Wednesday, October 20, 2010
It’s been two years since my last red lipstick post. I’m still devoted to MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcolor in Lasting Lust. I rarely want to wear another red because I love Lasting Lust’s color and the endurance so much. For me, the product works just like MAC’s website promises: it is smudge-, run-, transfer- and feather-proof. I’ve fallen asleep with it on and woken up the next day with the color untouched. It only comes off with an oily makeup remover and, occasionally, oily salad dressing.
Pro Longwear Lipcolor is a two-step process. First, you apply the color, which goes on like a gloss but looks matte. It feels very, very dry. Then, you flip the tube around and apply the clear gloss, which makes your lips happy again.
When I saw that MAC came out with a new product called Pro Longwear Lipcreme — which promises 12 hours of wear with a one-step application, and comes in a purple color called Goes and Goes — I had to try it. I’ve been looking for my perfect purple lipstick for months. Just in case Goes and Goes was a bust, I also ordered a red called Prolong. Red always works for me. Here’s a picture of Prolong.
I love the color, but the lipstick did feel dry, and there was no gloss to alleviate that. (A reviewer of another Longwear Lipcreme color on Makeupalley suggested using Lipcote, but if I am back up to two steps, I’d rather have the all-in-one convenience of the Longwear Lipcolor tube.) There was also some transfer onto my glass at dinner that night. It was minor, but I am not used to leaving any lipstick prints on glasses, people’s cheeks, or elsewhere, thanks to Lasting Lust. I accidentally brushed my Xenobia ring against my lips and there was transfer onto the turquoise, though that was easily cleaned off. Still, the photo above was taken after dinner, which included a salad with oil and vinegar dressing, and I hadn’t touched up the lipstick. That’s good endurance.
I’m experimenting with Goes and Goes. When I tried it on, I was so bothered by the dryness that I layered other, less-drying purples over it. That combination transferred onto everything, so I have to give Goes and Goes a solo test.
Would I recommend Prolong? Yes, if you don’t have as much success with Lasting Lust as I do and don’t mind the dryness. Prolong won’t lure me away from Lasting Lust on a regular basis, but I’ll wear it occasionally. I would be more likely to buy this line for a great non-red color. I have high hopes for Goes and Goes.
More importantly, don’t you think MAC should name a shade of red Pro Longwear Lipcolor after me? I’m such a passionate spokeswoman for the product. Wouldn’t you buy a “WendyB” red?