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

4.6 of 124 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 124 reviews

94% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Natural summer look

E

I love these shadows as they create the perfect natural sun kissed bronze eye looks!

Most Helpful Criticism

Great base but drying

Julia

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 layer of the paintpots are always a bit dry or sealed up when you buy them, once you wear this down you get the true texture of the product which is much softer and blendable.
  1. Natural summer look

    E

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

    Grif

    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
  3. Great eye primer!

    Kristie

    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!
  4. Go to eye primer

    Jning

    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.
  5. Good eye primer

    Neel

    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.
  6. Wonderful

    Joel

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

    kimmmyberley

    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.
  8. great base

    Kat

    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.
  9. Wonderful base

    Josie

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

    Sylvia

    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!
  11. Beautiful Base

    Kyra

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

    Rachel

    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!
  13. Great product

    Bella

    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.
  14. Great as a primer

    Liz

    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.
  15. My Go To

    AB

    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.
  16. Not as good as everyone makes it out to be

    Laura

    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.
  17. 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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  18. Classic

    Tanya

    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!
  19. Excellent eye base

    Vil

    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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  20. My "work face" staple

    Frances

    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.
  21. Love MAC Paint Pots

    Eleni

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

    Eleni

    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.
  23. Works amazing

    Kaitlyn

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

    Emma

    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.
  25. Great base but drying

    Julia

    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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  26. smoke eye

    emily-rose

    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
  27. Perfect base to make my eyeshadow pop

    Zoey

    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.
  28. Great

    M

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

    Michelle

    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
  30. great base

    aron

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

    Victoria

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

    Tamara

    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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  33. My fav eye product!

    Lauren

    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.
  34. Great product

    Stef

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

    Vanessa

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

    monique

    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.
  37. Great product but there's so many out there

    Emma

    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.
  38. makes makeup last!

    katelyn

    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!
  39. Nice Base

    Michelle

    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
  40. Goto base

    Karina

    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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  41. Long lasting neutral or base

    Erin

    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 .
  42. Great Eyeshadow Base

    Lea

    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!
  43. eyeshadow primer

    Nicole

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

    Daniela

    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!
  45. Holy grail

    michelle

    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
  46. Quite Good

    Jae

    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.
  47. Good base

    Ellie

    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
  48. Great eyeshadow base

    Madeleine

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

    Emma

    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.
  50. Holy grail eyeshaddow primer

    Jessica

    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.
  51. perfect colour

    shiraz

    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.
  52. Would recommend

    Kelsey

    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.
  53. Fabulous eyeshadow primer base

    Em

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

    Frances

    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.
  55. Really good - works well

    Jessica

    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
  56. Heavy but long-lasting

    Kaylah

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

    Maddy

    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
  58. Wish it lasted longer!

    Georgia

    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!
  59. Bare Study

    Jessica

    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.
    I use a bru...
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  60. Great eye primer

    Kim

    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.
  61. Painterly

    Kerrie

    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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  62. Soft Ochre

    Kerrie

    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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  63. Best eyeshadow base out there

    Daniella

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

    Catherine

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

    Jacqui

    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.
  66. Great eye primer!

    Bianca

    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
  67. Excellent

    Bianca

    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.
  68. You need this.

    Emtee

    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.
  69. Nice colours but heavy on the lids

    IK

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

    Lilia

    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.
  71. lightweight

    Abby

    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
  72. love this

    briella

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

    Emily

    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!
  74. Perfect base

    Emma

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

    Anastashya

    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. ❣️
  76. Love these - best eye primers

    Annie

    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)
  77. Great product

    Sheridan

    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!
  78. Smokey Eye Must

    Maddison

    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!
  79. Perfect lid primer

    Bonnie

    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.
  80. Been using this product for 10 years

    Sharon

    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!
  81. Couldn't live without!

    Smaddi

    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.
  82. Smokey Eye Must Have

    Smaddi

    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!
  83. Everlasting Love

    MaddieAdoresBeauty

    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
  84. Love Love Love

    Di

    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!
  85. One Pot Last a Lifetime!

    April

    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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  86. Versatile

    Kat

    Works 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.
  87. Huge pot

    Penelope

    This 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.
  88. Holy grail

    Selin R.

    One 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 tr...
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  89. Best Base

    Ashley

    The 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...
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  90. Conceal everything!

    Cassandra

    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!
  91. Best opaque eyeshadow base I've ever used

    Kishlette

    I'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 an...
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  92. Staple product

    Bec

    Soft 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.
  93. Perfect

    Demi

    Great for an eyeshadow base, definitely will be repurchasing
  94. Yes please

    Anita

    Wow is this nice. I love this texture and how it feels on my lids.
  95. The eyeshadow/primer I use every single day

    Sophie

    Paint 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 a...
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  96. Great base coat

    Meghan

    I 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.
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