MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker
To get a perfect pout using the MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker, it is vital to be working on a completely smooth canvas so start by exfoliating your lips using a sugar scrub or something of the like. Doing so will get rid of any dead skin that if remained would collect the stain in an uneven mess and we certainly don’t want that!
So once you are sure your lips are super smooth and completely bare, we are ready to play. You’ll notice the tip of the stain is shaped like a marker and since we are not using a liner we’ll start with the edges and very carefully line our lips with quick and short strokes to avoid any big mistakes then color in the middle. One coat should do the trick, and will give a matte long lasting color that won’t transfer, won’t smudge, and won’t bleed. Again, we don’t want to wear anything beneath the lip stain (because it will stain the product you have on your lips, and not your skin). But do feel free to jazz up your stained mouth with a gloss or just leave it alone for a classic look.
The first time I tried this product, I was headed to a wedding reception and was doing a red lip with wing-tipped eyeliner, so I didn’t want to have to worry about red lipstick ending up on my teeth while eating or talking (I generally like satin or glossy textured lipsticks and the darker colors tend to do that. Mattes are usually safer). I took the lip stain in Purposefully Red and topped it with a gorgeous red gloss from Dior and was set for hours. Throughout the night, I simply added a little gloss to the center of my lips when needed but didn’t have to adjust the stain. It took the gloss just fine without fading quicker than it would alone and the pairing was quite spectacular.
That’s what makeup is all about – playing and experimenting with colors, textures, techniques to find combinations that make you happy. So keep that in mind when you pick up your Pro Longwear Lipsain Marker! 4.5 stars, only because i’m concerned about the longevity of this product in MAC’s line and I hate being attached to products that I know are not going to be around by the time I need a replacement.