Product Purchased by IMBB
How was your weekend? Am sure except for Chennai all of India is getting rains. I fail to understand what is wrong with this place. A few more days like this and am going to boil off! Well enough of my cribbing and weather report, let us move on to the review. One brand that has opened up a new door to the world of makeup for me, MAC. I have prolongwear lip pencil from Mac today to review in the shade Staunchly Stylish.
Price: Rs. 1350/- for 1.2gms
I have been high on lip pencils since I have started using them. I have used wooden, wax, twist up pencils and quite obviously all of them come with their pros and cons. When I got the chance to lay my hands on MAC lip pencil I made sure I pick up something that I will use regularly. I did not want it to sit in my stash waiting to get used.
So in a search for regular use lip pencil I bumped onto this. Surprisingly I did not even bother to try the tester on my lips as I liked the shade on the first swatch and I knew this is one shade which will see daylight. So that is how this came home with me.
Coming to the shade it is a light frosty pink. Period. Might tend to wash out people above NC 42. If paired with fresh makeup this can be your HG pink. I am not into frosty shade at all but this is really an exception as this gives a fresh look to the face. Also this goes very well with bold blue winged liners.
The pencil comes in outer paper carton with all details. Both the pencil and the outer box is color coded. Being sharpen-able you get a pointed fresh tip on every time but again there is product wastage. The cap does not shut with a click but definitely it is not flimsy. I have been carrying this in my makeup pouch and it has never opened to create mess.
The staying power is LONG. I call this heavy-duty lip liner. It survives tea/coffee/snacks and still stays upto 6 hours. That is really long considering the shade range. And it continues to stay on with its valor. No flaking, no patchiness. People with very dry lips might find the feel a bit uncomfortable after an hour or so which can be managed with a lip balm. This is when you are wearing it alone. When you top it off with your lipstick you can be assured that your lip color will stay.
The texture is not too hard nor too creamy. But on a scale of creaminess I would give it 7/10. Because the sharp tip gets used up in one use. You have to sharpen it if you want pointed tips while lining the lips. So, owing to the creaminess of the lip pencil you are using it up faster compared to slightly harder pencils. On the positive note, the creaminess of the lip pencil helps it to glide on your lips so that you do not have to be harsh by tugging the lips while lining.
To sum up this is one lip liner that will go with almost all lippies in my collection which makes me happy. On the other hand it is slightly pricey considering it is a lip pencil and not a “lipstick” but trust me it can be very much used as one.
Pros of Mac Prolongwear Lip Pencil – Staunchly Stylish
• Pretty shade
• Goes with all lip colors
• No tugging
• Non drying (does not apply to very dry lips)
• Stays long
Cons of Mac Prolongwear Lip Pencil – Staunchly Stylish
• Sharpening leads to wastage
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I repurchase MAC Prolongwear Lip pencil Staunchly Stylish?
Maybe in some other shade.
Will I recommend MAC Prolongwear Lip pencil Staunchly Stylish?
Umm…if you are a lipstick/lipliner junkie like me, yes, but if you are on budget and starting off with lip-lining or makeup in general then you will find dupable options in the market.
Last word: Thanks to IMBB for spoiling us! *happydance*
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