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M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot 5g

4.6 of 136 reviews


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The one and only. M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot is an iconic cream eyeshadow with a long-wear finish like no other. Available in a range of finishes and shades, the M.A.C Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot not only adds buildable colour but primes the eye area for you to create eye looks that last.

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Finish - Powders:

  • Full shimmer
  • Slight shimmer

Finish - Foundation:

  • Full shimmer
  • Slight shimmer

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4.6 of 136 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Best eyeshadow base


love using this MAC paint pot! So easy to apply by using your ring finger or pinky to swipe in the pot, then onto the eyelid. I have Vintage Selection, which is a frosted light peach shade. It adds a light shimmer to my lids and works as a nice base to add other shadows on tops.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not sure


It goes patchy and bunches no matter if I use a brush or a sponge or my finger. Even if I use a tiny amount it still does this. However, if you can get it even, it is a nice base.
  1. Best eyeshadow base


    love using this MAC paint pot! So easy to apply by using your ring finger or pinky to swipe in the pot, then onto the eyelid. I have Vintage Selection, which is a frosted light peach shade. It adds a light shimmer to my lids and works as a nice base to add other shadows on tops.
  2. Could stay for days!


    Love this product! Bought after listening to the podcast and it is the best base I have ever used. Heavily pigmented so don't use for every day but amazing for events and nights out!
  3. Easy use


    Iam not so good with eyeshadow, but using this is so easy and makes my eyes look really good!
  4. Not sure


    It goes patchy and bunches no matter if I use a brush or a sponge or my finger. Even if I use a tiny amount it still does this. However, if you can get it even, it is a nice base.
  5. Smooth and creamy


    Smooth and creamy base. Great range of colours. Staying power is average, but will last a few hours, definitely not all day (especially if you are mote oily)
  6. Perfect Base


    I love using Paint Pots. They are easy to apply with just your fingertips. They work well as a base or as a replacement for eyeshadow if you're pressed for time. I usually use Groundwork as a base for a bronze smokey eye and it's fabulous. They are super pigmented and long lasting. They also don't crease or cake your eyelids. I have been using these for years and will continue to! A pot lasts a VE...
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  7. amazing


    I love using eyeshadow pots. There easy to use. I use is daily and my favourite colour is groundwork. It such creamy eyeshadow pot and its long-wearing. IT has Intensely pigmented. I apply with my fingers.
  8. Love


    Love this when I am in a rush to do my eye makeup. Great base.
  9. Felt a bit heavy for an eye primer


    I used this in soft ochre for a while (NC 25-30). Skin tone match was good, however I found this product quite drying and heavy. I would not repurchase to use as an eye primer, there are better options out there.
  10. Best primer for eyeshadow


    This is my favourite product to use for priming my eyelids prior to eyeshadow. They are creamy but also hold shadow in place and are great for oily lids. My favourites are "Soft Ochre" and "Painterly". Product will last you for ages also!
  11. Lovely eye base


    I love this eye base on the eyelids! Helps my eyeshadow stay on longer. I love the shade painterly for my skin tone! The one pot with also last you for so long!!
  12. Great eye base


    I like this a lot. It’s great before a really intense eye look as it conceals absolutely everything and allows for a new base on the eyes. Wonderful
  13. Natural summer look


    I love these shadows as they create the perfect natural sun kissed bronze eye looks!
  14. Great eye primer and no issues with wrinkles


    This is just so beautiful. With ageing skin on my eyes I was worried if this would stick to all the “cracks” and “crinkles” but it is just gorgeous. I have tried many eye primers but this pot just gives me exactly what I want without much fuss
  15. Great eye primer!


    I have repurchased this 3 times now! I use the colour painterly for annexe primer, and recently purchased groundwork. I have used for years, it is a great base for eyeshadow, or to wear alone as a shadow!
  16. Go to eye primer


    I love this for priming my eyelids. It cancels out all my veins and discolouration on the kids and provides a beautiful base to apply shadow. I use painterly and love it. My tip would be to set it, if you have very dry lids prep the skin with hydration before use.
  17. Good eye primer


    I use the shade soft ochre as my eye shadow primer and it works beautifully. It blends out very well and easily and makes my eyeshadow last the entire day with zero creasing or fading. Highly recommended.
  18. Wonderful


    Great eye base and I’m really glad I got it. It’s perfect and makes my eyeshadows look vibrant and pretty!
  19. Love Painterly


    If you have fair skin Painterly is a great pot to use as a primer and it makes everything go on smoother and last longer. Amazing product.
  20. great base


    I love this product. I started out just using it as an eye shadow base but then tried it under my eyes to cover dark circles. I use it everyday to cover dark cirlces under my eyes and even blemishes and red patches on my face. It's a great base for anywhere on your face, not just eyelids.
  21. Wonderful base


    Such a good, solid base. Makes my eyeshadow last forever and cancels out any of my veins.
  22. Best Base


    Painterly works as a fab eyeshadow base, but really - any of the colours do! They work as cream eyeshadows that SET or eyeshadow bases. They do dry out a little with time, but I can still use mine. They last forever!
  23. Beautiful Base


    I love this product as an eye shadow base, however for the price is does seem to dry out very quickly in the tub!
  24. Great as eyeshadow base


    I use this as a base to my eyeshadow - it makes the eyeshadow stay on all day as well as neutralising any pigmentation / discolouration on my eyelids.

    A little goes a long way, so don't over apply as it can cause creasing on the eyelids. To help blend ability, dust over with a base eyeshadow or powder first!
  25. Great product


    Really makes the eye shadow stand out so much more than without it. It's very thick though so you just need a tiny bit.
  26. Great as a primer


    I use my Paint Pot as a primer base for eyeshadows. It provides a smooth base and helps to build deeper colour without creasing. It's dried out a bit over the couple of years I've been using it (it lasts forever as you only need a bit) but it still looks great - just doesn't blend quite as well as it did initially.
  27. My Go To


    This product is perfect for all over your eyelid and is my go-to when i am in a rush of a morning. It is very pigmented and has a beautiful shine.
  28. Not as good as everyone makes it out to be


    I bought this product expecting it to be the best thing ever, after all I had seen so many amazing youtubers use it and love it. And don’t get me wrong it is good and it is a great base for eyeshadow, however I feel it is very hard to blend out and the shade I got (soft ochure) turns very orange on the eyes and doesn’t do anything good for the eyeshadow that’s goes on top.
  29. Excellent eyeshadow primer.

    Emma C

    I use this product in the shade "Painterly" exclusively as an eye shadow primer and really like it. It creates a smooth base for my eye shadow and helps it last longer without creasing. I find it best if I set it with pressed powder before I apply shadow. I've been using my original pot for over 2 years and it's still going strong - the formula has dried out a little but it still works just as wel...
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  30. Classic


    This is one of the oldest products in the makeup collection and it is a holy grail because I always use this before I begin my eyeshadow application and it creates the most perfect base. My eyeshadow goes on smoother and looks more vibrant and a little goes a long way and this pot has lasted me ages. Definitely recommend for eyeshadow fanatics!
  31. Excellent eye base


    I love using this as an eyeshadow base. It is good for my oily eyelids, and it makes my eyeshadow not crease as much, and makes less oily. It also extends the longevity of my eyesadow. It is really easy to blend using your fingers to apply/pat on. Recommend to set it with a translucent powder so that you can blend your eyeshadow more easily. Groundwork shade works for tanned to darker skin tones ...
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  32. My "work face" staple


    I use a variety of these every day when I get ready for my office job. They last the entire day and wear really beautifully, and definitely easy to apply compared to doing a multi-shade look.
  33. Love MAC Paint Pots


    Love this as an eyeshadow primer or as eyeshadow on its own. Groundwork is my go to shade. Lasts all day!!
  34. Great Eyeshadow Primer


    I love Mac paint pots! Keeps eyeshadow from creasing! Lasts all day. I like wearing it on its own or with eyeshadow on top. These are a must have. Love this shade too.
  35. Works amazing


    Eye shadow stays for ages and goes on so pigmented. Don't put it under the eyes though
  36. Lasts!


    The pot is definitely on par with chanel’s ombré eyeshadow pot - applies easily, lasts all day and doesn’t dry out in the pot. Colour ‘groundwork’ looks great with green eyes.
  37. Great base but drying


    I use Soft Ochre as an eyeshadow base or on its own - the colour and coverage magically knocks the darkness of my eyelids out, and helps eyeshadow last the day. However this product is drying and I can feel it on my lids in a way that I can't feel a concealer so I won't be buying this colour again for the purpose of priming (not that I'll ever need to, these pots last forever). One tip is the top ...
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  38. smoke eye


    These Mac paint pots became so easy to use for me that I never had to be in front of the mirror trying to give myself a smokey eye all day. I simply blended the paint pot
  39. Perfect base to make my eyeshadow pop


    This is been a product thats been in my kit for the longest time and can never be replaced ! Although I tend to save this for special occasions when I really want my makeup to pop. Sometimes the product can be a bit stiff in the pot, but easily warms up once you put it to the skin or the back of your hand.
  40. Great


    Perfect base for eyeshadows. I have a few different colours of these
  41. Amazing eyeshadow primer


    I absolutely love MAC paint pots they are fantastic as an eyeshadow primer ensuring eyeshadows are crease free and last all day. I also use the paint pots on their own for a subtle eyeshadow when I’m going for a casual day look
  42. great base


    great eyeshadow base! it doesn't crease and it makes the eyeshadow pigment look really bright and makes it also all day.
  43. Love it


    I love Mac products. This does not crease on my eyes. Best thing I have brought for my eyes ever!
  44. Still working it out


    With the product I have had a bit of trouble with, I’m used to creamy concealer that looks like it’s not even there but that does crease a bit. With this, you can totally tell it’s on your eyes, the problem I have it makes my eyes look super dry! I’m slowly learning how to use it, I always use some sort of beauty sponge and it NEVER looks nice, so I turned to a brush and it’s helping! They key is ...
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  45. My fav eye product!


    SO much love for this product. A perfect primer but also amazing on its own to colour correct veins and brighten the eye area. So easy to apply, creamy and long wearing.
  46. Great product


    Such a good eye primer! Eyeshadow application is much easier and more and lasts longer
  47. Groundwork


    Nice colour but it dries up quickly. It probably lasts half a year considering it dries up so quickly.
  48. great eyeprimer


    perfect for priming the eyelids, eyeshadows look more vibrant and last longer on the eyes when used with the paint pot also perfect for cutting the crease. lasts all day and doesnt crease when set.
  49. Great product but there's so many out there


    Beautiful product that I love to use as an eyeshadow base but I have found other some from other brands that are just as good but cheaper, if not even better. Ochre and Painterly are my fave shades to apply as an eye base.
  50. makes makeup last!


    this is a great eyeshadow base, and i also find it great to put around the nose area under foundation where it usually sweats off. it makes it last all day!
  51. Nice Base


    This is a nice product to use as a base under eyeshadow. It's a nude/pale pink colour but it can cause creases. Overall, it's an okay product
  52. Goto base


    I have this in the colour Painterly because my skin is pale, turns pink easily and cool toned it is a perfect match for my skin. I add this to my eyelids after foundation and concealer and as a base for my eyeshadow. It conceals the veins that often show on my eyelids and creates an even base to make my eyeshadow pop. I also put this on the bridge of my nose where my glasses rub and it makes my fo...
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  53. Long lasting neutral or base


    This is a long lasting base or neutral colour. I have fair skin and blue grey eyes and love this under Woodwinked for a day look. Lasts forever do good value, and lovely packaging being glass. I wish adore had more MAC to choose from as I love the service and convenience .
  54. Great Eyeshadow Base


    I started using this an eyeshadow base as recommended by Tati Westbrook. And it’s amazing. Eyeshadow stays on for a long time even if I use a cheap eyeshadow palettes. I notice it also cancel out all my veins and discolouration on my eyelids. I think this will be apart of my makeup staples!
  55. eyeshadow primer


    use this product as a primer before putting on eyeshadow. Helps eyeshadow last longer and stops it from creasing
  56. THE BEST !


    I recently started using this product as a primer for my eyeshadow, I tend to lightly set it because im worried it will go patchy and haven't experimented enough with it, slightly thicker than a concealer but doesn't crease as much, I also prefer it to my urban decay eye potion due to it being coloured. is a nice base and works really well with bright colours!
  57. Holy grail


    Amazing product to prep eyelids for eyeshadow. Doesn’t need to be set and doesn’t provide a cakey base. Blends out beautiful and covers up my veins. Eyeshadows blend great on top of it
  58. Quite Good


    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.
  59. Good base


    I 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
  60. Great eyeshadow base


    Love this for under my shadows. Holds colour on longer. Great colours.
  61. Using as a eyeshadow primer, only ok


    I 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.
  62. Holy grail eyeshaddow primer


    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.
  63. perfect colour


    I 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.
  64. Would recommend


    Great 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.
  65. Fabulous eyeshadow primer base


    Absolutely loving the MAC Paint Pot. It blends perfectly, is a great base & doesn't crease A+++++
  66. A wash of colour


    I 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.
  67. Really good - works well


    I 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
  68. Heavy but long-lasting


    Shades are very deep and so smooth to apply. Definitely stands out at night with the glossy,wet-look finish!
  69. New found lover


    these 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
  70. 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!
  71. Bare Study


    I 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.
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  72. Great eye primer


    Beautiful 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.
  73. Painterly


    Shock 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 O...
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  74. Soft Ochre


    I 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 ...
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  75. Best eyeshadow base out there


    This is my favourite eyeshadow base, creates the perfect surface for shadows and makes them last all day long!
  76. great


    was intrigued after i saw every beauty guru use it and I am in love! this is an amazing primer
  77. Great shimmery primer


    Love 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.
  78. 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
  79. Excellent


    Absolutely 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.
  80. 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.
  81. Nice colours but heavy on the lids


    Nice colours and coverage but is heavy on the lids if used as the shadow base and gets into creases after a while
  82. Great eyeshadow base


    I 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.
  83. lightweight


    this 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
  84. love this


    worth the money. makes eyeshadow apply nicer an any other primer or concealer
  85. Eye base


    Love 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!
  86. Perfect base


    Soft ochre is the best base for brightening eyeshadows and increasing longevity.
  87. Not Your Usual Primer But Better


    Gorgeous 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. ❣️
  88. Love these - best eye primers


    These 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)
  89. Great product


    I 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!
  90. Smokey Eye Must


    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!
  91. Perfect lid primer


    I 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.
  92. Been using this product for 10 years


    Nothing 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!
  93. 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.
  94. Smokey Eye Must Have


    Everlasting 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!
  95. Everlasting Love


    I 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
  96. Love Love Love


    Have 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!
  97. 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...
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