Pro Longwear Lipcolour

by M.A.C.  
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$24 
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Category:
Makeup > Lipsticks > Long-Wearing Lipstick
Last Updated:
6/27/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Pro Longwear Lipcolour is a dual-sided product, one end holding the lip color and the other a brush-on, glossy top coat. Although the concept is the same as Outlast from Cover Girl, and all the other imitators, M.A.C.’s version excels because the colors go on so easily and evenly with a single application and, more important, because the top coat feels better than those of competing products. It actually goes a long way, not only keeping lips glossy, but also in preventing the color beneath from chipping or peeling as the top coat wears off. As a result, you get amazingly long-lasting lip color combined with a superior top coat that keeps up appearances, and that makes this option from M.A.C. a must-try. You could argue that M.A.C. has attempted to mimic the technology Procter & Gamble developed for their Max Factor and Cover Girl long-wearing lipsticks, but the way we see it, M.A.C. took a good thing and made it even better—improvement is the new sincerest form of flattery!

A longwearing lip colour that applies in two quick steps. Stroke on the special formulated colour base. Flip the stick, and apply the clear gloss. Soft and comfortable on…Kiss, drink, eat. Smudge, run, transfer and feather-proof.

When it comes to skin care you may be tempted to dismiss the small assortment M.A.C. offers and skip right to their makeup with its well-earned positive reputation. But doing so would mean missing a handful of beautifully formulated products that are worth trying. By no means is M.A.C.'s skin-care line one-stop shopping (at least not if you have blemishes, skin discolorations, or require more than a couple options per category), but you'll find more than just the color products impressive here, and the prices aren't unreasonable either!

Note:M.A.C. is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although M.A.C. does not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Paula’s Choice Research Team.

For more information about M.A.C., owned by Estee Lauder, call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.

M.A.C. Makeup

What more can one say for this long-standing makeup line whose products have spoken eloquently for themselves for years? In many ways, M.A.C. is a pivotal line not only for makeup artists but also for any in-the-know cosmetics consumer. Although M.A.C. has several singularly outstanding products, they generally excel by virtue of the range of choices offered. The color selection for everything from lipsticks to foundations is exceptional. Also, most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes. It is typically a pleasure to shop this line, though we wish the tester units (especially for blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick) were arranged by formula and finish rather than by color.

M.A.C.'s salespeople are sometimes trained as makeup artists, too, though being part of the Estee Lauder corporation means they have pressure to meet sales quotas (and no gifts-with-purchase to serve as an enticement). For this reason, you may prefer shopping at one of M.A.C.'s freestanding or Pro stores. The sales pressure is all but absent, the staff tends to be true makeup artists rather than only salespeople, and the stores routinely offer makeup how-to classes, which are both fun and informative.

M.A.C. has launched several state-of-the-art products since the previous edition of this book. The prime additions are several improved foundations and concealers, superior loose and pressed powders, a couple of mascaras that compete nicely with those from lash-enhancing leader Lancome, buttery-smooth powder blushes, and the very popular (and deservedly so) Pro Longwear Lipcolour. Couple this with their long-standing products that have always performed well and offered neutral shades (Studio Fix, anyone?) and M.A.C. is a force to be reckoned with in the world of department-store makeup. The only disappointment of note is that several of their liquid foundations with sunscreen still lack sufficient UVA protection. Why is it that Lauder-owned Clinique and Prescriptives continually get this critical step right, while Lauder's namesake line, Bobbi Brown, and M.A.C. tend to falter? It's especially upsetting in M.A.C.'s case because the affected foundations otherwise have exemplary textures and a vast palette of neutral shades for fair to dark skin tones. Other than this important point, you really can't go wrong shopping this line, whether you're new to the world of makeup or a seasoned pro.

Note: M.A.C. sets itself apart from other beauty brands by staying ahead of the curve by launching a seemingly-constant rotation of impressive limited edition products, usually with fashion-forward themes. Though it's impossible to review every limited edition product, many of M.A.C.'s are as impressive as those in their permanent collection.

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  1. LaReinaPS
    Reviewed on Thursday, September 11, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Best Lipstain ON the MARKET EVER!!
    • Own 5colors & had over 10 colors since first caming out. I LOVE this! When stains first came out, I used M factor & t covergirl, but those always over dried my lips even with a ton of gloss for moisture and the peeled! YUCK! Saw this in MC so I got 3 of them right away! WOW, they don't dry my lips out as long a I initially coat it with any kind of gloss. I just wish when they add new colors, they don't take old ones away. Now I make sure to buy 2 same colors & they work great 4 8yrs the same!

  2. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Saturday, June 14, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
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      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    Best long wear lipstick
    • I have tried (almost literally) every long wear lipstick --drugstore and department store. This lipstick stays on better than any I have tried. My only complaint is that there are so few color choices. The color I love was discontinued several years ago and they have not replaced it with anything similar.

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