MAC Series – Fav #2, Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Soft Ochre

Don’t call it a lid primer! Did you know MAC employees are not permitted to sell their famous Paint Pots as eyelid primers?

First and foremost, it was not created to act as an eyelid primer at all, instead a cream eye shadow that can be worn alone or mixed with shadows or liners. Now that I think about it, it doesn’t have the same consistency as other primers such as Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.

Despite what MAC says, among the beauty community it has become one of everyone’s favourite eyelid primers and I’ll tell you why it’s made my Fav’s List for 5+ years of consistent use.

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Eye shadow is my favourite part of doing my makeup in which I spend a lot of time on than any other part in my routine. I needed something that would make my eye shadows show up and stick to and lastly, well it needed to last all day and night.

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Pro Longwear Paint Pot, Soft Ochre a soft yellow/beige – 5 g / 0.17 US oz AUD$38

Available in 9 colours Soft Ochre and Painterly are the two most popular choices between eye primer shades.

Ingredients

Mica, titanium dioxideiron oxides, bismuth oxychloride, blue 1 lake, carmine, chromium hydroxide green, chromium oxide greens ferric ferroxyanide, manganese violet, ultramarines, yellow 5 lake

3 key factors that make it a winner for me

  • No more washed out shadows

Given the shadows you’re using are a good eye shadow formula (no chalkiness), these colours should show up if they’re given a good base to stick to like this paint pot. Vibrancy is key to a perfected eye look IMO.

  • No oily lids

My eyelids get super oily. Not however if I’ve primed with Soft Ochre. This thick, clay like product creates the best barrier between my natural oils and the eye shadows. I can appreciate that at the end of the day my eyes look as good as they did when I first applied the shadows.

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I’ve had this pot for well over a year which makes it a good bang for your buck
  • No disappearing shadows or creasing

Again, any oily-ness will break down any trace of cosmetics you put on any part of your face by midday. This keeps the colours on there, and I mean on there.

My Application Tips

  • A little goes a long way, a small amount is okay. As mentioned, it has a thick consistency and it spreads farely well
  • Use a flat brush or small buffing brush
  • Use your ring finger to gently pat into the lid. This helps warm up the product
  • Use a matte powder to set. Apply either an eye shadow close to your skin tone or apply your face powder. A light dusting helps the longevity

Tip: Keep jars tightly closed as soon as you finish with it. Air will harden the product.  Mine is still good to go after a long while (see above pic).

I hope you enjoyed this post. How are you enjoying this series? Have you tried this eye shadow primer? *ahem* cream eye shadow before? 😉

Remember to love your health.

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