Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in ‘Painterly’

I have never been someone who adores eyeshadow; I’m more of a lipstick & liquid eyeliner person. Since my chronic illness worsened in the last two years, I’ve had less chance to indulge in my makeup obsession and eyeshadow has been limited to a subtle highlight under the brows when I’m well enough to apply makeup at all.  I’ve had my eye on this product for ages though  so I included it in my Mac haul a while back.


I wanted something easy to use and in the nude/neutral shade area, so this Paint Pot in the shade Painterly fit the bill nicely. Mac describes the product as:

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 know that many people use this shade as a base to keep powder shadow in place & vibrant. Personally I enjoy using it alone. It looks natural yet ‘finished’ when applied across the entire lid below crease, worn with just a little subtle highlight work under the brow. The product REALLY stays put and remains pigmented. 


One fun side effect of the Botox treatment I am currently getting for my Chronic Daily Migraine is that my eyelids are suddenly very puffy and generally weird looking (don’t even get me started on how my semi frozen eyebrows no long match 🙈). So it’s great to find a simple yet effective product & application method that I can use while figuring out how the hell to apply eyeshadow to my crazy weird eye area.

I really like the packaging too – the pot is made of glass but feels very sturdy so dropping it shouldn’t end in disaster & it would be very easy to take on your travels.

Do you have a favourite Paint Pot or a fabulous drugstore dupe?

Wishing you good luck & happy days,

Kindra x

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4 thoughts on “Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in ‘Painterly’”

  1. Great post. I have been debating trying one of the MAC paint pots for a while now, but I love my Maybelline Colour Tattoos so much I just can’t bring myself to spend the extra money. The shade Creme De Rose is a great natural colour incase you were looking for a drugstore alternative.
    Lucie xo |

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  2. Wow you’re so fair that Painterly is DARKER than your skintone! Painterly blends almost right in but a bit pinker toned.
    My favourite Paint Pot is Groundwork – the perfect taupe.
    I used to own 15+ Maybelline Color Tattoos and I purged most of them recently because they dry out SO quickly! It’s a shame because they did come in some spectacular shades. My MAC Paint Pots, however, I’ve owned for years and have not dried out yet. I’d rather pay more and get use out of the products before they dry out. :/

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    1. Oh yeah, I’m v fair! My eyelids are a little darker than rest of me though. I’ve been thinking that something in taupe area is what I should get next, will def check out Groundwork 👍🏼
      The Paint Pots aren’t cheap but I’ve found that I only use a little product at a time so I’m expecting it to last quite a while – glad to hear they don’t dry out quickly. Stuff that dries out quickly is no good to me since I’m not well enough to wear makeup everyday and having to throw away lots of product is always annoying x

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