Review & Swatches: MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liners

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liners

Release Date: December 26, 2012
Availability: MAC Stores & Online

Company’s Description

Pro Longwear’s long-lasting eye liner delivers creamy, dense colour that glides on smoothly. 12-hour waterproof formula stays put and smudge-free.

This review is for the five (5) limited-edition Pro Longwear Eye Liners releasing with MAC’s Apres Chic Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Black Ice: Rich black
  • Rich Experience: True brown
  • Mountain Air: Vibrant teal
  • Night Trail: Deep navy blue
  • Snow Shadow: Purple violet


Packaging: 9/10

These liners come in classic pencil form, so you’ll need to sharpen them as you use the product.

Quality: 9.25/10

Black Ice is a nearly opaque, matte black.

Rich Experience is a nearly opaque, matte, coffee bean brown.

Mountain Air is a vibrant, nearly opaque teal.

Night Trail is an opaque, deep purple with very subtle purple shimmer.

Snow Shadow is a light purple shade. The pigmentation is the weakest of the five (5) liners, resulting in a translucent layer of color.

These pencils aren’t completely water-proof, but they are very smudge- and fade-resistant. I have no problems with the colors transferring through the day or becoming dull.

The only disappointing shade is Snow Shadow, which applies weakly.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

The formula has some softness, but could be creamier. Luckily, you don’t need to apply too much pressure to get the colors to apply to the skin.

Price: 9.25/10

For $19.50 you get 0.17 ounces (5 grams) of product. MAC’s Powerpoint Eye Pencils cost $15.00 and contain 0.04 ounces (1.2 grams) of product. MAC’s normal Eye Pencils cost $15.00 and contain 0.05 ounces (1.45 grams). You get much more product for the price with MAC’s Pro Longwear Eye Pencils.

Final Grade

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liners

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liners

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner Swatches

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner Swatch in Black Ice

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner Swatch in Rich Experience

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner Swatch in Mountain Air

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner Swatch in Night Trail

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MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liner Swatch in Snow Shadow


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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Apres Chic Pro Longwear Eye Liners

  1. Jelena says:

    How do these feel compared to Pearlglides?

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Did you mean that Snow Shadow was the disappointing one? It says Night Trail above, but the swatch lovely to me. I think for once MAC’s description is right–on my screen, it looks more like deep navy blue with blue shimmer rather than purple.

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