Today I'm reviewing the Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot, which is considered to be legendary, and not just by makeup artists. I own it in a lovely shade called Bare Study.
It is not a new product, it's been around for a couple of years and has been reviewed by many beauty bloggers by now, yet I'd like to express my opinion too. Is it eye shadow or just an eye shadow base? Let's find out...
The product comes in a glass jar, which is really heavy despite its size. The plastic cap, which closes really tightly, protects the creamy eyeshadow from drying out.
On the bottom of the jar you can find more information about the product. Through the transparent sticker you can take a look at the real color of the eyeshadow.
The shade 'Bare Study' itself is very lovely, kind of "pink satin", I'd say.
The formula is creamy and at the same time very thick. The eye shadow isn't soft and gentle, it's really thick and hard to apply. I blend it with fingers only, otherwise it may end up looking patchy.
But the result is wonderful, I love how lovely the shade looks and the gentle shimmer it gives. It can be used alone as eyeshadow, without any additional products.
The Paint Pot is extremely long-lasting. It can stay on the eye lids for 24 hours without creasing!
In the photo below you can see how it looks after 12-hours by hot weather.
If used as an eye shadow base, the Mac Paint Pot enhances other shadows colors and makes them last longer.
Before / After
So, review summary:
- cute jar
- a little bit goes a long way
- creamy yet thick formula
- can be applied only with fingers
- may look patchy if applied by an applicator
- must be blended thoroughly
- does not irritate my eye lids
- must be removed with eye make up remover.
So the Mac Longwear Paint Pot is a really great product that can be used as eye shadow or eye shadow base. The staying power of the product justifies all the problems with application.