MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre Review & Swatches

I've wanted to try MAC's Pro Longwear Paint Pots ($25CDN) for a long time now, so I finally went ahead and ordered one in the shade Soft Ochre. It comes packaged in the same glass jar as MAC's Fluidlines (which contains 3g), but is just a little bit bigger (5g). Before we continue, here's the product description from MAC's website:

"A highly pigmented eye color that goes on creamy but dries to an intense, vibrant finish. Long-wearing, colorfast. Creates seamless coverage without weight or caking. Blends smoothly over the lids. Cream-based, can be mixed with MAC shadows and liners."
Soft Ochre is described as a 'yellow beige', and makes the perfect eyeshadow base (which is what I purchased it for) for my skintone. If you're lighter then I am then I would suggest going for the ever popular shade Painterly, a 'nude beige'. The texture of Soft Ochre is creamy, buttery smooth, and warms up really nicely on the fingers. To apply I use either my fingers or a brush (I like Real Technique's Base Shadow Brush), and find that both methods work equally well. Some use Paint Pots as both their primer and base, so I first tried that.. It gave my shadows a boost, but started to crease around seven to eight hours. Next I tried using an actual primer underneath (I use Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion) and found that the combination gave my shadows an even better boost (which is what I was looking for) and kept me crease-free all day. I give it a thumbs up!


  1. I recently purchased Soft Ochre, too, and being as fair as I am, I wish I would have opted for Painterly so it matched my skin tone a bit better. I still love Soft Ochre though - crazy staying power!!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over


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