Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $20, www.maccosmetics.com
What they claim: Lustre Twins color Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolour
A two-step application of lightweight colour + mirror-finished top coat. Apply the colour. Let it dry. Apply the top coat! Provides sheer to medium coverage with a rich, lustrous, moisturizing finish. Longwearing, comfortable on the lips. Won’t shift, transfer, feather or smudge. Replacement top coats available.
My observation: These do not budge! I love it! I am not even kidding, when I swatched these on my hand, they DID NOT come off after my shower or washing my hands; I had to use my cleansing oil to remove it. I have never been much of a fan for long wear lippies in general because of either the nasty taste/smell and that tight feeling you get or when it starts to get a bit clumpy and crumby on your lips after awhile.
These get a tight feeling after you apply the actual lip color, but once you apply the top gloss it's fine and it feels moisturizing. I wore it to work and it pretty much lasted the entire 9-hour workshift, I occasionally applied the top gloss to freshen it up throughout the day.
For best results, apply them to your lips with no base so that it adheres to your lips well, let it dry, and then apply the top gloss. Throughout the day you can "refresh" your look by re-applying the top gloss only.
REMOVAL: Use an oil to remove these pro longwears from your lips. You can use MAC's Eye and Lip Makeup Remover or any oil based makeup remover or cleansing oil. Add a couple drops to a paper towel and gently rub it on your lips until it's all gone.
PROS: Really lasts a long time on your lips, many colors to choose from, not just from this collection but from MAC's PRO line. I like how the top gloss in this collection are colored gloss, and not the standard clear/shimmery gloss, which gives it more dimension and an overall different look. Goes on smooth, the colored base (first color you apply) has a doe foot wand (sponge-tip), while the other end, the top gloss has a lip brush for easy application. You can also buy replacement top coats I really love "Ripe & Ready" and "Boss Brown", those are by far my favorites!
CONS: Like with many other prolong wear lippies out there, you WILL get that dry tight feeling when you apply it to ensure that it's "working". It sorta smells to me, but I don't mind it because you don't smell it once it's on your lips. I hate the fact that these in particular are limited edition (the colored top gloss! why?!). And it's pricey! $20 EACH!
You may like this if: You are a busy gal who hates having to re-apply lipstick or lipgloss, you are at a party/club and want to keep partying non-stop without having to carry a tiny clutch JUST for your lipstick or lipgloss.
You may not like this if: You panic if your lipstick doesn't come off, because these babies will not budge! So if you just like the comfort of being able to remove your lippie, then this may not be for you! LOL.
The lip brush that is with the top gloss for easy application:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Posted by Vanessa at 1:20 AM .