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MAC Silver Display, Born to Beam, Belle Epic, Princess Minimize Professional Longwear Paint Pots Evaluations & Swatches

Silver Screen

MAC Silver Screen Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) seemed to have more of a transparent base with larger flecks of silver sparkle and finer silver pearl. It had sheer color coverage, which wasn’t buildable, and applied somewhat evenly but was by no means high performing.

The texture was more emollient, though not as slippery as some of the shimmery shades in the range, so it didn’t sheer out further. It dried down fast but had some time to diffuse and blend out the product on my skin. This shade stayed on decently for nine hours before creasing visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Magnetic Moon (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Viseart Boheme Dream #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Jingle Bells (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Dior Smoky Canvas #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Viseart Tingle (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Ice Crystals (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Static Age (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Moonshine (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Mercury (GPV2 #14) (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Thickems (LE, $4.50) 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!

Born to Beam

MAC Born to Beam Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had a sheerer base that resulted in semi-sheer coverage, at best, as the texture was very emollient to the point where the product slid around and did not want to apply evenly.

I tried to wait a little to give it time to set before diffusing, and this just resulted in larger chunks of product moving and bunching up in places–so it looked worse! There was creasing after nine hours of wear on me, though it was faint and was slow to progress.

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

  • Dior Celebrate in Gold #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Origami (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Refined Gold 002 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Here We Go Again (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Major (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Club Scene (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Golightly (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Viseart Buillion (GPV2 #12) (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Giorgio Armani Zenith (13) (LE, $39.00) is more shimmery, 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!

Belle Epic

MAC Belle Epic Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a brighter, medium copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and was one of the more blendable shades from the matte finish in this formula.

You’ll want to work very quickly to get softer edges, but it was doable. The texture was lightly creamy and picked up well with a brush as well as fingertips. There was a touch of fading after 14 hours and faint creasing that started after 16 hours of wear.

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

  • ColourPop Dig It (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • LORAC Tangerine (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Playing Game (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Redstart (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M705 Canyon (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Pass It On (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Rust (Contour) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Shag Van (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia C3 (Norvina Vol. 3) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) (PiP, ) 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!

Princess Cut

MAC Princess Cut Pro Longwear Paint Pot ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a pinkish-white with a sparkling finish. It had medium color coverage, which was prone to sheering out as the consistency was very emollient to the point where it slid around on my skin. This made it harder to apply the product precisely or to keep an even layer of it on my skin. It started to crease–albeit slowly–after nine hours of wear.

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

  • Huda Beauty Rose #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pop a Bottle (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Sensuelle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (85% similar).
  • Bad Habit Freyja (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Ciate Baby (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Silver Crystal (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Bleached Out (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).
  • Stila Ballet Baby (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Hardhome (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, 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
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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