Video Review: MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Video Review: MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme

Grab some popcorn, bon bons, and a drink, this video is long.  The first nine minutes or so are my “first impressions,” as I shot this video over two days.  The remaining twenty minutes consist of showing some possible dupes for a few shades of the Pro Longwear Lipcremes and review of the formula itself.

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I don’t know, but the imagery used for this launch aren’t true-to-color – you can tell they’ve reduced the saturation/brightness of the image. My guess would be Faithfully Yours and Prolong.

I have NW 25 skincolor.I fell in love with the lipcolor shown on the model in the pro longwear foundation promo picture. I used chestnut lipliner and made to last pro longwear lip color and it was beautiful 🙂 especially with brown eyeliner and sweet as cocoa blush.

Wow Christine, this is really really a great review!! There is really not much more to say about these lipsticks. Thanks for all the care you put on your reviews. Know that they are highly appreciated!!:-)

Although I’ve purchase two of these, I am not impressed.

This formula is MAC’s answer to YSL Rouge Volupte, and like RV, Pro Longwear has some drawbacks:

The formula upon application is silky, smooth, and thin. Work quickly, because it dries and grabs the lips within a minute.

One coat is probably not enough. Pro Longwear is buildable and layerable, though.

Despite what appears to be a deep pigment, many of these are YLBB.

The finish is dull and flat, as it is with Rouge Volupte.

I bought Faithfully Yours (a blue-based purple) and Made to Order (a brown-based red that is a bit like Retro). Made to Order is definitely YLBB on me unless I really build it up. Faithfully Yours is too blue, so I’ve layered it with Made to Order.

The claim to “long wear” is true, but the colors are muted after they dry down. They won’t make a stronger lip look unless heavily applied or used with gloss. I think I will be using mine as a base for other lipsticks in the same color families.

Hmm, I don’t think they’re like Rouge Voluptes, personally. I mean, there’s just nothing about them that would make me think they’re supposed to be a competing product to Rouge Voluptes in general based on my experience.

thanks for this review! i have extended play and it transfers a lot for me
i ordered unlimited and i have nc 50 skin so I hope it looks good on me

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