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MAC Painterly, Naked Examine, Groundwork, Classic Choice Professional Longwear Paint Pots Critiques & Swatches

Painterly

MAC Painterly Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was denser and a little thick in the jar but ended up applying as a thin, even layer of product that was flexible as it dried down. The product was quick to set, so I had to work quickly to soften any edges if desired. Once on, it didn’t show any creasing until after 15 hours of wear, which was slow to worsen from there.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • MAC Share My Blanket (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Unconditional (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Silent Treatment #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Urban Decay Laced (DC, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Enigma (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Give Me Glow At the Beach (P, $7.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Passion (LE, $4.50) is darker (80% similar).
  • Becca Cordial (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Viseart Caramel (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. – $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable” and can be used as either an “eye primer” or as a “cream shadow.” The brand says it’s supposed to wear for “24 hours” without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing–12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading–but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn’t find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I’m awake, but I don’t want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don’t recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don’t mention it, just that it was “long-wearing”), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
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Bare Study

MAC Bare Study Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, peachy beige with warmer undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was moderately emollient with some slip, but it wasn’t as prone to sheering out nor as slippery as some of the other pearl finish shades in the range. It had semi-sheer to medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage if preferred.

The color applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty, though I had to work quickly as it set fast. It wore decently for 10 hours before creasing very faintly, which worsened at a slow pace.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Natasha Denona Lumino (212M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Beak-a-Boo (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Nymph (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Harsh Stone White (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Pool Boy (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Ciate Entwine (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Skinshow Nude (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • MAC Nano Nude (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Bad Habit Eternal (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. – $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable” and can be used as either an “eye primer” or as a “cream shadow.” The brand says it’s supposed to wear for “24 hours” without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing–12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading–but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn’t find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I’m awake, but I don’t want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don’t recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don’t mention it, just that it was “long-wearing”), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Groundwork

MAC Groundwork Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light, taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It appeared grayish when applied as full coverage and warmer, more red-toned when applied as a sheerer wash of product.

The texture was smooth, lightly creamy without being too emollient but wasn’t as thick or as dry as some of the matte shades in the range, which made it an easier shade to work with for all-over application where blending was needed. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for 14 hours before fading a bit and 16 hours before creasing became visible.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Urban Decay Naked 2 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Fossil (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Clair-Obscur #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • MAC Sweet Dreams (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Cover (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Blurry Grey #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Tarte Jingle All the Grey (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Glam (323CM) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Mahe #2 (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Relax (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. – $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable” and can be used as either an “eye primer” or as a “cream shadow.” The brand says it’s supposed to wear for “24 hours” without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing–12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading–but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn’t find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I’m awake, but I don’t want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don’t recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don’t mention it, just that it was “long-wearing”), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Vintage Selection

MAC Vintage Selection Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a very light taupe with cooler, silvery pearl and warmer, rosy undertones. When I applied and blended out the product, it took on a warmer, rosier tone–more like it appeared in the jar–but when applied more heavily, it had a stronger sheen that looked grayer.

It had opaque pigmentation with a creamy consistency that was thin and spreadable without being prone to sheering out too readily (so a wash of color was achievable, but it could also be used as a full coverage kind of color!). There was creasing visible after 12 hours of wear, though it did not get that much worse by the 16-hour mark.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Benefit RSVP (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Wish (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Babydoll (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • LORAC Silver Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Burberry Rosewood (202) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Tarte Monochrome (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Ciate Happy (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Sandy (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. – $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented, long-wearing, blendable” and can be used as either an “eye primer” or as a “cream shadow.” The brand says it’s supposed to wear for “24 hours” without flaking or creasing.

The matte finish is most consistent in performance and tended to perform better than the shades with some level of shimmer. The matte shades were lightly creamy to slightly stiffer to work with, and with the stiffer ones, I preferred using a brush to get the initial product out of the jar and then use a fingertip to furiously diffuse the product. The matte shades were typically semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and longer-wearing–12 to 14 hours before showing a bit of fading–but were varying degrees of blendable (related to how creamy the initial texture was).

The shimmery finish, particularly more pearlescent/metallic, were significantly more emollient than the matte shades, and this led to sheerer coverage that often applied unevenly and was difficult to apply with precision. They were best applied in thin layers and built up, but the results were inconsistent and varied a lot between shades. I didn’t find that they applied any better using brushes over fingertips or vice versa. The wear of the shimmer shades was shorter, too, and there was often a bit of creasing within 10 hours of wear.

With 24-hour wear claims like this, I wear for as long as I’m awake, but I don’t want to sleep in makeup, so I extrapolate based on the state of it at 16-hours. (Plus, it is rare that products actually go as long as 12, let alone 16, hours without some sign(s) of wear.) I don’t recall this product having a specific, 24-hour wear claim before (and my prior reviews don’t mention it, just that it was “long-wearing”), so ratings did change for certain shades as a result.

Browse all of our MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Silylate, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Trihydroxystearin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) WaxCera CarnaubaCire De Carnauba, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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