This MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot Really Is a Genuine Treasure: MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure From the MAC Philip Treacy Collection

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Wearing MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure from the new MAC Philip Treacy collection on my lids

Like Vanessa Williams in 1991, I saved the best for last. 🙂 This Paint Pot really is a genuine MAC Philip Treacy treasure.

Like, if you were chasing a rainbow astride a teal pegasus pony with a rainbow mane high up in the pretty blue sky surrounded by pink clouds, at the end of the rainbow, you’d find Genuine Treasure…instead of a black cauldron filled with gold, although that would also be extremely convenient and nice.


Really, though, this Paint Pot is more like a glitter top coat, and I call it that because pigment-wise, it’s actually pretty sheer.

I built it up in the swatch below so you could get a better feel for the color, but when you apply it to skin, what you get is mostly glitter.

You can wear it on top of other eye products, or wear it on bare lids, which is what I did last Sunday (because who doesn’t like to wear a little glitter on a Sunday sometimes?). I applied it on my bare lids, added a couple coats of mascara, and then went furniture shopping and beignet eating. It was fun.

Genuine Treasure is handy if you need/want to get party ready, and you don’t have a ton of time between work and the shindig.

As a Paint Pot, which are among the longest-wearing things in the MAC eye makeup stable, it has a cream formula. You just twist off the little top and apply with either an eyeshadow brush or fingers (for this one, I recommend fingers).

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MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure

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Swatch of Genuine Treasure on my NC42 skin

Other products I’m wearing in this look…

PRICE: $21 (one of 2 Paint Pots in the MAC Philip Treacy collection)
AVAILABILITY: Part of the new MAC Philip Treacy collection, available now online, and coming to MAC counters and stores April 2, 2015 through April 30, 2015

I think it’s one of the true gems in the MAC Philip Treacy collection.

In other news…homegirl, I am tired!


But we made it. We made it to the end of the week, and you did a great job. 🙂

I hope you have an absolutely fabulous Friday, my friend. I’m looking forward to getting my bangs trimmed a little later, but I haven’t even been doing my hair lately, so I don’t know what I’m thinking… It’s probably mostly an excuse to get out of the house.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Lulle says:

    It’s looks really pretty on your lids, but I wonder, does it apply evenly?
    I love your blush on these pictures!
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    • Karen says:

      It applies about as evenly as most glitter creams do. Have you worn the Chanel Illusion D’Ombres? The application is very similar. I think it’s easy to control, which is one more thing I love about it. No glitter mess to clean up!

      Happy Friday to you!

  2. Cate says:

    Your skin looks flawless! I love everything about this look!

  3. MonicaP says:

    Very pretty .. reminds me of one of the colors in the UD naked #1 palette – sorta like “sidecare” .. maybe?

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  4. Furniture shopping and beignet eating – that sounds so fun!! And perfect for a bit of sparkle, in my opinion 🙂 This paint pot reminds me of the Lorac 3D Liquid Luster except it appears much, much easier to use and also much more subtle – that Lorac sucker shines like a white glitter disco ball haha!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Angela,

      It was fun! We did mostly window shopping. I’m trying to figure out what I want before I commit to anything.

      Hope you are able to give this paint pot a try! It’s an easy way to wear glitter without any fuss.

      Happy Friday!

  5. Komal says:

    Oh that’s a stunning shade Karen! Love it 😀
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  6. gio says:

    What a pretty, sparkly shade! Looks great on you.
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  7. I never use the paint pots alone, but this one looks lovely!
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  8. Sometimes any excuse to get out of the house counts…

    I have a similar Infallible eyeshadow by L´Oréal, but I rarely use it. Too much bling for every day.
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  9. ericca says:

    This shade reminds me of MAC dangerous cuvee. What do you think?

  10. Agata says:

    Now this is a beautiful shade, I know how much I love sparkle! And I’d totally wear it furniture shopping too!

    I just dag out my only Fluidline I won today- It’s Physical (do you remember that one?) and used it as an eyeliner but I need a better brush- what brush do you use?
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  11. Chelsea says:

    This is so glittery and pretty!

  12. Laarni says:

    What brush did you use for this Genuine Treasure, Karen? I am interested to get one when it arrives here. Ahhh perfect to pop my eyelids!

  13. I love the pop of shimmers it adds to the lids.. great way to rock those no eye makeup days with just a layer of this one on eyes and a liner 😀
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  14. Fancie says:

    I wasn’t even interested in the paint pots but this one looks perfect for everyday! Love how you put it together!
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  15. Aeris says:

    As a paintpot addict, I really need to add this one to my collection!

    And that old gold colour is so beautiful!

  16. Carina says:

    Oh wow, it’s so pretty! Nice to hear it holds up like the other paint pots!
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