Guest Swatcher: MAC Acrylic Paints

This week of MAC goodness comes courtesy of professional makeup artist (and fellow blogger) Lauren Clark. Lauren does it all: excellent swatches, glamorous “face of the day” photos, makeup lessons — on top of her lengthy list of commercial and private clients. 

MAC used to have two e-commerce websites: a site for civilians, and a separate site for pros. Artists shopping the pro site got two main benefits: first, MAC has a discount program for professionals (makeup artists, aestheticians, photographers, nail techs, beauty students, MAC employees, etc.). Second, they could buy products that most of us could not.

(For what it’s worth, the “civilian” site has free shipping pretty much all the time. Pros only get free shipping when they spend $150.)

About six months ago, they merged the two sites and made a bunch of pro items (like eyeshadow pans and paint sticks and certain brushes) available to all. But there are still a few pro-only items (which you can only see if you’re logged in with a pro account). The Acrylic Paints are one of these.
MAC Acrylic Paint
Acrylic Paints are $20 each, intense, long-wearing (12 hours), flexible, buildable-to-full-coverage, blendable-over-hair, silicone-based paints for face and body. You can stand up, sit down, move, bend, dance around, and they won’t crack or crease or flake off. You can apply them with brush or airbrush. The MAC website has a video of acrylic paints being used to paint people into statues.
MAC, Acrylic Paint swatches, Rich Purple, Marine Ultra, Hi-Def Cyan, Landscape Green, Primary Yellow, Basic Red, Process Magenta, Pure White, Pure Black
These shades can be used everywhere:
Hi-Def Cyan
Primary Yellow
Pure White
Pure Black

These shades are not eye-safe:
Rich Purple
Genuine Orange
Process Magenta
Basic Red

These shades are not lip-safe:
Rich Purple
Marine Ultra
Landscape Green

If you’re desperate to buy these but you don’t the credentials to do it online, you can still shop any Pro store, or call 1-800-387-6707. Click here for more information on joining MAC’s Pro program.

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4 Responses to “Guest Swatcher: MAC Acrylic Paints”

  • Miss Annie says:

    Those colours are really crazy! Would love to see them on lips and eyes :)

    Miss Annie

  • Preeti Kaur says:

    Wow! I am drooling over the pigmentation of these :)


  • ramy nofal says:

    i have factory paints i need acrylic for my paints

  • Kelsey says:

    Just so you know, EVERYONE can buy all PRO products online. The process is exactly the same for purchasing regular products. Go to the MAC website, and click on ‘PRO Products’ on the left hand side.

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