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Lightweight texture, creamy finish and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour. Slick in use, applies without need of a top coat- and still lasts up to 12 hours. Won’t feather or transfer, and the colour stays true. Helps lips stay soft and hydrated.
This review is for the 5 new Pro Longwear Lipcremes releasing with MAC’s upcoming Beth Ditto Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Booyah!: Bright orange
- Dear Diary: Strong neon pink
- Heart Hangover: Dark plum
- Love Long Distance: Bright mauve
- You’re Perfect Already: Neutral light pink
Pro Longwear lipsticks come in matte, cylindrical, plastic tubes.
Booyah! is an orange with a hint of coral. The color actually applies with a slight translucence, giving off a softer orange on the lips than you see in the tube.
Dear Diary is a vibrant, blue-based pink that almost has a violet undertone. Like Booyah!, this color applies a softer version of the color in the tube onto the lips.
Heart Hangover is a deep, wine red that applies opaquely. This color can easily apply unevenly if you’re not careful with layering and blending.
Love Long Distance is a translucent, light chiffon pink with a silver and light pink shimmer finish that gives the color a duo-chrome-like quality. On the lips, it doesn’t do much, despite looking quite interesting in the tube and in the swatch.
You’re Perfect Already is a peachy nude with a cream finish. The color is opaque, but can make your skin look dry. Make sure your lips are exfoliated before using this color and smooth out any patches.
I found that this set of Lipcremes were not as soft as I remember Lipcremes from previous collections being. They need to be warmed up before the creamy quality of the formula takes hold. After they’re warmed up, they do leave a smooth, emollient texture on the lips.
MAC claims that these lipsticks last for 12 hours, which, as I’ve said previously, is an unrealistic estimate of this product’s longevity. My experience with Pro Longwear Lipccremes is that they do last much longer than regular lipsticks, but not longer than about 6 hours. And, of course, if you eat and drink, expect faster fading.
Ease of Use: 8.5/10
These skip noticeably over the skin on the first few swipes. After the product is warmed-up, the formula glides on much more smoothly.
The nice thing about Pro Longwear Lipcremes is that you can wear them to their full, opaque capabilities, or you can apply them, swipe them off, and still have a stain of color left on the lips.
These cost $17.00 each and contain 3.6 g of product. Regular MAC lipsticks are $14.50 and contain 3 g of product. You get slightly more product for your money with the Pro Longwear lipsticks.