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 for $22 CAD. You can also find it at

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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