Pro Longwear Lipcolour
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

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.


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.

Brand Overview

M.A.C. Cosmetics At-A-Glance

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. Cosmetics 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. Most of the makeup brushes are beautiful, full, and soft, as well as properly sized to fit the contours of the face and eyes.

When it comes to skincare 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!

M.A.C.'s salespeople are often trained makeup artists, too. This is especially true in the freestanding M.A.C. boutiques, where the staff tends to be true makeup artists.

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.

Strengths: Some impressive moisturizers; praiseworthy foundations in a mostly gorgeous range of shades; good concealers; several great powder-based products including blush, bronzer, and eyeshadow in various finishes; dizzying array of lipstick shades in mostly sumptuous formulas; several very good mascaras (regular and waterproof); top-notch makeup brushes; many of the Prep + Prime products work as claimed.

Weaknesses:A few products with high levels of potential skin irritants.

For more information about M.A.C. Cosmetics call (800) 588-0070 or visit www.maccosmetics.com.

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Great Longlasting Lipstick- Few Colors

I have been using this since it first came out. At first it had an impressive selection of colors. So many have been discontinued that there are only a few color choices. That is too few. It looks like they will discontinue this product soon.

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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!

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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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