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MAC Art Supplies Collection Pro Longwear Lipstain Marker Reviews and Swatches

April 9, 2010


For a lasting pop of color on the lips, I am really digging the new MAC PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker from the Art Supplies Collection!

MAC Purposefully Red PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker

MAC Purposefully Red PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker


The PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker comes in a chubby marker packaging so you can literally draw the color on like a pen.

There are a total of 9 colors available, most of which are red or brown-based and they all showed up very similar on my lips.


Full of Flare – Bright yellow-coral
Stylesetter – Hot pink
A Classic – Rose red
Purposefully Red – Dirty red-coral
Modern Mocha – Light brown
Point of View – Light neutral
Tomorrow’s Coral – Mid-tone blue-red
Runway Ripened – Berry plum-red
Sunset – Coral brown

Since I ❤ pink lips, I was set on getting the only pink in the collection, Stylesetter. However, it turned out to be a disappointment and showed up a lot darker with barely any pink to it. I ended up getting Purposefully Red, a beautiful pinup red. Would love to see more pinks and lighter colors in the future.

Pigmentation-wise, the Lipstain Marker was on the sheer side but very buildable. You can easily create a natural stain to an intense, defined look like the one you see on the promo picture.

The formula also felt non-drying and uber lightweight. Plus the felt-tip applicator gave such great precision I could finally say bye bye to lip liner.

As for the wearability, let’s just say this stuff IS long-lasting! While the markers were not completely waterproof, they did stain pretty badly to the point where it would require an oil-based remover to get the color off completely. I learnt my lesson when it took over 2 days for the swatches on my hand to wash off completely

The only con I could think of was that the colors could show up very differently depending on your natural lip color (I still can’t believe Stylesetter didn’t work out for me – sadness!!) I highly suggest you try these on before you purchase.

Other than that, the MAC PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker are AWESOMEEEE!

MAC Purposefully Red PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker
MAC PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker closeup
MAC PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker Swatches


MAC Art Supplies Collection PRO Longwear Lipstain Marker is available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com.

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6 Comments

  • Reply le April 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I saw this at the Mac pro store the other week! looks well fun to use!

  • Reply Jenna April 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    OMG!! I love lip stains!! So looking forward to this collection =)

  • Reply Meiju April 10, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I wonder what are the ingredients. I tried it on my hand too and it was hard to clean off. This idea freaks me out since it’s going on my lips!

  • Reply flininia April 11, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I bought it in a classic yesterday, you’re soo right about it showing up different depending on your lip colour, altough it looks pink on the packaging and on the back of my hand, it looks super bright red on my lip!

  • Reply alexa April 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Ooo! I can’t wait for this! I hope we get it soon…

  • Reply Penny April 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

    This collection looks great! I quite like the fun use of the lip marker. They probably won’t come out for ages in the UK.

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