MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Indianwood

I’ve been eyeing MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots for a while. But the price point ($26 Cdn) for a single eyeshadow was holding me back. But hearing so many great things about it of course I had to try at least one! According to the MAC website:

PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT

A long-wearing blendable cream shadow that can be worn alone or with other products.  A highly pigmented, long-wearing eye shadow that goes on creamy and dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The innovative second skin-like formula blends smoothly over lids and creates seamless, buildable coverage without looking heavy or cakey. Its superior colour purity stays true and will not streak or crease. Pro Longwear Paint Pot can be mixed with other products like M·A·C shadows and liners.

I’ve never been an everyday eyeshadow wearer, but of the ones I own, I really like the convenience and ease of application cream shadows provide. Don’t even need a brush, just blend with finger!

For my first PP I wanted something wearable enough for everyday but not boring. In doing some research, I settled on the shade Indianwood – a metallic antiqued bronze.

This formula is definitely creamy and so smooth to apply. I usually pack it onto my lids and then smudge out slightly up into my crease with my finger, but then use a blending brush to blur out the edges. I’d say there’s a good 20 seconds of blend time before it completely sets.  And once it does, it stays pretty much all day long (longer with a primer, but still pretty good without).
The colour pay-off is great with this formula. On my lids, I like to pack it on with my finger up to the crease. From my lashline to the crease, I’m left with a metallic (but not overly) gold sheen. Then I take a blending brush and blur and blend out the shadow in and a bit above my crease — doing this, I’m left with a bronzey light brown hue. I really like the effect it gives, very subtle natural brightness. This does not crease whatsoever – with or without a primer and I tend to get semi-oily eyelids.
I think this would look so good on someone with blue or green eyes!

I’ve tried the Maybelline Colour Tattoo cream shadows, Rimmel Scandaleyes Cream shadow crayons and Essence Cream shadow crayons. They are all in the same family formula I’d say, but MAC’s Prolongwear Paint Pots are definitely the winner for creaminess and staying power. Well worth the money in my opinion.

I purchased this from a MAC counter for $26Cdn.

I give the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Indianwood:  a STANDING OVATION

Have you tried MAC PPs? Like or dislike? What colours do you have?

Thanks for reading!!

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