February 4, 2013

MAC Let's Skate Pro Longwear Paint Pot (Review)

As much as I love my Soft Ochre Paint Pot, it's time for a replacement--something a bit more jazzed up.

Or shimmered up.  (Is that even a word?)

MAC Cosmetics calls it Let's Skate, part of their new Pro Longwear Paint Pot collection ($18.50 at maccosmetics.com).  They've just released this collection, and I ordered Let's Skate as soon as it went on sale.

Oh so pretty!  And so pink!


MAC's paint pots have always been noted for its creaminess, but Let's Skate is especially rich in the cream department, effortlessly gliding over eyelids with just one swipe.  Blending is also bloody easy, even with fingers.  I tap my finger into the pot--a one, two, three--before applying a wash of it all over my mobile lid.  I blend it out with a clean finger, which only takes seconds to do.

You can apply just one coat over your lids for semi-opaque coverage, or opt for multiple layers for a stronger, more luminous finish.

Interesting note: The cream base sets right after application, so there's no budging around here.  Just long-lasting, shimmery color.

My eye is out to get you...


Let's Skate performed surprisingly different than what I expected--but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

The dirty deets: I wore this for around 12 hours with a swipe of eyeliner, and by hour 12 the color was still strong, though just a touch low on the shimmer.  No creasing or flaking here either, just solid, light, shimmery color.

And, oddly enough, no fallout.

No, not just little fallout--there simply wasn't any fallout.  None!  My undereye circles and cheeks were glitter-free, and I was a happy little bunny.

MAC Let's Skate Pro Longwear Paint Pot on eyelids, and man I am totally pale.


Let's Skate is a great color--just not for everyone.

MAC notes that it's a pink base with pearl shimmer, but I disagree; the shimmer is more gold, though the actual glitter flecks are pretty small.  The shimmer sort of fades out from the pink base, adding a lovely, natural gradation effect.

For subtle color, Let's Skate truly only works with light skin tones (I'm a NW20).  If you have a darker skin tone, then Let's Skate will probably look more vibrant and shimmery.  If that's what you want, then that's a good thing--but if you want a subtle, nude base, then this isn't right for you.  Try something a smidgen darker instead.

Would I Repurchase?

Absolutely.  I love the effect it creates on the lids; it's illuminating but subtle, making it the perfect go-to base for everyday looks.  I find that it also holds eyeshadow very well if you use it as primer--I've used it several times this weeks for subtle neutral eye looks.  It seems to enhance the colors of my eyeshadows.

It's totally freaking awesome.  I can't stop using it!




  1. This is such a pretty shade. U use painterly as a base most days. This shade is pretty enough to use on its own!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  2. Jasmine@themakeupfileFebruary 7, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    My eye is out to get you.
    That made me laugh. Lol


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