Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme: Part 2

Here’s part two!  Next up, a preliminary overview of the texture/feel and recommendations.

  • Overtime is a pale light-medium pink with subtle yellow undertones. It seems like a (just barely) lighter version of Creme Cup, paler version of Angel, and pinker version of Hue. I felt like this one didn’t flatter lips as much as others — it kind of looked drying, even though it didn’t feel that way.  This is a cream finish.
  • Perpetual Flame is a rich, fuchsia raspberry. The closest permanent shade would be Impassioned (without the iridescent fuchsia sheen), but it’s not too similar.  This is a cream finish.
  • Prolong is a bright, cherry-ish kind of red with slight blue undertones. It’s brighter and not as ruby red as Extended Play. Seems a bit lighter than Russian Red and has a slightly frost sheen, also similar to Ruby Woo but with weaker blue undertones. This is a cream finish.
  • Sweet Ever After is peach-brown with lighter peach micro-shimmer.  Darker, browner version of Honeyflower, less coral Jist. This is a frost finish.
  • Till Tomorrow is a muted, dark pinky-nude. Kind of like a darker, slightly muted Modesty.
  • Unlimited is a medium pink with subtly cool undertones, but it doesn’t lean too blue at all. It’s a darker version of Chatterbox. This is a cream 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: 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

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Overtime Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Overtime Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Perpetual Flame Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Perpetual Flame Pro Longwear Lipcreme

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

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

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

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Prolong Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Prolong Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Sweet Ever After Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Sweet Ever After Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Till Tomorrow Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Till Tomorrow Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Unlimited Pro Longwear Lipcreme

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Unlimited 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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106 thoughts on “MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. Avatar of Vanessa vnssa906

    Till Tomorrow is to die for!

  2. Heather

    ooooooo, I am diggin’ Perpetual Flame, Till Tomorrow, Sweet Ever After, & Unlimited!!!!

  3. ahhh to many colors that i want!! my wallet is already crying.

  4. Steph

    Love these! I don’t like how long the lid is though, seems strange to me.

  5. Vianca

    i lOve Overtime on u, Chrstine!

  6. Paz

    Ever After shall be mine!

    Most of these are too bold for me though. For some reason, I really like the shape of the tube.

  7. Avatar of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    Why is it that nearly EVERY lip color you put on looks absolutely GORGEOUS on you? I’m SO jealous of your LIPS! And your brows! I have become very adept at shading in eyebrows such that it looks like I have more than 3 on each side (not really, but it feels that way sometimes).

    I ordered three of these: Unlimited, Until Tomorrow and Made to Last. While I wish that I had a free standing MAC store in NE, I love not having to pay tax. I cannot tell you the hundreds of $$ I’ve saved in taxes as I’ve built an enormous collection over the past year. :D

    Anyway, thanks — once again — for taking time out of your inordinately busy schedule to keep us up to date.

  8. m

    Thanks so much for these! I just saw these on the MAC website and am super interested in the colors/texture. Can’t wait to hear your overall thoughts.

  9. Kiera

    LOVE perpetual flame, I might just have to pick me up that one.

  10. AmyVA

    LOVE Sweet Everafter, Till tomorrow, and Unlimited from this batch (plus at least 4 of the other batch.) I am screwed in terms of $$! Maybe your review of the formula will kill the craving a bit – at least whittle the drive down to a purchase of 1 or 2… eeeks!

  11. Whitney

    You’re teeth look sooo white! :)

  12. CeeBee

    Wow, I love Sweet Ever After, Till Tomorrow (reminds me of EL Dune Rose though, so I probably don’t need it as well, even if I ADORE rosy nudes like this) and Unlimited is lovely too!

    Perpetual Flame reminds me a bit of the Laura Mercia Hydrangea lip colour from your Summer Season, though this is maybe slightly redder and not so sheer. Gorgeous!

  13. Jay

    christine, would you say Till Tomorrow is a similar finish to Velvet teddy? thanks for the swatches BTW!

  14. Mia

    Uh, Prolong looks good here, also liking Perpetual Flame – thanks for the great pics!

    (Your face pics are also really helpful – esp for me because I have a similar teint and am also dark-haired and brown-eyed…so if a lip colour suits you, it is likely to suit me as well 8D – so handy!!)

  15. Argeleen

    Getting overtime, till tomorrow, and unlimited! Thank u!

  16. Ali

    How much do these cost? And are these better than the normal lipstick’s from MAC?

    • $16! I also mentioned I will be reviewing these on formula, wear, etc. once I have had a chance to wear them for an appropriate length of time – so just give me a little more time. Thanks!

  17. Lina

    i want unlimited!

  18. lolarious

    Are these permanent? Or LE?

  19. Evelyn

    yes yes overtime :)

  20. Roxanne

    Perpetual Flame looks right up my alley!

  21. Adi

    Wow! looks great!
    Thanks Christine

  22. Love all of them except overtime. Till tomorrow is def a must for me.

  23. Eliza

    Loving Sweet ever After!

  24. Rach

    Would you say Prolong or Perpetual Flame are good dupes for Gwen by Guerlain?

  25. I had a chance to try these and looooved how long they lasted and how they felt…hated the color I tested out though (overtime). I think I’ll end up with ’till tomorrow’ and ‘perpetual flame’

  26. Cheyenne *DemureAllure*

    wow out of part two, I loved ALL of them but two. I am a sucker for pinks. Are these permanent?? (I don’t have a pro card, but will they be available on the regular website?)

  27. Ariel

    Does Overtime have a weird purple/lavender tint to it like Lady Gaga? A lot of baby pinks turn a little purple on me. :(

    Thanks!

  28. Mais

    Hi christine I hope this is not too much trouble and thanks again for doing this…I was wondering if Unlimited was in any way similar to “Intimidate” slimshine ( I REALLY WANT TO REPLACE IT but it’s d/c :(
    ) so I was wondering if the two are similar…Thank you

  29. shayna

    i was wondering if you thought unlimited,till tomorrow, and sweet ever after would look god on me i am nw 20 i think, whatever one means i have bluish undertones

  30. April

    Which do you think are best for fair skin tones? (I’m more of a neutral girl!)

  31. cmferrets

    my favorite are the last 3. sweet ever after, till tomorrow and unlimited.

    • cmferrets

      oh and perpetual flame caught my eye. good thing these are perm. ill prob just get one to try. cant wait for the review on the new foundation.

  32. Niki

    Does anyone know if we’ll be able to B2M for these?

  33. cathy

    Sorry if I’ve missed this along the way but… are these products a limited time only thing? Or are they going to be standard? (Reason asking is because i’m laughably broke right now and probably wont have $ ’til Xmas)

  34. Suyin

    how would overtime compare to viva glam gaga? :)

  35. Sweet Ever After looks like it would be a really nice everyday color. :)

  36. They are permanent? On Mac pro they have the triangle of sorrow.

    • They’re listed as permanent on maccosmetics.com, but all of the information I’ve seen since it initially started leaking out was that everything is permanent – same thing said by several artists.

  37. Avatar of katt Kat

    Wow these look great on you…impressed!

  38. Ananda L

    Do you know if we can B2M for these? Thanks!

    • I think it varies from place to place – some might, some might not.

      • Lynn

        Hi Christine,

        I just chatted with MAC rep online and her response to my question if the Lipcreme’s can be back 2 MAC:

        “No, you can recycle the empty Prolongwear Lipcreme packages themselves, but you can not get them for Back 2 MAC”.

        Hope this helps!

  39. Charlotte

    I’m definitely going to get Til Tomorrow when this is released in the UK, as I find most nudey shades are too pink for my skintone.

    However I am quite shocked that in the original press release MAC describe the colour as ‘Grey mauve brown (Cream)’, seriously how wrong is that?!

  40. Oh i loooved the pink shades!! Lovely on you!

  41. Love the shades of this new lipstick line from MAC!

  42. Would you say that Perpetual Flame is at all comparable to VG Cyndi?

  43. Giannina

    Christine; is Love Forever! very similar to Petals & Peacocks from the Give Me Liberty of London collection?

  44. Hiromi

    sweet ever after is so pretty!

  45. Jessica

    OMG. i want like everything

  46. Jocey

    Hi Christine! How does Til Tommorrow compare to hug me, besides pigmentation? Thanks doll

  47. hellochristina

    I don’t like the packaging, reminds me of stick foundation, and the tops of lipstick look sawed off not smooth or bullet like… does that make sense haha. I love when lipstick is new and smooth looking. the colors are great though. Till tomorrow is pretty, classy looking.

  48. latindolll4

    Christine your gorgeous , these shades look great on you ! Which of these colors : Till tomorrow, Unlimited and sweet ever after would suit tan skin the most in your opinion ?

  49. nunuiviet

    my fav one is unlimited very nice pik very bright not too red-fushia and not too pale-washed out

  50. Abbey

    I’ve been searching for the perfect nude baby pink, would you recommend overtime? Or which other mac lipsticks would be a good option..? Since my lips are much darker pigmented than yours (medium pigmented, probably?) I don’t know if “Angel” would even cover with a light or pale look. :/

    • Nude baby pink, nah. It’s pretty much just pink. I might say something like Honeylove or Velvet Teddy – maybe blotted or sheered – because it would almost neutralize your lip color and not be too nude. I’d worry that any “nude baby pink” on its own might just turn out pink if you have pigmented lips.

  51. Emmeline

    Do you think Sweet Ever After is anything like the Bare slimshine that was discontinued? If it isn’t, do you have any suggestions? I’m looking for a good MAC dupe for it, thanks!!

  52. Amanda

    Is it possible Till Tomorrow is a dupe for Myself-lustre?

  53. Amanda

    Is it possible Till Tomorrow is a dupe for Myself from All ages etc?

  54. Avatar of make up deer laura

    Colors are really beautiful.. but they look darker on me! Perpetual flame it’s like my old “hold on” Rimmel infinite colour (I like it anyway )

  55. mllxemi

    OMG, Overtime look so pretty, that must be perfect when you apply it with the fingers !

  56. Myles

    Hey Christine,

    I love your blush you have on in the photos with the Lipcremes. What is the name of it??

    thanks!

  57. Your swatches are awesome.I have one question if you don’t mind me asking what camera do you use to take these pictures.I am looking for a good camera too take pics with and yours look amazing.

  58. tepi

    hi! is LOVE FOREVER similar to Girl About Town? coz i have Girl About Town though Love Forever is long wearing…

  59. Veronica Verdu

    acabo de comprar MAC Unlimited Pro Longwear Lipcreme!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  60. Hi there! What a wonderful website you have! I was wondering if I may borrow some of your pictures for my blog? I’m from Sweden, and yet I havn’t seen any swatches from swedish blogs. It would be great if I could borrow these to show all the sweeds this swatches. I would link to this post och give you all the cred, ofcourse. Carry on the good work! =)

  61. Lola

    I must say that since I saw Till Tomorrow on you I got obsessed about it! Now that I finnaly bought it, surprise surprise: It gets brown on my lips! Really! I don’t know what happens because my skin tone are just like yours! Now I’m mixing Till Tomorrow with Captive to get a little close to rosy brown. But still… I wanted the color on the swatch SO BAD!

  62. Anna

    Love Forever! is amazing!! :)

  63. faisal

    christine, what eyshadow are u wearing in the pictures aboves?they look gr8 on u.

  64. Tors

    Prolong looks lovely on you!

  65. Avatar of Aelyn Aelyn

    I fell in love with Till Tomorrow’s swatch and bought it recently. But on my lips it’s more brown than that gorgeous pinky-mauve I thought it would be… saddening!