MAC Pro Longwear LipCreme Love Forever, Prolong

by Sabrina on January 11, 2011 · 75 comments

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME – REVIEW

Hello everyone – first of all, since this is my first post of 2011, I want to wish each and every one of you a very, very HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best for 2011. I’ve really been caught up in various things during the Christmas/New Year festive season, but I’m thrilled to be back in action.

MAC (Kolkata) recently launched their MAC Pro Longwear Lipcremes in 12 colors, and I must confess that I’ve really waited a long time for these lipsticks to come on the scene, and got myself 4 of them. The shades being reviewed here are : Unlimited, Perpetual Flame, Love Forever and Prolong. They are priced at Rs. 1,150/- each for 3.6g.

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

MAC says: Lightweight texture, creamy finish and comfortable longwear combine in this has-it-all pro-class lip colour. Slick in use, applies without need of a top coat and still lasts upto 12 hours. Won’t feather or transfer, and the colour stays true. Helps lips stay soft and hydrated.

MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme lipsticks come in a refreshingly different case than the normal MAC lipsticks. Although the case is black like all their regular lipsticks, the case is slimmer and thinner and shuts with a definite clicking snap-shut sound. (What came to my mind also was the fact that in their Dare to Wear Collection, they made the lip glass containers long and slim – unlike their normal lip glasses). The fragrance is their signature vanilla scent like all other MAC lipsticks.

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

These lipsticks are highly pigmented, and apply rich and creamy in about 1 and a half strokes, with a slightly glossy appearance when freshly applied. After ‘setting’, no further top coat is required, and during wear, lips don’t feel dry or parched at all. However, if you apply too much – say 2 or 3 or more strokes, they will not set well and will transfer to mugs, cups, spoons, etc. Even after application, if you rub them with some amount of pressure, you will notice that they smudge. However, they definitely are long-wearing, and feel comfortable and smooth on the lips.

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

(Left: Unlimited, Right: Perpetual Flame)

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

(Same shades, Unlimited, and Perpetual Flame)

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

Unlimited, Perpetual Flame

Unlimited is described as a ‘Muted, Dirty Rose’ (I would describe it as a dusty tea rose kind of shade) and Perpetual Flame is described as ‘Pink Cranberry’ (I would call it a pinkish berry red).

Here are the swatches for the above 2 Unlimited and Pink Cranberry :

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

(Top: Perpetual Flame, Bottom: Unlimited)

The other 2 shades being reviewed :

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

(Left: Love Forever, Right: Prolong)

(Same shades: Love Forever and Prolong)

Love Forever Prolong

Love Forever is described as ‘Bright Blue Pink (I would say it’s a bright fuchsia pink) and Prolong is described as ‘True Red’ (I would call it a beautiful bright red, though not so bright as say, a fire-engine red.)

Please see the swatches for the above 2 lip creme shades :

MAC PRO LONGWEAR LIPCREME

(Top: Prolong, Bottom: Love Forever)

Pros of MAC Pro Longwear Lip creme

  • Creamy, rich and highly-pigmented lipsticks.
  • Feels soft and smooth while applying and leaves lips feeling comfortable.
  • One and a half swipes give you rich colour.
  • No need for a separate top coat; it’s an all-in-one longwear lipstick.
  • Doesn’t accentuate fine lines on the lips and gives a smooth, creamy appearance.
  • All 12 shades are part of MAC’s permanent range.
  • A wide variety of shades, to suit everyone’s choice. (They have even included ‘Good To Go’ – a very bright orange, and ‘Goes and Goes’ – a rich violet.)
  • New, classy, sleek packaging.

Cons of MAC Pro Longwear Lip Creme

  • Doesn’t last 12 hours as MAC claims – I would say it gives between 6 to 8 hours, although I found that the colour starts to lighten up by about 4 to 5 hours, depending whether you have been eating or drinking anything in between. But it will not come off your lips completely, even after 8 to 10 hours. You will need a long-lasting make-up remover or a good cleansing milk to remove this lipstick.
  • This was launched in the US/Canada in September 2010 and it took over 3 months for them to launch it in India.
  • This is not related to the product being reviewed, but I feel bad about the fact that MAC has increased their product prices recently. For us cosmetic-lovers, that’s really something to feel bad about, right?

MAC Pro Longwear lip creme gets  :-* :-* :-* :-*  + 0.5 from me and since it’s part of their permanent range, I would be getting some more colours in due course.

Have you tried MAC pro Longwear Lip Creme? Please rate in the box below.

PS : Radhika is holding a YSL and MAC giveaway on her blog… :secret2: Don’t enter because I want to win :secret2: Go HERE :headbang:

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zeeba January 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

lovely shades Sabrina.. 🙂 :X-P: :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Thanks, Zeeba, am loving them a lot.

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Jinal January 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

wow…beautiful shades….I loved unlimited a lot :waytogo: ….staying power is also not bad… :))

others are too dark for me….I won’t be able to carry off :((
I agree with the increased prices….very bad for those who like M.A.C cosmetics na :(( :((

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Thank you, Jinal, have you seen/tried these?

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monika January 11, 2011 at 10:33 am

Great review……I love “unlimited”. 🙂 & I did not know u were from Kolkata. 🙂 Me too

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monika January 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Oh that would be superb!!!! 🙂

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Minnie January 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Don’t forget me..I am from kolkata too.. : :woot: : : :woot: :woot: :woot: woot:

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monika January 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

welcome to the K group 🙂

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

TYVM, Monika.

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Minnie January 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Yay!!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Hi Scooby-Doo, yes, that would be nice.

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calicoaster January 11, 2011 at 10:51 am

Beautifulllllllll shades Sabrina!!! And really nice detailed review!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: me louuuuuing unlimited!! 😀 😀 😀

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Thanks so much, Cali.

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 10:53 am

I lovve unlimited, sabrina :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I keep drooling over teh same shades all the time. 😛 And these look very creamy also. :victory: :victory:

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I thought you would like that shade, Rati. Yes, you’re right, they are very creamy. Thanks for posting this.

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

:-*

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Rads January 11, 2011 at 10:57 am

Ohhhh..I loved your review Sabrina 🙂 🙂 Nice product naaa…long lasting but not drying..usually all the long lasting ones are so drying!

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 11:04 am

I know….I also liked that the most about these lippies..dunno when will they launch in delhi..sigh

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Thank you so much, Rads.

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Sarah Ali January 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

Love forever is a pretty shade..

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

That’s right, Sarah.

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ki January 11, 2011 at 11:14 am

God MAC is not only launching products in India late, now they’re also discriminiating between cities?!!! :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :reallypissed:

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bhumika January 11, 2011 at 11:31 am

unlimited is soooo pretty :inlove: :inlove:
awesum 1s sabrina..n btw which nail paint ?? 😛

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Thanks so much, Bhumika. The nail polish I am wearing is Maybelline Express Finish (40 Second) in Fuchsia.

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Rads January 11, 2011 at 11:51 am

Hawwwwwwwwwww…you evil creature!

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Farha January 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Sabrina…the shades r gorgeous…and u can rock ene shade coz u r sooooo gori gori….me loooveed unlimited :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Awwww, thanks a lot, Farha.

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anks January 11, 2011 at 12:40 pm

They look delish….!

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:44 pm

🙂

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Neha S. January 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm

loved perpetual flame .. its gorgeous! even unlimited is dam pretty shade…

mac increased its prices :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

they already have high prices!!! :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
ab mera kya hoga :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 12:56 pm

But these are different lipsticks na…and even a better so I was like okayy..Okay I am not taking mac side but I think since they did a better job, they ought to increase teh prices. 😀 😀 😀

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Farha January 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Ought to 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 ..Rati :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I knew this was coming 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Hi Rati, but they have even increased the prices of their normal range lipsticks, eyeshadows, etc.

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Thank you, Neha.

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I got a tomato blus..i got a tomato blush..i got a tomato blush :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

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naina January 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm

yayyyyyyy !!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

:dance: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:

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Farha January 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm

hehehe Rads waala ya koi aur…bolo bolo..tell telll :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Rads sent..tomato blush :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I am going to make my naked cheeks look all tomatoey today :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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naina January 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

please do a look no… pleeejhh .. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Priya January 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

😐 😐 why dont u add a bit of oats in that…u will get rads scrub :vampire: :vampire:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

YOu so horrid..let me take pweety photos and I’ll make you go green :violinbash:

Priya, I got a tomato blush :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :announce:

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Priya January 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

i will comment on everything apart from the blush…ignore ignore the blush… :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:27 pm

so meannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Priya January 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm

:yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: lets strike a deal…if you win the giveaway….u keep the fabindia pouch …me get MAC and YSL…. O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm

No me take ysl, I’ll give you the mac paintpot, i already have it na..and the pouch i liked but you take… O:) O:)

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Priya January 11, 2011 at 1:40 pm

:secret2: :secret2: priya this is a good deal…take it…u will never win… :secret2: :secret2: :secret2:
Rati….bec am an O:) me ok with that….

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I am very scared now , Ii i dont win you would be ready with your basket of decomposed :poop: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:

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Priya January 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

O:) O:) O:)

Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Obviously…am so madly excited :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Farha January 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Since u got the tomato blush..i get that YSL Lippieee..heeee hawwww :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :ji :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: ggy1: :jiggy1:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm

😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 you toh have lancome na..why do you need YSL now :violinbash:

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Farha January 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I hav one YSL lippie too :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: …but i want that jeweelery waala ALSO :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Meee toooo……I WANTZZZ ITZZZZZ :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Farha January 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

itss chooo cute na :toothygrin: …dnt worry..after i win…i will do a review and post essspecially phorr uuu :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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Rati January 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I am winning it okay :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Aarthi January 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I am loving unlimited 🙂

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Thanks, Aarthi.

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Ankita January 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Nice review Sabrina! Like ‘unlimited’ and ‘love forever’ though I’m not sure if I can carry off a bright fuchsia shade. You look great in bright colors as I’ve seen in your other posts! 🙂

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Thanks a ton, Ankita. :))

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Bee January 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Lovely Lovely shades yaa

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Thanks a lot, Bee.

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ik January 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Sabrina, EVEEEEEERRRYYTHINNNGG looks good on you!:D:D:D i love the shades you picked!:D i am eying till tomorrow, love forever & unlimited!:D:D

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Thanks so much for saying that, Ik. :rose:

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ik January 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm

haha but its truuueee!!:D i i love most colours you pick!:D:D

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Rima Kaur January 11, 2011 at 8:50 pm

sabrina we’re both so similar
i too like all these bright bright shades :highfive:

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Sabrina January 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

That’s right, Rima, and I know you like creamy lipsticks, isn’t it?

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Rima Kaur January 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm

oh yeah i don’t like the sheer ones
these look so tempting 😀

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