Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Part 1

Once I’ve been able to test out the wear of these a bit longer, I will post an overall/recap post to talk more about how these feel, wear, etc. (as well as give you a product rating).  So far, I’m on hour three!  I’m splitting these up into two posts, to help cut down on loading time and demand on the server.  Plus, it means you can read this post while I write up color descriptions and put together part 2! :)

  • Extended Play is a deepened red with a subtle blue base. It has a subtle ruby micro-shimmer, so it looks and reminds me of a holiday red. It does seem reminiscent of Queen’s Sin but glossier, not as frosty. This is a cream finish.
  • Faithfully Yours is a plummy wine with neutral-cool undertones. It seems a bit like Amorous but darker, a little cooler. This is a cream finish.
  • Goes and Goes is a brightened red-toned purple. This one reminded me of Up the Amp (I have no idea why I do not have a swatch of this lipstick up–must remedy that at some point), significantly less fuchsia/bright in comparison to Violetta. This is a cream finish.
  • Good to Go is a vibrant neon orange. It reminded me of Neon Orange–it’s hard to tell the difference between the two; Good to Go seems a little lighter but just as bright. Morange is also similar, but I would say it’s a touch lighter. All three are fairly similar, so unless you dig bright orange, you don’t need ‘em all. This is a cream finish.
  • Love Forever! is a cool-toned darkened fuchsia pink. It’s a little darker than Pink Nouveau, but they seem quite similar. This is a cream finish.
  • Made to Last is a plum-touched brown with subtle micro-shimmer. Though I don’t have them to compare directly, it seems similar to Retro (but darker) and Del Rio (but seems darker). This is a frost finish.

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame, Prolong, Sweet Ever After, Till Tomorrow, Unlimited

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame, Prolong, Sweet Ever After, Till Tomorrow, Unlimited

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Prolong, Sweet Ever After, Till Tomorrow, Unlimited

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Extended Play, Faithfully Yours, Goes and Goes, Good to Go, Love Forever!

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Extended Play Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Extended Play Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Faithfully Yours Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Faithfully Yours Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Goes and Goes Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Good to Go Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Good to Go Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Love Forever!, Made to Last, Overtime, Perpetual Flame

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Love Forever! Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Love Forever! Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Made to Last Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Made to Last Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I buy these? When can I buy these? How much are they?

Online at retailers like Nordstrom, Macy's, Dillards, Bloomingdale's, maccosmetics.com, or in-store at MAC Counters (e.g. Nordstrom, Macy's) or MAC freestanding stores. They are available online now and in-store on September 16th. They retail for $16.00 each.

Are these permanent?

Yes.

Are you going to review the Pro Longwear Foundation and Concealer?

Yep, I sure am -- but these require a longer testing period, so it will be a few days before I'm ready to render a verdict!

What shades would go with my skin tone?

Check out the overall/review post that also includes recommendations by skin tones here!

Can you Back-to-MAC (B2M) for the Pro Longwear Lipcremes?

According to MAC Livechat, you cannot B2M for these.

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57 thoughts on “MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    I saw these in the shop the other day but didn’t really realise they were new ’cause i hadn’t seen your review! made to last looks pretty on you but I’d probably go for love forever if i was getting one! oh and please do an up the amp swatch!

  2. i really am loving Love Forever! might have to pick that up. and i really like the new packaging for these

  3. Heather

    The color are vibrant! They don’t appear to be drying like other long lasting lip sticks on the market. I think I will have to pick me up some Extended Play.

  4. Extended Play, Good to Go, & Made to Last all look lovely!
    The other shades look great on you, but wouldn’t on my much lighter skin tone.
    Can’t wait to get your opinion on wear, because these look like a definite must-have. =]

  5. Avatar of Heather Heather

    Love it. Do they go on rather smoothly? How is removal?

  6. Faithfully Yours, Made to Last, and Goes & Goes are definitely on my lust list *-*

  7. Mia

    Oh thank you so much for the swatches – I tired out Good to Go and I liked the texture but it was too orange for me (looking for a lipstick dupe for Revlon’s Coral Reef) and now I don’t have the time to get back to the MAC counter to try out the other colours.

    I like the texture, even though it’s a little drying because it holds up really well, it’s almost like a lipstain. Doesn’t budge a bit.

    • Good to Go is quite, quite orange. Totally POW! in ya face kind of orange.

      They’re permanent, so you do have some time to think about ‘em!

      • Mia

        Yes, it is really orange and very much in your face…really reminds me of the color of a carrot…well, it is too yellow for me somehow. I saw your review on the Venomous Villains collection and I think I’ll wait until it comes out, because Toxic Tale looks really like the colour I’m looking for plus it’s a satin…and as you say, those lip creams are permanent, so no need to hurry. :)

    • Alex

      I have Coral Reef and I love it too but its a little thin…I wear MAC vegas volt under it (its a little darker but it works). Splendid by Smashbox goes nicely with it too (its a little lighter with subtle shimmer but looks nice and fresh).

  8. vnssa906

    I’m loving Faithfully Yours on you! .. I think I’ll have to splurge and get this! Hopefully its worth it! :x

  9. Avatar of Kelsey Kelsey

    Just a quick question..
    How do you feel about the packaging? It’s obviously very different than the typical lipstick packaging, reminds me of a cross between the typical lipstick bullet and the slimshine/mattene style packaging…
    Does it feel cheaper or anything, or do you think MAC just wanted to make it easier to differentiate between Pro Longwears and your regular, run of the mill lipstick?

  10. Goes and Goes & Love Forever please!

  11. AmyVA

    I am afraid I want all of them. THIS is the release I have been waiting for because the only lipsticks I care for are the really long-wearing kinds. I must go test them out. Thank you for the swatches! :)

  12. Kailey

    Extended play looks gorrggggg on you!

  13. Evelyn

    noo wheres the swatch for overtime??

  14. I like these! Nice packaging too.

  15. Avatar of aradhana aradhana

    i swatched these in the store earlier today…they seem perfect for this fall in terms of finish. i picked up ‘faithfully yours’ but i’m glad they’re permanent because there are quite a few shades i was eyeing!

    i found that ‘goes and goes’ looked a little more like ‘go for it’ on my skintone (nw35 for reference). up the amp shows up a lot more fuschia in it by comparison.

  16. Sarah

    This is off topic for these lipsticks but for the MAC 2010 Holiday collection, are the brush sets full size or travel size brushes usually?

    • They’re always travel-sized! I think sometimes they put together a pricier full-sized brush set, but I’m not 100% sure if they do that at the holidays or not.

  17. Whoa whoa, that purple! I wonder if I could pull that off… hehe. These look bright and pigmented and very nice. Thank you for the wonderful swatches, as usual! :)

  18. Love the “Love Forever” on you! Looks perfect!

  19. These have been out in the UK for a few weeks now and I tested them, but none of the colours caught my eye. So I’ll pass. I have too many lipsticks anyway. :)

  20. ellie

    Great swatches Christine! I like love forever but do you think it’s similar to petals and peacocks?

  21. Kim

    I love all of them! super

  22. SUMER

    This is just look amazing ..
    love the so much ..
    I want buy them all :)
    thanks for the review .

  23. Alex

    How close is extended play to Dubonnet….I get the feeling they’re close enough to not merit having both (but hopefully not cuz extended play looks so great and wearable)!! Thanks.

  24. Ji

    How uch does goes and goes look like MAC’s Go for it? is it more oaque? because if it is, then I’ll have to buy it!

  25. marquita

    Can you B2M for these?

  26. Avatar of Heather Heather

    Oh dear…you’ve just added a stop to Macy’s on today’s “to-do” list. ;-D Thanks for the great swatches, it makes my choices easier – I think Love Forever is coming home with me!

    • Happy to help, Heather!

      • Avatar of Heather Heather

        So just to follow-up…I bought it, and I am IN LOVE! I have trouble with lipsticks bleeding/feathering, so these are such a great thing for me. I’m finding the wear very comfortable and actually not as drying as many other lipsticks. I can’t wait to buy another – I think Good to Go is next, since I love Neon Orange but can’t wear it w/out liner.

        Also: I’m not sure how I EVER lived without this site! :D

  27. Courtney

    Eeee!!!

    I’m so excited for these. I’m taking an early lunch to go to Nordstroms and get some. I’m most excited for Extended Play and Goes and Goes, but I also want to try Faithfully Yours, Love Forever, and Till Tomorrow. Thank you so much for the pictures!

  28. Jessica

    i want love forever and good to gooo :)

  29. Bree

    I have Electro from the Neo-Sci Fi collex….so I can skip Good To Go….for now but Love Forever is Gorgeous….Best pink mac made permanent….IMO!!!

  30. Avatar of Ahwish Arif

    Hey,

    What kind of eye make up (other than neutral look) would you match with Love Forever! and Faithfully Yours?

  31. If it wasn’t for you I would never picked up my Overtime. It’s so gorgeous. I really wanna sell some of my lipsticks, any tips of how Christine? You’re awesome. The day u decide to do a blogsale on the cosmetics u have, I think my 19th bday wish would come true lol

  32. LOVE IT! Posted a link to you when I made a review of Love Forever!

  33. Jessica

    Is show orchid like love forever?