Review & Swatches: MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglasses

Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglasses

Limited Edition
Release Date: September 22, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores

This review covers the 9 MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglasses.

  • Ready or Not! (cream): Neutral light coral with slight pearlized pigments
  • Driven by Love (cream): Red-blue with slight pearlized pigments
  • Dark as Night (cream): Deep mid-tone purple with slight pearlized pigments
  • Lasting Achievement (cream): Mid-tone purple with slight pearlized pigments
  • Infinitely Likeable (cream): Light pink
  • Patience, Please (cream): Light pink-blue
  • Whoops! (cream): Bright coral
  • Full Speed Ahead (cream): Bright pink-magenta
  • Show Me! (cream): Mid-tone neutral plum

Packaging: 9/10

Pro Longwear Lipglasses are packaged in clear plastic tubes. These applicators, unlike other doe-foot applicators, are pinched in the middle.

Quality: 8.25/10

The texture of these glosses isn’t sticky, but it is thick and tacky, which is what makes the gloss long-wearing. Each color has a shiny finish.

MAC claims these glosses will last for up to 6 hours. My experience was that the gloss does last for around 4 hours, with slight fading after a couple of hours. This is, of course, if you don’t eat or drink during this time.

These glosses have good pigmentation and Styledriven includes a great range of light-to-dark colors. Many of the colors apply unevenly unless you do multiple layers and blend. This is particularly true for Dark as Night, which I couldn’t get to show up evenly.

Ease of Use: 8.25/10

These glosses are a bit tricky to apply. It takes blending and re-application to get even color. You also need to be precise in your application.

Price: 7/10

Pro Longwear Lipglasses contain much less product (only 1.92 g) compared to other MAC lipglosses but are among the most expensive ($18.50) in MAC’s range.

Final Grade


Pro Longwear Lipglass Ingredients

Pro Longwear Lipglass Names

Pro Longwear Lipglasses

Swatches: Ready or Not!, Driven by Love, Dark as Night, Lasting Achievement, Infinitely Likeable

Ready or Not! Applied

Driven by Love Applied

Dark as Night Applied

Lasting Achievement Applied

Infinitely Likeable Applied

Pro Longwear Lipglass Names

Pro Longwear Lipglasses

Swatches: Patience Please, Whoops!, Full Speed Ahead, Show Me!

Patience, Please Applied

Whoops! Applied

Full Speed Ahead Applied

Show Me! Applied

Pro Longwear Lipglass Applicator

Pro Longwear Lipglass Applicator
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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipglasses

  1. Lisa says:

    Oh, Allura? I think you made a mistake with the name of the lipgloss — it’s right at the beginning of the post in the description, but both the swatches say “Indefinitely” instead of Infinitely (It’s great that you took a picture of the names on the boxes, otherwise I wouldn’t have known!).

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Hm…I should have figured they’d be tacky-feeling since that’s the only way glosses really get any staying power…but I prefer smooth glosses like Cremesheen Glasses even if they have to be reapplied a lot. The colors are really appealing but I guess I’ll stick with my other glosses. 🙂

  3. soesje200 says:

    I was excited for these but from your review I find that there are probably better options out there =)

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