Review and Photos: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair from the Baking Beauties collection.

This little honey was totally worth waiting for. I picked it up on Thursday, mere hours after it had been released in-store. I've worn it twice, and I'm already feeling twinges of sadness about the fact that it's not part of MAC's permanent collection. 

Yes, friends, MAC's new Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair (part of their new Baking Beauties collection) is that delicious. I've been on the hunt for the perfect warm brown—and this might be it. I love it!

I usually use my finger for Paint Pots because I'm applying all over the eye, from lash line to brow. I wanted more precision with this colour, though, and so I patted it onto my eye with a flat, medium-sized eye brush and blended it in and around the crease with my MAC 217. It took some getting used to, but it worked well. The result was a creamy, nearly opaque warm brown with only a hint of the gold pearl you see in the pot. 

Any dupes, you ask? It reminds me of MAC's Mulch, a powder eyeshadow I love. I'd say the gold shimmer in Mulch is much more apparent on the lid than the gold pearl in Eclair. Additionally, the colours are a touch different—Eclair is richer and a little less orange than Mulch. 

Like MAC's other Paint Pots, Eclair is housed in a heavy-ish glass jar with a black plastic lid. It's definitely sturdy: I'm the clumsiest person I know, and I've never damaged any of the four Paint Pots I own.

The good: 

  • Like all of the Paint Pots I've tried, the consistency is exquisite—it's creamy, and it goes on beautifully.
  • Before it sets, it blends easily.
  • After it sets, it doesn't budge. It wears all day on me without smudging or fading.
  • Of course, as with any cream shadow, there's no fallout—always a bonus if you've just spent several minutes blending your undereye concealer to perfection!
  • At $22 CAD, it's only a few dollars more than powder eyeshadows, but you get a huge amount of product. Five grams is a lot! 
  • The packaging, like all of MAC's packaging, is classy, which is a plus (if you're into that sort of thing). 

The not-so-good:

  • It sets fast, which is part of what makes it wear so well—but it means you need to work quickly to blend it into place.
  • It's limited edition. *sob*

My biggest concern? That it will lose some of its creamy consistency before I have a chance to use it up! I've come close to finishing only one of my Paint Pots, Bare Study, and the consistency has definitely changed a little in the couple of years I've had it. I'll plan to keep the lid screwed on tightly, store it upside-down (I've heard this helps, for whatever reason), and keep my fingers and toes crossed!

Ready for a look? 

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair, from the Baking Beauties collection. It's a lovely, warm coppery brown with some gold pearl.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair. 

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair. It comes in a sturdy glass jar, and you get five grams of product. 

I swatched MAC Eclair (Paint Pot) next to MAC Mulch (powder eyeshadow) for reference. Eclair is on top, and Mulch is on the bottom. 

I started with a base of Painterly (another Paint Pot from MAC) like I always do, then patted Eclair onto my eyelid, blending it a little in and around the crease. 

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair applied to my eyelids. I finished the look off with some black liquid liner by Lise Watier (it's called Encre Noir) and Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black.

Here's the look with a little more oomph: After Eclair, I applied MAC Glimpse of Flesh (from the new PRO Nudes and Metallics collection—love) in the crease and under the lower lash line, a bit of Mary Kay Signature Eye Color in Currant Craze in the outer corner, and a touch of MAC Shale on the centre of the lid. 

Same look, different angle. What do you think? Would you wear Eclair? 

Would I repurchase? Totally! I love browns, so it may well become one of my favourite eye colours. I'm hoping beyond all hope that they'll keep re-releasing it!

Rating: Five stars out of five. 

AvailableMaccosmetics.comthe Bay, and anywhere else MAC cosmetics are sold. 

Are you planning to try anything from MAC's new Baking Beauties collection? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

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Review and Photos: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Dangerous Cuvée

Dangerous Cuvée, a new Pro Longwear Paint Pot by MAC.

Dangerous Cuvée, a new Pro Longwear Paint Pot by MAC.

I was introduced to MAC's Paint Pots a couple of years ago. Life-changing little things. In my experience, they're far better than the average eyeshadow primer. They're creamy and easy to apply, they dry quickly, they last all day—and they make your eyeshadow, should you choose to apply it over top, last all. day. long.

My first introduction to MAC Paint Pots was Bare Study, which is a light, shimmery champagne colour. A year or so later, I added Painterly to my collection. Painterly is the more natural of the two—it looks like a perfected version of my eyelid, and makes colours appear true.

A MUA at MAC applied this to my eye recently under a smoky eyeshadow look. It's more sheer than the Paint Pots from the permanent collection, but it added a beautiful dimension to the smoky colour.

Dangerous Cuvée, part of MAC's limited edition Pro Longwear Paint Pots, is a sheer bluish-grey with fine glitter:

 

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Here it is swatched on the inside of my arm: 

Left is swatched heavily, right is blended out—you can wear this shade either opaque or sheer. 

Here it is on my lids—I went more opaque for this look because I wanted to show you the colour. Most days, I'd be more likely to wear Dangerous Cuvée as a base under a smoky look like I did in this post.  

I first applied MAC Paint Pot in Painterly all over, then I applied Dangerous Cuvée. I finished with MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack and Clinique High Impact Mascara.

Same look with MAC's Dangerous Cuvée, different angle. What do you think? 

It wore very well throughout the day, as I find all MAC shadows do. I experienced no creasing and no noticeable fading. My only complaint—and it's a small one—is that there was some slight glitter fallout by the end of the day. The glitter is so fine that it didn't bother me very much, though. Far better than the raccoon look that some unfortunate products give me by day's end (Ahem...Lancome Hypnose Mascara...I want to love it—I really do!).

Would I repurchase? If I could, probably—but it's limited edition. I use MAC Paint Pots regularly as an eyeshadow base, and sometimes alone. 

Rating: Three and a half stars out of five. 

Available: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Dangerous Cuvée is still available in stores and at maccosmetics.com for $22 CAD. You can also find it at nordstrom.com.

Have you tried any MAC Paint Pots? Do you have a favourite? Let me know in the comments below! 

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

 

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