I think it’s no secret at all that I absolutely love wearing cream eyeshadows underneath my eyeshadow. I have been doing that non stop for the past few years and I’m still doing it every single day. Even though I still adore the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s and the P2 cream shadows, I always wanted to try one of the MAC Paint Pots. Last time I went to MAC I finally decided to just go for it. Today I’m going to be reviewing it. If you’re interested, keep on reading!
The MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots come in these tiny glass jars with a semi-matte black lid. I really love the look of them. I like how heavy they feel because it really adds that luxurious feeling and I like that they kept the packaging very simple. There are lots of different colours available, but I ended up buying just one in a colour called Vintage Selection.
The reason why I chose Vintage Selection instead of the popular Painterly, Bare Study or Soft Ocre is because Vintage Selection is more me. It’s a colour I would use every single day, with every single look and it’s a colour I love now and that I will still love in 20 years. It’s timeless and gorgeous. Besides that, I just love me some shimmer.
Vintage Selection is a shimmery champagne/ rose gold colour. The shimmers are not super chunky, but they aren’t really fine either. I think Vintage Selection is perfect because it’s light enough to act as an eyelid colour, it has shimmer to it so it will glam up everything you put on top of it and you can use it in combination with pretty much every single colour you want.
Before I got this Paint Pot, I just never got why they were so popular. What could be so different between the MAC Paint Pots and for example the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s, which I thought were absolutely amazing. I found out why the very first time I touched the product. It’s the texture. The Maybelline Colour Tattoo’s tend to be pretty sticky and they dry out pretty quickly, while the MAC Paint Pots are super smooth and creamy, but not in a way it would crease within no time and they just don’t dry out. The tester they had in store was almost empty, which clearly shows it has been there for quite a while now, and it was just as smooth and creamy as the one I have now, which is brand new.
Besides that I feel like the MAC Paint Pot is a little easier to blend than the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s are. Because the Color Tattoo’s are so sticky they don’t really blend or move once applied, while the Paint Pot could be blended without too much effort. The downside to that is that it’s harder to really pack on the colour because if you go over one area twice, you’re already blending it and the colour will become less intense.
However, even though it’s not super easy to really pack it on and get lot’s of pigment, this product still has great pigmentation. Because it’s just a layer underneath my eyeshadow I don’t think it has to be super pigmented, but it is nice that it is. I really like the look of it.
The staying power is also pretty impressive. When I use this Paint Pot my eyeshadows will stay in place all day, even though I have quite oily skin and therefore pretty oily eyelids. I have to say that, compared to the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s, it’s not extremely outstandingly amazing, but it’s great that it keeps my shadows where I want them during the day.
Over all I’m really, really glad I finally bought a MAC Paint Pot. I have to say that I’m pretty impressed by the way it works and how nice the texture is. Besides that I’m also really in love with the colour! But, if I’m completely honest, it’s not like 10 times better than the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s. Of course there is a difference, and for me that difference is worth the money, but if you’re not a cream shadow diehard like I am, you might want to stick to the Maybelline ones!
The MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Vintage Selection is available at the MAC counters and webshop for €20,00.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know if you like the MAC Paint Pot’s too!