Looking for a Dreamy, Creamy Lipstick that Lasts? Try the New MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes

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MAC Dashing Pro Longwear Lipcreme
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Positively Dashing

Lovahs of long-wearing lipstick, prepare to park your pout in front of the new MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes for a prolonged play session when the MAC Styledriven collection cruises onto counters in t-minus 10 days.


Available in 12 shades of long-wearing pink, plum, orange, red and purple, these pigmented pretties may cost a bit more than MAC’s regular lipsticks ($17 U.S./$20 CDN versus $14.50 U.S./$17.50 CDN), but if you like creamy, pigmented lipsticks that latch onto lips and won’t let go, they deliver that much and a whole lot more.

mac style driven pro longwear lipcreme
Four of the 12 shades, from left to right: Dress It Up, Positively Dashing, So Very Good and Soft Sell

From the four shades I’ve been getting acquainted with, I’m beginning to think of these Lipcremes as upgraded versions of the MAC Amplified lipsticks (one of my favorite lipstick finishes from MAC), with similarly rich, intense pigments in a softer, creamier, more moisturizing formula.

More to like…

  • A forgiving finish — You know how some pigmented lipsticks can put a spotlight on any imperfections (like cracks/flakes) on your lips? That’s something these Lipcremes, despite their punchy pigments, don’t seem to do.
  • Wonderful wear time — So far today a single layer of Lipcreme has lasted me through three cups of tea and a bowl of Annie Chun’s Teriyaki Noodles for lunch. Lesser lipsticks would have given up the ghost by now.
  • A smooth operator — Despite how pigmented they are, I don’t feel like I have to use a lip brush with these to get a smooth, even application. I can apply them straight from the tube (with a caveat I’ll mention in a moment), which is great.
  • They make good scents — My super sensitive nose and taste buds both fancy the delicate vanilla flavor and scent.

Swatches from left to right: Dress It Up, Positively Dashing, So Very Good and Soft Sell

MAC Dress It Up Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Dress It Up

MAC So Very Good Pro Longwear Lipcreme
So Very Good

MAC Soft Sell Pro Longwear Lipcreme
Soft Sell


Besides their slightly elevated price point, my only issue with these (and it’s a minor quibble) has to do with the shape of the bullet’s tip. Rather than a traditional wedged tip with a point, the Lipcremes are flat and ovoid at the ends. Fine — even great — for two quick swipes across my upper lip and one along the bottom, but guiding them carefully around tighter corners and into spaces like my Cupid’s bow can be tricky.

All in all, though, I’m in love with these lippies and think they’d be fantastic for work (or for a long date, for that matter), especially if you’re a minimalist who wants something you won’t have to reapply multiple times throughout the day.

PRICE: $17 U.S./$20 CDN
AVAILABILITY: Coming September 22 to MAC counters and stores in North America; internationally some time this month

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Steph says:

    Positively dashing is so aptly named! LOVE it 🙂

  2. Amanda says:

    Soft sell looks beautiful. Love your earrings!!
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  3. Sonya says:

    Soft Sell isn’t a color I would normally wear, but I actually really love it! (On you, at least!)
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  4. Gabi says:

    Oooh! They all look so pretty!

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  5. The past couple of MAC lipsticks I bought had the same flat top (Sheen Supreme in Full Speed and Supremely Confident). I actually kind of like it for some reason–probably because I’m more of a lip balm/gloss gal most of the time. 8)

    Anyway… Soft Sell looks fantastic on you! ♥

  6. Chris25 says:

    So Very Good will be mine! 🙂

  7. sweeks1980 says:

    I’m looking for a lipstick for fall, so I was very excited to see your review on these! I really like Soft Sell and So Very Good (both look gorgeous on you!).

  8. Melody says:

    I think I might try one of these with the new launch. None of the colors in the one last year really spoke to me, but it’s such a great formula I want to check out the new colors.

  9. Amber says:

    Love! My lipsticks all end up flat anyway, no matter how hard I try to keep an edge. 🙂

  10. Meredith says:

    I absolutely love your blog and follow you on bloglovin 🙂 Keep the great posts coming!


  11. Jessi says:

    These look great on you! I’m not much of a lipstick girl, but I’m curious about these. I may have to pick one up.
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  12. Elle says:

    These look lovely on you! So polished and pretty. I don’t like the shape, either…I have a pretty pronounced cupid’s bow and I never liked that the mattenes and slimshines weren’t pointy. Still want to check these out though.

  13. Ava says:

    These look like promising lippies. Good photos of you too!
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  14. Emily says:

    Ooo I’m intrigued! I really like Positively Dashing and So Very Good.

  15. Windie says:

    Are you using a different foundation? If so, what?

  16. Naj says:

    Hey Karen! You look somewhat different in these photos but I can’t figure out why. Hahaha. Anyways, wanted to ask, are these lipcreams limited edition? They sound like they’re good products and that makes it sad if it’s only limited edition.

  17. Heidi says:

    Soft Sell looks so great on you. These sound like a promising new addition to the MAC line.

  18. Lulle says:

    Soft Sell looks beautiful! But why couldn’t they make a clean cut at the top? They all look like they haven’t been shaped carefully enough…
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  19. artemis says:

    i’d love to wear dress it up :)) haha

  20. Gyudy says:

    In Italy this collection is already in stores, this morning I picked up So Very Good and I’m really loving it! How is your Matchmaster foundation behaving? I’m really curious!

  21. Nina says:

    this is rare. very rare. but i want those lipsticks.

    i cannot get them out of my mind!

  22. Amanda says:

    These colors are okay, definitely need to check out the others and see if something stands out because I need a long-wearing lipstick!
    Amanda recently posted … Nuance Salma Hayek: Beautiful Blends Eye Quad Smokey & Neutral Review

  23. Harshleen says:

    I am always up for long-wearing lippies and more so if they are creamy! So very good looks really good…….hope they are not limited edition.
    Harshleen recently posted … Merle Norman Color Trio in Summer Eyes 2

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