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A look at Let Me Pop, Dangerous Cuvee and Frozen Violet
If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a Pro Longwear duck? Oh MAC, you silly goose (duck?)… a Paint Pot by any other name is still as long-wearing!
MAC’s eight new Pro-Longwear Paint Pots ($18.50) are mostly re-promoted shades of prior limited edition Paint Pots. There are two new shades, but other than that, there haven’t been any changes to the ingredient list, nor to the price, or size, or packaging, or anything else.
That’s not to say that Paint Pots aren’t awesome; Pro-Longwear or not – they’re the best cream shadows out there, in my opinion. Let’s just accept that Paint Pots were awesome and long-wearing before you ever coined the term “Pro-Longwear” and that if Paint Pots wore any longer than they already do, you might not ever get them off!
The point is that MAC has added eight shades of Paint Pots to their permanent line-up, and that’s a good thing. I got the chance to test out three of the shades.
Dangerous Cuvee (frosted cool grey) – a perfect taupe to my eyes
Frozen Violet (frosted purple silver) – muted greyish purple, on the sheer side
Let Me Pop (frosted light copper) – a bright shiny copper, like a new penny
As with all MAC Paint Pots, these eight are nicely pigmented, smooth in texture, long-wearing, and can be worn on their own or as a base for powder eyeshadow.
These Pro-Longwear Paint Pots are quite glittery and sparkly, and have an almost metallic finish to them. I experienced a bit of fallout, which seems odd for a cream product, but I haven’t had any issues with the glitter falling into my eyes nor becoming an issue with my contact lenses. I feel that the price is fairly on par with other cream eyeshadows too.
Overall, I was quite pleased with MAC’s newest editions to the Paint Pot line and, as always, I hope that they continue to expand the range of colors in its permanent collection.
we heartsters – what are your most loved Paint Pot shades?
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
photos: stef and marilyn for we heart this
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