MAC Pro Acrylic Paints

MAC came out with a new line of Pro products called Acrylic Paint. These new liquid paints are for eyes, face, and body (see color list below for specific usage restrictions). They are silicone based, waterproof, and long wearing (MAC says they have 12-hour wear).

Acrylic Paints come in the following ten colors (listed in the order shown in the picture above, from left to right):

  • Pure White (safe for all areas)
  • Primary Yellow (safe for all areas)
  • Genuine Orange (not to be used in the eye area)
  • Process Magenta (not to be used in the eye area)
  • Basic Red (not to be used in the eye area)
  • Hi-Def Cyan (safe for all areas)
  • Landscape Green (not to be used in the lip area)
  • Rich Purple (not to be used in the eye and lip area)
  • Marine Ultra (not to be used in the lip area)
  • Black Black (safe for all areas)

I got these three colors that are safe for all areas:

I applied these swatches with a MAC 209 Eye Liner Brush:

Acrylic Paints can be used with a fine brush like MAC 209 (shown on the left) to create lines or with a larger brush like MAC 190 Foundation Brush (shown on the right) for body painting.

Before use, make sure to shake these Acrylic Paints really well since the product separates in the bottle. Here’s how a bottle looks like before and after I shook it:

From my experience with Acrylic Paints so far, I like the coverage and color they provide. They take a few minutes to completely set, but once they are dry they adhere very well to skin. I ran running water on these paints after they set on my arm, and they didn’t budge at all. However, when I started rubbing my finger back on forth on it (with water), some of the paint started to come off. Overall, I think these are great to play with to create art (and even anime looks) on your face and body, but not really for everyday wear. These will definitely come in handy with Halloween coming up! :)

If you want to purchase MAC Pro items (without a MAC Pro membership card), you can call 1-800-866-6464 (USA) or 1-800-387-6707 ext. 8555 (Canada) to place an order or visit a MAC Pro store (click here to find the location nearest you — make sure the “Accepts Pro Discount” box is not checked).


LilySeptember 30th, 2010 at 9:52 am

Very cool, I’d like to see what you can do with these acrylic paints

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michelleAugust 9th, 2012 at 10:23 am

what are the prices and can you buy them individually ~ I’m pretty sure i just need the white but may want the black too

WyceeAugust 9th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Hi Michelle,

They are $20 each at MAC Pro stores. This is the regular price (before the MAC Pro discount).

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