I’m a huge fan of the MAC Paint Pots.. they’re my favourite MAC product by far, and I own quite a few different shades. I wear a MAC Paint Pot every single day as either an eyeshadow base, or just worn alone.. they’re really quite versatile. The newest shade with my collection is part of the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot collection, in the shade Vintage Selection £15. MAC describe their Paint Pots as being an highly pigmented eye colour that goes on creamy, but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. The Paint Pots are available in a variety of finishes; Satin, Cream, Frost and Pearl and are all cream-based, and I chose the MAC Vintage Selection Pro Longwear Paint Pot.
MAC Paint Pots are cream shadows that are contained within glass jars, with a screw lid. I like how functional and practical the packaging is, the airtight lid prevents the contents from drying out. Some people compare Maybelline Color Tattoo’s to MAC Paint Pots, however the only similarity for me is the packaging and product format.
The consistency and finish of the MAC Paint Pots are far superior to the Maybelline Color Tattoo’s.. With some of the MAC Paint Pots containing multi-faceted shimmer particles and are so much prettier. Although obviously MAC Paint Pots are £15 and Maybelline Color Tattoo‘s are £4.99 so Maybelline’s offering is much more affordable.. however, the MAC Paint Pots do contain 5g of product whereas Maybelline Color Tattoo’s contain 4g.
MAC Vintage Selection Pro Longwear Paint Pot is described by MAC as a ‘frosted dirty peach’. It is a pale brown, almost a champagne shade packed with beautiful shimmer particles that really sparkle on the eyelids.. without being glittery. In some lights I think that Vintage Selection has a rose gold tone to it, it’s such a stunning shade. Just like the rest of the MAC Paint Pots, MAC Vintage Selection has a lovely creamy consistency which applies beautifully. I prefer to apply Paint Pots with my fingertip, but they apply just as well with a brush.
The Pro Longwear description is so accurate, with Vintage Selection lasting for over 12 hours without any fading or creasing and I imagine could last a lot longer, if I wore makeup for longer than 12 hours at a time. The weartime is incredible, and I don’t even need to use a primer. Vintage Selection looks so pretty when worn alone, or when applying a layer of shadow over the top. I just love their versatility. MAC Vintage Selection is such a wearable shade that would complement nearly every skin tone.. I can imagine it looking really gorgeous with a tan.