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?
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.
|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?