool taupe colour, and I feel that there aren't enough darker colours for deep skin tones, which is surprising coming from MAC because they are usually great with that.
Great base coatI don't often wear eyeshadow, however now that I have a few pots, I use them all the time. All they require is a finger, a smudge and you're done. The nude is a great to use as an every day bit of shine or as a base coat to make your eyeshadow last a bit longer and not end up smudged into the crease of your eye.
easy and convenientso easy to use, and looks natural on the eyes. really good option for work as it's quick to apply and looks natural, but gives a nice touch
Good productI have Antique Gold (?) and Painterly. I use this as single colour to wash over my eyelids when I'm a bit time-poor in the morning. They're lovely colours.
Cream baseI have this in Bare Study, it's a very neutral base for my eyeshadow. It is a little shimmery so I sometimes use it alone on natural makeup days.
It applies smoothly and sets quickly.
It stays put all day and doesn't crease or fade.
It neutralises the skin tone on my eyelids but I don't notice much difference in my eyeshadow colour. And it doesn't change the longevity of my eyeshadow either.
The pot is a little annoying, I use an eyeshadow brush to apply. When I use my finger it seems to take off the product and it becomes patchy.
This is just an ok product, I have used better eyeshadow primers and cream shadows.
AmazingReally helps to keep my shadow game intact!
The only flaw is the packagingProducts like this give me some appreciation for why there are so many MAC junkies out there, but it also highlights what I dislike about MAC. From a pro standpoint these paint pots do produce amazing end results but flaw is in the 'end user,' style packaging. I mean if MAC made a little cream shadow palette with all of these shades I would buy it in an instant, and never be without it, but having five little jars clattering around in my makeup kit is a headache I don't need.
One or two as a shadow base works nicely. I will always have them. They prime eyes better than most dedicated primers and do not crease. The texture is so creamy and easy to work with, and it gives a really nice primed lid for shadow application, or can stand in for shadow by itself if you use a darker colour to contour.
When I do smokey eyes with my airbrush I use this as the base.
Painterly!!!!Love this eyeshadow primer, yes it is quite dry but it stays creasless all day!! I usually use a wet eyeshadow primer (too faced or urban decay) then I put this on top to create ultimate staying power. I’m still on my first jar & i have it for years. True value for product, LOVE IT!
Soft ochreSoft ochre is the best eye lid primer ever. Nothing beats it and this little pot lasts for years!
AmazingReally great for hiding veins on the lid, does a perfect job at keeping the shadow secured and really great for an under-base for makeup not fading and breaking apart on the nose.
Base campA great base for eyeshadow, I am a light-medium with a pink undertone and wear C2 face and body NC25 in most other mac foundations. I am quite fair on top on my eyes and have prominent blue veins that are visible on my eye lids, Painterly really helps to neutralise that and give me a blank canvas to start on.
over-ratedover representation of soft-ochre and painterly on the inter-webs so decided to give it a try in a more tan shade. I was honestly disappointed in this as an eyeshadow base......just i would 1006700% choose my concealers over this. So dry on my eye lids, so it's like a huge tug of war with my brush as i blend it on as a base. Just no
Very goodMy eyelids are quite dark with visible capillaries from using eyelash growth serum. I’m a NC15 in MAC foundation and soft ocher is perfect to even out my eyelids. A little goes a long way, the products blends out beautifully.
Base, Primer & EyeshadowThese wear so long, are creaseless and waterproof. I mainly use them underneath eyeshadow (especially Painterly and Soft Ochre) but they are just as beautiful used alone as an easily blendable shade on the lid.
Love this!!MAC Paint Pots in Painterly & Perky - I have very oily eyelids most of the year, so I use paint pots instead of traditional shadow primer. Using these, I don't have any slip to my eyeshadow. All eyeshadows stick to them very well. They also make my eyeshadow pop more than a traditional neutral eye primer would.
LoveI've used paint pots for years and I love that Adore is stocking Mac now ;) I use Groundwork for a natural taupe look and soft ochre for a base for other shadows. I love the yellowish tone.
Great productObviously amazing to use as a eye shadow primer - amazing base! Wouldn't call a necessity as can use a concealer to prep the eyes but this works so well if you want to use something different to prep the lids
Love!Love these as an easy way to add a hint of colour to eye lids. The product is easy to apply, build-able and in a great range of colours. I wear mine all day and it doesnt budge or crease. Very affordable given the product lasts such a long time.
best lid primerI have asian skin with yellow undertones and use soft ochre under my eyeshadow to make it pop and last all day, applies smoothly and is super creamy and blendable but not patchy
The only eye primer to use!I have an olive complexion and have Soft Ochre in this product and it is amazing! Makes your eyeshadow last all day and night. The perfect base for your shadow.
Love itEssential eye primer!!! This is raved about and I love using it too, perfect for under any eyeshadow or even on its own.
Hands down the best!Best eyeshadow primer on the market
Best eyeshadow primerLove this in shade 'soft ochre' and 'painterly' as I have fair-light skin normally but can use these when I'm fake tanned also. Creates a perfect base for shadow and makes them wear so much longer. Highly recommend!
Best Eye PrimerOne of the best eye primers ever!
A star productThis product really is one of the stand outs from MAC. The Paint Pots are very pigmented, comfortable to wear, easy to blend, and are the best eye shadow based of all time. I also sometimes use this on my top lip and nose (patted on with a finger) before applying foundation to help it stick all day as I live in a humid climate. It makes a big difference. Such a great multi use product. I use soft ocre
Great eyeshadow baseOne of the best eyeshadow bases out! More on the expensive side but soft ochre & painterly are awesome! They cancel out the veins in your eyelids and provide such a good base to blend eyeshadow out!
The only eye base i'll useSoft Ocre is perfect when I'm doing a glam look and want a completely blank eye base for eyeshadow colours to pop, whilst I love painterly for everyday wear on its own. It evens out my eyelids and gets rid of any veins etc, whilst also giving me a nice soft wash of pinky-beige.
BEST MAC product!Unbelievably underrated. This is my favourite MAC product of all time. I can’t replace this in my routine, and I’ve tried - believe me, I’ve wasted money trying every copycat product on the market and nothing is this good.
Paint Pots are densely pigmented, easy to blend out, comfortable to wear. If you have oily eyelids like me, this will completely change your eyeshadow game - this is the perfect eyeshadow primer! No joke my eyeshadow looks the same as when I applied, 12 hours later.
Sometimes I use these by themselves, and sometimes I use them underneath powders. No need for any additional eyeshadow primer. I don’t like that they’re in a pot, but that’s my only quibble.
I use Painterly but in the past I’ve also used Camel Coat, Rubenesque and Indianwood. They’re all pretty great depending on what kind of look you prefer and what your skin tone is, so choose whichever takes your fancy - there’s no difference in performance between colours.