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Sunday, September 01, 2013

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair Review and List of C.C.O in the UK

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair


A few weeks ago my best friend was in York and the lucky sod got to browse their Cosmetic Company Outlet what she didn't say on the phone while taunting me was that she bought me a little present. A wonderful gift no less and something I have had my eye on for a while - MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair. I did think that this shade was making a come back later this month in the Pro Longwear collection but it seems I was wrong, never fear though as MAC Constructivist (permanent) is fairly similar.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair

By now most will be familiar with the MAC Paint Pot packaging style - a simple glass jar with a screw on lid. I have no complaints whatsoever in terms of the packaging but do urge you to ensure that after each use you screw the lid tightly on to prevent the product from drying out. If it does dry out I have heard you can zap it in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen the texture. 

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair

MAC Eclair is a warm, yellow metallic mid toned brown that is similar to Maybelline Bad to the Bronze is as close as you will get on the high street and probably the best dupe. In my opinion Eclair is a great universal shade and makes for a great simple bronze smoky eye. Simply apply all over the lid and buffer out and you are good to go. I do hope that MAC make this shade permanent one day! Glasgow has been overcast as of late so I am afraid the natural light swatches are not all that great - I would deem the flash swatch more true to life.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair
MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Eclair

 As with all MAC Paint Pots Eclair can be applied as a cream eyeshadow which settles to a soft powder finish. The drying down time is fairly quick, meaning it can be used as a base, an all over colour, highlight or as an eye liner obviously some options are ruled out due to colour choice but it is a great multi-purpose shade none the less. The reason I like the Paint Pot formula so much is down to the fact they are quick and easy to use, they don't crease even on my oily eye lids but for peace of mind I do tend to apply a little primer before application. They also have a soft texture that is really easy to work with, yes they are very pigmenetd but they can be softened with a fluffy brush and a little blending. Typically speaking I can easily get 10 hours wear per application even in warm, balmy weather. If you are new to cream eyeshadows you could do a lot worse than starting with the Paint Pot formula - it is pretty much fool proof.

You can see all the permanent shades here -link and later this month another good few shades join the permanent line up too!

List of CCO's in the UK

I personally have only briefly been in the CCO in Cheshire Oaks and can't say I was all that impressed but that was a few years ago and it may well have improved. It is rather annoying that there is not one north of the border, even just one in Scotland would be great! There is also grumblings of CCO's being in Bath and Essex but I can't find any solid proof of that online.
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19 comments:

  1. I'm dying to visit the CCO in York if I'm ever down there! I've contacted the Designer Outlet in Livingston in the past to see if they'd consider adding a CCO and they said they would look in to it, so fingers crossed! xx

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    1. I honestly don't know why livi doesn't have one it would make so much sense for them to put it there, someone said one was going into the fort a while back but that never happened x

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous shade - I went to the CCO in Cheshire Oaks yesterday and it was appalling. Not worth a visit at all. xx

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  3. Cheshire Oak isn't THAT bad, I mean it's a fairly small shop anyway but you have to dig really deep to find the goodies! A big selection EL Double wear shades and MAC ld blushes last time I went :)

    chelseagirlposts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I went a few years ago and I've just heard that it has been done up since then :) honestly when I went it was a mess, worse than the superdrug stands haha! Ah that is good to hear. I wish we had one up here! x

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  4. the CCO near where I live can be a bit hit and miss, it can be amazing though, I got a mac lipstick for £9 before so it is worth a look :') xx

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    1. Score! It sure is worth a look if you local to one x

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  5. I've wanted Eclair for a while, but I had Constructivist for a while (until it dried out horribly beyond saving :() so I might repurchase that!

    I wish there was a CCO closer than York to me, I'd like to have a look!
    xx

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  6. I thought Eclair was so popular when it was released that no one could get hold of them so I'm surprised it's been found at CCO - looks like I need to pay another visit to Bicester Village!!

    Victoria

    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Me too! I couldn't get it up here but I guess it just goes to show you. Yes definitely if I lived near one you'd never get me out ha!

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  7. I have one and it's my favourite! <3 love this colour so much! very natural on eyes and easy to wear too especially in rush.

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  8. Oooh I didn't know there was any CCO's here! *Happy Dance* Will definitely have to check that out!! Love Eclair paint pot!

    Paula at Beauty Lover

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  9. I've been to Bicester CCO a couple times and whilst it's not amazing it is worth visiting, i've always come out of there with an empty purse anyway. I've actually posted hauls from both my visits! I love this shade, i wear my paint pot every day since its so easy to use :)
    x

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  10. Been looking for a shade like this for a while. Shame there are no outlets stores near Edinburgh! I've heard the paint pots are really easy just to throw on in the morning so will be looking for one next time im in MAC!
    Thanks,
    Nicole x
    www.bonnyandbeyond.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. The CCO is Bicester is amazing! I went last week and they had every product I buy from Clinique, I was living the dream haha I found the MAC selection in there fairly limited but it was the most popular section by far, you couldn't get near the stand!
    Love this colour
    xx

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  12. I dont own a mac paint pot, but im feeling the urge!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  13. Sometimes the CCO has good products once I got vegas volt and violetta. Other times is just products that didn't sell that well like the bouncing mousse eyeshadows.

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