The Pro Longwear Lipcremes glide on rather smoothly, but as they dry on your lips they feel immensely sticky. Like you rubbed a glue stick on your lips. This can be remedied by putting a gloss over top. It is in my opinion, after trying out the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, Lipcreme, and Lipglass, that they are best when used all together. Separate they are all semi-sticky and the pencil and lipglass and not too well coating, but together they give off a vibrant and beautiful look. With my next order I'm going to get a set to do a red lip, since I have the most trouble keeping red on for an evening. These do last a long time, as stated, so if I can get the red to last, we'll have a winner!
These did remind me of Mattenes (though now swatched it's not as close as it was in my head lol I thought I'd share anyway!), but they do last a bit longer and of course Mattenes don't have that sticky feeling. Here are some comparison swatches:
This is a lip I put together using the trio of Soft Sell Pro Longwear Lipcreme, Staunchly Stylish Pro Longwear Lip Pencil, and Dark As Night Pro Longwear Lipglass.
MAC Prolongwear Lipcremes retail for $17.00. They are part of the permanent line at all MAC locations as well as at MACcosmetics.com.
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