Friday, May 18th, 2012


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

MAC Hey, Sailor: Pro Longwear Lip Pencils

MAC Hey, Sailor! Pro Longwear Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) include three shades: Saunter (pale nude beige), Shore Leave (light vibrant coral), and Throw Me a Line (bright true red).

  • Saunter is pale peach nude with a matte finish. It goes on with a good amount of payoff. It’s lighter than MAC Peachstock. MAC Naked is a bit darker and not as warm.
  • Shore Leave is a pink-coral with a matte finish. This was the most difficult one to apply–it just did not want to apply at all, and least of all, apply evenly! It just pulled and tugged on my lips. It is lighter and warmer compared to MAC In Anticipation. It’s a smidgen darker than MAC In Synch.
  • Throw Me a Line is a red-orange with a matte finish. This applied the best–it didn’t pull or tug nearly as much as the other two did, so it ended up applying much more evenly as a result. MAC What a Blast is much more orange.

One of the “problems” with lip liner is that they rarely photograph well–they tend to cling onto lips like shrink-wrap, which makes lips look dry, rough, and all-around unattractive. I like, but I don’t love, MAC’s Pro Longwear formula. They’re best underneath a lipstick or gloss, because on their own, they’re clingy, drying, and it can be a task to get an even layer of color. I would not recommend pressing lips together in an effort to even them out, because the texture is lightly tacky for a bit, so the color ends looking worse when that is done. All that said, the swatches you’re seeing here are the second attempt at swatching these on the lips.

I only tested Throw Me a Line, because the other two were just too dry to endure.  I wore it for eight hours, and it was mostly intact at that point, which did include some sipping of coffee. It clings to lips, so it doesn’t transfer as much onto things like your cup, but my lips were looking beat up after wearing it for eight hours. When these first released, MAC said they last up to 15 hours, though the website didn’t call out a specific wear time. They consistently wear long, easily eight hours, sometimes up to ten, but they do look faded and dried out at that point. I don’t think my lips could physically handle this product for that long!

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MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Longwear Lip Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches

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Even though I know that coral lip liners can be difficult to find, Shore Leave's texture left a lot to be desired. Throw Me a Line is your best bet, because it balances texture with long-wearing prowess.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Diffused Flash)


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Studio Lighting)


MAC Saunter Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Diffused Flash)


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Studio Lighting)


MAC Shore Leave Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Diffused Flash)


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Studio Lighting)


MAC Throw Me a Line Pro Longwear Lip Pencil

* I purchased Saunter and Throw Me a Line.   I received Shore Leave as a press sample.

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $19.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews!

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: MAC Feeling Fresh, Barefoot, and Jaunty eyeshadows; MAC Blue Stripe Powerpoint Eye Pencil; Hourglass Film Noir Mascara; Cheeks: MAC Nude on Board/Sun Dipped Bronzer in Saunter; Refined Golden Bronzer in Shore Leave & Throw Me a Line.

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20 thoughts on “MAC Hey, Sailor Pro Longwear Lip Pencils Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    Are these pencils intended for use on the entire lip? I would’ve thought they were supposed to be used as liners.

    •  @xamyx I would say it’s very common to use the liner on the entire lip – that is how you would really prolong the wear of any lipstick/gloss on top, otherwise you’d end up with more of a ring of color. If you were just preventing feathering/bleeding, then you could just line along the edge but would still blend it inwards so it’s not a harsh line beneath your lip color. I’ve always lined the whole lip so that there’s even color coverage (because rarely do your lipstick/gloss and lip liner match perfectly!) and even wear, as well as better wear overall.

    •  @xamyx I was re-reading the press releases/fact sheets for MAC’s liners in general, and they say line, fill, etc. I then considered these even as purely a liner – all of the issues still exist – drag, pull, and tug, uneven color. 
       
      As far as lip swatches go – I try to show lip liners on the lips, and it makes the most sense to do a full color vs. just lining the edge :)

    • Amber Tay

       @xamyx they’re a bit dry to be used on the entire lip and it feels super uncomfortable when applied to ur lips directly! but i apply a clear lip balm before lining and lightly filling my lips with them and they work just fine :)

  2. What a bummer! It’s so hard to find such a pale nude, I was really hoping to add Saunter to my kit, but who has time to fuss with finicky liners?

  3. sarah

    is shore leave similar to flamingo colour wise?

  4. Michele Feneley

    Hardly the thumbs up then!

  5. Jessica Parente

    Do you think that Trown me a Line would work with Red Racer?
    It seems a little bit too orange for me.
     
    ;*

  6. Jessica Parente

    Do you think that Throw me a Line would work with Red Racer?
    It seems a little bit too orange for me.
     
    ;*
     

  7. sabrinajaine

    That’s a real shame about Shore Leave. It’s a lovely colour, (reminds me of Ever Hip lipstick) and it’s likely to be quite popular. Throw me a line looks goood though

  8. Bani

    Any chance that Saunter is safe to use on the upper brow bone?

  9. Bani

    Or even on the waterline to make eyes look bigger? Or am I pushing it? lol!

    •  @Bani I would look at what ingredients are safe for eye makeup and then go from there, but I highly doubt it as they’re formulated for lips and not as a multi-tasking pencil (and even then, pencils of this color are typically not eye safe).

  10. makeupxx

    hi christine! i don’t know if i’m the only one who has this problem with pro longwear lip pencils during application. everything is great after i’ve filled my lips with them (except for a distinct tight sensation) but when i put my mac lipstick over, part of the liner gets removed by the lipstick :O
    i’ve no idea if this is to do with the formulation of the lipstick (viva glam v) or the lipliner. i’ve tried this on both in anticipation and nice and spicy and the same thing occurs, on my lips as well as on arm swatches, and the colour from the lip pencil gets smudged off (sometimes completely lost) and ends up on my lipstick instead :( does this happen to you at all? also how does throw me a line compare to kiss me quick?

  11. fufsy

    Hello! I think Saunter would make a good lip highlight, to create a multidimensional lip look rather than an all over colour.

  12. Moi

    Does Shore Leave match Saint Germain?