This Eye Primer With So Many Raving Reviews Is Also Loved by the ‘Big Little Lies’ Cast

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When shooting television shows, actors are on sets for long hours, and their makeup has to look absolutely perfect from minute one until the very last “Cut!” from the director. If we’re looking for staying-power secrets for our own makeup, television makeup departments are the first place to look — especially when a show stars a group of insanely beautiful and powerful women like Big Little Lies!

The MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot is an essential when shooting HBO hit Big Little Lies. Makeup department head Michelle Radow listed it as a must-have primer for shooting, and 800 reviewers who have collectively rated it at nearly a full five stars agree that we all need it too!

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See it: Get the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot for just $22 at Macy’s!

When Radow revealed BLL’s makeup secrets to Popsugar, she explained: “I’ve tried every eye primer, and I always go back to this one.” Reviewers further explained just why this shadow base is such a staple, calling it “the perfect neutral base” for showing their eyeshadows’ “true colors,” just as characters’ true colors are revealed in Big Little Lies!

Other shoppers love how this priming pot “makes even the cheapest eyeshadow look great” on oily lids that tend to crease terribly. One said their pigment “will stay flawless all day long” when using this Paint Pot, while another noted how it’s “very easy to work with and blend.” We don’t need to be a professional makeup artist like Radow to master it!

This priming shadow comes in six nude shades, all of which can be used alone for a simple and clean makeup look, or underneath another shadow for a stay-all-day-and-night pop. They’re creamy and simple, but highly pigmented for even application. The formula is “second skin-like” but dries into an “intense, vibrant finish!”


See it: Get the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot for just $22 at Macy’s!

This Paint Pot has buildable coverage, but it’s strategically subtle so it won’t look or feel heavy on our lids. It also claims that it won’t end up looking cakey or flaking all over our face, even after hours! No streaking or creasing, either, even if we’re caught in the rain or crying while re-watching an emotional rom-com. It’s water-resistant!

We can trust that this primer is safe for our eyes because it’s not only been tested by a dermatologist, but an ophthalmologist, too! No animals, though, thankfully, as MAC promotes a cruelty-free beauty industry and world!

This MAC Paint Pot is obviously ideal for eye use, already multitasking as a primer and shadow, but we don’t even have to stop at that! Here’s an amazing tip we’ve learned: Using eyeshadow primer underneath concealer is an excellent way to keep our blemishes covered up and looking smooth for the entire day! This pigment of this primer is a huge help as well. It also happens to be non-acnegenic, so we won’t have to worry about new blemishes forming while using it!

As one reviewer put it, this Pro Longwear Paint Pot is “definitely a must buy” for anyone who wears eye makeup. Whether we want it for everyday wear or to keep our makeup in place while dancing the night away at a wedding or party, it’s the most reliable tool to keep in our purse — or to leave on our vanity, since we won’t need any touchups!

See it: Get the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot for just $22 at Macy’s!

Looking for something else? Check out more from MAC here and other eye makeup available at Macy’s here!


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