The MAC Pro Longwear Collection for Fall 2013 includes twelve MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($20 USD / $24 CAD) in new shades (some of which are old favorites from the original formula). This collection features cream bases and eyeliners with ultimate staying power. Available August 29, 2013 (Online), September 5, 2013 (North America), September 2013 (International excluding Asia) & October 2013 (Asia). Check out more info on the full collection here.
The three shades I have include Camel Coat, a muted beige, Perky, a creamy coral with slight pearl and Stormy Pink, a muted greyish purple. MAC Paint Pots have been loved for a long time, and I wasn’t overly impressed when the new Pro Longwear formula premiered back in Spring 2013 (check that review out here). I just didn’t find that they really were anything special for the extra price- especially since most of the ingredients are nearly identical (some people claim they are the exact same product).
These three shades have definitely proven otherwise. While the original launch contained lots of sheer, frosty shades- this one has more matte and satin textures that blow the original release out of the water. These three shades in particular have fantastic pigmentation, and even though I find them slightly thicker and a tad harder to blend (really, it’s not a dealbreaker- just an observation), these babies last like no other. They can be used alone as a cream eyeshadow, as a base for other powders or glitters or even as a cream eyeliner.
From the time I swatched them on my arm, took a few photos and then went to remove them, they had already set and didn’t want to go anywhere! They work the same way on the eyes- a bit of playtime, but then they lock down for all day, crease-free wear.
Whether these are the same formula or not as the original, the fact is that these semi-matte and satin shades are fantastic!
AVAILABILITY: Permanent. Available August 29, 2013 (Online), September 5, 2013 (North America), September 2013 (International excluding Asia) & October 2013 (Asia) at MAC.
SELECTION: 12 shades available in the collection; 3 shown here in Camel Coat, Perky and Stormy Pink. See the rest of our MAC coverage here.