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.
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
Dress It Up
So Very Good
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
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING:: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,