I just can’t say no to MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcremes! — not even when they’re in colors I don’t normally wear, like the cool-toned shades in the new Daphne Guinness for MAC collection. I feel like this batch caters to cooler skin tones, but that doesn’t mean warmer ones can’t try to make ’em work.
When MAC introduced these long-wearing lipsticks last fall with the Styledriven collection, I fell in lurve! They were everything I wanted, everything and more. Smooth, with a slightly shiny finish and plentiful pigment, they quickly became a favorite of mine.
The Daphne Guinness collection brings four more shades to the Lipcreme line, three of them I’m wearing here — Warp Speed (a light silver), Red Dwarf (a blueish pink) and Approaching Storm (a deep rose). MAC describes the fourth shade, Seasoned Plum, as a mid-tone lavender.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes from the left: Approaching Storm, Red Dwarf and Warp Speed
I’m worked up for Warp Speed, mostly because it reminds me of a color I wore a lot in the mid ’90s, back when dark purple lip liner and cool frosty lipsticks were all the rage.
Man, I worked that lip look OUT! With the dark purple liner, that was my go-to look for house parties.
Good grief… What was I thinking?
PRICE: $17 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to North American MAC counters and stores and online December 26; internationally in January
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
My BFF Cindy emailed the other day to say she was thinking about getting a perm, and since she’s one of the lowest maintenance people I know, I was kind of shocked!
Not shocked by the idea of a perm but by a memory from high school… It was 1990, and Cindy played bass in the school jazz band. She had a spiral perm then, and whenever she’d play bass, her hair would hang over her face like Slash from Guns N’ Roses.
It was very rock star.
Cindy, perm or no perm, I’m there for you, girl.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,