Pigment. Like. Whoa.
With potent pigments, a downy soft texture and an easy-to-blend formula, these powder eyeshadows look and feel to me like muscled up MAC permanent shadows in the Veluxe Pearl finish (picture Woodwinked but even cooler).
I’ve been bouncing between six of the 16 colors from the line, and I’m still no closer to picking a favorite…
Pro Longwear Eye Shadows, $20 U.S./$24 CDN each
Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Hot Paprika
Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Legendary Black
Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in One to Watch
Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Pink Frontier
Pro Longwear Eye Shadow in Tease With Ease
Pro Longwear Eye Shadow swatches from the left: 1) Hot Paprika, 2) Legendary Black, 3) One to Watch, 4) Pink Frontier, 5) Tease With Ease and 6) Thru The Night
Wearing Thru The Night along the lash and waterlines, One to Watch on the lids, Pink Frontier in the crease and Legendary Black in the outer crease
I love the lack of fallout and how long the colors stay true without fading (all day long), but for $20, I’d expect no less. Matter of fact, I’m a little bummed about the minor creasing I detect after about 12 hours of wear. It’s minor, to be sure, but considering the price, it shouldn’t be an issue at all.
For what it’s worth, these do contain far more product than MAC’s permanent line pans (3.4 grams vs. 1.5). That makes the higher price a little easier to bear.
Even with some minor creasing, I can’t help but covet the other colors in the line.
Dayum, MAC! You hit it out of the park with the Styledriven collection. Excellent work.
PRICE: $20 U.S./$24 CDN each
AVAILABILITY: Coming September 22 to North American MAC counters and stores; internationally some time this month
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
For more on the MAC Styledriven collection…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Adieu to another day, young lady. I hope the rest of your Tuesday was tops. What are you doing tonight? El Hub and I have a dinner date planned, but when we get back I plan to re-watch the True Blood season finale.
Have you seen it yet? If you have, let’s coffee tawk (TARA!!!). Hit me up in the comments.