Rarely do I come across a ‘long-lasting’ product that lives up to half of its proclaimed hype so I was quite impressed when I gave MAC’s Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour a test run. I’ve tried a couple of other “long-lasting” lip products before, but on both occasions found the formula to be so drying to the lips that soon enough a re-application was required anyway! The MAC version is similar to other long-lasting lip products out there: a double-sided tube contains the colour on the one end and the sealer on the other end. But unlike the versions I’ve tried, the MAC lipcolour actually felt very comfortable on the lips without drying them! The colour did fade slightly and lose its ‘lustre’ during the initial three hours, but the bulk of the colour lasted until I went to remove it. Removing it is another story – be armed with a heavy duty make-up remover and be prepared to pat down the lips with it. (You might also want to pack some concealer to blot and neutralize the lips with, especially if you’re changing up your lip colour throughout the day. Yes, the stuff is that strong!)
Overall, MAC Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour is a great option to add to your personal kit. I’d recommend it particularly for women who like no-fuss make-up and for women who tend to have trouble with their lip gloss bleeding outside the lipline. The lipcolour is also an ideal product for brides who need to maximize the life of their Big Day make-up – this way you’ll still have some colour on the lips even post matrimonial kiss! Enjoy!