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MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme (Overall)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Pro Longwear Lipcreme seems to be a cross between satin and amplified finishes; it’s creamy without being thick, and they all have a slight glossiness when initially applied. The glossiness does seem to fade away within an hour or two, though. Every shade–with the exception of Sweet Ever After–was nearly opaque, with some being totally opaque on my lips and others being semi-opaque. It doesn’t take a lot of product to get opaque results either–I’d say about a layer and a half in total. They’re all vanilla-scented, just as MAC’s other lipsticks and lipglosses are.

The most important characteristic of this lipstick is the wear time, because it’s touted as:

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.

Because the timing demands a more immediate review, I applied Extended Play on half of my lips and Overtime on the other half. My reasoning behind this is darker shades (like reds, berries, wines) tend to outlast paler, lighter shades across the board, so testing one of the darker shades in the collection might be misleading–but what if the lighter shade did fade away quickly? Then I wouldn’t really know whether the darker shades could at least make it!

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MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme (Part 1)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

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! 🙂

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NARS @ Sophie Theallet S/S 2011

NARS @ Sophie Theallet S/S 2011
NARS @ Sophie Theallet S/S 2011

NARS @ Sophie Theallet S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “We wanted to fuse together both color and light. We were inspired by Chavela Vargas, the Mexican singer,” said Lena Koro. “Polished and bright- and coinciding with the prints of the clothing.” — Lena Koro

Face

  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Deep Throat Blush

Eyes

  • NARS Calanque Trio Eyeshadow (Spring 2011)
  • NARS Cordura Duo Eyeshadow
  • NARS Tzarine Duo Eyeshadow
  • NARS Okinawa Trio Eyeshadow (Holiday 2010)
  • NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara

Lips

  • NARS Vesuvio Pure Matte Lipstick
  • NARS Triple X Lip Gloss

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MAC @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2011

MAC @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2011
MAC @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2011

MAC @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2011

INSPIRATION: “It’s a 1950s Audrey Hepburn look with an aerodynamic beautiful eye liner, very haute couture and red carpet, slightly debutant with gilded lilacs on the eyelid, liner, and a delicate soft, pink glossed lip.” –Val Garland

Eye

  • Digit and Vellum Eyeshadows layered onto the eyelids.
  • Crystal Eyeshadow through the crease of the eyelids with a layer of Idol Eyes Eyeshadow applied wet on top.
  • Woodwinked eyeshadow placed on the inner corners of the eyelids.
  • Blacktrack Fluidline lining the eyes in a winged out shape.
  • 41 Lashes cut in half and applied to the outer corners of the eyes.

Lip

  • Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass patted onto lips.

Face

  • Face & Body Foundation applied as a base.
  • Bamboo Cream Colour Base blended onto cheeks.
  • Shell Cream Colour Base to highlight the cheekbones.

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