I’m a self proclaimed lover of lip stain. I honestly don’t leave the house without staining my lips. Glosses wear prettier when you have stain under them, lips look more inviting with lip stain in place, and I’m not retouching my lips every hour on the hour since stain is so much more long wearing than gloss or lipstick, just a few of the reasons that lip stain is one of my favorite things.
Hearing about MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker had me all kinds of excited. Lip markers from MAC? Hells yes please.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker releases this week in a variety of nine luscious shades for $16 each w00t!
MAC is one of my fav brands so I was all kinds of curious how they’d do it up in the realms of lip stain. They fair well but honestly the price leaves a bit to be desired.
Here’s the thing….
Lip markers aren’t really a new, innovative product are they? Sephora did ’em and so did Urban Decay, Covergirl and mark do ’em and honestly the prices are way more competitive ranging from $7-$9.
Any difference between the cheap stuff versus MAC’s version? Sadly no. It’s about the same product to be honest aside from the fact that MAC has some shades you prob won’t be able to dupe with mark or Covergirl’s version.
Unsure what a lip marker even is?
Lip marker, it’s just that. It’s a marker that can be used to “draw” on your lips. Basically it’s a felt tipped marker pen that contains a lip stain which can be used to stain your lips a bright shade of color. Lip markers are great because they wear long however they are notorious for being very dry and MAC’s version isn’t any exception.
MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker is a drying formula however topped with gloss you should be good to go however worn alone you’ll notice it cracks and dries out lips badly. It wears pretty long but not as long as some stains and markers already in my stash. Perhaps three hours at the most which isn’t quite long for something that stains and something that contains “pro” in the name, as most pro products from MAC tend to be bulletproof.
I tried out three shades which were Point of View (Light Neutral Brown), Full of Flare (Bright Coral), and A Classic (Rosy Red). I liked Full of Flare and A Classic the best and felt they applied quite nicely and wore well with gloss on top however was somewhat shocked they weren’t as pigmented as most MAC product but this didn’t bother me much as anymore pigmentation could prove a bit garish on lips. One thing I found rather novel about these was the fact they are vanilla flavored. Now I HATE the taste of MAC Lipglass but for some reason these came across rather tasty. It seemed a sweeter taste than the one that flavors lipglass, quite nice!
Overall, MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain make an appealing pick however it needs to have a few dollars shaved off it’s $16 buck price tag as I feel that’s a little too pricey. These would be golden for me if it wasn’t for that price as I feel like I can get the same thing for half the price from mark or Covergirl. Absolutely love them but think they need a price revamp for shiz.
Will you be indulging in these?
Already tried ’em?
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