MAC Unsung Heroes: Sweet Satisfaction Pro Longwear Eyeshadow

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If you’re looking for a MAC neutral to wear with your smokin’ hot red lips but want a break from old standbys like Ricepaper, Shroom and Brule, consider MAC’s relatively new Pro Longwear Eyeshadow in Sweet Satisfaction ($20).


Easy to blend and very forgiving when it comes to application, this pigmented neutral beige gets a lot of love from many beginners and busy gals alike. As with many neutrals in the beige family, it’s not too far from my natural skin tone, and so I don’t have to work too hard at blending out the edges. Often I’ll just pat it on with the closest eyeshadow brush and quickly smooth out the edges with a finger.

If you haven’t tried any of the MAC Pro Longwear Eyeshadows before, I think you’re in for a treat. They launched last fall with the MAC Styledriven collection and now live in the permanent line.

I think of them as softer, shinier, more pigmented versions of MAC’s Veluxe Pearl shadows, which I also think are great. Light on fallout and heavy on pigment, they command a $5 premium over MAC’s regular eyeshadows, but for that you also get more than twice as much product — 0.11 ounces for the $20 Pro Longwear pans, versus 0.05 ounces for the regular $15 ones.

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Aside from some minor creasing, I’ve loved the shades I’ve tried so far, and I hope MAC expands the color selection soon.

Oh, I like to call Sweet Satisfaction my “power nap” color, because when I wear it my lids, I think I look all fresh and glowy, like I’ve just gotten up from a nice nap. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Caroline says:

    OMG! I love this shade! It is my go to shadow for a no fuss no muss look. It can be dressed down or up. So happy that it is permanent. It Is such an easy color to work with.

  2. Chris25 says:

    I didn’t even know about this shade. Thanks for posting about it!

  3. Tracy says:

    OMG this is gorgeous! I didn’t get any of these but WOW I’m going to now!
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  4. Joyce says:

    When I saw the MAC Pro Longwear eyeshadows launch a few months back, I really liked Sweet Satisfaction and it looks great for everyday; however, I was hoping the color was going to be similar to MAC Warming Trend, but unfortunately, it’s not. Warming Trend is prettier and has a more gold undertone to it. I really wish MAC would bring back Warming Trend. =(
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  5. Nina says:

    i havent bitten the bullet with these prolongwear eyeshadows…. but i think i will soon! that eyeshadow is gorgeous!

  6. Tiffany says:

    I’m thinking this shade would work well with Nubile paint pot. Or maybe even Rubenesque

  7. Chelsea says:

    that is a gorgeous color, love that you call it a power nap!

  8. Alyaa says:

    Check out Sigma’s latest MR and MRS BUNNY collection! They’re so cute!

    I love using their E25 brush for blending my shadows! 😀

  9. Sonya says:

    What a gorgeous, classic shade! I’m not sure how this has passed me by..
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  10. Heidi says:

    This shade seems right up my alley. I’ll have to consider it if I get some Xmas money!

  11. michaelal howie says:

    I love this shade! It is so simple and beautiful! Thanks so much for the post!! xx

  12. Nicole says:

    It reminds me of MAC’s shroom the most:)

  13. Vonvon says:

    I have 7 of the 16 ProLongwear eyeshadows. But I didn’t get this one. Glad it’s permanent, which I can get it whenever I want to, and whenever I get to a MAC store.
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  14. Teresa says:

    Karen I am *loving* that eyeshadow! And MAC has free shipping this weekend… uh oh.. :))
    I’m trying to behave because yesterday I scooped up several of the new L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows, which I’ve been loving ever since they launched overseas earlier this year. I posted pics to my blog yesterday & today I’m going to get to test them out! Definitely adding Sweet Satisfaction to my list in the meantime.

  15. DalaLuz says:

    That is indeed one pretty shade for a quick extra glow 🙂

  16. I like how this shade looks really natural, but it has enough sheen to it to make your eyes look bright and pretty.
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  17. Carrie Ann says:

    Oh, my goodness. I love this eye shadow! It’s so pretty, flattering and natural-looking that I wear it all the time. It’s a very versatile shade.

  18. Alice says:

    Oooooh pretty!!! Looks so glowy and luminous! I wonder if I can find a duplicate, cause 20 $ = 20 euros at Italian MAC counter, and that really is a lot!
    However I like how the colour seems not to lean too much on the pink side of the spectrum, without being golden, either. Purrrfect neutral shade! 😀

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