Friday, 17 October 2014

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish
I have been meaning to pick up a MAC lip pencil for a while, but I wasn't sure what shade or formula I should get. After looking at swatches on various blogs, I settled on the Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish. It's slightly more expensive than the standard MAC Lip Pencil, but it is meant to last longer on the lips etc. But was it worth the extra money?

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish
I am still unsure about it. I have been using it for three weeks, almost every day and I love the colour, but the formula is slightly disappointing. It is quite dry and doesn't glide onto the lips like other lip pencils I have tried. 

Despite the dry formula, all the other claims are true and the pencil 'adheres instantly, defines the lips with an instant release of rich, saturated colour, pro-longs the hours between re-application and is totally transfer proof'. In my case, I have to reapply it after 3-4 hours. I expected at least 6 hours from the Pro Longwear range. Maybe it's just the shade I got. After all, most lighter colours tend to fade quicker than reds etc.

Staunchly Stylish is a gorgeous peachy nude with a little bit of micro shimmer and it looks very natural on my lips. It dries to a completely mate finish instantly, but it feels slightly drying on the lips. 

MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish
Wearing MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in Staunchly Stylish

I think I should have bought one of the standard MAC lip pencils for £12.50. I actually ordered one today in shade Subculture and I hope it doesn't feel as dry as the Pro Longwear.

Have you tried any of the MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencils? 



  

10 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous colour - I may have to pick that up myself :)

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  2. Such lovely shades! Im the same I never know what shades to buy. My nearest mac store is Manchester x
    Emma | Everything Beauty

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  3. I love this lip pencil! I have a MAC one in Redd but am looking for a nude/brown lip pencil for my new nude lipstick and it seems perfect!
    Great post.
    Love
    Rhea.
    www.rheaphoebe.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This is such a beautiful colour! Shame about the finish being dry! Great post x

    emily x ♥ | emily's beauty blog

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  5. I've just got into lip liners and finally seen why people actually use them. This one has gone my wish list for sure.

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  6. I definitely did not expect this colour looking at the pencil packaging, but I was pleasantly surprised! It is stunning.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  7. This colour looks really beautiful it's such a shame about the formula, I've been looking at the subculture lip liner but my closest mac is about 2 hrs away so it's so difficult to find the perfect colour x

    www.rhiannon-rose.co.uk

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  8. I also found it disappointing, I have it in Cream in your Coffee. It doesnt last, so wont be purchasing the prolongwear again.

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  9. Oh it looks so promising, love the colour! Too bad that it's drying. xx

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  10. Lovely color! I bet these lips pencils won't be so great looking on dry lips. I will definitely try this one since it is such a lovely color and I love matte finish. I usually put on some lipbalm some time before I put on a matte lipstick - so that it glides (mostly with Candy Yum Yum). Your review was helpful though :)

    Ush
    http://lavitaesbella3.blogspot.com/

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