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MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipcremes Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes

MAC Styledriven: Pro Longwear Lipcremes (Part 1)

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) are a long-wearing lipstick with a “lightweight texture, creamy finish, and comfortable long-wear.” It claims to wear for up to twelve hours without feathering or transferring–and “helps lips stay soft and hydrated.” This formula originally debuted last year and again with Styledriven. You can read my in-depth review here, as I’m only going to summarize the finer points in this post. All shades from this collection are permanent.

The shades featured in this post are: Dress It Up (light blue-pink), Endless Drama (deep berry blue-red), Extended Play (dirty red, yellow undertone), Good to Go (loudmouth orange), Love Forever (bright blue-pink), and Positively Dashing (mid-tone berry blue-red).

I don’t get close to twelve hours of wear with this lipstick; I get great wear and substantially longer wear than the average lipstick, but it’s not twelve hours. The darker shades–of course–wear longer and look better after seven or eight hours than lighter shades, but both do a solid job of managing to wear for six to eight hours and getting through eating/drinking. This is the major source of lost points for this product, because MAC claims up to twelve and in reality, I get up to eight (on average) before I feel it’s time to reapply.

The formula delivers most opaque color coverage with a creamy, glide-on formula that doesn’t feel too slick but never stiff or dry. Most shades have a semi-matte finish, so there is a little shine. These are vanilla-scented but have no detectable taste. Instead of your typical MAC lipstick, they’re more circular, which may take some adjustments in application; if you have thinner lips, it may be a little frustrating.

I wouldn’t say it’s ultra moisturizing, but after wearing one for eight hours, my lips feel about par for the course; not dried out but would appreciate some lip balm. I didn’t experience any feathering or bleeding lip color, but they are not transfer-resistant (I did the kiss test, no dice). There is less transfer than the average lipstick but still a fair amount.

MAC Styledriven Pro Longwear Lipcremes Swatches, Photos, Reviews (Part 1)


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Win It! MAC Immortal Gold & Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquers!

One (1) lucky Temptalia reader will win: (1) MAC Immortal Gold Nail Lacquer ($15.00) and (1) MAC Rain of Flowers Nail Lacquer ($15.00). The total value of this prize is $30.00.

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Giorgio Armani #3 Smooth Silk Eyeliner

Giorgio Armani #3 Smooth Silk Eyeliner

Giorgio Armani #3 Smooth Silk Eyeliner

Giorgio Armani #3 Smooth Silk Eyeliner ($27.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described simply as “navy.” The Smooth Silk formula is supposed to be soft with rich color. The pencil also includes a tapered sponge for smudging on the opposite end of the pencil tip.  The smudger is flexible and soft without being rough.

It’s a gorgeous blackened navy blue with a hint of indigo in it. It could be more pigmented, because it takes a couple of passes to get solid, intense color; a single pass yields color but nothing opaque. I couldn’t think of a dupe for this, even after looking at all these navy blue eyeliners–it is much darker with less blue in it than many potential dupes.

The wear is good, though, despite shortcomings in payoff (at least it’s buildable), lasting nine hours on the lower lash line before it begins to look a little faded. It’s soft, creamy, and glides on well. I find the texture rather comparable to Urban Decay’s 24/7 Eyeliners; creamy enough to move along the lash line with ease and without tugging or pulling on the lid but not so creamy it migrates everywhere.


Tarina Tarantino Beauty for Fall 2011

Tarina Tarantino Beauty for Fall 2011

Tarina Tarantino’s beauty line was inspired by the richness and radiance of her own handcrafted jewelry, and this fall, the entire line is taking a daring turn with a bold new look that brings it to a whole new level. Sleek graphite-colored packaging, jewel tone accents, illustrations of iconic Tarina designs and new must-have palettes add a multi-faceted dimension to the line. The luxe, long-lasting formulas remain the same, luxuriously infused with crushed pearl, micronized diamond powder and finely milled gemstones to reflect the brilliance, luminosity and sophistication of a jewel.

In celebration of Tarina Tarantino Beauty’s new look, six Jewel Shadow Palettes will premiere this fall. These gorgeous vanity compacts each feature five coordinating eyeshadows with shimmering gemstone powders and a high intensity, long-wear formula that leaves your eyes sparkling like jewels. The glamorous oval shape of the compact also makes it easier to see the whole surface of your face when applying your makeup on the go. Choose from: Wonderful (shimmery forest greens, golds and browns), Lovely (pearlized grays, silvers and creams with matte black), Magical (pearlized pinks, taupes and plums), Delightful (pearlized beiges and pinks with matte chocolate brown), Fantastical (pearlized mauves, creams and plums, and Dreamy (pearlized coppers and golds with black with gold sparkle).

The Tarina Tarantino Collection includes:

Pearl Glow Primer ($29.00)

An opalescent primer that keeps makeup looking beautiful. Available in Pearl or Pearl Nude

Sparklicity Shimmer Dust ($39.00)

Pure-refraction reflex shimmer in a feminine spray for body and hair. Available in Opal, Gold and Bronze

Sparklicity Pure ($17.00)

Pure-refraction reflex shimmer for a sophisticated look on eyes or face. Available in Pure, Pure Opal, Pure Nude, Pure Gold and Pure Bronze.

Jewel Shadow Palettes ($32.00)

A palette of five long-wear eyeshadows in a glamorous compact.

  • Wonderful Shimmery forest greens, golds and browns
  • Lovely Pearlized grays, silvers and creams with matte black
  • Magical Pearlized pinks, taupes and plums
  • Delightful Pearlized beiges and pinks with matte chocolate brown
  • Fantastical Pearlized mauves, creams and plums
  • Dreamy Pearlized coppers and golds with black with gold sparkle

Fleur de Lash Mascara ($19.00)

For dramatically thickened and lengthened lashes. Available in Black Opal.

Gem Gloss ($19.00)

A silky, hydrating gloss with high shine. Available in 13 shades.

Conditioning Lip Sheen ($22.00)

A lightweight conditioning lipstick with medium pigmentation and shine. Available in 11 shades.

Sparklicity Gloss ($14.00)

A hydrating gloss with gemstone powders for a dazzling shimmer effect. Available in six shades.

Fuchsia Revolution Brush Set ($69.00)

A professional-quality brush set to create any makeup look with brush handles in Tarina’s signature fuchsia shade.

availability: October 2011

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